Midi Keyboard Suggestion

I would love a way to “test” notes on my midi keyboard without them actually recording. A way to toggle “hear midi input” and “record midi input” would be awesome!

There’s a way already: just hit the Lock button.


Howdy, I don’t think a new thread is needed for my question, so

I’m getting ready to pull the trigger on both a Slim Phatty and Minitaur both. I’m a former LP stage 2 owner so I’m familiar with the control layout on that.

The slim phatty will be a part of my Foogertron rack, and the minitaur I plan to mainly pair up with my Fatar midi bass pedals (but who knows?).

Before you start, keep in mind that I’m not a keyboard player. I’m a bass player. So I don’t need a full size keyboard, I’m going to be creating synth patches with the Slim for ambient soundscapes, and dropping bombs with the minitaur, and if I can ever figure it out, might have some sequencing happening from outboard sequencer or iPad or something.

So 25 key would be OK, should have modwheels. But what else am I looking for?

For example, a few years ago when I was looking to do this I was looking at the m-audio axiom and axiom pro 25 key… Will this work with what I’m trying to do? What are the knobs and “pads” for?

I’m 100% new to MIDI, I know what it does in theory but I’ve never done any of it myself.

What other 25 key controllers can you recommend? Are these ones good?

Also, my midi bass pedals are pretty low tech - is there some other kind of MIDI interface I can use with them, with the Minitaur that would allow me a display to see what patch is playing, etc?


It depends on your budget, I have an AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 Black which is actually a good one for me. But if you want to go with 32 then can see this M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 MK3.

Yes! I’m just jumping back into Hookpad and I immediately wanted the ability to preview musical ideas without recording them. The lock button does the trick, Thanks!!

Perhaps this feature might be surfaced in the documentation? Maybe exposed in the Table of Contents or at least mentioned in the closest relevant section, eg MIDI Entry Mode