Looking for a midi keyboard for midi programming? To use with VST instruments? Maybe a midi keyboard with lot of easily accessible controls for life performance?

Here are 9 features to look for when buying a midi keyboard.

  1. number of keys
  2. assignable midi controllers – crossfaders, sliders, knobs, pads
  3. mode of connecting – USB midi keyboard or connect the keyboard through midi IN and OUT of the audio interface or midi interface.
  4. spring-loaded or weighted feel for the keys
  5. velocity sensitivity and after touch
  6. sturdiness, especially if traveling with it is a concern
  7. pitch-bend and modulation control
  8. power – USB powered? Power adaptor?
  9. Availability of drivers (which is usually not a problem).

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