Midi Keyboard Test

Midi keyboards under test - built-in controller expands range of use

USB Midi Keyboard TestThere is a wide variety of keyboards for beginners, novices, enthusiasts and professionals. On the one hand, special Play and Learn devices are available for the very young, on the other hand the spectrum also includes professional DJ and Midi keyboards, which are equipped with a wide range of functions. In addition, the repertoire of many manufacturers also includes digital pianos and mini and standard keyboards. The product range of music equipment is designed for every wish, every creativity and every work with the keyboard.

The Midi Keyboard Test has shown that these devices are a professional alternative to the standard or the Mini Keyboards which is used in particular in the recording studio or when working with the sounds and the software of the music equipment. Midi keyboards are equipped with a built-in controller, which makes it possible to Keyboard with other instruments, synthesizers and music devices, as well as with the PC, in order to be able to work here in as many ways as possible. An advantage of this variant of the digital piano or e-Pianos is above all the variety of different product functions and the immense equipment. Equipped with a display, several inputs and outputs and numerous presets and software, the Midi Keyboard is the perfect partner for versatile music making in combination with other devices.

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Multifunctional handling of the professional keyboard - an overview

Not only the compact dimensions and the low weight of the professional keyboard make this musical instrument an excellent companion at performances, events and parties, but also the flexible use and the wide range of multifunctional uses.

By the way: For making music at home, an additional stand can be purchased, which can be found in the repertoire of the individual manufacturers. It is very light, but makes it easier to make music while sitting down and can therefore be used when travelling.

Some of the most important functions the keyboard with built-in Midi controller should have are

  • semi-weighted keyboard
  • Hammer action
  • Volume control
  • Headphones output
  • Sustain Pedal Input
  • Midi In and Out
  • Display
  • Software
  • Presets
  • USB Midi input
  • Arpeggiator
  • MPC pads
  • Endless controller

Above all the keyboard of the Midi keyboard in the test plays a decisive role. If the keyboard has a velocity, i.e. is semi-weighted and also equipped with a hammer action, nothing stands in the way of authentic music-making. Such a keyboard is almost identical to the keys found on an acoustic piano.

A display, pre-installed presets, an arpeggiator and the endless controller on the music device increase the flexibility during use and allow the musician to be creative without having to sacrifice anything.

If you like to enjoy the sounds or the work of your midi keyboard at night, your device should have a headphone output. This allows you to make music even at late hours. A further output should be available for the sustain pedal, which can be used at will. USB and Midi in and out connections should be available on the keyboard in any case.

You should also choose a digital piano that can be charged via USB. This type of power supply is more practical and less complicated than a conventional mains plug. Via the USB port, the keyboard can then be connected to another device or work together with the PC.

Conclusion - the Midi Keyboard as an all-rounder

Quickly packed and easily transported to the next gig, where your own midi keyboard can be used with a wide range of functions - a keyboard that also has a midi controller can be used for professional work with music, but still allows passionate musicians to use the musical instrument according to their taste and expectations.

Midi keyboards with up to 88 keys are available, for example in the product repertoire of the manufacturers Yamaha, Akai or Casio. If your own professional keyboard has a display, you can see exactly which functions are currently in use, while a sustain pedal input provides the necessary sound flexibility. Many Midi keyboards are equipped with a velocity-sensitive keyboard and thus promise authentic handling, just as it is found on an acoustic piano or grand piano. With the help of the various MIDI or USB inputs, the musical instrument can then be used together with other devices, for example connected to your own PC or a synthesizer.

Consequently, the Midi keyboards are true all-round talents that should not be missing in any recording studio or on any stage to surprise the audience or the musician's heart with the most creative and high quality sounds.