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1 Behringer X-TOUCH COMPACT Universal USB/MIDI Controller with 9 Touch-Sensitive Motor Faders Behringer X-TOUCH COMPACT Universal USB/MIDI Controller with 9 Touch-Sensitive Motor Faders No ratings yet
2 Novation Launch Control XL MkII, Ableton Live Controller, Black Novation Launch Control XL MkII, Ableton Live Controller, Black No ratings yet
3 M-Audio Oxygen Pro 61 – 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With Beat Pads, MIDI assignable Knobs,... M-Audio Oxygen Pro 61 – 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With Beat Pads, MIDI assignable... No ratings yet
4 Alesis VI61 - 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons and... Alesis VI61 - 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons... No ratings yet
5 Icon i-Controls - Potable 9-Fader MIDI Controller Icon i-Controls - Potable 9-Fader MIDI Controller No ratings yet
6 Arturia KeyLab MKII 61 Professional MIDI Controller and Software (WHITE) Arturia KeyLab MKII 61 Professional MIDI Controller and Software (WHITE) No ratings yet
7 AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 - 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8... AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 - 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8... No ratings yet
8 Mackie Big Knob Series, 4x3 Studio Monitor Controller 192kHz USB I/O (BIG KNOB STUDIO PLUS) Mackie Big Knob Series, 4x3 Studio Monitor Controller 192kHz USB I/O (BIG KNOB STUDIO PLUS) No ratings yet
9 QCon Pro G2 8-channel universal DAW control surface with Mackie Control and HUI QCon Pro G2 8-channel universal DAW control surface with Mackie Control and HUI No ratings yet
10 M-Audio Hammer 88 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 88 Hammer Action Piano Style Keys Including A... M-Audio Hammer 88 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 88 Hammer Action Piano Style Keys Including... No ratings yet
11 Behringer X-TOUCH MINI Ultra-Compact Universal USB Controller Behringer X-TOUCH MINI Ultra-Compact Universal USB Controller No ratings yet
12 Donner MIDI Pad Beat Maker with 16 Beat Pads, 2 Assignable Fader & Knobs USB MIDI Pad Controller... Donner MIDI Pad Beat Maker with 16 Beat Pads, 2 Assignable Fader & Knobs USB MIDI Pad Controller... No ratings yet
13 Alesis V61 - 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and... Alesis V61 - 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and... No ratings yet
14 AKAI Professional MPD218 - USB MIDI Controller with 16 MPC Drum Pads, 6 Assignable Knobs, Note... AKAI Professional MPD218 - USB MIDI Controller with 16 MPC Drum Pads, 6 Assignable Knobs, Note... No ratings yet
15 Icon Pro Audio, ICOC-PLATFORMMM+, Icon Pro Audio Platform M+ MIDI control surface Icon Pro Audio, ICOC-PLATFORMMM+, Icon Pro Audio Platform M+ MIDI control surface No ratings yet
16 Btuty Portable Mini USB 9 Slim-Line Control MIDI Controller Keyboard Controller Btuty Portable Mini USB 9 Slim-Line Control MIDI Controller Keyboard Controller No ratings yet
17 Arturia MINILAB MKII Universal MIDI Controller MiniLab MkII Keyboard Controller Features a... Arturia MINILAB MKII Universal MIDI Controller MiniLab MkII Keyboard Controller Features a... No ratings yet
18 AKAI Professional MPK261 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 61 Semi Weighted Keys, Assignable MPC... AKAI Professional MPK261 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 61 Semi Weighted Keys, Assignable... No ratings yet
19 Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8... Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8... No ratings yet
20 Nektar Impact LX88+ | USB MIDI Controller Keyboard with Nektar DAW Integration Nektar Impact LX88+ | USB MIDI Controller Keyboard with Nektar DAW Integration No ratings yet

