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
10. Has synth-action keys
A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.
A sustain button works in the same manner as a traditional sustain pedal. Pressing the sustain button and playing a note causes it to sustain. However, the sound will not stop until the button is pressed again.
8% have it
13. Has touch strips
Touch strips allow users to control and modulate audio signal / sound with finger’s touch and pressure.
9% have it
14. number of buttons
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
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.
16. drum pads
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
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.