Hi. I’m a new, licensed user of Cubase 10.5 Pro, and am looking for keyboard and music library suggestions - preferably not Native Instruments(NI). So far, I’ve very happy with Cubase, but not with NI. Some background…
I bought an NI S88 keyboard directly from NI and was planning on jumping into the NI ecosystem - Kontakt, NKS, etc. That is, until I received a defective S88. I’m still trying to work this out with NI, but their last customer service response left me extremely angry.
So angry that I’m considering other options, including a new midi keyboard, midi controllers, and music software libraries. I’d appreciate any suggestions about:
- High quality, 88 key, fully-weighted MIDI keyboards
- Good quality, non-NI software libraries
- Non-keyboard MIDI controllers (e.g. Behringer XTouch, PreSonus Faderport, etc.)
Also, if you don’t use Kontakt to manage your music software library, please describe how you do it.
Thanks for any feedback,
P.s. I’ve been studying piano for seven years, so a decent piano action is important to me.
P.p.s. I’m a licensed user of FL Studio (full), Reaper, and PreSonus Studio One (Artist). After trying all of these over the last seven years, my choice is Cubase.