I'm looking to buy a Xylosynth in the next month or two. It's going to be a shared instrument between myself and my father. My dad is not very tech-saavy and I am new to MIDI tech as well - so I've come here to have a second set of eyes.
I contacted the (extremely helpful) Wernick folks and they highly recommend using a laptop with Focusrite device combined with sounds from Pianoteq (they offered other options for Apple products, but I already have a few Win7/Win10 machines around so I'm going that route). Would the Scarlet 2i4 be the appropriate product?
Would I need any additional equipment (aside from the amp)?I want to make sure that I'm looking at the correct equipment and not missing anything before I actually get started so that I can budget accordingly.
I'm also looking for alternative input - if someone has other product or setup suggestions I'd love to hear. My budget isn't infinite, but I'm willing to spend a bit more if the end result is significantly better in some way.
For my dad, I'd like to have a "magic black box" onto which I can load some good voices so that all my dad has to do is plug the Xylosynth into the magic box, and the magic box into the sound system, and then not have to worry about anything else. Can you recommend any products?