Re: USB (music) keyboards & composition system

Subject: Re: USB (music) keyboards & composition system
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Wed Feb 09 2005 - 18:01:51 EST

At 22:30 09/02/2005, you wrote:
> Does anyone have recommendations for smallish (4-octave?) USB music
> keyboards that would work with a program like Sibelius or Finale?

For cost, the Novation keys are hard to beat. They're very cheap and
plastic, but they seem to work as advertised. And 'cheap' can be a good thing.

> So yeah, I guess I'm also very interested in comments about that, and
> how the programs would compare. I don't want to start a Sib vs. Fin war;
> they're both more than sufficient for my notational needs. But I assume
> their behaviour in my proposed setup would be fairly different.

I like Finale. I find Sib tries to tell me how to think, and doesn't let me
just get on with what I'm trying to do.

It probably gets to a Zen state of user acceptance if you work at it long
enough, but I found I just couldn't be bothered to stay with it that long.


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