Best Keyboards For for Ableton

10 Best Keyboards For for Ableton 2022 – Reviews & Guide

Expertly designed for use with Ableton Live software, the Alesis V61 USB/MIDI keyboard controller is perfect for the musician who wants to be able to express themselves anywhere. With 61 full-sized, square-front keys, pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, an assignable data slider, and 16 assignable pads that can be used for beats or as MIDI triggers, this keyboard offers a comprehensive control set.

The Alesis V61 has eight assignable knobs and dedicated transport controls for hands-on control of your DAW. It’s perfect for editing your sounds on the fly or performing as a standalone instrument at a gig. The V61 also comes with Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech.

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It also includes a USB cable, Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech software. A single USB cable provides both power and MIDI functionality, so you don’t have to worry about carrying around extra cables or a power supply.

1. Alesis V25 – 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard

  • Brand:Alesis
  • Size:25 Keys
  • Style:25 Keys
  • Color:Black
  • Model Name:V25

A powerful controller for virtual instruments, drum machines, and more. 25 velocity-sensitive keys and a 4-way thumbstick for playing, controlling, and navigating software. 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. Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range, Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive control. MIDI In lets you trigger sounds from your computer or other external devices.

2. AKAI Professional MPK Mini Play – USB MIDI Keyboard

  • Brand:Akai Professional
  • Style:MPK Mini Play
  • Model Name:MPK Mini Play
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:1.83 x 6.8 x 12.29 inches
  • Item Weight:745 Grams

Akai Professional MPK Mini Play – USB MIDI Keyboard gives you a portable mini-keyboard and USB MIDI controller with 25 velocity-sensitive synth action keys, pitch/mod joystick control, plus 128 sounds and 10 drum kits.

It’s a standalone unit that you can use anywhere – just add batteries to go! Fully compatible out of the box with millions of other MIDI enabled music software and hardware instruments.

3. Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard

  • Connectivity Technology:USB
  • Compatible Devices:Laptop, PC
  • Brand:Novation
  • Color:Black
  • Number of Keys:49
  • Style:49 Keys
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:30.51 x 3.5 x 10.62 inches
  • Number of Buttons:61

Novation Launchkey 49 is the second iteration of the Launchkey series. It’s a USB-powered keyboard controller that’s designed to control Ableton Live and features 16 RGB pads that have been velocity sensitively mapped.

The 8 knobs allow for advanced modulation and parameter control, while dedicated transport buttons allow you to record or stop the DAW session. It comes with its own software for both Mac and PC, enabling you to trigger samples, loop sets, effects, and more.

4. Alesis V49 – 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

  • Brand:Alesis
  • Size:49 Keys
  • Style:49 Keys
  • Color:Zwart
  • Model Name:V49

The V49 keyboard is a portable, USB-powered MIDI controller housed in a matte black body design. It features 49 full-sized velocity and pressure-sensitive keys with backlit buttons, 8 velocity and pressure sensitive pads for beat production and clip launching, 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your DAW software, Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range, Pitch and Modulation wheels deliver expressive performance capabilities, Premium software included including ProTools First Alesis Edition .

5.Nektar, 61-Key Impact GX61 Controller Keyboard

  • Brand:Nektar
  • Style:Keyboard
  • Model Name:IMPACTGX61
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:38 x 7.75 x 2.75 inches
  • Item Weight:6 Pounds

Nektar 61-Key Impact GX61 Controller Keyboard. Premium keyboard controller with 61 expressive synth action keys, on‐board Pitch Bend & Modulation wheels for performances, 14 MIDI assignable buttons, 8 DAW MIDI controllers, 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads & 48 LED Step sequencer with 8 programmable steps.

Featuring Nektar DAW Integration for most popular DAWs, Mac, PC and iOS compatible. The Impact GX61 serves up the authentic feel of a traditional keyboard combined with the flexibility of a modern controller for powerful expression in performance or production.

6. Nektar, 88-Key Impact LX88+

  • Keyboard Description:USB
  • Connectivity Technology:USB
  • Special Feature:Backlit
  • Compatible Devices:PC
  • Brand:Nektar
  • Model Name:Impact LX88+
  • Color:MultiColored
  • Number of Keys:88
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:50.25 x 11 x 3.5 inches
  • Number of Buttons:88

The Nektar Impact LX88+ has everything you need to create music right out of the box. The 88 note, the velocity-sensitive keyboard is great for live performance and recording. 8 hyper-sensitive backlit pads are there for when you want to add in some drum parts or trigger samples.

Built-in 49 key keyboards with full controls and USB MIDI I/O. Software instruments, including Bigwig 8-track DAW and sound packs for Reason and Ableton Live Lite 9 Fruity Edition, give you everything you need in one portable package.

7.Novation Launchpad Mini [MK3] Grid Controller for Ableton Live

  • Brand:Novation
  • Style:Launchpad Mini [Mk3]
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:7.1 x 7.1 x 0.56 inches
  • Item Weight:381 Grams

Launchpad Mini is a grid controller for Ableton Live, controlling clips and scenes and adding dynamics and tempo-based effects to your set.

This compact controller is packed with 64 RGB pads that give you a perfect reflection of your Ableton Live instrument and effect state and it’s also fully MIDI-mappable. Launchpad Mini works seamlessly with Ableton Live – just press the Sync button, play, and have fun.

8.Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard.

  • Brand:Akai Professional
  • Style:Old Model
  • Color:Standard
  • Model Name:Old model
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:7.13 x 12.52 x 1.73 inches

The MPK Mini is a 25-key compact keyboard controller that fits in your backpack. It’s powered by a USB connection to your computer and crams full of all the features you need to play and edit musical ideas on the go.

With 25 synth-action mini keys, 8 velocity sensitive drum pads with two banks, 8 assignable knobs, 9 assignable buttons, pitch bend and modulation wheels, transport controls, and dedicated octave up/down buttons — it provides everything you need to play and produce music on the move.

9. Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 – 61 key MIDI-Keyboard

  • Brand:Novation
  • Style:MK2
  • Item dimensions L x W x H:99 x 12 x 32 centimetres
  • Item weight:9.26 Pounds
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The Launchkey 61 MK2 keyboard controller is an evolution of Novations best-selling Launchkey keyboard series. Perfect for Live sets, with 61 full-size, synth-action velocity sensitive keys. Full-colour RGB pads are great fun to play and they are now 25% bigger than before! They can send note information or perform step sequencing, plus there are eight knobs so you can control your plugins.

The seven dedicated transport buttons make it easy to control your DAW without reaching for the mouse. These professional controls directly integrate with Ableton Live software so you have hands-on control of your creative flow.

10. M-Audio Hammer 88 | Premium 88-Key Hammer-Action USB/MIDI Keyboard

  • Brand:M-Audio
  • Style:Hammer-Action Keys
  • Color:Black
  • Model Name:Hammer 88
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH:5.04 x 11.88 x 55.8 inches

M-Audio brings 88 fully weighted, hammer action velocity sensitive keys to the mobile world with the Hammer 88. This premium 88-key USB/MIDI Controller keyboard is housed in a rugged, lightweight aluminium chassis for increased mobility.

Its class-compliant driverless USB MIDI connection makes setup instant, while its convenient pitch bend and modulation wheels, plus octave shift controls are ideal for real-time performance. And with 8 factories presets each of Live Lite and SparkLE software for music creation right out of the box, you can start playing immediately.