From the simple to the strange.
MIDI keyboards have become so pervasive that their huge impact on music production is often ignored over more flashy, exotic pieces of gear. Nevertheless, few items have become such an important source of creativity in the modern studio setup. As more manufacturers enter the market and the demands of producers change, MIDI keyboards themselves have experienced a fascinating evolution in shape, size and power.
Whether that’s the ROLI Seaboard‘s innovative 5D touch surface that lets you strike, glide, slide, press and strike your way to new creative sounds, or more traditionally shaped—but powerfully enhanced—controllers like the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol, there’s an overwhelming number of options to consider when looking at new MIDI keyboards for your studio setup.
So where to start navigating the world of MIDI keyboards to find the best for you? Attack Magazine has compiled a list of the 10 best MIDI keyboards made specifically for dance music production. Ordered by price, the list is the perfect place to get an idea of the best keyboards that will suit your budget as well as the importance they’re likely to play in your performance setup. So whether you’re looking for a keyboard large or small, traditional or downright weird, we recommend checking out this essential list. Read it in full here. Check out some of the demo videos for keyboards featured in the list above and below.