Even if you are not a keyboard player, when you are putting together a home recording studio then a MIDI controller is a really useful addition.
Why do you need a MIDI controller? Because it is absolutely perfect for building up bass lines, entering melodies, even creating and tweaking drum tracks. You can find out even more in complete guide to what is MIDI. Then you might also want to read further about whether you need a keyboard in your home recording studio – even if you are not a keyboard player.
So which MIDI controllers are hot right now? Below are the current TOP 10 Best Sellers on Amazon. Not surprising, the list is dominated by Akai and Novation. These are the top MIDI brands. You will see that many of the keyboards also have knobs, pads and buttons. So perfect even if you are totally challenged on the keyboard playing front.
In fact, some of the top selling MIDI controllers are not actually keyboards at all, but really innovative and intuitive control surfaces. So if you know you want to up your MIDI game, then any of this top 10 are worth exploring further.
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[Newly Updated]: Top 10 MIDI Controllers in 2019
- Usb MIDI Controller with 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys with dedicated octave up and down buttons to increase the keyboard to the full melodic range
- Innovative 4-way thumb stick for dynamic pitch and modulation control, plus a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes
- Usb powered, robust and ultra-compact design lets you create anywhere
- 32-note velocity sensitive mid-size key keyboard. Pitch Wheel. Modulation Wheel. Octave Buttons(Up & Down). Transpose Buttons(Up & Down).
- Sustain Switch interface (sustain pedal does not include). USB B type: USB connect to Computer
- ATTACHMENT: USB cable
- Portable and Compact - MIDI Controller
- The most responsive keyboard experience in its category
- 500 of the V-Collection 8 presets / 21 Keyboard Instruments and Synthesizers / fully mapped right out of the box
- Limited Edition 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Drum Pad & Keyboard Controller with sleek color change
- Compact keyboard controller easily fits backpack and studio production desk (12.4 inches long, 1.6 lbs)
- Powered by USB connection to computer, with free virtual-instrument download packages
- All-black limited-edition USB MIDI controller with 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys with dedicated octave up and down buttons to increase the keyboard to...
- Innovative 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control, plus a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes
- USB powered, robust and ultra-compact design lets you create anywhere
- Launchpad integrates with Ableton Live, after a quick and easy setup, giving you the ability to create and perform your own music. If you already have Ableton...
- 64 RGB pads light up to match the color of your clips in Live; see at a glance what's loaded, playing, and recording
- Bright, colorful pads make the unit stand out just from USB power - when you're on stage or creating an exciting Launchpad light show video for YouTube
- Standalone Keyboard - Ultra-portable mini keyboard and USB MIDI controller with 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, OLED display, pitch/mod joystick...
- Play Anywhere - Built in speaker, 1/8-inch headphone output and battery powered specification (3 x AA batteries - not included) for performing or honing your...
- Responsive Pads - Two banks of eight backlit MPC-style pads (16 total) with Note Repeat and Full Level functions
- PERFECT FIT: We've specifically designed the case to fit your Akai MPK Mini MKII. OUTER DIMENSIONS: 13.5" L - 9" W - 2.8" H
- 100% SAFE: Dense foam inside to offer a better buffer, Hard quality EVA material is Semi-waterproof, Shockproof and Durable to protect your MKII Controller from...
- HAND STRAP: The case features a strong Handle that allows for easy portability on the go.
- Deep and intuitive Ableton Live control - including device Macro control, track select, record, capture MIDI, clip and scene launch, stop/mute/solo, volume,...
- Creative arpeggiator - easy to use but deeply controllable: change rhythm, beat, pattern, octave, Gate and more
- Fixed chord Mode - play a chord with one finger - assign a fixed chord shape to the keys and it'll transpose as you move up and down the keyboard
- Low-profile, multi-function control surface
- New track select and marker advance parameters
- Supports numerous software titles including major DAW programs
Last updated on 2019-11-11 / Affiliate links / Images via Amazon Product Advertising API
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