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The Best 25-Key MIDI Keyboard Controllers Under £100 For 2020

The Best 25-Key MIDI Keyboard Controllers Under £100 For 2020

Looking to buy a MIDI Keyboard? Join Music Matter As We Handpick Some Of The Best 25-Key MIDI Keyboards For Under £100 For 2020 Featuring: Novation, Nektar, M-Audio & More!

Looking to buy a MIDI Keyboard? Well that's where Music Matter come in. We have handpicked some of the best 25-Key MIDI Keyboards for under £100 from 2020 to help you get started creatively on a budget.

We look specifically look at 25-Key keybeds and added extras such as software and encoders. All the while giving you the right information to which one would be best suited to you. Featuring the very best brands such as: Arturia, Nektar, Novation, M-Audio, AKAI and IK Multimedia.

What Is A MIDI Keyboard?

MIDI is the protocol that is used to trigger electronic and virtual instrument using either note data inputted from a sequencer or played from a keyboard. A MIDI keyboard is by far the best way to ‘play’ instruments on your computer as it offers the most natural experience and is infinitely preferable in most cases to using the mouse to draw notes. Most people will use MIDI at some point, whether it’s to compose entire tracks or just to add some keyboard flourishes to an acoustic recording.

You don’t have to be a piano player to use a MIDI keyboard, they are suitable for everything from playing simple patterns to full virtuoso performance, depending on the size and number of keys. The trick is in choosing one that best suits your needs.

Common features that you would see in various MIDI Keyboards are:

So Why A MIDI Keyboard?

MIDI Keyboards are an extremely important part of any studio set up, whether that be professional or Home recording, simply because you can create authentic sounding instruments right from a piano layout, if you can't find a Saxophonist in time? Then load a saxophone VI or sample on your Keyboard, Your Drummer's running late? Trigger some drum sounds via the pad and if you need something atmospheric that no manual instrument can produce then this is the product for you.

Another reason to use a MIDI Keyboard is that it saves a huge amount of time in the long run, inputing data manually in to your DAW is a real drag and can take days so when using a MIDI Keyboard you can set the right program, effects, volume, panning and input notes quickly and effeciently.

Novation Launchkey Mini MK2

1. Novation Launchkey Mini MK2

25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

The Launchkey Mini MK2 by Novation is a 25-key USB MIDI controller that features pre-mapped control for many popular DAWs. It also has 16 velocity-sensitive, multi-color, backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples and more. The controller is compatible with Mac, PC and iPad.

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    Novation

    LaunchKey Mini MK2 with Ableton Live (Lite)

    25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

    25-mini-key USB Controller Keyboard with 16 Tricolor Performance Pads, 8 Knobs, Dedicated Navigation and Control Buttons, and Bundled Software

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    Excl. Tax: £65.83 Incl. Tax: £79.00
    RRP £84.99 Save £5.99 (7%)
    3 years warranty

Arturia Minilab MK2

2. Arturia Minilab MK2

25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

The Arturia Minilab MK2 contains an amazing amount of effects and presets for such a compact MIDI Keyboard. What's great about the Arturia Minilab is that you create a fantastic array of sounds either in a professional studio environment or out there on the road.

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    Arturia

    Minilab MK2

    25-Key MIDI Keyboard / Controller

    Arturia Minilab MK2 is a second generation 25-Key MIDI Keyboard / Controller

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    RRP £94.00 Save £9.00 (9%)
    3 years warranty

Akai MPK Mini MK2

3. Akai MPK Mini MK2

25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

The MIDI Keyboard market is crowded which makes MPK Mini MK2 even more impressive to emerge as a top contender - hugely portable, comes with some awesome software & the drum pads are as good as any higher priced controller. 

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    AKAI Professional

    AKAI MPK Mini MK2

    Includes MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble & AIR Hybrid 3

    25-key MIDI Controller with Synth-action Mini Keys, 4-way Thumbstick, 8 MPC Pads, and 8 Control Knobs

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    Excl. Tax: £65.83 Incl. Tax: £79.00
    RRP £79.99 Save £0.99 (1%)
    3 years warranty

M-Audio Oxygen 25 MKIV

4. M-Audio Oxygen 25 MKIV

25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Tabletop MIDI Controllers on a budget don't really come better than the Oxygen range, featuring full size keys, pro pad area & a wealth of software (which as of late has been expanded even further!).

