I decided to do a review on midi keyboards seeing that they are a vital part of music production in today’s digital age. Though small in size, these babies pack a punch where you need it. Here’s what you need to know:
Midi keyboard controller The idea behind a keyboard controller, developed during the 1980s, was to give performers the ability of harnessing multiple synthesizers from a single source – your keyboard. Technology has jumped ahead by leaps and bounds where live performers, musicians on laptops, even top of the range studio musicians can benefit from the easy simplicity offered by this type of tech.
Your controller is basically the device containing piano-type keys along with a selection of knobs, buttons etc. These conduct external data to your synthesizers which output the sounds themselves. What makes this device such a prize is its versatile and adaptable nature, not to mention some are small enough to drop into your backpack.
Midi keyboard online Learning how to play the keyboard has never been easier. There are various programs out there suited for different learners or players. Options from playing online solo to playing with a number of other musicians can be attained at the click of a button.
Midi keyboard software One of my go-to places for software is definitely sourceforge.net. Sourceforge takes the guesswork out and leaves you with software perfectly suited to your needs. Searching for software may seem simple but, in my experience, it’s best to choose software that has been tried and tested by a variety of users. If you’re new to the scene, you want software that is simple to pick up so look for reviews from new users.
Midi Keyboard Amazon Amazon.com has made searching for keyboards a breeze with options ranging from #1 best seller to #1 on your wishlist. Apparently the Alesis V49 | 49-Key USB Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller is 1 of the most wished for midi keyboards on amazon.com. It is also one of Amazon’s choice Devices due to its simplicity, value and price range. Offering exceptional value with guarantees, Amazon is a great place to find a fantastic midi device for yourself this Christmas.
Midi keyboard with pads If you’re interested in using multiple instruments like Drums to add a fuller sound, your best bet is to use pads. Drum pads are able to control certain features of your software, and you have the ability to upgrade the pads themselves as needed.
Midi keyboards are perfect for solo or multiple-man jobs as they have become packed with functions, features, add-on options and more. You won’t go wrong purchasing one of these, trust me!