Bestseller No. 1
Behringer X-TOUCH COMPACT Universal USB/MIDI Controller with 9 Touch-Sensitive Motor Faders
  • Universal Remote Control for DAWs, Instruments, Effects and Lighting applications
  • Features Mackie Control* emulation mode for seamless integration with every compatible music production software
  • 9 fully automated and touch-sensitive 100 mm motorized faders
  • Dual-Layer mode for quick change between DAW and instrument control
  • Pre-configured control elements for instant operation out of the box
Bestseller No. 2
Novation Launch Control XL MkII, Ableton Live Controller, Black
  • Assign buttons, knobs and faders to any parameters within Ableton Live to make your own layouts; customize knobs with your own colors; switch between...
  • Create Your Own Layouts - Fully customisable with the included software editor.Plug Straight In - Bus powered and no drivers needed.16 Multi-color...
  • 24 rotary pots with 300 degree motion. 24 multi-colour indicator LEDs - one for each pot. Eight 60mm Faders. 16 assignable multi-colour backlit...
  • We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launch Control integration. Launch Control...
  • HUI compatibility for mixer control in DAWs including Cubase, Logic Pro and Pro Tools. HUI is not supported in Pro Tools First. Note: Due to the...
Bestseller No. 3
M-Audio Oxygen Pro 61 – 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With Beat Pads, MIDI assignable Knobs,...
  • MIDI Keyboard Essentials - 61 velocity-sensitive, semi weighted keys with aftertouch and assignable zones for playing virtual sampler instruments and...
  • Beat Maker Mainstays - 16 RGB backlit MIDI assignable velocity sensitive drum pads with Note Repeat for beat production, clip launching, soundboard...
  • Total Command of Your Music Production - 8 assignable knobs & buttons and 9 assignable faders for tactile MIDI control of virtual instruments, effect...
  • Every Tool You Need – Effortless auto-mapping for DAW controls & plugin parameters; Smart Chord & Smart Scale modes; Arpeggiator; pitch & modulation...
  • Complete software production package Included - MPC Beats, Ableton Live Lite, virtual instruments from AIR Music Tech and Akai Professional MPC...
Bestseller No. 4
Alesis VI61 - 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons and...
  • MIDI Keyboard with 61 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys with after touch. USB MIDI and 5-pin MIDI Out offer flexible MIDI connectivity
  • Manipulate plugins and virtual instruments with hands-on controls. With VI61, you can open and close filters on virtual synthesizers, adjust volume...
  • 16 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with illuminated RGB feedback for beat production and clip launching. Pitch and modulation wheels deliver...
  • 48 assignable buttons and 16 assignable knobs interface with your music software. Seamless visual feedback via LED screen and illuminated buttons and...
  • Production software included - MPC Beats, Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads). USB-powered and plug-and-play support for Mac...
Bestseller No. 5
Icon i-Controls - Potable 9-Fader MIDI Controller
  • Slim and compact mixing controller with 9 faders, 9 encoders, and 18 buttons, and an x/Y joystick
  • Recall up to 4 scenes for instant control of various applications
  • Presets built-in for Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, amplitude, Logic Pro, and able ton Live
  • Includes imap software for quick and easy MIDI Mapping
  • Class-compliant with macOS Big Sur (M1 and Intel Compatible), Windows 10, and Windows 8/7 (32 & 64-bit)
Bestseller No. 6
Arturia KeyLab MKII 61 Professional MIDI Controller and Software (WHITE)
  • 61-note MIDI Controller Keyboard with Aftertouch
  • 5 Expression Control Inputs - White
  • 16 RGB Backlit Perfmance Pads
  • 9 Rotary Encoders
  • 9 Large Faders
Bestseller No. 7
AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 - 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8...
  • Music Production and Beat Maker Essential - USB powered MIDI controller with 25 mini MIDI keyboard velocity-sensitive keys for studio production,...
  • Total Control of your Production - Innovative 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control, plus a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable...
  • The MPC Experience - 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style MIDI beat pads with Note Repeat and Full Level for programming drums, triggering samples...
  • Complete Command of your Virtual Instruments and FX - 8 360-degree knobs assign to all your music studio plugins for mixing, tweaking synth controls...
  • 1500 plus Sounds and Everything You Need for Pro Production - Complete Music Production Starter Kit including MPC Beats, 6 Virtual Instruments and 2GB...
Bestseller No. 8
Mackie Big Knob Series, 4x3 Studio Monitor Controller 192kHz USB I/O (BIG KNOB STUDIO PLUS)
  • Professional source and monitor selection O choose between 4 sources and 3 monitor pairs O classic Big knob volume control O independent trim on all...
  • Flexible 2x4 USB recording interface O two boutique-quality onyx mic preamps including phantom power for condenser microphones O high-resolution...
  • Comprehensive feature set for professional studios O flexible source connections including CONVENIENT front panel 1/8” input for your smartphone
  • Includes traction recording software
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on both Mac and Windows
Bestseller No. 9
QCon Pro G2 8-channel universal DAW control surface with Mackie Control and HUI
  • Universal DAW control surface with Mackie control and HUI
  • 9 touch-sensitive motorized faders
  • Presets and overlays for Cubase/Nuendo, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, studio One, digital performer, FL studio, amplitude, Reaper, Bitwig,...
  • Large backlit LCD to display channel name, control values etc. For each channel
  • Illuminated buttons for each channel including rec-enable, solo, mute, select and monitor
SaleBestseller No. 10
M-Audio Hammer 88 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 88 Hammer Action Piano Style Keys Including A...
  • Perfect Feel, Ultimate Response - 88 fully-weighted, hammer-action velocity-sensitive keys deliver natural piano feel, faithfully replicating every...
  • Plug & Play - Driverless class compliant and USB powered specification provides seamless USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments,...
  • Express Yourself - Conveniently located pitch bend, modulation, volume and octave controls for immersive, expressive performances
