Reviews and Problems with ION USB Keyboard with Teaching Software
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Works, cheap quality
Dario Dinatale, amazon.com
14 September 2011
Summary: The build-quality of this keyboard is about what you'd expect, for the price, but it works. Mine came with a loose key (the one to the furthest right, so, not a deal-breaker)... all was going well, until the interior prongs of the mini-USB plug somehow got lifted/broken (both the male/female ends, in the wire, and in the keyboard). That COULD have been from me trying too hard to plug it in, since it's an uncomfortably tight fit.
Summary: I was looking for a cheap and small midi keyboard for when i get idea's for songs and can quickly record them, being rescricted with space but having alot of keyboard/synthesizer related equipment causes me to take about 5 minutes to set everything up so i wanted something for on the fly recording.
Summary: Ordered this to go alongside Piano playing for Dummies so that my mum can see on screen the mistakes she makes and so on. Upon receiving they keyboard I realised it actually came with tutorial software itself so could have saved myself some money! The size of the keyboard is more than adequate, not too small and with keys plenty big enough for normal sized hands. Good product and good price.
Summary: When installing on Mac isn't as it says - I was taken to Crossover, a program on mac that converts pc files. Eventually I got it working but out-with the stalling instructions. Some, most really, of the keys tend to 'slide up' to the true note when playing slightly faster - effective on the occasional note only.
Summary: Literally love this keyboard. its good for learning music and producing music on softwares such as fl studio. only problem is the learning cd because its a lite version providing limited features.
Summary: The Discover keyboard is one of the simplist midi devices I have ever come accross. Installation was as simple as removing it from the box and plugging it in. Drivers were installed automatically, and using it was simply a case of selecting the "ION Keyboard" entry in my chosen music program. The keyboard itself is surprisingly robust, and the 25 velocity-sensitive keys actually feel weighty enough to play.