I’m a MIDI noob, but need a new 25 to 37 key MIDI controller keyboard for Cubase Pro 10.5 (WIN) and am surprised my searches here could not find much discussion about such things. Are there brands to avoid and brands to favor when using Cubase?
I’d like something that integrates easily and reliably, has full size semi-weighted keys, 8 pads, enough controls and a screen of some sort.
Here’s a few that I’m strongly considering:
– Akai MPK225
– Novation Impulse 25
– Roland A-300 Pro
The Roland looks good and has 32 keys (unlike the other two’s 25), but first went on sale 10 years ago. Sounds ancient. Is that too old to have up-to-date MIDI technology, or have all things MIDI not really changed that much since then?
Please, share any advice, recommendation or tips that you might have.
Thanks much in advance.