If you've got a computer and some music software, you'll almost certainly want some kind of controller as well, but do you go for the traditional keyboard, a pad-based surface or something a bit next gen?
We've seen examples of all of these options in 2016 - as well as some fine hardware sequencers and DJ controllers - but which do you think is the best of them? If you want to make your voice heard, do the voting thing below.
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