Best MIDI Keyboards 2020 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

SaleTop #1
Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25-Key Portable USB Midi Keyboard and Pad Controller
  • 25 synth-action mini keys.
  • 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control.
  • 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat & Full Level.
  • 8 assignable Q-Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and more.
  • Comprehensive production software package included: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech.
SaleTop #2
Alesis Q49 |Desktop MIDI Keyboard Controller with 49 Velocity Sensitive Keys plus Ableton Live Lite & Xpand!2 from AIR Music Technology Included
  • 49-key velocity-sensitive keyboard controller for use with virtually all music software, virtual instruments, and MIDI devices
  • Class compliant plug-and-play USB MIDI and traditional MIDI for use with Mac and PC, as well as MIDI hardware
  • Independent pitch and modulation wheels, backlit octave up and down buttons and an assignable volume/data-entry slider
  • Sustain pedal input for adding genuine piano style sustain (pedal sold separately)
  • Production package included - Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, and Ableton Live Lite software
SaleTop #3
Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller
  • 49-key velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keyboard; Compact design, perfect for live performance and studio applications
  • Assignable Data encoder and Volume slider, Edit key for adjusting up to 14 control parameters, and Dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
  • Includes traditional MIDI Out, Sustain pedal input and USB connections, iPad and USB bus powered, and Integrated iPad slot
  • 3-digit, 7-segment LED display provides real-time feedback
  • Bundled with Native Instrument's Komplete Elements software
SaleTop #4
Akai Professional APC Mini | Compact MIDI Controller for Ableton Live with Integrated MIDI Mixer
  • Ultra-portable all-in-one Ableton Live controller for mobile performers and producers.
  • 8x8 clip matrix with tri-color lighting displays seamlessly integrates 1-to-1 with Ableton Live.
  • Effortlessly map APC Mini's controls to virtual effect and instrument parameters for expressive, immersive performances.
  • 8 assignable faders + 1 master fader for hands-on control of Ableton Live.
  • USB-powered and plug-in-play setup for Mac and PC.
SaleTop #5
Akai Professional MPD218 | Portable USB/MIDI Pad Controller with 16 LED Backlit MPC Pads and Software Pack Included (Black)
  • Compact, simple to use and feature-packed pad controller for finger drumming and music production.
  • 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC pads (48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks)
  • 6 control knobs (18 assignable knobs accessible via 3 banks)
  • USB-powered through computer, no AC adapter required.
  • Includes free software suite, featuring Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Sonivox Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums.
SaleTop #6
Novation Launchkey 49MK2 49-Note USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
  • MK2 version of Novation's 49-note USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs and dedicated navigation and control buttons
  • Software for Mac and PC
  • Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, works without drivers or power cable
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 4GB of Loopmasters samples
SaleTop #7
Novation Launchkey 61MK2 61-Note USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
  • MK2 version of Novation's 61-note USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs and dedicated navigation and control buttons
  • Software for Mac and PC
  • Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, works without drivers or power cable
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 4GB of Loopmasters samples
SaleTop #8
Nektar Impact LX49+ Keyboard Controller, Black
  • 49-key USB MIDI controller with intelligent mapping for major DAWs - comes pre-mapped and configured so you don't have to spend hours assigning MIDI controls
  • Premium midi controller with 49 expressive synth-action keys, on-board pitch bend and modulation wheels for performances
  • 8 hyper-sensitive backlit pads
  • Software instruments automatically mapped to controls
  • System Requirements: USB Class compliant, no driver is needed for: Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, Linux (MIDI driver software required)
SaleTop #9
M-Audio Keystation 61MK3 | 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Pitch/Modulation Wheels, Free App Lessons and Software Production Suite
  • 61 full-size velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys provide a natural feel that captures every subtle nuance of your performance.
  • Volume fader, transport and directional buttons for easy control of software, plus ergonomically-designed pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons and sustain pedal input for expressive performances.
  • Easy plug-and-play connection to your mac or pc for immediate creativity. No drivers or power supply required! Compatible with iOS devices via the apple to USB camera adapter (sold separately)
  • Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly and advanced functionality customizes your controls for your recording software.
  • Premium software suite included: Protools First, Ableton Live Lite, Eleven Lite, Velvet, Hybrid 3, Loom, Vacuum Pro, Eighty Eight Ensemble, Xpand!2.
SaleTop #10
Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller
  • 61-key velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keyboard
  • Assignable Data encoder and Volume slider
  • Includes traditional MIDI Out, Sustain pedal input and USB connections
  • Dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
  • Integrated iPad slot

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