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    Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller
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    Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII
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    Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument
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    Alesis Q49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller Alesis Q49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller
    $99.00
  6. Akai Professional MPK Mini II WHITE Limited Edition Akai Professional MPK Mini II WHITE Limited Edition
    $99.00
  7. Korg microKEY Air 25-Key Bluetooth MIDI Controller Korg microKEY Air 25-Key Bluetooth MIDI Controller
    $109.99
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    Akai Professional EWI USB Electronic Wind Controller Akai Professional EWI USB Electronic Wind Controller
    $284.99 Was:  $299.00
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    Nektar Impact LX88+ Nektar Impact LX88+
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    ROLI Songmaker Kit ROLI Songmaker Kit
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    $599.95
  11. Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2 Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 MK2
    $599.00
  12. Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Limited Edition Red Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Limited Edition Red
    $299.00
  13. IK Multimedia iRig Keys Pro with SampleTank SE IK Multimedia iRig Keys Pro with SampleTank SE
    $149.99
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  14. IK Multimedia iRig Pads IK Multimedia iRig Pads
    IK Multimedia iRig Pads
    $149.99
  15. Akai Professional MPK249 49-Key Controller Akai Professional MPK249 49-Key Controller
    $399.00
  16. Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard Akai Professional LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard
    $55.84
  17. Hornberg Research hb1 MIDI Breath Station from Hornberg Research Hornberg Research hb1 MIDI Breath Station from Hornberg Research
    $849.00
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  18. Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller
    $69.00
  19. M-Audio Hammer 88 M-Audio Hammer 88
    M-Audio Hammer 88
    $399.00
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  20. M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII
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    $179.49
  21. Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Alesis Vortex Wireless 2
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    $299.00
  22. Ableton Push 2 Software Controller Instrument Ableton Push 2 Software Controller Instrument
    $799.00
  23. Alesis VI25 25 Key Keyboard Controller Alesis VI25 25 Key Keyboard Controller
    $179.00
  24. Arturia Keylab 61 Essential Keyboard Controller Arturia Keylab 61 Essential Keyboard Controller
    $249.00
  25. Novation Launchkey 61 MIDI Controller Novation Launchkey 61 MIDI Controller
    $249.99
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  26. Roland A-49 MIDI Keyboard Controller Roland A-49 MIDI Keyboard Controller
    $179.99
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    Alesis Vmini Portable 25-Key USB-MIDI Keyboard Controller Packages Alesis Vmini Portable 25-Key USB-MIDI Keyboard Controller Packages
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    Nektar Impact LX61+ Nektar Impact LX61+
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    $179.99 Was:  $199.99
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    IK Multimedia iRig Keys 37 USB with SampleTank SE IK Multimedia iRig Keys 37 USB with SampleTank SE
    $79.99
  30. M-Audio Keystation 49ES Black with Ableton Lite M-Audio Keystation 49ES Black with Ableton Lite
    $99.99
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This term (pronounced “Mih-dee”) is an essential part of any type of electronic music making. Standing for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, MIDI was a protocol launched in 1983 that in essence would let electronic instruments like keyboards talk to other keyboards regardless of the brand of that keyboard. At its earliest integration, by connecting one keyboard to another via a MIDI cable, you could control that 2nd keyboard without having to physically play the keyboard. This opened up a whole new world of sounds and timbres for the performing musicians. No longer would a keyboard player be forced to carry multiple keyboards, each containing a specific set of sounds for unique applications. Now one MIDI controller could trigger different sound modules making for a much more efficient keyboard setup.

The MIDI applications didn’t stop at simply connecting multiple keyboards. By utilizing computer software designed to record the MIDI data a composer could record their music for easy digital playback in real time without having to commit that performance to tape. This common application was referred to as sequencing and an entirely new generation of products called sequencers were designed to accomplish this task. As computers and technology has evolved, so has the use and applications for MIDI keyboards and MIDI controllers (including now Wind Controllers). The 5-pin MIDI cable for In/Out/Thru is now replaced by a single USB cable allowing for easy connection to a computer. MIDI controllers will now send additional performance data adjusting many different expression parameters beyond simple volume and note on/off messages. The recording software available today is fully integrated with MIDI often using on-screen editing of even the smallest detail of any MIDI performance. Truly a generation of musicians have grown up with this functionality being a given, not knowing the ‘old’ way music was recorded and performed.

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