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.
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