Top 10 Best MIDI Software Items
for July 2022

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AKAI Professional MPD218, 16-Pad USB/MIDI Controller With MPC Pads, 6 Assignable Knobs, Production Software Included

AKAI Professional MPD218

16-Pad USB/MIDI Controller With MPC Pads, 6 Assignable Knobs, Production Software Included

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

The MPC Production Experience - Includes MPC Beats Software complete with the finest features and essential production tools from the Akai Professional MPC Series

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Product Features

  • Comprehensive Software Suite Included - Ableton Live Lite, Sonivox Big Bang cinematic percussion and Big Bang universal drums
  • Feature Packed - MPC note repeat and full level controls for immersive expressive performances
  • Assignable Control - 18 fully assignable 360-Degree potentiometers accessible via three banks for controlling DAW, virtual effect and virtual instrument parameters
  • Beat Production, Anywhere - Ultra-portable, feature-packed and USB powered pad controller with 16 thick fat MPC pads for triggering drums, melodic samples, effects and more
  • IOS Connectivity Covered - Control your iOS apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)

Feature packed - mpc note repeat and full level controls for immersive expressive performances Comprehensive software suite included - ableton live lite, sonivox big bang cinematic percussion and big bang universal drums Expandable banks - easily accessible dedicated controls for three pad banks provides a total of 48 assignable pads Ios connectivity covered - control your ios apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the camera connection kit (sold separately) Beat production, anywhere - ultra-portable, feature-packed and usb powered pad controller with 16 thick fat mpc pads for triggering drums, melodic samples, effects and more Assignable control - 18 fully assignable 360-degree potentiometers accessible via three banks for controlling daw, virtual effect and virtual instrument parameters

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AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 - 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8 Knobs and Music Production Software Included (White)

AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3

25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8 Knobs and Music Production Software Included (White)

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

Total Control of Your Production - Innovative 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control, plus a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes

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Product Features

  • 1500+ Sounds and Everything You Need for Pro Production Complete Music Production Starter Kit including MPC Beats, 6 Virtual Instruments and 2GB of sound content
  • Complete Command of your Virtual Instruments and FX - 8 360-degree knobs assign to all your music studio plugins for mixing, tweaking synth controls and more
  • The MPC Experience - 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style MIDI beat pads with Note Repeat & Full Level for programming drums, triggering samples and controlling virtual synthesizer / DAW controls
  • Music Production and Beat Maker Essential USB powered MIDI controller with 25 mini MIDI keyboard velocity-sensitive keys for studio production, virtual synthesizer control and beat production

Complete command of your virtual instruments and fx - 8 360-degree knobs assign to all your music studio plugins for mixing, tweaking synth controls and more 1500+ sounds and everything you need for pro production complete music production starter kit including mpc beats, 6 virtual instruments and 2gb of sound content Music production and beat maker essential usb powered midi controller with 25 mini midi keyboard velocity-sensitive keys for studio production, virtual synthesizer control and beat production The mpc experience - 8 backlit velocity-sensitive mpc-style midi beat pads with note repeat & full level for programming drums, triggering samples and controlling virtual synthesizer / daw controls

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Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads and Pro Software Suite Included – Limited Edition Black Finish

Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII

25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads and Pro Software Suite Included – Limited Edition Black Finish

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

The MPC Production Experience - Includes MPC Beats Software compete with the finest features and essential production tools from the AKAI Professional MPC Series

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Product Features

  • Total Control Wherever You Go - USB MIDI keyboard controller with 25 velocity-sensitive keys and octave up / down buttons to access the full melodic range perfect virtual synthesizer control
  • Plug & Play No drivers required, USB powered and ultra portable design lets you create anywhere
  • Express Yourself - Innovative 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation MIDI control, plus a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes
  • Beat Maker Essentials - 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC drum pads with Note Repeat & Full Level for programming drums, triggering samples and controlling virtual instrument / DAW controls
  • 1400 Sounds and Everything You Need For Pro Production - Production software package for Mac and PC included: AKAI Pro MPC Beats, SONiVOX Wobble, and Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)

Express yourself - innovative 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation midi control, plus a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes Take command of your daw - 8 fully-assignable q-link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins and more 1400 sounds and everything you need for pro production - production software package for mac and pc included: akai pro mpc beats, sonivox wobble, and hybrid 3 by air music tech (downloads) Total control wherever you go - usb midi keyboard controller with 25 velocity-sensitive keys and octave up / down buttons to access the full melodic range perfect virtual synthesizer control Beat maker essentials - 8 backlit velocity-sensitive mpc drum pads with note repeat & full level for programming drums, triggering samples and controlling virtual instrument / daw controls Plug & play no drivers required, usb powered and ultra portable design lets you create anywhere

