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#003 – Installing a MIDI Keyboard in FL Studio + Recommendations

Video Resources

  • M-Audio Oxygen 49 – This is such a perfect MIDI Keyboard for those starting up. It provides all the transport buttons (play, stop, record, etc.), as well as the pitch + mod wheel, and even the knobs and sliders if you want to get that hands-on feeling.
  • My Recommended MIDI Keyboards – Read my article on the best MIDI Keyboard for music production and FL Studio.
  • What is a MIDI Keyboard? – Read my article on what a MIDI Keyboard actually is. It’s confusing at first because the actual hardware contains no sounds itself. You use the sounds on your computer, and the MIDI Keyboard is a controller for your DAW.

Welcome to the next video in this FL Studio Beginner’s Series where we cover how to install a MIDI Keyboard in FL Studio.

What We Cover:

  • What to look for in a MIDI Keyboard ?
  • How to install drivers for a MIDI Keyboard
  • My personal experience to purchase a MIDI Keyboard
  • Talked a bit about a motorized control surface. (Cool, but kinda pointless depending on your DAW.)

It’s honestly a pretty simple procedure, but that’s only because I’ve done it tons of times! ??

If you’re looking for an affordable but bang for buck MIDI Keyboard, I currently suggest the M-Audio Oxygen 49:

On the premium side of things, without going into the bells and whistles side, the Akai MPK249 is what I’d suggest.

The most important thing to take away from this video is to first install your drivers before turning on your MIDI Keyboard.

It’s the safest route you can take to avoid any issues and get the best performance out of your MIDI Keyboard.

Be sure to check out the video resources for the MIDI Keyboards I’ve recommended.

For the whole series, you can join:
FL Studio Beginner’s Series.

Reach out with any questions you have, or get started with my FL Studio courses 👉

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