The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
30% have it
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3. number of buttons
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
5. Is compatible with Mac OS X
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
99% have it
6. Is compatible with Windows
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
99% have it
7. Has backlit LED buttons
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
72% have it
8. Has velocity sensitive keys
Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
69% have it
9. drum pads
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
10. Has velocity sensitive pads
36% have it
11. The device is mappable
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
CME Xkey: 16mm
13. 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
14. number of faders
Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
39% have it
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
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.
Novation SL MkII 61: 8
18. Has octave buttons
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.
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm
20. total keys
The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
21. Has touch strips
Touch strips allow users to control and modulate audio signals/sounds through touch, using different pressure sensitivities.
9% have it
22. 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.
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16
23. Has pressure sensitive pads
When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.
10% have it
24. Has a bank selector button
The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
38% have it
25. MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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.