My parents got me a MIDI keyboard for Christmas (USB connectivity, velocity sensitive, 49 keys) . I plan on using it to make drum tracks, orchestral parts, and key, piano parts. Maybe try and learn keys well enough to play in a band setting. Ive played around with it a bit, I was surprised at how easy it was to play around and improvise. (in C maj and A min anyway lol). Do any of y'all play keys as a second instrument? Do you have to be proficient at playing keys to lay down MIDI controlled instruments? Is it worth spending the time to get "good" at keys? What kind of tips do y'all have?