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Post by phesago » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:56 pm

Well its up to you. You can goolge "midi controller", there a tons of them that do what you need. You'll obvious need a midi cable. The idea is pretty simple, but you'll need to learn how to set midi channels in the devices, so that they actually "talk to" each other.

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Post by meatballfulton » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:09 pm

No, the LPK25 is not sufficient. You need a keyboard that has real MIDI jacks, not just USB. For example:

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The MIDI jacks are the two large round connectors in the middle of the jack panel. The keyboard shown is a Korg Taktile 25 which sells in the US for $100.

The Roland SH-32 is a digital synth, not analog. It was marketed as virtual analog meaning it's intended to sound like an analog synth.
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Post by phesago » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:26 pm

Most midi controllers can be programmed. Most likely the buttons/knobs/sliders are customizable in the OS.

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Post by phesago » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:47 pm

No. Most can be done from the controller itself.

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Post by meatballfulton » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:28 pm

The controls are there for when you are using the Taktile with software. They can also be used with hardware, but you must connect the unit to a computer to set up the controls as you want. Once programmed, it need not be connected to the computer again.

With a synth like the SH-32 which has plenty of sliders, knobs and buttons already, there's little need to use what's on the Taktile.
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Post by JeEA » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:04 pm

Yes modelling synthesizer means digital doing an emulation of analog synthesizer.

I have an Access Virus B which is also a modelling synth.

If You Want analog filter You Can look for casio HT Series keyboard.
They have digital oscillator and AMP but analog filter. Sell for 60-100£

You Can buy an old midi control kbd with midi and use that probably cost 30-60£

If You have an IPad You Can find lots of synths with great sound
Korg iM1, arturia prophet VS and mini moog and many more.

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