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 2020
- 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
- Total Control Wherever You Go USB MIDI keyboard controller with 25 velocity sensitive keys and octave up / down buttons to access the full melodic range...
- Express Yourself Innovative 4 way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation MIDI control, plus a built in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and...
- Plug & Play No drivers required, USB powered and ultra portable design lets you create anywhere
- MIDI Keyboard with 25 full sized, velocity sensitive square front keys, perfect for playing Virtual Instruments
- 8 velocity and pressure sensitive back lit pads for beat production and clip launching
- 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software. Seamless, visual feedback via illuminated buttons and knobs
- Looks awesome: cool inverted color scheme
- Intuitive controls: master your DAW, plugins and instruments
- Expressive keyboard: feels better than other small controllers
- Ultra portable, feature packed and USB powered pad controller with 16 Thick Fat MPC pads for triggering drums, melodic samples, effects and more
- Easily accessible dedicated controls for 3 pad banks provides a total of 48 assignable pads
- 18 fully assignable 360 degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks for controlling DAW, virtual effect and virtual instrument parameters
- 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
- 13 inch, slim line laptop performance keyboard with 25 velocity sensitive mini keyboard keys for playing melodies, bass lines, chords and more
- Dedicated octave up and down buttons to increase the keyboard to the full melodic range plus a sustain button for expressive performances
- On board arpeggiator steps through chords automatically and generates inspiring melodic ideas quickly. 4 programmable memory banks for instant recall of...
- Premium midi controller with 25 expressive synth-action keys, on-board pitch bend and modulation wheels for performances
- 8 Hyper-Sensitive backlit pads
- Mac, PC and iOS compatible
- 13 inch, slim line ultra portable pad controller with 8 backlit velocity sensitive drum pads for triggering samples, loops, controlling virtual instruments and...
- 8 MPC Q link knobs for seamless mapping to daw parameters, virtual instruments and effect parameters for hands on control and expressive performances
- 4 programmable memory banks provide instant recall of mappings for daws, virtual instruments, effects and more
- Assign buttons, knobs and faders to any parameters within Ableton Live to make your own layouts; customize knobs with your own colors; switch between your own...
- Create Your Own Layouts - Fully customisable with the included software editor.Plug Straight In - Bus powered and no drivers needed.16 Multi-color Buttons - 16...
- 24 rotary pots with 300 degree motion. 24 multi-colour indicator LEDs - one for each pot. Eight 60mm Faders. 16 assignable multi-colour backlit buttons....
Last updated on 2020-01-17 / Affiliate links / Images via Amazon Product Advertising API
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