  • All The Right Connections - Expanded control options for Inputs for Sustain, Expression and Soft pedals included
  • Free Online Lessons - Includes FREE 3-month subscription to Skoove. The easiest way to learn piano with interactive piano lessons for beginners and...
Bestseller No. 11
Behringer X-TOUCH MINI Ultra-Compact Universal USB Controller
  • Universal Pocket Remote Control for DAWs, Instruments, Effects and Lighting applications
  • Features Mackie Control* emulation mode for seamless integration with every compatible music production software
  • Long-wearing 60-mm master fader
  • Dual-Layer mode for quick change between DAW and instrument control
  • Pre-configured control elements for instant operation out of the box
Bestseller No. 12
Donner MIDI Pad Beat Maker with 16 Beat Pads, 2 Assignable Fader & Knobs USB MIDI Pad Controller...
  • 【16 Colorful Beat Pad Record 48 Custom Sound Sources】 The MIDI drum pad STARRYPAD's 16 soft silicone backlit pads can trigger drums, samples,...
  • 【Exclusive Equipment, Stamped with Your Personality】The drum pad machine STARRYPAD has an assignable custom group with 2 fader, 2 knobs, and 3...
  • 【Powerful Compatibility】The beat machine comes with a standard USB C power supply and data interface for easy plug and play. (Tips: if you want to...
  • 【Your Exclusive Lighting Engineer】The midi controller pad STARRYPAD lights up the stage with 7 dazzling colors. Use playing instructions to...
  • 【Boost Your Rhythm Game】Worried about a weak sense of rhythm? Tap Tempo is directly synchronized with DAW to help you quickly grasp the BPMs of...
Bestseller No. 13
Alesis V61 - 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and...
  • MIDI Keyboard with 61 full-sized, velocity sensitive square-front keys, perfect for playing Virtual Instruments
  • 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching
  • 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software. Seamless, visual feedback via illuminated buttons and knobs
  • Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range and Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
  • Premium Software Included - Includes Ableton Live Lite, Xpand!2 virtual instrument software by Air Music Tech and MPC Beats
Bestseller No. 14
AKAI Professional MPD218 - USB MIDI Controller with 16 MPC Drum Pads, 6 Assignable Knobs, Note...
  • Beat Production, Anywhere - Ultra-portable, feature-packed and USB powered pad controller with 16 thick fat MPC pads for triggering drums, melodic...
  • Expandable Banks - Easily accessible dedicated controls for three pad banks provides a total of 48 assignable pads
  • Assignable Control - 18 fully assignable 360-Degree potentiometers accessible via three banks for controlling DAW, virtual effect and virtual...
  • Feature Packed - MPC note repeat and full level controls for immersive expressive performances
  • Comprehensive Software Suite Included - Ableton Live Lite, Drum Synth 500 by AIR Music Tech
Bestseller No. 15
Icon Pro Audio, ICOC-PLATFORMMM+, Icon Pro Audio Platform M+ MIDI control surface
  • 8+1 touch-sensitive motorized faders with 10-bit resolution
  • 8 dual-function encoder knobs (rotate and enter)
  • Class-compliant with macOS Big Sur (M1 and Intel Compatible), Windows 10, and Windows 8/7 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Mackie control built-in for Cubase, Nuendo, Amplitude, Logic Pro, Able ton Live, Reaper, Reason, Studio One and Bit wig
  • Platform D2 optional LCD display available separately
Bestseller No. 16
Btuty Portable Mini USB 9 Slim-Line Control MIDI Controller Keyboard Controller
  • 🎹9 MIDI control groups: 9 knobs + 9 sliders + 9 buttons.
  • 🎹4 programmable memory banks.
  • 🎹6 transport buttons: Rew, Play, FF, Loop, Stop, Rec.
  • 🎹Plug and Play USB 2.0 cable, no need of driver installation.
  • 🎹Comes with editor software.
Bestseller No. 17
Arturia MINILAB MKII Universal MIDI Controller MiniLab MkII Keyboard Controller Features a...
  • MiniLab MkII is a high quality, feature-packed controller which gives you hands-on access to the sounds in your virtual studio. Breathe new life into...
  • This powerful controller also comes with several critically acclaimed software titles that will have you creating professional recordings in no time....
  • Created with the mobile musician in mind, MiniLab MkII has a slim, compact profile which makes it perfect for transporting to and from gigs, and for...
  • Not everyone has the luxury of a spacious studio, and this is where our reinvented controller really shines. MiniLab MkII has a tiny footprint...
  • Helping you make the most of your virtual instruments and recording software, MiniLab MkII features a great-feeling keybed with 25 slim-keys, 16...
Bestseller No. 18
AKAI Professional MPK261 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 61 Semi Weighted Keys, Assignable MPC...
  • Pro Keyboard Performance - 61 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural...
  • Beat Making Essentials - 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads - the perfect solution for triggering samples, loops,...
  • Assignable Control - 24 assignable Q-Link controllers comprising 8 control knobs, faders and switches engineered for hassle-free DAW / virtual...
  • Your Studio Centerpiece - Take command of your peripheral MIDI equipment courtesy of an onboard USB-MIDI interface with 5-pin MIDI input & output
  • Core MPC Tools - MPC mainstay controls included - MPC Note Repeat, arpeggiator, MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo and Time Division
Bestseller No. 19
Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8...
  • Compact keyboard controller easily fits backpack and studio production desk (12.4" long, 1.6 lbs)
  • Powered by USB connection to computer, with free virtual-instrument download packages
  • Crammed full of all the features you need to play and edit musical ideas
  • 25-synth-action mini-keys, 8 velocity-sensitive rubber drum pads with two banks, and eight assignable control knobs
  • Dedicated buttons for Note Repeat, Full Level, and Octave Up and Down
Bestseller No. 20
Nektar Impact LX88+ | USB MIDI Controller Keyboard with Nektar DAW Integration
  • High quality MIDI controller keyboard designed for performers and producers wanting tactile instrument control. 88 semi-weighted full-size...
  • Nektar DAW integration for most popular DAWs with Mixer and Instrument modes
  • Comprehensive MIDI functionailty. Compatible with all MIDI music software applications
  • Mac, PC and iOS Compatible
  • Includes Bigwig Studio 8-track DAW + sound content package

