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    Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument
    $799.99
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    $703.99
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    Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller
    $799.00
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    M-Audio Keystation 61 MKII M-Audio Keystation 61 MKII
    M-Audio Keystation 61 MKII
    $149.95
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    Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 MK2 Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S61 MK2
    $699.00
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    $615.12
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    Akai Professional WHITE MPK Mini MKII Limited Edition Akai Professional WHITE MPK Mini MKII Limited Edition
    $99.00
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    Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller
    $69.00
  7. M-Audio Hammer 88 M-Audio Hammer 88
    M-Audio Hammer 88
    $392.01
  8. Alesis Q49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller Alesis Q49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller
    $99.00
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    $87.12
  9. Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2 Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2
    Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2
    $96.95
  10. Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 Black Edition Keyboard Controller Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 Black Edition Keyboard Controller
    $199.00
  11. Akai Professional MPC Touch Software Controller Akai Professional MPC Touch Software Controller
    $599.00
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    $527.12
  12. Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Limited Edition Red Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Limited Edition Red
    $299.00
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    $239.20
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    Akai Professional EWI4000S Electronic Wind Controller Akai Professional EWI4000S Electronic Wind Controller
    $698.98
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    $615.10
  14. Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller
    $89.00
  15. Akai Professional MPK249 49-Key Controller Akai Professional MPK249 49-Key Controller
    $399.00
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    $351.12
  16. Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII Limited Edition
    $99.00
  17. M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII
    M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII
    $179.49
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    M-Audio Keystation 49 II M-Audio Keystation 49 II
    M-Audio Keystation 49 II
    $79.99 Was:  $99.00
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    $70.39
  19. ROLI Seaboard Block Modular Wireless MIDI Touch Interface ROLI Seaboard Block Modular Wireless MIDI Touch Interface
    $299.95
  20. Akai Professional MPD218 Pad Controller Akai Professional MPD218 Pad Controller
    $99.00
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    Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller
    $169.99 Was:  $199.99
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    $135.99
  22. Novation Launchkey 25 MIDI Controller Novation Launchkey 25 MIDI Controller
    $149.99
  23. Akai Professional EWI USB Electronic Wind Controller Akai Professional EWI USB Electronic Wind Controller
    $299.00
  24. Akai Professional MPD226 Pad Controller Akai Professional MPD226 Pad Controller
    $199.00
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    $175.12
  25. M-Audio Keystation 49es Black with Ableton Lite M-Audio Keystation 49es Black with Ableton Lite
    $99.99
  26. Novation Launchpad RGB Novation Launchpad RGB
    Novation Launchpad RGB
    $149.99
  27. M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 MKII M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 MKII
    M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 MKII
    $79.00
  28. Novation Launch Control XL Novation Launch Control XL
    Novation Launch Control XL
    $149.99
  29. IK Multimedia iRig Keys 37 USB  PRO with SampleTank SE IK Multimedia iRig Keys 37 USB  PRO with SampleTank SE
    $99.99
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    $87.99
  30. Arturia Minilab MKII Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Arturia Minilab MKII Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller
    $99.00
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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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