Do you need an expensive mouse for FL Studio and music production?
Will a more expensive mouse give you a better experience when making beats?
In this article, we cover what I look for in the best mouse for FL Studio… also, I share the different gaming mice I’ve tried for music production and that I use on my various computers.
What You Will Learn:
- My Current FL Studio Mouse (and Gaming Mice I’ve Tried)
- What Kind of Mouse to Get for Music Production (FL Studio)
- Gaming Mouse vs. Regular Mouse for FL Studio
My Current FL Studio Mouse (and Gaming Mice I’ve Tried)
My recommendation is purchasing a couple mice and return the ones that didn’t work for your hand.. otherwise it will be a very long process finding the right mouse for you.
I can recommend 3 mice I’m currently using in my various computer setups:
- My Main Music Studio
- My Laptop
- The Melody Minute Piano Computer Setup
After testing the 3 mice for these setups, I decided on my Main Studio Mouse as most important for comfort.. the Laptop as #2, and the Melody Minute as #3 for quality experience of my hand on these mice for music production.
Logitech G403 HERO Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G403 HERO Gaming Mouse was by far the comfiest and most premium experience.
It costs about double the price of the other two mice below, and I don’t have a direct reason why I like this mouse more other than it just feels comfier.
The scroll wheel is quiet, it has the two forward/back buttons by the thumb, and fits awesome in my hand.
This is the #1 mouse I chose for my studio.
SteelSeries Rival 3 Gaming Mouse
The Steel Series Rival 3 Gaming Mouse is my second recommendation for a gaming mouse for music production in FL Studio.
It also is very comfortable in the hand, but it has a little bit less height/arch than the Logitech G403 Hero mouse above. This was my only reason for putting this as mouse #2, because its price point is amazing for the quality.
This is the #2 mouse for my laptop FL Studio setup.
HyperX Pulsefire Core Gaming Mouse
The HyperX Pulsefire Core RGB Gaming Mouse is a phenomenal value..
It fits my hand well, provides the forward and back button on the mouse, and is priced well! (HyperX brand is what I use for my Computer Typing Keyboard for Music Production).
After comparing all 3 mice, I really don’t have any negatives to say about the HyperX Pulsefire Core Mouse.
It’s my #3 mouse in my Melody Minute piano music computer environment, as the Steel Series felt just a bit more quality to use on a daily basis for my laptop, and the Logitech G403 had a bit higher arch for longer uses in my music studio.
Gaming Mouse vs. Regular Mouse for FL Studio
Here’s some things of what I look for in a mouse for music production.
- Wired (Not Wireless.. always like to be connected, and don’t worry about batteries)
- Has the Forward / Back Buttons by the Thumb
- Is a gaming mouse for a more accurate sensor
Because gaming has become so popular in the last 10-20 years, gaming mice have become expensive on the high-end, which is good and bad!
Good because mice technology has come a long way in regards to comfort, and accuracy!
Bad.. because prices can get really expensive, and it makes buying a mouse really hard to know what you’re getting.
In short, I like a gaming mouse for it’s better sensor, I focus on a comfortable mouse for long-term use without causing pain, and that it has the forward / back buttons by the thumb for a fast web browsing experience.
Also a gaming mouse vs. a regular mouse for music production usually won’t cost you that much more, and give you a bit of a better experience and feature set.
What Kind of Mouse to Get for Music Production (FL Studio)
I recently talked about a Trackball vs. Gaming Mouse for Music Production..
A mouse for music production will give you the most accuracy, natural feeling, and is usually just faster.
A trackball is what’s known as a type of ergonomic mouse to prevent strain from repetitive motions.. In many areas a trackball helps to reduce pain, but it can also be slower in other tasks..
In short, I suggest a mouse for critical environments, and a trackball for a more laidback workflow, while also reducing strain to your body.
Conclusion: Best Mouse for Music Production and FL Studio
I hope that helps you buy a good mouse for your music production computer.
When I doing research, I found it pretty overwhelming with all the selection and brands out there.
For awhile, I was using a mouse that was too small for my hand.. it really started causing pain to my knuckle while scrolling and clicking.. so make sure you’re buying a mouse that fits your hand properly.
Again, make sure to know the return policy, as I’d suggest buying 2-3 mice to bring home, try them out, and return the ones that don’t work for you, as it’s really hard to know!
What’s your current mouse for music production?