Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
72% have it
7. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.
48% have it
8. Has a pitch wheel
The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.
66% have it
9. Has a modulation wheel
The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
66% have it
10. number of knobs
More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.
78% have it
18. Has a display
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
68% have it
A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.
21. drum pads
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.
25. Is compatible with Mac OS X
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.