Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
73% have it
5. number of buttons
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
6. drum pads
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
7. Has a display
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
68% have it
8. 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.
9. 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
10. 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.
49% have it
11. Is compatible with Windows
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
99% 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.
Novation SL MkII 61: 8
13. Has a pitch/modulation stick
The pitch/modulation stick is used to change pitch or modulate a sound in real time with one single control.
20% have it
14. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
16. 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.
CME Xkey: 16mm
18. Is compatible with Mac OS X
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
99% have it
19. number of faders
Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
Nektar Panorama P6: 10
20. 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.