Top 5 Best MIDI Keyboard Controllers for Home Recording Studio 2020

The best MIDI keyboard(keystation) controllers are becoming popular today, seeing that technology continues to improve and musicians everywhere are slowly beginning the migration process of switching to a digital setup (or at least a hybrid with both analog and digital setups).We’re huge fans of keyboards/keystation and although we still love real synthesizers and drum machines, you just can’t beat the cost-effectiveness and overall usefulness of a keyboard that is custom depending on which virtual instrument you’re using, creating an endless amount of possibilities for sounds and effects.

Some say MIDI keyboards are one of the most important pieces of music production equipment when building a studio. Below is our list of top 5 best MIDI keyboard controllers available today. Most of these come in different key counts, provide various additional functions as well as include pads and some decent software bundles.

TOP 5 Best MIDI Keyboard Controllers for Home Recording 2019

1. Alesis V49 49-Key USB MIDI Pad/Keyboard Controller

The Alesis V49 is a powerful, intuitive MIDI controller that lets you take command of your music software with a series of pads, knobs, and buttons. With 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and Octave Up/Down buttons, you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies. V49 also features four assignable knobs and buttons for manipulating effect plugins and virtual instruments: open and close filters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, tweak parameters, and more. Eight velocity-sensitive backlit pads allow you to launch clips or finger drum with exceptional response, and pitch and modulation wheels expand the expressive capabilities of your performing.

Feature List:
• 49 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys
• 8 LED backlit pads respond to both velocity and pressure
• Perfect for controlling plug-ins and virtual instruments
• 4 assignable knobs; 4 assignable buttons
• Pitch & Mod wheels deliver expressive, creative control
• Warranty not applicable in India for items sold by Amazon Export    Sales LLC

Price: ₹15,000 To 16,000
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2. AKAI PROFESSIONAL MPK MINI MK-II Midi Keyboard

Unlock the true potential of your MPK mini with the MPK mini MIDI Editor software. This MIDI editor is a powerful preset management software that lets MPK Mini users customize their hardware and software setup on their Mac or PC. Create and tweak presets for your favorite virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs, then store them on your MPK mini. You’ll spend less time setting up your gear and more time doing what you love—making great music.


Feature List:
• 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
  
Price: ₹8,000 To 9,000
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3. M-Audio Keystation 49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller

The M-Audio Keystation series controllers are simple, powerful MIDI controllers designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. This article walks through a number of Frequently Asked Questions about the M-Audio Keystation series controllers.


Feature List:
• MIDI keyboard controller for composing digital music and playing    virtual instruments
• Powered by USB connection to computer with features to fully     control music software without reaching for mouse
• 49 full-size, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keys with 1/4-inch   sustain-pedal input for expressive performance
• Octave range buttons, pitch bend and modulation wheels, transport   controls

Price: ₹10,000 To 11,000
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4. Nektar Impact GX61 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, Black

The Impact GX61 are dynamic and expressive instruments, tailored to composition & performance with your computer music system. The no-fuss interface is a great entry into the world of Nektar controllers.

Featuring 61-note (5 octave) keyboard, pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel and foot switch socket. Two multi-colored octave buttons enable shifting the keyboard range up or down -3/+4 octaves with the LED colors changing to show the exact status, Impact GX are well equipped to deliver a great workflow.

Dedicated transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard range up to +/- 12 semi tones. The buttons can quickly be re-purposed to change the Global MIDI Channel or send Program messages. Additionally an assignable potentiometer provides control over any MIDI parameter, by default controls mixer volume.

Nektar DAW Integration for many of the most commonly used DAWs makes it easy to get going, and a pleasure to use. With Impact GX49 your controller keyboard is part of your system, giving you the creative freedom to compose, perform and play, without having to reach for your mouse constantly.


Feature List:
• Nektar DAW Integration supports Bitwig 8-Track
• 49-or 61 note full-sized velocity sensitive keyboard
• Using Nektar Impact GX and Bitwig 8-Track together is a fantastic   combination
• Nektar products are synonymous with DAW integration and the Impact GX61 is no exception

Price: ₹10,000 To 11,000
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5. Kadence Midiplus 49 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Eliminate the boundaries of space and time with the Kadence MidiPlus Keyboard Controller.
With its ultra-portable MIDI keyboard design and a direct Plug-and-Play feature – you don’t have to be in your jam room to create those melodies. We know that inspiration can strike anywhere and at anytime – hence, we fitted this little bad-boy with a USB Powered internal battery, so you don’t have to depend on the unreliability of finding those external power supplies.
It comes with capacitive touch-sensors to control the pitch and modulation and we know, with one of these in your hands – there is no stopping you from making those sweet old memories!


Feature List:
• X4 mini MIDI keyboards which have 49 weighted keys respectively. X mini MIDI keyboard is hot plug supported. No driver is needed. It is powered by USB and no external power su.
• ly is needed. 3 segment backlit LED. Capacitive touch sensors to control PITCH and MODULATION. Featured with SHIFT for customized functions and OCT
• 4 VE/TRANSPOSE. customizable knobs. Default setting: T1 (Volume), T2 (Pan), T3 (Expression Controller), T4 (Reverb). ATTACHMENT manual cable

Price: ₹8,000 To 9,000
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