Acorn Masterkey 49 VS Alessis Q49


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hey guys , im new to this forum , and a beginner in "music" producing xD.
So here where i live i've narrowed down my options in these 2 midi keyboards , the Alessis Q49 , and the Acorn Masterkey 49.
Unfortunately i dont have any options i like within my budget.
Both of these cost 80 euros (or 90.85 dollars ). The other options are either keyboards with small sized keys or 25-key and 37-key keyboards which i want to avoid.
I would like to know which of these 2 is the best purchase, in terms of key feel\quality , and built quality.
I also have heard that some people had driver issues with the Acorn keyboard.
I dont really care for optional knobs and sliders , i just want to play comfortably and i mainly prefer heavier keys.
I am using Fl Studio 11 ( hate the look of 12 xD) on Windows 8.1 Pro.

Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for any help :D
 
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SeaGtGruff

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I don't have any experience with either of those brands or models, so I can't comment on the feel of the key response and so forth. Going strictly by what the ads say, I might lean toward the Alesis if price were the most important factor, because it's $10 cheaper than the Acorn in the ads I'm looking at. But I might lean toward the Acorn if price were irrelevant, because the Acorn comes with Studio One Artist and has 4 programmable knobs. I know you already have a DAW-- as do I-- so the inclusion of a free DAW probably wouldn't be a deciding factor for either of us, but it might be for someone else. I don't think the Acorn requires a driver, so I'm not sure why anyone would have driver issues with it. But another difference is that the Alesis has both USB-MIDI and MIDI DIN ports, whereas the Acorn has only a USB-MIDI port, so the Alesis would be better if you need to connect it directly to another device via MIDI cables, whereas USB-MIDI is fine (and more convenient) if you're just connecting to a computer.
 
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I own an Alesis QX49, the next model up from the Q and I have to say I'm very happy with the feel and responsiveness of the keybed.

No experience with the Acorn though.

Gary ;)
 
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Ok thank you guys very much , i did a bit of reasearch and from some reviews i concluded that i will be picking up the Alesis q49 , because it has heavy\hard to press (relatively) keys , the Acorn Masterkeys has very light keys which i want to avoid... even though i like the looks of the Acorn one , i prefer more the comfortable keys of the alesis :D
 
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Thanks for the tip :D , didnt even know i could do that ( like i said im really new to this xD) but i dont think im gonna spend more...i will be satisfyied for now..
 

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