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Best Of 2020: MIDI Controllers

Despite the global pandemic, closure of factories and general mayhem, 2020 has seen some great, new MIDI controllers announced and/or released. Here's nine of our favorites (in no particular order).

Arturia Releases Statement: Keystep vs Behringer Swing

When Behringer announced the imminent release of Swing, a MIDI controller and sequencer that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Arturia Keystep, heated discussions ensued.

ROLI Releases LUMI Keys Studio Edition, Polyphonic Aftertouch & Per-Key Pitchbend

Brilliant for both producers and performers, the latest edition of LUMI Keys enters a vastly expanded ecosystem of MPE-optimized tools.

The 5 Most Portable Music-Making Accessories You Can Buy Right Now

As mobile devices like laptops, phones and iPads get ever more powerful, here are five great additions to your music-making setup.

Review: AKAI MPK Mini Mk3

AKAI’s latest MIDI controller has a new keybed, a generous software bundle and a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones gives you all the details…

M-Audio Releases Keystation 88 MK3 Keyboard MIDI Controller

Keystation 88 MK3 features 88 natural-feeling, full-size velocity-sensitive keys in a compact, rugged design, perfect for any musician creating music at home or on the go.

Arturia Releases KeyStep 37, MIDI Keyboard With Scale Mode, Chord Mode & More

Arturia are thrilled to unveil the latest addition to the Step range, alongside KeyStep and KeyStep Pro: introducing KeyStep 37, now available to order.

Arturia Intros Optional Wooden Legs for KeyLab 88 MkII

Sometimes it can feel like your MIDI controller is an integral part of the furniture. Now it literally can be thanks to the new stylish and ergonomic wooden legs for the Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII.

IK Multimedia Releases iRig Keys 2 Mini, Mobile MIDI keyboard Controller With Unique Audio Output

The new 25-key member of IK Multimedia's MIDI controller series offers on-the-go convenience, MIDI I/O and unique audio/headphone output.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 MIDI Controller

IK has updated its iRig Keys MIDI controller with a new look and feel and even an audio output. Hollin Jones takes it on the road.

Roland Announces A-88 MKII MIDI Keyboard, GO:LIVECAST And More

Roland has unveiled a raft of new products and services at CES including instruments, controllers and apps. Here's the pick of the bunch.

What To Consider When Choosing Your Next MIDI Keyboard Controller

MIDI controller keyboards come in all shapes, sizes and configurations. Joe Albano explains your options, whatever your keyboard needs may be.

Novation Announces Launchkey Mini MK3 With Arpeggiator, Fixed Chord Mode, 16 RGB Pads

Sporting an arpeggiator, 16 RGB pads, fixed chord mode, 25 keys and a new Capture MIDI feature and transport controls, the new Launchkey Mini MK3 from Novation punches above its size and price tag.

Arturia Announces MICROLAB, Super Cute USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

Versatile 25-key MicroLab offers high quality keys, travel-friendly features, powerful included software, and integrated cable-tidy.

Arturia Updates KeyStep MIDI Controller To 1.1. Here's What's New

The firmware update version 1.1, which is immediately available to all Arturia KeyStep users, adds additional functionality and features, and is free of charge.