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M-Audio AIR 192|14 - 8-In 4-Out USB Audio / MIDI Interface with Recording Software from Pro-Tools & Ableton Live, Plus Studio-Grade FX & Instruments

M-Audio AIR 192

14 - 8-In 4-Out USB Audio / MIDI Interface with Recording Software from Pro-Tools & Ableton Live, Plus Studio-Grade FX & Instruments

by inMusic Brands Inc
What We like

Capture every detail - premium component selection and 24-bit/192kHz resolution for professional recording and monitoring to your Mac/ PC;

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Product Features

  • Unite your MIDI gear - 5-pin MIDI in/ out connections for connecting synths, sequencers and other external MIDI gear
  • Low latency - Hi-Speed USB/ USB-C circuitry gives you the fastest connection, with a class-leading round trip latency of only 2. 59Ms*; USB and USB-C connection cables included
  • Connectivity - 4 XLR+" TRS combo inputs, 2 instrument inputs and 2 Line inputs; stereo outputs with direct mono/stereo switch; 2 assignable auxiliary Outs; 2 headphone outputs
  • Pristine studio grade capture - transparent crystal preamps and ultra-pristine ad converters for unsurpassed audio recording quality

Low latency - hi-speed usb/ usb-c circuitry gives you the fastest connection, with a class-leading round trip latency of only 2. 59ms*; usb and usb-c connection cables included Pristine studio grade capture - transparent crystal preamps and ultra-pristine ad converters for unsurpassed audio recording quality Unite your midi gear - 5-pin midi in/ out connections for connecting synths, sequencers and other external midi gear Connectivity - 4 xlr+" trs combo inputs, 2 instrument inputs and 2 line inputs; stereo outputs with direct mono/stereo switch; 2 assignable auxiliary outs; 2 headphone outputs

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Novation Launchkey 37 MK3 37-Key MIDI Keyboard Bundle with Sustain Pedal and Knox Gear 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (3 Items)

Novation Launchkey 37 MK3 37-Key MIDI Keyboard Bundle with Sustain Pedal and Knox Gear 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (3 Items)

by Novation
What We like

Integration with Ableton Live: The Launchkey platform has always been about flexibility, and the MK3 revision carries this mantra at its core. Larger, improved velocity-sensitive pads provide greater control over dynamics, and eight fixed rotary knobs bring your software to life at your fingertips

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Product Features

  • 5-Pin MIDI DIN Output: Launchkey MK3 37 is equipped with a full-size 5-pin MIDI DIN output, enabling simple connection to the universe of MIDI devices new and old. Coupled with its immense standalone potential, Launchkey is now the centerpiece to your live or studio system computer or not
  • Customizable for Convenience: Custom Modes simplify the relationship between controller and software, with more power than ever in your hands. Programmable using the Novation Components browser-based tool, Custom Modes let you design the behavior of your Launchkey, with control over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad color and much more
  • Bundle Includes: Novation Launchkey MK3 37-Key USB MIDI Ableton Keyboard Controller, On Stage KSP100 Keyboard Piano Style Sustain Pedal (Black), and Knox Gear 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
  • MIDI Keyboard Controller: Novation Launchkey MK3 37 is an intuitive and fully-integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live and with your external equipment. The Launchkey experience is designed for players of all types and abilities. With this controller, regardless of experience, you can create and play your music like never before

5-pin midi din output: launchkey mk3 37 is equipped with a full-size 5-pin midi din output, enabling simple connection to the universe of midi devices new and old. coupled with its immense standalone potential, launchkey is now the centerpiece to your live or studio system computer or not Midi keyboard controller: Novation launchkey mk3 37 is an intuitive and fully-integrated midi keyboard controller for making tracks in ableton live and with your external equipment. the launchkey experience is designed for players of all types and abilities. with this controller, regardless of experience, you can create and play your music like never before Customizable for convenience: custom modes simplify the relationship between controller and software, with more power than ever in your hands. programmable using the Novation components browser-based tool, custom modes let you design the behavior of your launchkey, with control over control assignments, midi routing, pad color and much more Bundle includes: Novation launchkey mk3 37-key usb midi ableton keyboard controller, on stage ksp100 keyboard piano style sustain pedal (black), and knox gear 4-port usb 3.0 hub

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KORG microKEY Air 49-Key Bluetooth MIDI Controller Bundle with Sustain Pedal & Knox Gear 4-Port USB Hub (3 Items)

