The first thing you’ll notice about this keyboard is the price. This MIDI keyboard controller is ideal for someone on a tight budget who is just starting out with making music on a computer. For the very cheap price, you get a fairly good MIDI controller, with 32 keys and basic controls.
midiplus AKM320 Review – Introduction
You could also use it as an additional portable controller. So, for example, you could use your main keyboard when making music at home, but if you want to take a laptop and a smaller keyboard off to make music somewhere else, the AKM320 would be good for that. From our midiplus AKM320 Review you will notice how we consider the midi controller a nice one even if it is a very simple and basic one. You can slip it into a laptop bag and make music anywhere. The midiplus AKM320 works well with any DAW. You just plug it into your computer, it automatically downloads and installs the drivers in about 5 minutes, then when you turn on your DAW it recognizes it immediately.
midiplus AKM320 Review – The Keyboard
The keyboard itself is simple (good if you are looking for something cheap and not too complicated). The keys are small. Don’t expect to play it like you would a real piano. The few controls it has are easy. Pitch wheel is spring loaded. The modulation wheel is not. Octave buttons allow you to play any note, from very low to very high pitch. The transpose buttons might come in handy if you aren’t musically inclined and don’t understand scales and key signatures. They basically move the pitch of every key on the keyboard up or down as many times as you press the button, meaning you can play in any musical key as if it were C Major. The octave and transpose buttons are very useful, considering the limited number of keys on this keyboard. Being able to quickly change to a higher or lower octave means you can cover more range on fewer keys. The transpose buttons are also very useful if you want to change key half way through playing a song. The octave and transpose are built into the hardware and not software-dependent, which could be a good or a bad thing depending on your viewpoint, it means they can’t be used as controllers for other things, for example.
midiplus AKM320 Review – Features
- 32-note velocity sensitive mid-size key keyboard.
- Pitch Wheel.
- Modulation Wheel.
- Octave Buttons.
- Transpose Buttons.
- Sustain Switch interface.
- Really small size, and it weighs 1.6 pounds only.
midiplus AKM320 Review – Conclusion
We hope you found our midiplus AKM320 Review useful and that you have a better idea about this product. If you are going to buy it keep in mind that this is a very cheap piece of technology that does its job how it is supposed to do it. Comment if you already had the opportunity to use the AKM320 and comment if you need more details.