5 Great MIDI Controllers for Beginner Beatmakers

Entering the world of MIDI-based music-making can be a bit intimidating. You have a lot of technology to catch up on, plus a million choices to make in terms of what gear and software you’ll use — and likely a limited budget. Here’s the important thing to remember: Music comes from the person who makes it, regardless of what physical or digital means they use to transmit it. Don’t worry about making the wrong choice when thinking about MIDI controllers or software studios. Follow the stuff that looks the most interesting, start tapping on buttons and twisting knobs, and focus on the important work of making something good come out of the speakers.

Here are a handful of MIDI controllers that give you a great introduction to composing beats on your computer.
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