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  1. Just realized Reaper is 240$ for commercial use, so that is off the table.
  2. We are putting together a professional budget oriented studio. Pro tools seems like the go to choice for software but cost vs payoff is important to me as well. I'm aware that there are alternatives, Logic Pro (Apple), Reaper (Cheap), but I've no idea how they all stack up. My main concern is recouping costs if we were to fail in this endeavor. Pro tools 12 is ~800$ Canadian for the standard version and we might be able to qualify for the academic version at half the price, but I'm not sure what the difference is and what limitations we might face using the academic version in a professional setting. So while Pro Tools is expensive, if I could resell the license then cost is no object. Otherwise I'm interested in learning more about the potential alternatives. We also don't want to end up buying something that is 75% the cost of pro tools and having no one take us seriously as a result. Something like Reaper wouldn't be as big a deal because it's only 60$, and while I know a lot of the draw/cost of Pro Tools these days is in the name, there is always going to be some level of "you get what you pay for". Interested to hear the thoughts of the community, any input is greatly appreciated.
  3. I was hoping for a little more than what the manufacturer specs provide. Such as feel/playability, sound quality. Regardless the ctk-3200 went on sale for an even better deal so I picked that up instead. The playability is better than I thought it might be, but I figured it could be better so I am in the process of adding weights to the keys. So far so good, the added weight definitely improves the feel, though it is still a lighter touch than the common digital piano from Roland or Yamaha. I also quite enjoy the sound of one of the onboard pianos, I don't think this particular sound is heard in many of the demos as they probably stick to the first setting of "grand piano", which I don't find sounds as full as the number six piano setting "mellow grand"
  4. One would think the bigger number is better in one way or another but i'm just curious how that applies between Casio's low end and higher end keyboards. Does the 6200 have better playability and sound than the 3200 or just more features? With a price match and no tax deal I should be able to get the 6200 for around 130$ so it seems like a no brainer... However if the 6200 isn't much better than the 3200 and there is something better for not much more then it wouldn't be a great deal for me.
  5. I think I may have asked that question the wrong way. Ideally I would like something in between piano style weighted and no weight at all. So what would you say is a good middle ground between piano weighted and synth style keys? The Alesis q88 seems like a good deal at 200$ but it sounds like it might be to far toward the synth side rather than a good middle ground?
  6. Which would you say is better for learning piano? Do the midi controllers offer any benefits like more sensitivity levels, better action/playability? I would like to have something with built in piano sounds but not at the cost of playability or quality.
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