KORG microKEY Air 49-Key Bluetooth MIDI Controller Bundle with Sustain Pedal & Knox Gear 4-Port USB Hub (3 Items)

by Korg
What We like

WIRELESS CONNECTION: Korg Module and the microKEY are the best possible combination for a mobile performance environment. With the new microKEY which supports a damper or the microKEY Air which provides a wireless connection via Bluetooth MIDI, your iPhone instantly transforms into a high-quality sound module

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Product Features

  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Korg microKEY Air 49-Key Bluetooth MIDI Controller, On Stage KSP100 Keyboard Piano Style Sustain Pedal (Black), and Knox Gear 3.0 4 Port USB Hub
  • CONNECTIVITY: microKEY Air can also be connected via a traditional USB cable. Since the microKEY is USB bus-powered, you only need a single USB cable to connect it to Mac or Windows
  • BATTERY LIFE: With an average of one hour of use per day, the batteries allow approximately one month of operation. And best of all, the microKEY Air runs on just two AA batteries

Bundle includes: Korg microkey air 49-key bluetooth midi controller, on stage ksp100 keyboard piano style sustain pedal (black), and knox gear 3.0 4 port usb hub Battery life: with an average of one hour of use per day, the batteries allow approximately one month of operation. and best of all, the microkey air runs on just two aa batteries Connectivity: microkey air can also be connected via a traditional usb cable. since the microkey is usb bus-powered, you only need a single usb cable to connect it to mac or windows

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KORG nanoKEY 25-Key Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White) Bundle with Knox Gear Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones & 4-Port USB Hub (3 Items)

KORG nanoKEY 25-Key Slim-Line USB MIDI Controller (White) Bundle with Knox Gear Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones & 4-Port USB Hub (3 Items)

by Korg
What We like

OCTAVE SHIFT BUTTONS: The octave shift buttons allow the overall pitch to be shifted four levels, either up or down, in octave increments. For enhanced performances, The Nanokey2 also provides Pitch Bend buttons, a Modulation button, and a Sustain button one that's indispensable for piano or electric piano performance

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Product Features

  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Korg nanoKEY2 25-Key Slim-Line USB MIDI Keyboard Controller (White), Knox Gear TX-100 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones, and Knox Gear 3.0 4 Port USB Hub
  • PLUG AND PLAY: Just connect a single USB cable from your computer to the Nanokey2, and you've got a quick and portable music production system. Power and USB-MIDI data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient workspace
  • TOUCH AND VELOCITY RESPONSE: The touch and velocity response have been carefully tuned, as only a manufacturer with Korg track record and know-how can, ensuring that your expressive performance will be conveyed accurately to your software

Bundle includes: Korg nanokey2 25-key slim-line usb midi keyboard controller (white), knox gear tx-100 closed-back studio monitor headphones, and knox gear 3.0 4 port usb hub Plug and play: just connect a single usb cable from your computer to the nanokey2, and you've got a quick and portable music production system. power and usb-midi data travels down the same wire for a clean, efficient workspace Touch and velocity response: the touch and velocity response have been carefully tuned, as only a manufacturer with Korg track record and know-how can, ensuring that your expressive performance will be conveyed accurately to your software

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AKAI Professional APC40MKII - USB MIDI Controller for Mac / PC with Clip Launch Matrix, Knobs & Faders, and Pro Software Suite Included

AKAI Professional APC40MKII

USB MIDI Controller for Mac / PC with Clip Launch Matrix, Knobs & Faders, and Pro Software Suite Included

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

Production Software included - Ableton Live Lite with Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops sample packs, Toolroom Records artist launch packs (downloads)

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Product Features

  • Complete Command of Ableton Live - Seamlessly integrates with Ableton Live (v9.1.3+) providing hands-on control of Ableton's Clip Matrix, mixer parameters, virtual instruments / effects and more
  • Assignable Crossfader - Conveniently located assignable A/B crossfader for dynamic DJ-style mixing on the fly
  • Essential Control - Take command of DAW parameters, virtual instruments and effects with 9 channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls that seamlessly maps with Ableton Live
  • Create, Jam, Produce - Trigger clips, loops and samples using a 5x8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback for clip status and colour coding.
  • Hassle-Free Setup - USB-powered plug-and-play connectivity for Mac and PC

