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The Best MIDI Keyboard Recommendations for FL Studio

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This page shares my recommended midi keyboards for FL Studio.

I have personally purchased these keyboards with my own money!

I’ve also included resources at the bottom of the page to make the best decision when you buy a MIDI Keyboard for FL Studio usage.

FL Studio Focused – Midi Keyboard Recommendations

So far there’s 2 new midi keyboards for FL Studio that I recommend.

Recommendation #1 – M-Audio Oxygen Pro 49

M-Audio Oxygen Pro 49 - STRAIGHT ON

This is my current MIDI Keyboard that I use.

Read my in-depth M-Audio Oxygen Pro 49 review.

It requires my FREE MIDI Script in FL Studio..

And I also have a Premium Oxygen Pro User Preset to get everything working smoothly. (Not required, but will give a better experience.)

Recommendation #2 – Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49

Native Instruments - Komplete Kontrol A49 - Midi Keyboard

The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 is a solid MIDI Keyboard.

My in-depth review is still coming… I’ve purchased it, and have played around with it (but haven’t had time to write up the review yet.)

Personally, I like the Oxygen Pro above.. but this one a good choice!

MIDI Keyboard Buying Tips and Resources

Now it’s important that you understand a MIDI Keyboard has no sounds in it by itself! We play the sounds inside our music program with VSTi’s (digital instruments) through “MIDI Messages”.

MIDI is standardized across all audio equipment you buy! (They even use MIDI for the fancy lighting at concerts!!!)

Nowadays, we just connect our MIDI Keyboard via USB.

Must Have Features in a MIDI Keyboard

  • Quality Semi-Weighted Piano Keys
  • Transport Buttons (Stop, Play, Record, Forward, Reverse, and Loop)
  • Good Drivers and Compatibility with FL Studio

Any MIDI Keyboard Can Work Good in FL Studio Now!

Finding a good MIDI Keyboard for FL Studio used to be so hard!

But FL Studio recently announced MIDI Scripting!

This allows us to set up ANY MIDI Device’s knobs, sliders, and transport buttons!

(Writing a MIDI Script is steep learning curve.. sometimes you can find pre-written MIDI scripts.. or here’s some useful information on writing your own MIDI Script. And yes, this fixes old MIDI Keyboards that didn’t work well in FL Studio before!!)

If you use the M-Audio Oxygen Pro, I wrote a free MIDI Script.. it’s on the Image-Line forum!

Conclusion: What are the Best MIDI Keyboards for FL Studio?

So those are my current best keyboards for FL Studio.

They’re fairly priced, have nice semi-weighted keys, and give a great user experience.

Do you have a question about FL Studio MIDI Keyboards?

Ask below in the comments!



GratuiTous runs a FL Studio training platform, and has taught beatmaking with FL Studio since 2011! He was an electrician for 10 years in Canada, and loves learning best practices of beatmaking! Learn about GratuiTous. ๐Ÿ‘‰
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