13 Best Musical Instrument Keyboards & MIDI

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Musical Instrument Keyboards & MIDI in 2020


Hamzer 61-Key Digital Music Piano Keyboard - Portable Electronic Musical Instrument - MIDI Output & Touch Sensitive Keys

Hamzer 61-Key Digital Music Piano Keyboard - Portable Electronic Musical Instrument - MIDI Output & Touch Sensitive Keys
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Acorn Instruments Masterkey 49 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

Acorn Instruments Masterkey 49 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 49-key keyboard controller for use with virtually all music software and MIDI devices
  • Velocity sensitive keys for expressive, musical performance
  • USB MIDI for use with Mac and PC.
  • Pitch and Modulation wheels for capturing musical expression, 4 pots and 1 fader for tweaking parameters.
  • 6ft USB cable, Manual/User Guide, DVD containing Presonus Studio OneTM Artist and content material

Casio SA76 44 mini Sized Keys 100 Tones

Casio SA76 44 mini Sized Keys 100 Tones
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25-Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard With 16 Backlit Performance-Ready Pads, 8-Assignable Q-Link Knobs & A 4-Way Thumbstick

Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25-Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard With 16 Backlit Performance-Ready Pads, 8-Assignable Q-Link Knobs & A 4-Way Thumbstick
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Roll Up Piano 88 keys Light Weight Electronic Keyboard Silicone Midi Electronic Musical Instruments USB Interface

Roll Up Piano 88 keys Light Weight Electronic Keyboard Silicone Midi Electronic Musical Instruments USB Interface
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 88 Keys (Without built-in speaker)
  • Music recording & editing
  • Chords Function
  • USB Connection to PC/Laptop/Pad
  • Compatable with Cakewalk, Sonar, Cubase, Nuendo & VST/VSTi

CME Key Midi Controller (XKEY 25 Silver USB)

CME Key Midi Controller (XKEY 25 Silver USB)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Xtra Mobility: Ultra 3.6 mm slim edge, elegant aluminum frame, light and portable design
  • Xtra Professional: 25 Standard-size keys, Professional velocity sensitivity, Polyphonic after touch, High Resolution Pitch Bend
  • Xtra Compatibility: USB MIDI compliant with iPad, Android, tablet / phone, Microsoft Surface Pro, Mac and PC
  • Xtra Usability: Perfect for mobile music creation, studio recording, and live performance

Korg plugKEY is a Portable MIDI and Audio Interface, Black (PLUGKEYBK)

Korg plugKEY is a Portable MIDI and Audio Interface, Black (PLUGKEYBK)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Just connect plug KEY, your iOS device becomes a musical instrument
  • The confidence of "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" certification obtained from Apple
  • Studio-quality 1/4" jack audio outputs
  • Use while charging your iOS device
  • Compact design can be taken anywhere

Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano Premium Pack

Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano Premium Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Piano Free - Virtual Piano Keyboard with Games to Learn Songs, Notes and Chords

Piano Free - Virtual Piano Keyboard with Games to Learn Songs, Notes and Chords
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Powered by Dolby on supported devices
  • Full 88 key keyboard
  • 8 Different keyboard instruments (Piano, Grand Piano, Pipe Organ, Harpsichord, Accordion, Electric Guitar, Harp, Pizzicato)
  • Single or Dual scrollable keyboard

LesunDa 88 Keys Professional Roll Up Piano With MIDI Protable Keyboard Hand Rolled Musical Instrument

LesunDa 88 Keys Professional Roll Up Piano With MIDI Protable Keyboard Hand Rolled Musical Instrument
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • 1,Has a recording function. Has power-saving features. Has sustain and vibrato function.
  • 2,Chords and synchronized chords. Support for external mobile power.
  • 3,Can be rolled up, and easy to carry. Double horn, with perfect sound quality.
  • 4,Has 88 standard number of piano keys, 1: 1 size.
  • 5,With 140 tones and 128 rhythms and 21 demo songs.

