Top 5 best Midi Keyboard Controllers in 2019

Midi Keyboard controllers are one of the most used hardware in the music industry as well as for the musicians who can play keyboard. When it comes to recording notes, automation and even performing live in concert, Midi keyboard controller is your best friend. Here is our list of Top 5 best Midi Keyboard controllers in 2019.

Arturia KeyLab 61 MKII Professional MIDI Controller

Arturia KeyLab, 61 MKII, Professional, MIDI Controller

The best part about this keyboard is the luxurious keys which give an instant vibe of playing as a serious artist. It’s classy look with great material design is really impressive. The expression controls are placed on the top left near other controllers therefore you have to set up your hands on it with practice. You will also get Analaog Lab 3, Ableton Live Lite & Piano V2 Including FULL V Collection 6 worth 600$ for FREE with the box.

Key features:

  • 61 Ultra-responsive light weight keys with aftertouch-enabled
  • Light weight aluminum material
  • 16 RGB backlit drum pads
  • 9 knobs, 5 expression control inputs, 4 CV output jacks
  • DAW-specific software integrated features
  • MIDI and USB connectivity 

[Buy Now] Arturia KeyLab 61 MKII Professional MIDI Controller and Full V Collection 6 Software (Black)

Novation Impulse 49 USB Midi Controller Keyboard

This keyboard feels more like a synthesizer than a keyboard while playing. I would recommend going for 49-Keys version instead of 61-Keys as the differences are not much between both except the number of Keys.

novation, novation impulse, midi keyboard

Key features:

  • It has 61 velocity sensitive semi-weighted keys with aftertouch
  • 8 knobs, 9 faders and 9 switches
  • Comes with Automap 4 control software for instant integration with DAWs
  • MIDI and USB connectivity 
  • 8 Drum pads for Warp arpeggios, swing beats and launch clips
  • On-board LCD Screen for controllers feedback

[Buy Now] Novation Impulse 49 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 49 Keys

M-Audio Oxygen 61-Keys MIDI Keyboard

m-audio midi keyboard, midi keyboard, controller, oxygen 49

One of the most used MIDI Keyboard controllers out there in the world. It’s a good budget controller for every type of producers and performers. Personally, I experienced old version of this brand had a ghosting problem on the assignable knobs and faders but this new version has reworked, improved and better knobs / faders.

Key features

  • It has 61 velocity sensitive full-size keys
  • Great expression controls with on-board pitch bending and modulation controllers
  • 8 velocity sensitive trigger pads for beat production and live clip playing
  • 8 assignable knobs for controlling DAW, plugin parameters
  • On-board LCD screen for parameter feedback
  • Dedicated octave up and octave down buttons for range control
  • DAW-integrated features with automatic mapping with Pro-tools, Ableton, Cubase, FL Studio etc

[Buy Now] M-Audio Oxygen 61-Keys MIDI Keyboard with Eight Trigger Pads (Black)

Akai Professional MPK261 61-key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Akai, MPK261 61-key ,MIDI Controller, midi keyboard

If money is not an issue for you, then definitely go for this. It’s very comfortable to play notes. Personally, the expression control placement is not for me as I like to use them when its on left side of the keys.

Key features

  • It has 61 full-size keys with aftertouch feature
  • Assignable faders, knobs and Switches (8 in numbers of each therefore total 24 controllers for linking)
  • MPC style pads with RGB colors each with 4 banks for 64 pads
  • It is an USB midi with 5-pin MIDI input and output
  • DAW-integrated features for transport and parameters control
  • On-board LCD backlit
  • Note Repeat, Swing, and arpeggiator for more advanced playing

[Buy Now] Akai Professional MPK261 61-key MIDI Controller

Novation Launchkey 61MK2 61-Note USB Keyboard Controller

novation, launchkey, 61mk2, midi keyboard

When it comes to looks, nothing can beat this. Novation MIDI controllers are best supported for Ableton but I have used this keyboard on FL Studio for a long time. The controller placements are really nice and comfortable to reach while playing. And also, for me the better expression controller placement (left side of the keys). You will also get Ableton Live lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station VSTi with over 4 GB of Loopmaster Samples on Amazon.

Key features:

  • It has 61 full-size keys
  • 9 Assignable faders, 8 knobs and 9 Switches (therefore 26 controllers for linking)
  • 16 RGB pads with RGB colors
  • It is an USB midi with 5-pin MIDI input and output
  • DAW-integrated features for transport and parameters control

[Buy Now] Novation Launchkey 61MK2 61-Note USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live

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