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    just wanted to know about the korg karma,,does anyone know if this is a good keyboard
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    It's a cool keyboard. Not specially aimed for house-creating, but you probably could do it with it anyway :-)
    Karma has basically the same soundengine as the Triton, but adds the Karma technology (which you can see very simplified as an 'intelligent advanced arpeggiator'). Could bring up some cool stuff, but maybe (and i say maybe, cuz i haven't tested the Karma personally yet) it's more usefull for trance and ambient then for house (house in the meaning of 'real' house, like it was created first in Chicago).
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    thanks deltam..what do you think would be a good keyboard for deep house...Iam looking to spend around 2000.00
    any help would be great,,thanks
    smoothoperater

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    Welll, it depends if you're gonna use the keyboard as your only instrument or not. If not, i would recommend a Korg Z1 (if you still can find one). I own one myself, and it is great for deephouse. It's only 12 voices polyphonic, and has a weird multimode, so i use it mostly as a solo-synth (or sample it). It has very warm deep sounds, has a rhodespiano model and several other (pseudo)acoustic models which are in my opinion great for deephouse!
    If you need one synth to do everything, you could look for a Virus kB(24 voices poly) or Indigo(same synthengine). If you don't need keys: Virus B. Virus synths can sound very warm and full, but have synth sounds only. If you're also in need of some acoustic instruments (or pseudo acoustic like Rhodes pianos), just get a good rompler like a Korg Triton (or Trinity if Triton is too expensive for you) or a Roland XP-30 (contains the techno expansion standard for good housedrums) or similar (huge range in those synths...)
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    I already have an akai mpc 2000xl,,,was looking for a keyboard/workstation and maybe a drummachine..somebody had mentioned that zi and the xp30,,any other ideas.
    thankyou very much for help..
    smoothoperater

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    how about using your MPC2000xl as a drum machine? (get a few sample CDs full of drumkits)

    ... and then get a good synthesizer, such as a Supernova II or a Virus B. You can sequence it from the MPC even. Warm sound.

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    Id like to make my own drum patterns/kits..instead of using sample cds...any ideas
    thanks for ya guys help
    smoothoperater

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    Get the Virus B in this case! :-)
    You can also use the Virus to make analog drumsounds which you can sample into your MPC and create drumkits with to make own drumpatterns. If you need no acousticlike sounds, the Virus is the one of the best choices for deephouse. The SuperNova is more suited for trance. In my opinion the SuperNova sounds a little 'plastic', while the Virus really sounds warm and more analoglike.
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    yo thanks deltaM--i'am trying to get as many ideas as possible..I checked out the virus b,,seems chill,any other ideas for making my own drumkits/patterns...and I need a keyboard as well??you guys help is much appreciated.
    smoothoperater

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    You could buy the Virus kB or Indigo if you really want a keyboard in the same unit. Otherwise buy a Fatar midikeyboard: http://studiologic.net .
    For the rest i would use samples i find on the net for drums. You can edit them extensivly with an audio-editor like SoundForge or CoolEdit. You can also d/l full drumloops and cut them into pieces and rearrange those pieces to create your own drumgroove. That's sometimes the best way to get a hiphop loop or a d'n'b loop in the way you want it.
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