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FAQ:

Q: What is a MIDI pad and knob controller?

A: So, get ready for some serious finger drumming with our round-up of the best MIDI pad and knob controllers. What does a MIDI pad controller do? A MIDI pad controller replaces a piano-style keyboard with velocity and pressure-sensitive pads to give you a more suitable approach to making beats and grooves with MIDI gear and software instruments.

Q: What are the different types of MIDI controllers?

A: As you probably know, MIDI controllers can be largely divided into two categories: Keyboard controllers: These controllers are built around standard piano keybeds. Though most will have a few pads, faders and knobs, the primary function is to enter notes via the keyboard. Pad controllers: In these controllers, the pads are the stars of the show.

Q: What’s the best drum pad MIDI controller for beginners?

A: What’s the best drum pad MIDI controller? The Akai MPD232 is the best drum pad controller with not only pads but sliders, knobs, and a sequencer, too, giving an overall fantastic MIDI controlling experience. And if you just want the pads, then try the MPD226 or MPD218 for a more focused feature set.

Q: What are toggle and momentary MIDI messages in a MIDI controller?

A: In a MIDI Controller, buttons can either transmit a Toggle or a Momentary MIDI message. If a button is set to transmit a Toggle MIDI message, when you press it, it transmits a value of 127 but it doesn’t transmit a value of 0 until you press it again.