synthesius asked: Thanks for the reply! I decided to go with the Alesis Q49, because it was a little bit cheaper, and I didn't quite feel like I needed the extra pads. It's a good price for a 49 key keyboard though. Thanks! You’re Welcome, anytime
synthesius asked: Do you feel like a MIDI Keyboard is necessary? I have a Maschine MK2 at the moment, so I can pretty much use it as a keyboard to make melodies and such. I've thought about buying a MIDI keyboard to make it a bit easier, but money is a bit of an issue with that. So, do you really feel a keyboard is necessary? Yea… for me it’s a must… Trying to play a realistic sounding bass or intricate melodies are a pain with out one. You can do it without one but for how long it takes it isn’t worth it. Workflow! And fun! are the most important things for me when it comes to music, never sell either of them short. A really cool bang for your buck midi keyboard controller is the Alexis QX49, boss controller for the price, I used to sell a lot if them. Hope that helped brother, thanks for the question.