While some choose to get by without one, for most people, a MIDI controller keyboard is an essential part of a computer music making setup.
Fortunately, buying one no longer needs to represent a substantial financial investment. In this round-up, we’ve picked out eight models that are available for under £100/$150 if you shop around. Indeed, some of them can be yours for considerably less than this.
At this price, you’re not going to get hammer-action keys or the ultimate in control, but if you just want a keyboard that you can play and use to make the odd plug-in or DAW tweak, look no further.
Click on to find (in no particular order) everything from super-compact ‘boards to five-octave models that enable proper playing: there’s a budget MIDI controller keyboard out there for everyone.