by Grid View
by Grid View
What is a Keyboard Workstation?
Consider yourself Picasso; a keyboard workstation is your canvas. But instead of funny faces, imagine a myriad of sounds, synths and sonic variations as your medium. Your fingers become the paintbrush. Allow your mind to wander as you explore uncharted audio territory right in your studio or workspace.
In a nutshell, a keyboard workstation offers flexibility and versatility for the modern-day sound designer, producer and performer. Most modern keyboard workstations feature a plethora of sound libraries and synth engines, to keep up with the demands of larger-than-life sounds on the big screen and beyond. Further manipulate your tones and patches with endless possibilities to twist what you have and give it your own artistic flavor.
Perfect for the Producer
There are a countless number of young producers, engineers and sound designers looking to elevate their sound to the next level. Fortunately, we live in an era where you can build a fully produced track with all of the “fixings” in the comfort of your own bedroom. Allow us to show you how that’s possible.
Most modern keyboard workstations look, feel, and respond like a classic electronic keyboard or synthesizer. They may even have 88 keys, like a classical piano. They are also compatible with your preferred DAW; Cubase cheerleaders, Pro Tools proponents, Ableton advocates: rejoice! From here, you’ll be able to use your keyboard workstation’s control panel to warp, twist, adjust, tweak and distort any number of sampled instruments and patches. This is where creativity takes off and innovation happens.
Gizmos and Gadgets
While functionality and intent can be pretty universal with regards to keyboard workstations, you’ll always find that certain features and added extras can enhance your experience even further. Roland products have always had an emphasis on quality and versatility, loaded with rhythm patterns, chord memory functions, arpeggiators, guitar/mic inputs and powerful MIDI tracking. You’ll be a music production juggernaut. Hip-hop, lo-fi, synthwave; nothing is unachievable here.
Brands like Korg and Yamaha are top-notch in the realm of music production, supplying customers with similar levels of excellence and recognition. Flexible connectivity provides seemingly infinite input and output combinations, and advanced sound engines work to produce high quality acoustic and electronic instrument samples.
You’re the artist. Let Sam Ash supply you with the canvas. Want to dig into the nitty-gritty of production techniques and tools? Check out the Sam Ash Spotlight for more articles and descriptions. Call us at 1-800-472-6274 or chat with us online to speak to an expert today.