These days it seems all you need to make music is a laptop and a DAW, but when you are deep into your music production journey you might find that adding a MIDI controller to the mix will boost your creativity and greatly influence your workflow. So, up next you will find 3 of the best MIDI keyboard controllers that will cost you under $200 bucks.
First up is the Novation Lounchkey Mini Mk3 that we’ve talked about before on another post. This little fellow is Ableton Live ready but can easily be mapped to your preferred DAW. You can get pretty experimental thanks to its 25 keys with the Arp and Fixed Chords mode. The Lounchkey Mini Mk2 is a great choice if you have limited space in your studio or if you are looking for an option you can carry around and take to your live performances.
The Arturia Keystep 37 is Arturia’s newest addition. It’s built with three octaves of fast velocity-sensitive keys paired with an impressive amount of MIDI controls, outputs for synths and a little built-in screen. This bad boy will let you get creative with a 64 step polyphonic sequencer enhancing eight different modes to trigger chords. The Arturia Keystep 37 is USB MIDI compliant to setting up will be easy with any music-making platforms.
CME XKey 25 looks like an Apple product. Its robust aluminium lightweight design makes it a great choice for the commuter producer, enabling you to easily take it anywhere. It is compatible with almost all Daws and can be easily hucked up with its USB cable. You could also get the wireless version of the CME XKey 25 for approximately the double of its base price, making it a MIDI keyboard you can pack and take anywhere.