Controller Keyboards

At the simplest level, a controller keyboard, also commonly known as a "master" keyboard.

Controller Keyboards
Controller Keyboards
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    What is a master keyboard?
  3. 3.
    Basic Types
  4. 4.
    Standard Controls
  5. 5.
    Other Features
  6. 6.
    Terminology
  7. 7.
    Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  8. 8.
    Conclusion
  9. 9.
    Our current deals

Welcome to our Controller Keyboards Online Advisor.

There was a time when all electronic keyboards produced sound, but the advent of the MIDI communications protocol made it inevitable that specialisation would ensue, and the dedicated controller keyboard was born - as useful for controlling the software instruments of today as it was for the hardware instruments of yesterday. The following pages give an overview of the major functions of controller keyboards, and the main types available.

Our Online Advisor extends over several pages – you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. Arturia Keystep

    Arturia Key­step

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    NOK981.51
  2. Arturia MiniLab MKII

    Arturia MiniLab MKII

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    NOK869.75
  3. Swissonic EasyKey 49

    Swis­sonic EasyKey 49

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    NOK671.43
  4. Novation Impulse 49

    Nova­tion Impulse 49

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    NOK2,306.72
  5. Akai MPK mini Mk2

    Akai MPK mini Mk2

    In stock within about one week
    NOK906.72
  6. Swissonic EasyKey 25

    Swis­sonic EasyKey 25

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    NOK545.38
  7. Nektar Impact GX 61

    Nektar Impact GX 61

    In stock within 1-2 weeks
    NOK915.97
  8. Akai APC Keys 25

    Akai APC Keys 25

    In stock within 8-11 weeks
    NOK671.43
  9. M-Audio Keystation 88 MkII

    M-Audio Key­sta­tion 88 MkII

    In stock within 8-11 weeks
    NOK1,570.59
  10. Alesis Q49 Keyboard Controller

    Alesis Q49 Key­board Con­troller

    In stock within 7-10 weeks
    NOK684.87
  11. Novation Impulse 61

    Nova­tion Impulse 61

    In stock
    NOK3,024.37
  12. Miditech Midistart Music 25

    Mid­itech Midistart Music 25

    In stock
    NOK548.74
  13. Alesis V49

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    In stock within 3-5 weeks
    NOK869.75
  14. Akai LPK 25

    Akai LPK 25

    In stock within 8-11 weeks
    NOK393.28
  15. M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4

    M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4

    In stock
    NOK1,168.07

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  15. M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4

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