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MIDI controllers

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

The 5 best MIDI keyboards and controllers for beginners 2024

These days, MIDI keyboard controllers can do so many things that you’ll find them in most of the world’s best studios. But, sometimes, having too many functions and features can be pretty daunting and slow your progress as a beginner.

So, I’ve picked out the best MIDI keyboards for beginners in 2024. My picks are easy-to-use controllers that provide excellent value for money for any beginner.

M-Audio Keystation Mk3 series review

M-Audio’s Keystation range provides some of the best-selling MIDI keyboard controllers on the market.

The success of the Keystation range is primarily thanks to three defining characteristics: simple, reliable, and budget-friendly. You can go for 88, 61, or 49 keys, and there’s even a much smaller 32 mini keys version.

Nektar Impact LX+ series review

Nektar is known as a manufacturer that provides solid value for money, and the Impact LX+ series is a perfect example. These popular keyboard controllers are available with 88, 61, 49, or 25 keys to suit any setup.

Novation SL Mk3 review

Novation’s SL Mk3 series of keyboard controllers offer 49 and 61-key models. At a glance, it’s clear to see that Novation has stepped up its game in terms of features, functions, and controls. But we want to find out if the quality matches the quantity.

The 10 best MIDI keyboards and controllers for 2024

A great MIDI controller is often the centerpiece of any music production setup, and choosing the right one is vital. So, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for the best MIDI controllers.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88|61|49 review

Native Instruments has been a consistent manufacturer of quality MIDI controllers for years. One of the popular manufacturer’s best traits is the constant drive to make products more efficient and user-friendly, especially when using Native Instruments software.

This review looks at the S series smart keyboard controllers (S49, S61, and S88). We will discuss everything these controllers offer and what kind of user they might suit most.