Best value for a Midi Controller to use with Logic Pro X

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  1. MikeVB

    MikeVB Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for the best value for a Midi Controller to use with Logic Pro X.

    I'm a guitarist and other stringed instrument player, and I want to add some piano and B3 parts to my original recordings. I know how to construct the basic one-handed major/minor chords and bang them out slowly on a keyboard.

    But I'd like to be able to take advantage of Logic's Midi Chord Trigger to play chords with one finger for recording.

    Which Midi Controller in the sub $300 neighborhood would be best value?

    I'm thinking 49 keys.
     
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    Check out Nektar Panorama or Impact Series. Extremely well integrated with Logic.
     
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    Good deal. I'll check them out.
     
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    They fly under the radar. 90% of the rest of the market is owned by one company, that's never a good thing. I'd check out the various Novation controllers as well. They are blowing out the Remote SLII Series and the Impulse line is nice too.
     
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    I think Novation has some Automap issues that making some Logic X guys tear their hair out. But could have the brand wrong.

    That's the main issue is that several of the major players seem to have some issues with Logic X.
     
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    best bang for the buck - nector impact - I have the novation impulse and automap is a PITA
     
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    Well, son of a b$&@c! I just ordered an Impulse this afternoon. Couple guys on the Logic forum suggested a Novation. I thought you could turn off AutoMap somehow?
     
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    you can turn off the automap - automap is great in theory - I do need to roll up my sleeves and dig in more because it can be pretty cool - I just need to figure it out more - the keyboard bed has a great feeling, this was my main reason for purchasing- impulse automap needs more instructional videos though. definitely not a bad keyboard. my brother got the nector impact which does seem like a big bang for the buck - just get ready to do some homework with automap - it does work easy for play, pause record etc. Congrats on the purchase- Did you get the 25, 49 or 61? - I grabbed the 49
     
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    I ordered the 49. I decided this morning to order a Nektar Impact 49 also. I'll likely return the Novation to save the headaches and a few bucks.
     

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