So you want to start making some music.
Maybe you're an aspiring beatmaker. You've already downloaded the programs you need, you've watched a few tutorials, and you're ready to start producing some super hot fire. Or maybe you're in a band, and you want to take advantage of some VST instruments to add more layers of music to your songs.
Whichever you are, you've probably quickly realized that trying to make music by clicking in melodies with your mouse is difficult, and simply speaking… Not a lot of fun. You want to be able to actually play your music with your fingers and be able to experiment with different notes to figure out the right melodies for your music.
Alas, what you need is a MIDI controller. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if you want to make beats, this is probably one of the most important pieces of equipment that you'll invest in.
The problem? There's a lot of them out today… Too many, as a matter of fact. So the question is: with all the models out there today, how do you know which MIDI keyboard is the right one for you?
To answer that, first we have to know which factors are important when it comes to judging MIDI keyboards. While no perfect controller for everybody exists, you can weigh each model on six main factors in order to figure out which one would fit you the best: