Mini MIDI Keyboard Comparison
Limited space in your studio? Or maybe you need something ultra-portable to work on the go whenever inspiration strikes? Finding the best portable, mini MIDI keyboard can be a struggle. But no need to worry, as we’ve brought the most popular ultra-portable MIDI keyboards on the market from Korg, Akai, Alesis, Novation, and M-Audio, to compare playability, responsiveness, and general feel, as well as highlighted other features you should know about.
Korg microKEY 25-Key USB Keyboard Controller
MicroKey25 is the space-saving, efficient and satisfying way to control music software on the go. With 25 mini keys plus a joystick and arpeggiator buttons, microKey25 is slim, lightweight, USB powered, and ready to hit the road for production or performance! microKey25 can be powered from an iPad via the Camera Connection Kit, and it can be used to control MIDI-capable apps like Korg's iMS-20.
M-Audio Keystation 32 Mini USB MIDI Controller
The Keystation Mini 32 features synth-action mini-keys, octave shift, and sustain and modulation buttons for the travelling musician or producer. Designed to be a simple, powerful solution for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments, the new Keystation series boasts even more functionality, a world-class virtual piano instrument, music production software and a sleek new colorway.
Akai LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard
The LPK25 laptop performance keyboard is a USB-MIDI controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators. It measures less than 13 inches across and weighs less than a pound to easily fit into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability. Create melodic and harmonic riffs in seconds, anywhere, with the LPK25.
Novation Launchkey Mini MK2 Keyboard Controller
Launchkey Mini is Novation's most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It may be small, but it gives you everything you need to create new tunes without cluttering up your desk. And it integrates immediately with Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic without any mapping whatsoever.
Akai LPK25 Wireless USB Midi Keyboard Controller
The new LPK25 Wireless takes portability and feature-rich performance to the next level with its Bluetooth MIDI connectivity, allowing players to control their plug-in instruments from anywhere in the room, providing the ultimate in studio setup flexibility. The LPK25 Wireless is optimized for long battery life and can also be powered with the included USB cable.
Alesis V25 USB MIDI Keyboard & Pad Controller
The Alesis V25 is a powerful, intuitive MIDI controller that lets you take command of your music software with a series of pads, knobs, and buttons that provide real-time visual feedback and are laid out for an intuitive workflow. With 25 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and Octave Up/Down buttons, you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies.