A couple of months ago, I flew to Vancouver, Canada to handle some personal business.
Thinking it was going to be a quick trip that would only take a month or two, I didn’t bother bringing any of my music equipment. I could use a quick vacation from making music anyway, plus I didn’t want to clutter up the house I was staying at any more than I already would be.
(But honestly, I think I really was just being too cheap to pay an additional $35 to check in more baggage, haha.)
However, because of some unanticipated issues, it turns out that I had to stay for much longer than I originally thought I was going to.
This wouldn’t be a problem… Except for the fact that here I was stranded without my studio equipment.
I had no means whatsoever to make my beats! Not unless I was willing to draw little MIDI notes with my mouse (hell no I wasn’t), and I had melodies in my head that really wanted to get out.
This was the moment I realized that it would be a smart decision to invest in a portable MIDI keyboard that I could take along with me on trips like this (I only have an Oxygen 49, which is another fantastic piece of equipment that I’ll be reviewing soon).