This.yur2die4 wrote:I move around a lot. It always feels good to have that extra octave above and below just incase I'm gonna venture there. Depends on the 'instrument' you're emulating of course. Or on if addictional keys have different functions (a lot of NI devices use lower register keys as switches to change modes of an instrument -like muted vs sustained string vs tremolo etc- or for auto-rhythms with drum kits. Which is especially handy for the ethnic drum kits since they give inspiration). Or even if you just split the keyboard to more than one instrument (brostep bass left hand, heavy metal accordion right??).
And even with my 61 key I couldn't tell you how many times I still have to use the octave buttons to have access to something that wasn't available in the single stretch.
But if you want to produce dance music than anything more than 1 octave is probably overkill. Even polyphony is a bit of an extravagance. What's up with more than 1 note at a time, you showoff!