Ok, I don't really know where to start but here I go.
I'm going to give as much detail as possible so it will be easier for the community to help me.
I've been playing piano for around five years when I was younger and then I took a break from playing. Recently though, I have started seriously getting into piano again.
So now I'm writing lyrics with simple piano accompaniments and I want to be able to edit the piano parts on my Mac using GarageBand (and maybe other programs in the near future...)
So I have been around shops and researching online to see what kind of keyboard I would like to buy. I realized that I would need a keyboard with somewhat weighted keys. It would also have to be compatible with my Mac and multiple software.
I looked around the web and I found one that I sort of like.
The link is here: http://goo.gl/vchjo
Oh, and by the way my budget is $200 or less.
I don't need something perfect, but something in that price range that would best suit my needs. I'm pretty sure there are a lot of options out there, but being an amateur I don't really know where to start. Also is the keyboard the only thing I need or do I need other hardware that I would have to connect it to? So I really am lost right now and am asking the experienced community here to help me pick a keyboard that would best suit my needs.
Feel free to ask me for more information and I will gladly tell.
Thank you in advance.
P.S. - Ok so I've done a little more research and I'm leaning towards the MIDI controller that Vectistim mentioned earlier.
The M-Audio Keystation 88ES 88-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller.
It's simple and Mac compatible with semi weighted keys and it seems to be about right for me.
Do you guys think it will be good for me?
I have another piano that I could use for real practice, I'm probably just going to use this for my computer to record.
Everyone's been so helpful so far so thank you all.
An extra P.S. - Ok, so if I was able to spend around $300 to $400 would that widen up my options? I see that $200 is too little to buy something decent. Thank you all for helping me!