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KEYBOARD CONTROLLERS FOR FINEST MIDI KEYBOARDS FOR BEGINNERS

Purchasing an MIDI keyboard for making beats for the first time? I’m not going to lie, it is really an exciting moment.

You’re beginning to feel yourself like a Professional producer now with some touch keys, knobs and pads in your studio. Now just one thing, that is since you’ve actually never played a piano, and so main thing is that not to become crazy on your very first purchase. Start little by little, then midi keyboard for ableton work to build your performance up. 

But a decision has to be taken, so that you could actually buy one. And now let’s stop thinking and start searching for the right studio keyboard.

MINI MK2 AKAI MPK

This mini Akai is known for its machinery and it is accountable for Ableton Push making MIDI keyboard for Ableton which is introduced for the premier time. Currently, they have produced the best basic MIDI keyboard possible which you will find. In addition to that, it can be chucked in your backpack so that you can carry it everywhere you want so it’s not troublesome.

This will be the one which I personally tell the producers who come looking for guidance on their very first purchase.

Characteristics of Mini Akai:

  • Twenty-five portable keys
  • 8 drum pads that are velocity-sensitive
  • For the application of macro-mapping 8 knobs are given
  • Four-way thumbsticks for modulation control and regulating pitch
  • Embedded Arpeggiation
  • Compliant with class (Windows and Mac)
  • Compatible With iOS
  • Flash drive-powered
  • Includes software

NOVATION 25 MK2 LAUNCHKEY

You would have certainly seen the goods, even though you have never heard about Novation. The Novation’s Launchpad is the greatest joy and recognition, and you will find the launchpad in each and every second YouTube mashup video.

This Launchkey keyboard takes the layout, reduces it off, introduces some keys into it and bundles it in a perfect form.  It is a little when compared with the larger side, therefore portability has less priority here, but for compensation they are made to look amazing and designed with materials of higher qualities. 

Characteristics of Novation Launchkey:

  • 25 velocity-sensitive synth-style keys 
  • 16 Red Green Blue pads
  • Eight knobs
  • Mod Wheel and Pitch Bend on the left
  • Section Transport (Pause, Play etc.)
  • 1 mappable fader
  • Compliant with class (Windows and Mac)
  • Compatible With iOS
  • Driven by USB
  • Enclosed samples and software

K-BOARD INSTRUMENTS BY KEITH MCMILLEN 

As I have this same keyboard, I would be able to tell about this honestly and probably even a little more than the other keyboards. It is really a wonderful designed, portable MIDI keyboard choice if you ignore the fact of non-traditional design. This keyboard is also ultra tough that it survives even being trampled by car. 

The aftertouch characteristic of this MIDI keyboard controller is one cooler characteristic as it senses. 

Characteristics of K-board instruments:

  • 25 keys in pad-style
  • Driven by USB
  • key tilt is individual for managing pitch
  • Toggle Maintain
  • Toggle pace
  • Highly portable and lightweight
  • Rugged like heck
  • Compliant with class (Windows and Mac )
  • Compatible With iOS

OXYGEN 25 M-AUDIO

This is my first ever love keyboard. Seriously, this keyboard is ultimately capable and the best keyboard for music production and also the only choice for a MIDI keyboard with 25 keys which are full sized one.

This Oxygen 25 M-Audio is to be placed in the more bulky side, hence if there is only limited space with you and would like to have it along with you, then this certainly didn’t suit you.

Characteristics of M-audio 25:

  • Twenty-five keys
  • Eight Mappable Knobs
  • Total Segment for Transport (pause, record, play etc.)
  • Provided with Fader which is Mappable
  • Mod Wheel and Bend of Pitch
  • Compliant with class
  • Compatible With iOS
  • Onboard incorporation of Pro tools

IF YOU HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN PLAYING 

Then, this will not be the first music producing keyboard. You would have played either Piano earlier and have the knowledge to master it, or you have your own MIDI keyboard earlier along with knowledge about it and its usage. At whatever stage you may be, now you just want to get some more features from your portable MIDI keyboard.

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