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So...

The time has come.

Next month i'll have my very own Macbook + Logic.

Question is: what cans does do I purchase? (monitors are NOT an option)

And what keyboard (if at all) is it essential I own? Smaller the better ideally.

I've an external soundcard already - Echo Audiofire2.

All help and advice much appreciated.
Why not PM me?

Teef Teef Teef
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Don Cherry Wrote:Every human is blessed in her or his life with one love (passion), no matter how long it may last. This Absolute love will last in one's heart and soul forever.
Hahaha
everyone here knows i have always been a big fan of sennheiser hd270/280s Yes others might agree, they just sound bloody good Smile

keyboard wise, i dunno - been so long since i looked at midi controllers etc i wouldn't know what to recommend sorry Oops
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Don Cherry Wrote:Every human is blessed in her or his life with one love (passion), no matter how long it may last. This Absolute love will last in one's heart and soul forever.
in your case i'd go for cheap. your not live performing or gonna be the next mozart on it right?
i got someone a *uch*behringer*uch* keyboard couple of months ago, had a try at the shop in it actually felt better than my m-audio radium. it was either the umx 49 or the umx 61. I would def get a keyboard if you wanna make music on yer puter, but for your purpose an expensive controller wil not give you a lot more. IMO
Id go with Beyerdeynamic dt 100`s they are the most used studio headphones for a very good reason! you can get them at play.com the cheapest
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davetrax Wrote:Id go with Beyerdeynamic dt 100`s they are the most used studio headphones for a very good reason! you can get them at play.com the cheapest

Cack IMO
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Don Cherry Wrote:Every human is blessed in her or his life with one love (passion), no matter how long it may last. This Absolute love will last in one's heart and soul forever.
The Novation ReMote SL is hard to pass up. The keys feel great and the Automap controls are too handy.

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[Image: 1d65e1fdc017eeb4987325e3d17b7806.jpg] HD280s all the way.
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i much prefer the senheisers over the beyerdynamics for the money.

for keyboards don't touch m-audio.

the korg midi controllers are pretty neat imo
yes i agree, m-audio suck balls. i replaced mine with a an edirol pcr-300 (roland) - top job!
macc Wrote:everyone here knows i have always been a big fan of sennheiser hd270/280s

fairly cheap too. would you suggest getting an amp with these?

titanium Wrote:i would def get a keyboard if you wanna make music on yer puter

right Xyxthumbs

davetrax Wrote:id go with beyerdeynamic dt 100`s they are the most used studio headphones for a very good reason! you can get them at play.com the cheapest

hmmm. sennheisers do seem more popular dave?

lephrenic Wrote:the novation remote sl is hard to pass up. the keys feel great and the automap controls are too handy.

bit too pricey for me tbh. looking for something (can be second hand) around the £100 mark.

noisemonkey Wrote:hd280s all the way.

okay Smile

tyler Wrote:i much prefer the senheisers over the beyerdynamics for the money.

what’s your experience of them both?

Quote:for keyboards don't touch m-audio.

never going near m-audio after all my soundcard troubles!

Quote:the korg midi controllers are pretty neat imo

any in particular that stand out?

bobule Wrote:yes i agree, m-audio suck balls. i replaced mine with a an edirol pcr-300 (roland) - top job!

purchased online yes? where's good for kit like this bob?
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fairly cheap too. would you suggest getting an amp with these?[/quote]

they don't really need one, if that's what you mean Smile they are fairly low impedance, and the echo thang drives them plenty loud Yes

[quote][quote="davetrax"]id go with beyerdeynamic dt 100`s they are the most used studio headphones for a very good reason! you can get them at play.com the cheapest[/quote]

[quote]hmmm. sennheisers do seem more popular dave? [/quote]

dt100's are like sm57s - workhorses. good for vocalists doing takes and that sort of thing, but i wouldn't mix on them. they are decent for isolation, so you can't hear much coming in from the outside... unfortunately you can't hear very well on the inside either Teef

for mixing electronic type stuff and all that, you can't go wrong with the 280s. they are lacking in some areas, but they translate very well indeed.

[quote]what’s your experience of them both? [/quote]

see above lorry Smile

go into a shop and try them if you can, but i think you know where most of us lot stand here...
just to add to the can-fight... Teef

beyer dyn's dt880, got em for well.... 16 or 17 years now and they still sound so good! semi closed, and translate really well
Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:Never going near m-audio after all my soundcard troubles!

Sold my M Audio Paedophile Firewire soundcard because the Mac drivers were so god awful.
WiLSHY Wrote:M Audio Paedophile Firewire soundcard
Rofl
Hahaha
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Don Cherry Wrote:Every human is blessed in her or his life with one love (passion), no matter how long it may last. This Absolute love will last in one's heart and soul forever.
Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:So...

And what keyboard (if at all) is it essential I own? Smaller the better ideally.

When i'm on the road, I use this one, simply because the fact that you can roll it up means It's by far the most portable but it's pretty shit in terms of velocity response to be honest. The fact that it looks like a toy means you'll also look like a twat playing it. Teef

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-Roll-Up-...0280869422

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bhima Wrote:
Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:So...

And what keyboard (if at all) is it essential I own? Smaller the better ideally.

When i'm on the road, I use this one, simply because the fact that you can roll it up means It's by far the most portable but it's pretty shit in terms of velocity response to be honest. The fact that it looks like a toy means you'll also look like a twat playing it. Teef

been thinking of getting one of those for my son, or at least thats what I am tellin the missus
all you need now is a pop-up book occilloscope
Lol
Or a jack in the box spring reverb.
bhima Wrote:the fact that it looks like a toy means you'll also look like a twat playing it. Teef

thanks for that Xyxthumbs
I always used akg k240df and then tried to switch to sennheiser hd280, which I never got used to. I still prefer the k240df, though they are severly lacking subbass (but I don't mix on cans entirely anyway)

the overall sound is much nicer and more precise on the k240df though, IMO
cycom Wrote:I always used akg k240df

Quote:the overall sound is much nicer and more precise on the k240df though, IMO

Someone mentioned these to me actually, it's also funny you brought the bass thing up as he said exactly the same thing.

Will take half a day out soon for testing I reckon... (being the expert I am)

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