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KeyLab 88 MKII Review – an Authentic Professional Full-Size Piano Keyboard



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KeyLab 88 MKII Review – an Essential and Must-Have Keyboard for the Film Composer and Live Performance by Arturia

In this KeyLab 88 MKII Review, we are taking a look at the full-size piano-like Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII (Affiliate Link). We published the review of the KeyLab 49 MKII in 2018 with the outlook for an MKII Version of the 88 Key controllers. Now in 2019, the MKII version of the 88 Keys was released by Arturia. Arturia did send a review unit with no strings attached.

Arturia is a company based in Grenoble, France and it was founded in 1999 by Frederic Brun and Gilles Pommereuil. The company was formerly known as Keylab Ltd until 2017 when the name changed to Arturia. The product line of the company includes synthesizers such as MiniBrute, MicroBrute, and their famous analog synthesizer the MatrixBrute.

Arturia also has a line of Music Production Software, with products such as TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Mini V, and Spark which won the Editors Choice Award at NAMM 2017.

Your Interface to Film Scoring and Other Multimedia Productions

One of the reasons why we like this KeyLab 88 controller is that it delivers everything you need for film scoring and other multimedia productions. The full-size 88 key version comes with great features at a very competitive price, which is around $500 USD. It has everything the musician needs to produce, compose or perform in a studio or on stage. You can control your music software using this controller with no hassle and once you get used to the layout and programming, you will feel like you really need it.

Since we already reviewed the KeyLab 49 MKII previously (which is a great controller by itself), we will compare both versions in this article so that you know which one would fit your budget and what you can expect from each of them.

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Woman in Headphones Enjoying Music in Home Studio

Many other smaller MIDI controllers include 25, 49, or 61 keys. A full-size Keyboard is the central controller of your setup when you score in the DAW.

When getting a 88 Keys midi controller, you should look for a piano feeling when playing it. That piano-like character is driven by the applied keybed. Arturia was selected with the 88 MKII version of the excellent Fatar Keybed.

Arturia’s KeyLab 88 MKII Workflow Enhancement 

Arturia’s KeyLab 88 MKII offers an impressive workflow enhancement and advanced software integration via its DAW Command Center (DAW control). Through the onboard CV/Gate connectivity, your favorite analog vintage synths will integrate seamlessly with the Keyboard.

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Shipment – What is included?

When the unit is delivered, you receive a rather heavy and large package. The package includes:

You can style up your Keyboard with Retro Hardwood Legs.

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First announced in June 2019 Arturia Keylab 88 MkII (see KeyLab 88 MkII ready for Summer of Eurorack Love) the full 88 Keyboard supports the full range of notes you can play on a traditional piano. Back in 2018 Arturia updated their smaller Keyboard range and launched KeyLab 49 MKII and a 61 MKII keys version. This year in 2019, it was time to release an updated 88 Key version.

These days 88 key Midi controllers are hard to get, most are produced in a smaller size with fewer keys. 88 key MIDI controllers are best suited for composers and musicians who want full access to their instruments. Several virtual software instruments are fine with fewer keys. In the end, it is down to personal taste.


My Personal Setup in My Studio

My current central midi controller is the S88 from Native Instruments. Comparing the Arturia Keylab 88 MkII to the KOMPLETE Kontroll S88, I can report that the keybed of the Arturia Keyboard feels better. Arturia has the edge over the Native Instrument high-end controller.

Looking back at the past months there are plenty of NKS features on my Native Instruments S88 which I never use. The included fader and drum pads on the Arturia find more uses these days. Arturia is the clear winner here. I plan to replace the S88 with Arturia’s Keyboard.

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My preference is all 88 key controllers are connected to my DAW. Personally, I use in my studio the KeyLab 49, Keystep, and other smaller controllers. I found smaller Keyboards are better when it comes to working with my Eurorack.

Eurorack the New Normal Outside the Box

With my AE Modular. Semi-Modular and Eurorack I perform with the smaller Keystep controller. For my hardware synths and hardware sampler use a mixture of an 88 Keyboard and 49 Keyboards. As always, it is all about different options and your preference.

Does the Arturia Key Lab Essential 88 Have Aftertouch?

My journey started with a light 61 keys Keyboard. Looking back at purchasing different Midi Keyboards I learned that I need a full-size Keyboard with Hammer keys that support Aftertouch. After comparing and working with different Keyboards, I require keys with a specific weight.

The keys of the Arturia 88 MKII have an excellent weight reminding me of a real piano. Keyboards like the 88 MKII from Arturia is in my personal list of Keyboards that I want to use when working in the DAW.


