Last year was an interesting one for electronic music gear.
In 2014, manufacturers went beyond the tried-and-true keyboard MIDI controller – adding features like Bluetooth wireless connectivity, new form factors and better multi-platform support. We’d like to see consistent support for legacy DIN MIDI connectors – but maybe that will come in 2015!
In our second lookback at the Best of 2014, we take a look the 10 best new MIDI controllers of 2014.
- Positive Grid Bluetooth MIDI Foot Controllers w iOS Support
- Keith McMillen Instruments “Beer-proof!” SoftStep 2
- M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro – Drum Pad Control & Hardware Step Sequencing
- Livid Guitar Wing Brings MIDI Control To Guitars
- MIDI Sprout Experimental ‘Plant Sonification’ Controller
- Akai EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument
- The Hornberg Research HB1 Breath Station
- Novation Launch Control XL
- iRig Pads MIDI Controller For iOS, Mac & Windows
- Roger Linn LinnStrument
What’s your pick for the best MIDI controller of 2014? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!