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MIDI controllers

All the MIDI controller articles, guides, and tutorials at Higher Hz.

Native Instruments Kontrol S Mk3 review: The ultimate keyboard controller for producers?

I’ve been a fan of these keyboards since the original Kontrol S series was released, but I found better value for money elsewhere due to the very high asking price.

Now, the Kontrol S Mk3 promises to redefine our expectations of a keyboard controller, and I admit, at first look, I’m excited. In this review, I’ll find out if the Kontrol S88, S61, and S49 Mk3 are worth every penny.

The 5 best 88-key weighted MIDI controllers for 2024

Finding a MIDI controller that feels as authentic as a high-end stage piano can be challenging. But we’ve reviewed a wide range of units to bring you the best 88-key weighted MIDI controllers on the market.

The 5 best small 25-key MIDI keyboard controllers for 2024

As a musician, your situation and environment often dictate how and when you make music, so I’m looking for the best 25-key mini MIDI controllers.

As always, I have reviewed many small keyboard controllers to compile a list of my top picks. Whether you are limited by space or need a way to make music on the go, I’ve got you covered.

Arturia MiniLab 3 review

The MiniLab 3 is the latest release in Arturia’s popular portable 25-key controller series. It replaces the MiniLab Mk2, and while it shares the same DNA, it comes with a few significant enhancements.

In this review, I’ll discuss what it has to offer, what those enhancements are, and if it’s worth upgrading from the MiniLab Mk2. Let’s get started.

The 7 best budget MIDI keyboards under $100 and $200 in 2024

A good MIDI controller can be the best purchase you ever make as an aspiring music producer, and, luckily, they don’t need to cost a small fortune.

We have reviewed a wide range of MIDI controllers here at Higher Hz, and in this round-up, we’re looking at the best budget MIDI keyboards under $100 and under $200 you can buy in 2024.

Akai MPC Studio review

Akai Professional’s legendary MPC series has become an integral part of music production history, especially hip hop. Over the years, we’ve seen many variations of the MPC, each offering something a little different.