The Hammer Action Keys

The 88 MKII Keyboard supports high-end features like Hammer Action Keys, Aftertouch and comes with additional Fader (Nine) and Pads (16) and common features like Pitch Bend / Modulation, MIDI in & out, Sustain Pedal Connection, and USB.

The extensive control-panel of nine Faders plus nine rotary Knobs and vibrant back-lit Pads are fully integrated with some key Arturia Software Synths and can be used easily to support your DAW. As a standalone advanced let#s call it just a midi controller, Arturia Keylab 88 mkii is an excellent value for money.

When you use the Keylab the first time with a synth that supports the different fader and knobs you experience an essential hardware synth due to the perfect integration and experience. All possible on the full MKII range of Arturia Keyboards.

Keylab 49 Keylab 89Professional Digital Piano Keyboard at the Button

Professional Digital Piano Keyboard

Arturia adopted a Professional Digital Piano Keyboard, namely the Fatar TP/100LR. The keybed comes from a leading company based in Macerata, Italy. Arturia selecting this Keyboard with hammered keys brings this Keyboard to an entirely distinct level. I love the piano-like feel and touch. With the used Fatar TP/100LR keybed composers and musicians achieves extra dynamic control of the action applied on the key and on the hammer. The used Fatar TP/100LR is the reason I plan to replace my Native Instruments S88 and not look back.

Will play it safe and call this Keyboard a Hybrid between an Analog-Modelling Synthesizer and Digital Piano. It sounds very convincing to my ears as a professional musician both live and in the studio.


What About the Various Arturia Software Instruments?

I own already most of their software Synths over the years, some come with presets ready have the Analog Lab 3, Mini V, and Modular V. I also have the Buchla Easel V, Prophet V, CS80V, and Jupiter 8V. (Please Arturia add a Moog Modular 55 to this list!)

The KeyLab 88 MKII comes with a software/firmware update of your choice of Analog Lab 3, Mini V, and Modular V. So you’re good when it comes to the sound straight from the box.

Analog Lab is an extremely powerful software that I use all the time. It offers 6000 sounds ( Presets ) based on Arturia’s award-winning Analog Classics collection–a stunningly accurate reproduction of the original hardware analog synths that helped define multiple generations of dance, rock, film score, fusion jazz-fusion, trance music.

To me, this software is great to have on your pc/mac as reference material for your compositional ideas.


The Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII (Affiliate Link) is a high-end MIDI Keyboard. It comes with remarkable build quality and is available in white only currently. You can later use Retro Hardwood Legs as a stylish stand.

ArturiaKeyLab 88 MkII & KeyLab 49 MKII – a MatrixBrute at the back

Does Arturia Mk2 Come with Software?

  • Software Specifications:
  • Includes Analog Lab software with 7000 synth and Keyboard sounds
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Piano V, Wurli V, and Vox Continental V
  • Hardware – 88 note Fatar TP/100LR keybed
  • High quality, aftertouch, velocity-sensitive, hammer-action, piano feel
  • 16 RGB-backlit performance pads
  • Control bank with 9 faders and 9 rotary knobs
  • Control modular equipment with 4 CV/Gate outputs, controlling pitch, gate, and modulation
  • Seamless integration with all Arturia software musical instrument
  • Presets for multiple DAWs, with magnetic overlays for controls
  • Huge connectivity, including expression, sustain, CV/Gate, MIDI, USB, and 3 assignable auxiliary pedal inputs

Register your Keylab 88 MKII

Make sure to register your Keylab, to get access to the KEYLAB 88 MKII manuals and Firmware. On top, you can download the included synths (Analog Lab 4 ◦ Ableton Live Lite ◦ Piano V2) using the ARTURIA SOFTWARE CENTER. The required serial and unlock code is on an included card.

KEYLAB 88 MKII Manuals and Firmware

What software comes with KeyLab 88?


An introduction to the world of Ableton Live, a high-powered software suite used by top producers, DJs, performers, and remixers. Track your ideas, layer your sounds, apply effects, warp your audio, and take full control of its in-built drum machines and software effects to produce comprehensive, complete tracks.

Use the DAW Command Center to intuitively control playback without using your mouse or the Keyboard, letting you stay focused on the task at hand.


If you do have the more advanced version of Ableton Live you are covered as well. Using the Ableton Live version you can upgrade to the full suite of Ableton Live, look out for regular sales from Ableton.



Letting you make full use of KeyLab 88 MkII’s expressive keybed, Piano V is a comprehensive piano software suite that uses the power of Arturia’s Phi physical modeling to recreate legendary acoustic pianos.

Put the sound of a legendary German concert grand in your tracks, or use a contemporary Japanese model to add some bite.

