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    Hi all, I'm brand new to this forum as I've only just got back in to trying to do some recording at home using Studio One.

    I have an M Audio Oxygen 61 (bought quite a few years ago) and so I use this to play virtual instruments through Studio One.
    However the downside is unless I have it hooked up to the DAW I can't use it and it is subject to latency.

    Would it be best to sell it and get a keyboard with built in sounds that I can either use to play VSTis or to record as a line input through my interface / play at home with headphones without need for PC?

    The other option would be some sort of sound module but I have no idea at all with these and so have no idea where to start. I'd want mainly piano/keys/organ/pad sounds. My Oxygen 61 only has a USB out so I can't connect to anything with standard MIDI cable

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    My Kontakt keyboard is the best thing I've bought for ages, and with the kiontakt library and others, I won't be buying another synth or module I doubt. I don't get any problems with latency. My colleague with similar setup does. His computer is working hard, mine isn't.

    I might consider using it live, but I suspect for live work, a synth or modules is safer. My colleague plays live a lot - and has a Nord, which does everything he needs.

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    Probably the simplest option is to get a keyboard with on-board sounds. That way you can play it as a stand-alone instrument, use it as a midi controller, or, through connecting its line-outs to an interface, as an alternative source of sounds.

    Look for one that has USB and Din MIDI connectivity. That will give you extra flexibility.

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    My kontakt keyboard is now the new 60 note version, as I knocked my speaker which feel forwards, knocked one of the computer monitors which fell forwards and the corner landed on the D key in the middle, snapping it off. Copious amounts of epoxy, and little splints has bonded it back on so it's functional, but damn ugly. What a bummer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob aylestone View Post
    My Kontakt keyboard is the best thing I've bought for ages, and with the kiontakt library and others, I won't be buying another synth or module I doubt. I don't get any problems with latency. My colleague with similar setup does. His computer is working hard, mine isn't.

    I might consider using it live, but I suspect for live work, a synth or modules is safer. My colleague plays live a lot - and has a Nord, which does everything he needs.
    Thank you for telling me about kontakt keyboard , very helpful feedback.

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