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    M-Audio

    Oxygen 25 MKIV

    25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

    25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller, full-size, synth-action velocity-sensitive keys, 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads, 8 assignable knobs, Ableton Live Lite

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    3 years warranty

Alesis V25

5. Alesis V25

25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Tabletop MIDI Controllers on a budget don't really come better than the Oxygen range, featuring full size keys, pro pad area & a wealth of software (which as of late has been expanded even further!).

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    Alesis

    V25

    25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

    Highlights25 full-sized, square-front keys 8 LED backlit pads respond to both velocity and pressure Perfect for controlling plug-ins and virtual ins...

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    RRP £79.00 Save £17.00 (21%)
    3 years warranty

Nektar SE25

6. Nektar SE25

25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

As the centre point of your MIDI keyboard, the keys are one of the most important parts of your controller. Their playability is integral to their design. If the keys don't feel right, then it doesn't matter how good the rest of the functions are.

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    Nektar

    SE25

    25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

    25 velocity-sensitive mini keys, Two button: Assignable to Octave, MIDI Channel, Transpose, Layer and Latch (momentary), 3 velocity curves (default, soft, hard), 6 buttons: Octave Up/Down, PB1/PB2, Sustain, Part 2, “S” button: Assignable to Sustain or Modulation, Transport control, Included Software - Bitwig Studio.

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    RRP £43.50 Save £4.50 (10%)
    3 years warranty

Honorable MIDI Keyboard Mentions:

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    AKAI Professional

    MPK Mini Mk2 Black LE

    Limited Edition 25-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

    Akai MPK Mini 2 Black LE is a Limited Edition 25-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller with included software

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    Excl. Tax: £65.00 Incl. Tax: £78.00
    RRP £79.00 Save £1.00 (1%)
    3 years warranty
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    Novation

    Launchkey Mini MK3

    25 Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

    Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 is a 25 Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller that features Deep and intuitive Ableton Live control & a Creative arpeggiator

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    Excl. Tax: £74.17 Incl. Tax: £89.00
    RRP £99.99 Save £10.99 (11%)
    3 years warranty
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    AKAI Professional

    LPK25 - USB MIDI Keyboard

    25 Key MIDI Controller With Apreggiator

    AKAI LPK25 Portable Mini USB-MIDI keyboard controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators.

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    Excl. Tax: £30.83 Incl. Tax: £37.00
    RRP £49.00 Save £12.00 (24%)
    3 years warranty
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    AKAI Professional

    LPK25 - USB MIDI Keyboard

    25 Key MIDI Controller With Apreggiator

    AKAI LPK25 Portable Mini USB-MIDI keyboard controller for musicians, producers, DJs and other music creators.

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    Excl. Tax: £30.83 Incl. Tax: £37.00
    RRP £49.00 Save £12.00 (24%)
    3 years warranty
  1. CME

    XKey 25 (Silver)

    25 Key MIDI Keyboard

    CME XKey 25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller incorporates polyphonic aftertouch into an inexpensive slimline MIDI controller. Polyphonic aftertouch is a ...

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    3 years warranty
  1. Korg

    MicroKey 25

    25 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

    25-key Micro Keyboard Controller with Built-in USB Port and Korg M1 LE Soft Synth Bundle

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    Excl. Tax: £35.97 Incl. Tax: £43.17
    RRP £59.99 Save £16.82 (28%)
    3 years warranty
  1. Arturia

    Microlab (Black)

    25-Key MIDI Keyboard

    Arturia Microlab (Black) is a 25-Key MIDI Keyboard that features Octave, hold, and MIDI channel select buttons

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    Excl. Tax: £52.50 Incl. Tax: £63.00
    RRP £75.00 Save £12.00 (16%)
    3 years warranty
  1. IK Multimedia

    iRig Keys 25

    25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard

    The IK Multimedia iRig Keys 25 is a 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard that easily fits in your pocket.

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    Excl. Tax: £35.82 Incl. Tax: £42.99
    RRP £54.99 Save £12.00 (22%)
    3 years warranty