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Hey Rose, thanks so much for joining!

Surprisingly, I’ve always found a 49-Key to be an AWESOME size of MIDI Keyboard. It’s the only size I’ve ever owned for making beats.

Here are my MIDI Keyboard reviews for FL Studio usage. I do personally suggest the Oxygen Pro 49, as it is what I use, but I also think it’s a solid MIDI Keyboard for the price, and features it presents. (Has knobs, sliders, semi-weighted keys, and a pretty powerful MIDI Mapping software to set it up for a lot of customization).

The semi-weighted keys are something you want, personally. It gives a better feel when playing piano. You then have your OCTAVE buttons to go up or down the octaves when needed!

The 49-Key spacing is still great for playing low and high at the same time. Once you learn music production, you will learn that we don’t always use two hands when composing a melody, so you’ll quickly realize why a 49-Key is good because it’s not that big, as you say your “Kawai ES110 digital piano”, and that is a 88-Key (which is HUGE.. a real sized piano!).

Anyways, I like:

– Semi-weighted keys
– Good transport buttons (Play, Stop, Record, LOOP, Forward, Back).
– 49-Key (not too big, fits nice on a desk.. you can also put your audio interface beside it for easy volume control of your music.. all about workflow!)

You can also watch my video on “How to Buy a MIDI Keyboard to Make Beats” free video!

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