When it comes to music production, there are few instruments that will be as useful as a decent MIDI keyboard. These devices can be the basis of an album, entire studios can be built around them, and they have such versatility when it comes to providing the sounds for music. They can imitate almost every instrument out there, and if you’re listening to a professionally produced album that came out of a studio, you are going to be very likely to be listening to someone rocking the MIDI keyboard.
If you want to get your own MIDI keyboard, you’re in luck! They’re not the kind of thing that you have to walk into a MARS Music for anymore, and feel like an idiot when you talk to the guys who are running the place trying to figure out what you need. No, today you can just go online and find your very own. Of course, to go along with that, if you are looking at a MIDI keyboard online now, you find that you have a veritable sea of choices. A cornucopia of MIDI keyboards to choose from. Indeed, your MIDI keyboard cup runneth over. How do you choose?
To find out the things that you want in a MIDI keyboard, it might be easier to just take a quick look at the overview of these products in a table form. So here is just such a table that shows the MiDi keyboard April 2017.
|Name||Number of Keys||Power Source||Customizable Keys|
|Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII 25-Key USB MIDI Controller||25 keys||USB powered||8 Customizable Dynamic Drum Pad Buttons|
|Roland JUNO-DS61 61-Key Synthesizer||61 keys||Battery or outlet powered||8 Phase Pad Buttons And Sound Waveform Controls|
|Midiplus AKM320 MIDI Keyboard Controller||32 keys||USB powered||No customizable keys|
|Novation Launchkey Mini 25 Note USB Keyboard Controller For Ableton Live Mk 2||25 keys||USB powered||16 multicolor velocity-sensitive programmable pads|
|Yamaha MX49 Music Synthesizer With Keyboard Gig Bag||49 keys||Outlet powered||Waveform Interface|
|Novation Impulse 61 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard||61 keys||Outlet powered||8 programmable drum pads and Digital Audio Waveform interface|
|Roland A-800PRO MIDI Controller||61 keys||USB powered (outlet powered optional)||8 dynamic drum pads, 45 assignable controls|
|Roland A-49||49 keys||USB powered||2 assignable buttons and included foot pedals|
|Yamaha MX-61 Keyboard Production Station||61 keys||Outlet powered||Digital audio waveform interface|
When it comes to finding the best MIDI keyboard for EDM or just for your general uses, these are all things that you need to take into account. The table above should give you a decent overview about the things that each keyboard will be able to offer you, a quick primer, so to speak, to be able to figure out if the keyboard is right for you and for the things that you’ll be using it for. Now that we’ve taken a quick look at the information, let’s take a bit more of an in-depth look at the products being offered.