Keyboard Reviews

From bedroom producers rocking demo copies of Ableton to million-dollar artists topping EDM charts, the one piece of equipment that is common to them all is the keyboard.

The keyboard is also one of the first pieces of gear producers tend to buy. After all, keyboards occupy a central role in the production process. Not only do they make the music production process more intuitive, they let you express yourself creatively. 

But buying keyboards is not easy task. The trouble starts with defining the term - "keyboard" - itself. Depending on who you ask, a "keyboard" might be a digital piano, a MIDI controller, or a synth. 

Technically, the "keyboard" refers to the standard arrangement of black-white keys on a musical device. A piano has a keyboard, as does a keytar and a MIDI controller. 

For most musicians, especially producers, however, a keyboard stands for a MIDI controller, or more rarely, a digital piano. 

Which is exactly what we'll focus on in this section. We'll share our reviews and lists of the best MIDI controllers and digital pianos on the market right now. Besides reviews for individual products, we'll also share tips and insights on buying the right gear, as well as our review methodology. 

Best MIDI Controllers: By Number of Keys

Best MIDI Keyboards (Overall)

Our list of the best MIDI keyboards on the market, regardless of the number of keys. Read Article

Best 49-Key Keyboards

We take a look at the best 49-key MIDI controllers on the market right now. Read Article

Best 88-Key Keyboards

Our guide to buying the best 88 key keyboards you can buy right now. Read Article

Best 61-Key Keyboards

Our guide to buying the best 61 key MIDI controllers you can buy right now. Read Article

Best 25 Key MIDI Controller

Our list of the best 25 key MIDI controller on the market in 2019. Read Article

Best MIDI Controllers: By Type and Budget

Best Digital Piano

An in-depth look at the best digital piano keyboards on the market. Read Article

Best Ableton Controller

What are the best keyboards and controllers for Ableton? Check out our top picks. Read Article

Best Logic Pro X Controller

What's the best MIDI controller for Logic Pro X? Check out our top picks. Read Article

Best Cheap MIDI Keyboard (Under $100)

What's the best MIDI controller if you have less than $100 to spend? Here are some options. Read Article

Best Mini MIDI Keyboard

Our guide to the best tiny keyboards that pack a punch. Read Article

Best MIDI Keyboard for FL Studio

Our guide to the best keyboards for FL Studio users. Read Article

Best Portable MIDI Keyboards

Our guide to the best portable keyboards making music on the go. Read Article

Best Yamaha Keyboards

Our guide to the best keyboards from Yamaha's stable. Read Article

The Best Pro Tools Keyboards

Pro Tools users: here's our list of the best MIDI keyboards for your favorite DAW. Read Article

Best Cubase MIDI Controllers

Need a great MIDI controller for Cubase? Look no further than our top picks. Read Article

MIDI Keyboards/Controllers: Reviews

Akai MPK Mini MK2 Review

Is this versatile 25-key controller right for your studio? Find out in this review . Read Article

Akai MPK249 Review

The best performance 49-key controller around? You decide. Read Article

Alesis V49 Review

Great keyboard, good design, but missing key features. Good option for budget buyers. Read Article

Arturia KeyStep Review

Powerful arp/sequencer makes this a unique MIDI controller. See if it's right for you. Read Article

We regularly update this page with new reviews and buying guides. Keep checking back here for more!