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QUNEXUS INSTRUMENTS BY KEITH MCMILLEN

Characteristics:

  • 25 keys in pad-style
  • Driven by USB
  • key tilt for individual for managing pitch
  • Toggle pace
  • Highly portable and lightweight
  • Controlling CV/gate
  • Regulation of MIDI / OSC

MINILAB 25 BY ARTURIA

Remember to try this young guy if you want to extend your MIDI keyboard controller further than the Digital Audio Workstation, into some other features and hardware synths. It is similar to K-board’s grandparent. (This is because it literally arrived before it) It has the same design, also a number of similar keys, but with more connectors and greater internal features. If you want a little more versatility, that’s quite worth the additional cost.

Characteristics of Minilab Arturia:

  • 25 mini keys in synth style
  • Sixteen Encoders (having 2 keys incorporated with Analog Lab)
  • Eight pads with RGB (2 banks)
  • Strips for Mod Wheel and Pitch Bend
  •  Lite Analog Lab- Presets of 500 synth analog
  • Class-conforming
  • Driven by USB

KONTROL M32 NI KOMPLETE 

This Komplete series of ni keyboards will win for sure, if there is a contest for the most sexier MIDI controller keyboard in the market. Have a look at these keyboards and you, I mean.

However, looking so nice isn’t going to reduce the cost of the keyboards. Indigenous instruments is renowned for its highly rated top end gear, regardless of its range either in DJ Traktor, Komplete audio range or Maschine range. Having said that, still I couldn’t believe the fact that this ni Keyboards comes for just $129. This is insane isn’t it ?

Hence if you really want to have a High-end MIDI keyboard, obviously you can go for this.

Characteristics:

  • Thirty-two keys which are compact
  • 8 Revolving Encoders
  • Screen provided with Transport section
  • Embedded arpeggiator and chord maker
  • Komplete Kontrol tools included
  • 10 Lite Ableton Live is Included
  • Rugged construction 

49 MK2 LAUNCHKEY NOVATION

This Launchkey 49 constitutes a range of Launchpad capabilities in the keyboard’s settings more or less similar to its sibling. Here, you will get a lot of keys with a total fader section in this keyboard. It is really nice for both the stage and studio. In addition, the function set blends with the shape very well, making it to be fitted with the setup of a studio or live set with its ideal size.

Characteristics of Novation Launchkey :

  • 49 velocity-sensitive synth-style keys
  • 16 pads of RGB
  • Eight knobs
  • Eight Faders
  • Mod Wheel and Pitch Bend on the left
  • Section for Transport (Pause, Play etc.)
  • Compliant with class (Windows and Mac)
  • Compatible With iOS
  • Driven by USB
  • Enclosed tools and samples

WANT SOMETHING ELSE ?

If you are a professional artist who might be searching for an important upgrade or aiming at the music production side of live performance, then these choices would do the job.

61 MK2 NOVATION LAUNCHKEY

The largest of all of them, the Novation Launchkey 61, which is the nearest to a complete or a complete-sized MIDI keyboard controller that you can find in this list. To be frank, it’s kinda cool. Other than that, it has the equivalent set of characteristics as its predecessors. If you love the style in this Novation launchkey format and functions, this is obviously the keyboard that you can go for, but you would like to have something a little more operable or things that are more oriented into live performance.

Characteristics of 61 MK2 Novation Launchkey:

  • 61 sensitive to velocity keys in synth-style
  • 16 pads for RGB
  • Eight knobs
  • Eight Faders
  • Mod Wheel and Pitch Bend on the left
  • Section for Transport (Pause, Play etc.)
  • Compliant with class (Windows and Mac)
  • Compatible With iOS
  • Driven by USB
  • Enclosed samples and software

ESSENTIAL 61 ARTURIA KEYLAB

Currently, the most innovative choice on the platform of music producing keyboards is the KeyLab. Not only it has the same prototype synth features as that of the MiniLab, although with a range of faders, knobs and pads, it also extends the functionality. Yeah, and the complete version Analog Lab of 6000+ sounds which allows you to have more artistic influence over the sounds.

Because of its key set of 61, this Arturia is said to be a studio monster, but also used for some live performance. Yet, on the pad, absence of RGB colours in the down side and has only blue colour in it. 

Characteristics:

  • 61 mini keys in synth style
  • Ten encoders (2 banks-which are mapped automatically to parameters of the Analog Lab)
  • Sixteen pads
  • Nine Faders
  • Strips for Mod Wheel and Pitch Bend
  • Section for Transport
  • Buttons for parameter switching
  • Two dedicated encoders provided for configuration preset
  • Interactive Monitor Display
  • 6000 presets of analog synth in an Analog Lab
  • Class-conforming
  • Driven by USB
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