10 Best Midi Drums Controllers

Last Updated July 2020 Based on 1287 Reviews
1 Best of the Best!
Akai Professional USB MIDI Controller for FL Studio with 64 RGB Clip/Drum Pad Matrix (Fire)
Akai Professional Akai Professional USB MIDI Controller for FL Studio with 64 RGB Clip/Drum Pad Matrix (Fire)
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9.7 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Fl studio music production essential - dedicated USB MIDI hardware controller for the FL studio DAW platform with seamless plug-and-play connectivity
  • Workflow revolution - 64 velocity-sensitive RGB pads for creation of patterns in the step sequencer and recording notes/ Synth parts on a pad-based MIDI keyboard controller in performance Mode
  • Beat production simplified - transform fire into a beat maker essential with a MPC style 16-pad layout in drum Mode
  • Maximum tweak-ability - 4 Banks of assignable touch-capacitive MIDI knobs/ encoders for controlling mixer, channel and custom user-assignable mappings
  • Improved navigation - instantly navigate the channel rack, browser, tool bar and playlist Windows; dedicated controls to browse audio and project files with clear feedback from the oiled display
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Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII - 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included
Akai Professional Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII - 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included
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9.5 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Total Control Wherever You Go USB MIDI keyboard controller with 25 velocity sensitive keys and octave up / down buttons to access the full melodic range perfect virtual synthesizer control
  • Express Yourself Innovative 4 way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation MIDI control, plus a built in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes
  • Plug & Play No drivers required, USB powered and ultra portable design lets you create anywhere
  • Beat Maker Essentials 8 backlit velocity sensitive MPC drum pads with Note Repeat & Full Level for programming drums, triggering samples and controlling virtual instrument / DAW controls
  • Take Command of Your DAW 8 fully assignable Q Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug ins and more
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AKAI Professional MPD218 | Ultra Portable USB Bus Powered 16 Pad USB/MIDI Pad Controller
Akai Professional AKAI Professional MPD218 | Ultra Portable USB Bus Powered 16 Pad USB/MIDI Pad Controller
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9.1 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Ultra portable, feature packed and USB powered pad controller with 16 Thick Fat MPC pads for triggering drums, melodic samples, effects and more
  • Easily accessible dedicated controls for 3 pad banks provides a total of 48 assignable pads
  • 18 fully assignable 360 degree potentiometers accessible via 3 banks for controlling DAW, virtual effect and virtual instrument parameters
  • MPC Note Repeat and Full Level controls for immersive expressive performances
  • Control your iOS apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
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Alesis V61 | 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
Alesis Alesis V61 | 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
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8.7 Very good
Product Highlights
  • MIDI Keyboard with 61 full-sized, velocity sensitive square-front keys, perfect for playing Virtual Instruments
  • 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching
  • 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software. Seamless, visual feedback via illuminated buttons and knobs
  • Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range and Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
  • Premium Software Included - Includes ProTools | First Alesis Edition, Ableton Live Lite 9 and Eleven Lite, plus Mini Grand, DB-33 and Xpand!2 virtual instrument software by Air Music Tech
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Nektar Midi Controller (IMPACT LX25+)
Nektar Nektar Midi Controller (IMPACT LX25+)
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8.4 Very good
Product Highlights
  • 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
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M-Audio Oxygen 25 IV | USB Keyboard and Pad MIDI Controller Featuring Pad/Velocity - Sensitive Keys
M-Audio M-Audio Oxygen 25 IV | USB Keyboard and Pad MIDI Controller Featuring Pad/Velocity - Sensitive Keys
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8 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Compact, ultra portable performance keyboard controller with 25 full size, synth action velocity sensitive keys and on board pitch bend and modulation wheels for expressive performances
  • 8 velocity sensitive trigger pads for beat production and clip launching, and 8 assignable knobs for manipulating virtual instruments, DAW parameters and plugins on board LCD screen provides instant parameter feedback
  • Dedicated octave up and down buttons increase the keyboard to the full melodic range and transport buttons let you control your DAW without reaching for the mouse
  • Innovative DirectLink automatically maps controls to popular DAWs including Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and more
  • Class compliant, plug and play functionality and USB powered specification for simple user friendly setup
  • Comprehensive production software package for Mac and PC worth over $100 included; Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Twist and AIR Music Tech Xpand
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midiplus, 32-Key Midi Controller, 32-Key (AKM320)
Midiplus midiplus, 32-Key Midi Controller, 32-Key (AKM320)
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7.9 Good
Product Highlights
  • 32-note velocity sensitive mid-size key keyboard. Pitch Wheel. Modulation Wheel. Octave Buttons(Up & Down). Transpose Buttons(Up & Down).
  • Sustain Switch interface (sustain pedal does not include). USB B type: USB connect to Computer
  • ATTACHMENT: USB cable
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Akai Professional LPD8 | Portable 8-Pad USB MIDI Pad Controller for Laptops (Mac & PC)
Akai Professional Akai Professional LPD8 | Portable 8-Pad USB MIDI Pad Controller for Laptops (Mac & PC)
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7.5 Good
Product Highlights
  • 13 inch, slim line ultra portable pad controller with 8 backlit velocity sensitive drum pads for triggering samples, loops, controlling virtual instruments and more
  • 8 MPC Q link knobs for seamless mapping to daw parameters, virtual instruments and effect parameters for hands on control and expressive performances
  • 4 programmable memory banks provide instant recall of mappings for daws, virtual instruments, effects and more
  • Lightweight, ultra portable design stows easily in a laptop bag for production capability everywhere ; USB powered and plug and play setup for mac and pc
  • Works with all popular applications including garageband, logic, sonar, cubase, ableton live, protools, reason, fruity loops, digital performer, and more
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MIDIPLUS xPAD USB MIDI drum pad controller
Midiplus MIDIPLUS xPAD USB MIDI drum pad controller
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7.1 Good
Product Highlights
  • ★Fader potentiometer (S1,S2) ★unlimited rotation data regulator (K1,K2) ★ 16 drum pads
  • ★"Pad/cc" key ★"prig/reset" key ★"bank-(1/2/3)"key ★"channel/save" key ★"beat" key ★"set/tempo" key
  • There will be a USB jack on the side of the unit. The unit will be a Class compliant with both Mac and Pc. It will mount as a USB-MIDI device. The unit will be fully powered by USB.
  • Attachment owner's manual、 one standard USB Cable.
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Journal For Electronic Musicians: Settings Book, Idea Notebook, Songwriting Diary, Blank Book For Notes
Journal For Electronic Musicians: Settings Book, Idea Notebook, Songwriting Diary, Blank Book For Notes
6.9 Good

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