Small portable practice keyboard for traveling people.

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reeferdood
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Small portable practice keyboard for traveling people.

Post by reeferdood » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:41 am

Hello,
as a new student I will be traveling a lot for work. Is there a very small keyboard that I can take along with me for practice? I don't want to buy something cheap that won't feel right either. I was thinking of getting a MIDI keyboard that has weighted keys for practice. Since I am in bootcamp most of the notes are within one octave so would a 25 key work to keep my fingers in check?? The Akai MPK 225 was the one that I have been eyeballing..
Is this a good plan or would something else be better for a newb?
Thank you

andrewwegierski
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Re: Small portable practice keyboard for traveling people.

Post by andrewwegierski » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:40 pm

I'd recommend a 49 key MIDI controller. that'll enable you to play all the rookie material once you get there!

Alesis or Novation would be my go to's.

Andrew
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pavel
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Re: Small portable practice keyboard for traveling people.

Post by pavel » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:21 am

reeferdood wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:41 am
Hello,
as a new student I will be traveling a lot for work. Is there a very small keyboard that I can take along with me for practice? I don't want to buy something cheap that won't feel right either. I was thinking of getting a MIDI keyboard that has weighted keys for practice. Since I am in bootcamp most of the notes are within one octave so would a 25 key work to keep my fingers in check?? The Akai MPK 225 was the one that I have been eyeballing..
Is this a good plan or would something else be better for a newb?
Thank you
you are not the only one with similar (or same) request, maybe this link will help
https://medium.com/hawthorne-crow/possi ... 69ca139b23
me personally, I travel with my regular Roland FP-30, not small not bulky either.

reeferdood
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Re: Small portable practice keyboard for traveling people.

Post by reeferdood » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:32 am

Thank you both for your replies, very helpful!

jmp23834
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Re: Small portable practice keyboard for traveling people.

Post by jmp23834 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:33 pm

I like the idea of a midi 25 key. By using the octave shift you should be able to practice the single had routines. I have a 61 and 49 so I might try it to round out my collection.
Thanks,
John P.

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