What Keyboards do you Use?

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SuzTunes
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What Keyboards do you Use?

Post by SuzTunes » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:43 am

Hey everyone, I am fairly new to using Goldwave and so far I am enjoying it. I purchased Gold Wave so that I could get more into producing music and I am finding that for $45 this is a great little tool to help get into it.

Something I have been noticing however is that my current keyboard(Steelseries Apex M500 with Cherry MX switches) is too loud for my to focus on the sounds that are coming out of my headphones. I already have a pretty expensive set of headphones and as there are some things in my house that I need to be able to hear at least a little bit, I thought I should look at replacing the keyboard. I prefer wired keyboards and I need to have a number pad on it and was wondering what kind of keyboards that you all use? Do most users here have membrane keyboards or just low profile mechanical? I am willing to spend up to $100 on this BTW, so any recommendations that would come in below that budget would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone :)

I went to some shops that were a bit further out then I would normally go and found some decent keyboards there but all the prices were extortionate! Most of them were at least twice of the price I could find online, so I decided to just have a look for the same models when I got home and ended up getting a nice Logitech keyboard from http://www.for-sale.co.uk/logitech-illuminated-keyboard that is virtually silent. It is used and the old owner replaced all the switches with super quiet ones. Pretty happy with it now and my concentration is not wavering a bit! Thanks for the advice everyone!
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Tristan
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Re: What Keyboards do you Use?

Post by Tristan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:42 pm

I just use a Gear Head mini-keyboard I got from MCM. It's wired. Doesn't have a number pad. Nothing special about it, except that it's small. If you're fussy about noise, I'd recommend something else.
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DougDbug
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Re: What Keyboards do you Use?

Post by DougDbug » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:52 pm

I'd recommend going to a computer or office suppy store. Try some out and maybe get some advice from a salesperson. I did get hits when I Googled "quiet keyboard" but it would be better if you can try it.

SuzTunes
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Re: What Keyboards do you Use?

Post by SuzTunes » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:11 pm

DougDbug wrote:I'd recommend going to a computer or office suppy store. Try some out and maybe get some advice from a salesperson. I did get hits when I Googled "quiet keyboard" but it would be better if you can try it.
I was thinking of doing it, just had doubts how many noiseless keyboards they would have in the shops in my area. Might just be time to head to a bigger shop.

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Re: What Keyboards do you Use?

Post by DewDude420 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:06 pm

I have somr Logitech wireless keyboard that came with a nice wireless mouse.

Noise from it doesn't bother me because I either use headphones with a high level of isolation. I mostly use speakers on my desk, so I just turn the volume up.

BillK
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Re: What Keyboards do you Use?

Post by BillK » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:44 am

Most people will dislike my choice for keyboards. I pay $3.99 for my keyboards from Micro Center. When they get dirty, or a key sticks, I simply toss it in the trash, and get a new one out of the stack of 4 or 5 sitting on my shelf. So that way, you guys with your expensive keyboards cannot replace your keyboards like I can. These keyboards (Inland) used to cost $1.99, but recently doubled in price. But - even at $4.00 a pop, it would take me 25 years to spend $100 on my keyboards. The benefit, is that I get a brand new one every year!

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