8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good, but some things you need to be aware of.,
This review is from: Pro Tools Essentials KeyStudio (PC/Mac) (Electronics)
For the money, this is a really good piece of kit. The keyboard does the job well and the light version of Protools M Powered is probably better than you might expect. You can certainly produce a decent musical piece with several tracks, keyboard voices and effects. In addition, the small plastic dongle ( this is essential so don't throw it out with the packaging! ) allows headphone use and guitar/instrument input giving access to a good package of effects. The included loops are also useful. However, do be prepared to put some time into getting to grips with the software. I personally did not find it immediately user friendly and spent some time overcoming various error messages and keyboard input/output issues. When you do eventually get it working properly it is a very entertaining product and it does pay to keep clicking around the various options to experiment and discover the full potential, especially the effects and settings.
One other important issue you should be aware of are incorrect advertising photographs. The last 3 illustrate the M Audio Keystudio 49i keyboard. This has a better spec. and is NOT the keyboard in the box.