The ONE Smart Piano Keyboard with Lighted Keys, Electric Piano 61 keys, Home Digital Music Keyboard, Teaching Portable Keyboard Piano, White

The ONE Smart Piano Keyboard with Lighted Keys, Electric Piano 61 keys, Home Digital Music Keyboard, Teaching Portable Keyboard Piano, White
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Nektar Impact LX25+

Nektar Impact LX25+
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Premium midi controller with 25 expressive synth-action keys, on-board pitch bend and modulation wheels for performances
  • 8 Hyper-Sensitive backlit pads
  • Mac, PC and iOS compatible
  • Software instruments automatically mapped to controls
  • Includes Bitwig 8-Track DAW

eMedia My Piano Starter Pack [Old Version, EK05103]

eMedia My Piano Starter Pack [Old Version, EK05103]
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Fun easy keyboard teaching system for kids
  • Made for kids, 49-key "plug-n-play" keyboard with speakers & USB cord provided
  • Includes interactive My Piano CD-ROM & bonus DVD
  • Full-motion videos that guide kids through songs and playing techniques
  • Animated keyboard, digital recorder, metronome and over 100 software-based lessons

5 Tips for Buying a Musical Keyboard

Musical keyboards are great instruments that are easier to carry around and more versatile than an ordinary piano. Here are some tips for buying a musical keyboard.

1. Buy a keyboard that features MIDI capabilities.
Basically, MIDI capabilities plus a jack for the connecting cable will allow you to play music on the keyboard and record it onto a computer. It is pointless to simply use a keyboard for playing music only. Recording your own music and listening to it can be a great way to improve your keyboarding skills. Also, it's just fun to be able to record the sounds you key on the instrument. Adding in extra sounds and distortions can result in some pretty amazing sounding recordings!

2. Look for a device with useful features - not just a bunch of random ones.
Music keyboards regularly come with a bunch of features - some useful and some unnecessary. So then, it's important that you figure out which features will be useful for your needs and which are completely useless. You don't need to be able to play a bunch of different tunes at the touch of a button if you already know how to play the keyboard well. However, you will definitely want to take advantage of a bunch of different effects or distortions on a keyboard that offers them. Figure out what you need, buy a keyboard that comes with it, and ignore all the unnecessary features.

3. Don't go for the cheapest or most expensive option.
Like most other objects, the cheapest keyboard is going to be a piece of junk and the most expensive keyboard will feature needless extras that don't matter. You should buy a keyboard that isn't too cheap but not too expensive either. Doing so will result in a useful keyboard with a good amount of features, durable build, and a nice sounds being produced - all a person needs. Undoubtedly, it's best to just go for a keyboard that is average as far as price is concerned.

4. Go for your personal preference when it comes to the number of keys.
Keyboards come with all different numbers of keys, so it can be tough to choose the right key setup. For the most part, you should just go with whatever your preference is. Most players won't have major issues dealing with any particular number of keys, but others will feel extremely out of place with more or less keys than normal. Don't turn it into a huge decision though because it doesn't make a huge difference for the average keyboard player.

5. Don't forget about some of the more useful keyboard accessories.
There are tons of different accessories that you could purchase to go along with your keyboard. Many of them are extremely useful, so you shouldn't forget about them. For starters, a stand is almost a necessity because it can be annoying to put a keyboard on your lap or have it on at an non-adjustable height on some flat surface. Also, computer software and the proper cords are a good idea for music recordings and whatnot. You can't ignore some of the more useful keyboard accessories!

Get to playing on a keyboard and piano!
Actually, more individuals these days are running their fingers and hands along keyboards instead of pianos. A keyboard is much more versatile than a piano, but you won't find keyboards in orchestra performances too often. Pianos will always be the more elegant option. Still, you will have no problems excelling on both the piano and keyboard no matter what instrument you choose to go with. Keyboards are usually the best choice because they are easy to carry around and sport plenty of useful features.

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