Essential control - take command of daw parameters, virtual instruments and effects with 9 channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls that seamlessly maps with ableton live Assignable crossfader - conveniently located assignable a/b crossfader for dynamic dj-style mixing on the fly Hassle-free setup - usb-powered plug-and-play connectivity for mac and pc Create, jam, produce - trigger clips, loops and samples using a 5x8 clip-launch matrix with rgb feedback for clip status and colour coding. Complete command of ableton live - seamlessly integrates with ableton live (v9.1.3+) providing hands-on control of ableton's clip matrix, mixer parameters, virtual instruments / effects and more

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Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25 Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard with Sustain Pedal and Knox 4 Port 3.0 USB Hub (3 Items)

Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25 Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard with Sustain Pedal and Knox 4 Port 3.0 USB Hub (3 Items)

by Novation
What We like

CREATIVE ARPEGGIATOR: Easy to use but deeply controllable: change rhythm, beat, pattern, octave, gate and more

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Product Features

  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller, Keyboard Piano Style Sustain Pedal and Knox Gear 3.0 4 Port USB Hub
  • FINEST HARDWARE: 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, eight rotary controls, pitch and mod touch strips, and sustain input
  • FIXED CHORD MODE: Play a chord with one finger - assign a fixed chord shape to the keys and itll transpose as you move up and down the keyboard
  • MIDI OUT: Take Launchkey Mini anywhere, send arps and program changes to your hardware synths, or add keys to your groovebox directly over MIDI

Midi out: take launchkey mini anywhere, send arps and program changes to your hardware synths, or add keys to your groovebox directly over midi Fixed chord mode: play a chord with one finger - assign a fixed chord shape to the keys and itll transpose as you move up and down the keyboard Finest hardware: 16 velocity-sensitive rgb pads, eight rotary controls, pitch and mod touch strips, and sustain input Bundle includes: Novation launchkey mini mk3 25-mini-key midi keyboard controller, keyboard piano style sustain pedal and knox gear 3.0 4 port usb hub

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Novation Launch Control XL MIDI USB Ableton Live Controller Bundle with Launch Control XL Case & Knox 3.0 4 Port USB Hub (3 Items)

Novation Launch Control XL MIDI USB Ableton Live Controller Bundle with Launch Control XL Case & Knox 3.0 4 Port USB Hub (3 Items)

by Novation
What We like

EASILY CARRY IT AROUND: Tough, slim, and designed for gigging, you can slip Launch Control XL into your backpack and put it through the most demanding live situations. Its also fully USB bus powered, so you can plug in and play without even needing a power supply

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Product Features

  • CREATE YOUR OWN CONTROL LAYOUTS: Assign your buttons, knobs, and faders to any parameters within Ableton to make your own layouts. You can even customize knobs with your own colors, and effortlessly switch between your own mappings and software's built-in functionality. Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Novation Launch Control XL MIDI USB Ableton Live Controller with HUI Integration,Novation Launchpad and Launch Control XL Case and Knox Gear 3.0 4 Port USB Hub
  • ENHANCE YOUR LIVE PERFORMANCE: Experience an unprecedented level of freedom when playing live, by combining with a Launchpad to control Abletons session view. Trigger clips, play drum racks, and control your mixer, effects and instruments all at the same time. You can even combine multiple units for some serious modular mayhem
  • FOCUS ON YOUR MUSIC PRODUCTION: Spend less time peering at your screen by using hands-on controls that integrate seamlessly with Ableton Live. The 24 knobs are arranged in three rows, which align perfectly with Ableton Lives mixer. They also have multi-colored LEDs that illuminate to distinguish between sends, EQs or any other device. Eight rugged 60mm faders offer high-precision control over your levels, while 16 multi-color pads offer immediate track focus and mixer control

Enhance your live performance: experience an unprecedented level of freedom when playing live, by combining with a launchpad to control abletons session view. trigger clips, play drum racks, and control your mixer, effects and instruments all at the same time. you can even combine multiple units for some serious modular mayhem Focus on your music production: spend less time peering at your screen by using hands-on controls that integrate seamlessly with ableton live. the 24 knobs are arranged in three rows, which align perfectly with ableton lives mixer. they also have multi-colored leds that illuminate to distinguish between sends, eqs or any other device. eight rugged 60mm faders offer high-precision control over your levels, while 16 multi-color pads offer immediate track focus and mixer control Bundle includes: Novation launch control xl midi usb ableton live controller with hui integration,Novation launchpad and launch control xl case and knox gear 3.0 4 port usb hub Create your own control layouts: assign your buttons, knobs, and faders to any parameters within ableton to make your own layouts. you can even customize knobs with your own colors, and effortlessly switch between your own mappings and software's built-in functionality. crafting the perfect mix has never been easier

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