I am interested in composing electronic music using a program like Ableton Live.
The array of choices in terms of midi interfaces and audio interfaces is overwhelming.
Here is what I would like to get:
- A full size keyboard with MIDI input that has weighted keys (close to what a real piano feels like).
- Good quality midi sounds and effects (not the cheesy sounding stuff I remember from my sound blaster 16).
- Ability to record in electric guitar tracks and voice.
My question is what gear (make/model) will fit these requirements at the best value. I may be buying some of this stuff off Craigslist to save. What about USB vs Firewire?