Are MIDI controllers worth it?
Absolutely worth it. How else are you going to play your virtual instruments or MIDI synths that don’t have keyboards? If you value the ability to bash out melodies and drums with your fingers rather than entering notes with a mouse then get yourself a MIDI controller. If by MIDI controller you mean a bank of knobs or sliders then, again, it’s worth it for the degree of tactile control and human interaction that it offers.
What MIDI keyboard has the best keys?
For something approaching a piano feel check out the Studiologic SL73 Studio MIDI keyboard. In our list, we’ve gone for MIDI keyboards that are appropriate for a home studio and they all have a similar feel to their keyboard. Although the Novation SL MkIII would be the best of the bunch
What is the difference between a MIDI keyboard and MIDI controller?
A MIDI keyboard is also referred to as a MIDI controller and so you could say that any device with knobs, sliders, buttons or keys that transmit MIDI data can be called a MIDI controller. However, there are many MIDI controllers that don’t have keyboards and offer a bank of knobs or sliders with which you can control parameters over MIDI. So, in that case, the difference would be the presence of a keyboard.