MIDI Controllers

A beat producer will typically use one of two kinds of midi controllers. The first being a trigger pad controller. Something such as the Akai MPC Element or the NI Micro MK2 would be perfect for this. The second type of controller is a midi controller keyboard with built-in trigger pads. A great example of this would be the Novation Launch Key.

Both products are often used for composing electronic music at home or in the recording studio, as well as during live performances where individual sounds and drum loops can be triggered on the fly to create a dynamic, evolving performance.