Esoteric instruments are made possible through the magic of physical modelings like glass and metal, and every instrument features full control of multiple parameters to hone the sound of your ideal instrument.



The Wurli 200A stage piano had a sound that could go from delicate and calm, to stimulating and reckless. Wurli’s harder sound cuts through a mix like a knife. Using advanced physical modeling, Arturia recreated this complex and dynamic sound.


On the production Arturia gives you options like a guitar amp and a “Leslie” rotating speaker, letting you explore the zingy, bouncy tone from the comfort of your new 88-note controller.



VOX Continental V brings back the vintage sound of the famous VOX Continental 300 through Arturia TAE® physical modeling technology.

The transistor circuitry and drawbars behind this excellent organ put it in the forefront on some of the greatest songs by the most famous musicians of the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and beyond. VOX Continental V provides immediate access to these hit-making sounds and much more.

The Synth includes an integrated emulation of the famous Jennings J70 organ, fiery organs with the fantastic playability of KeyLab 88 MkII.


KeyLab MkII Firmware V 1.1.3 – New features

After you register the hardware with Arturia you gain access to new Firmware that enhances the Keylab. Currently in Aug 2019 Version 1.1.3 is released.


I prefer companies like Arturia that maintain current hardware by adding new features or addressing issues.

  • All settings made for a User memory (Velocity Curves, Knob Acceleration, MIDI In/Out settings, CV In/Out settings,…), also affect the DAW and Analog Lab modes
  • Some controls remain hard mapped in DAW and Analog Lab mode. The list can be found in the User Manual
  • The Keylab can now convert MIDI input (USB or DIN) to CV
  • Added a DAW mode to send MMC standard messages
  • It is now possible to send MIDI notes using the Sustain, Expression and Aux pedals
  • The USER settings menu has been reorganized to allow Input/Output settings to be accessed quickly
  • Reverted the key aftertouch settings displayed in the USER settings menu (Bugfix)
  • Mod Wheel and Pads would not send data when powering the device into DAW Mode (Bugfix)

Eurorack and Semi-Modular support

Eurorack and Semi Modular support

Arturia’s KeyLab 88 MKII supports 4 dedicated CV/Gate connections for pitch, gate, and 2 assignable connections. The KeyLab MkII gives musicians access to exciting new possibilities with vintage outboard, synths, modular, and Eurorack. MK

The quick answer is yes it can, but not all the parameters of a modular synth will respond as expected.

One important thing you need – A Keyboard Controller for the 21st Century

MIDI is a protocol that allows electronic musical instruments, computers, and other devices to communicate. It’s been around since the early 1980s, and despite the advent of more modern communication methods, it’s still going strong.

One of the benefits of MIDI is that a single

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The Midi Interface KeyLab 88 MkII can interface with practically any sort of music-making technology, letting you use external modulation sources for plug-in instruments in your DAW, like Analog Lab.


You can also start to integrate your modular setup into your software projects by sending accurate, programmed data to your modular gear. If you are shopping for a 88 Keyboard the Arturia 88 MkII is unavoidable.

User interface & Usability

The layout is comparable with the KeyLab 49 MKII. The keys of the 88 Model are way ahead of the 49 Keyboard by Arturia. The build class is best, the pad can be played precisely, and the support of different DAWs is done exceedingly high.

I wish for a bigger screen for the MKIII range. All combined the design is flawless for an 88 key MIDI piano controller.

Support DAW’s as of August 2019: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One. Arturia provides matching overlay templates that you can attach to your Keyboard to efficiently use the DWA controls from the Keyboard.

Arturia provides matching overlay templates

Part of my KeyLab 49 MKII Review was that the 49 Version is a ridiculously good looking MIDI Keyboard controller. … I would consider the bigger version as my central controller and would spend a bit more to get KeyLab 61 MkII or the 88 Key version when an MKII is released.

Now the KeyLab 88 MKII version is available and is a leading full piano-like Keyboard for any composer, producer, and musician.:


The MKII is a great improvement, with the addition of new features (MIDI-Input) and better compatibility with DAWs. I can recommend KeyLab 88 to everyone who looks for a MIDI piano controller in the high class, which is suitable for all-around use in studios or live shows.

21th Century Composers

The composers of the 20th century mostly composed for three or four instruments, and then had to conduct or play themselves at their own concerts. They were expected to be mini-multitasking machines.

In the 21st century, we’re more likely to collaborate with many musicians and singers. As a result, we need more time and space for our music.

As the composer, you’ll play a different role at different points in your career. If you’re starting out as a composer (or if you already are) it’s essential to learn about: Your instrumentation and all the parts of your music that sound best on that instrumentation.

21th Century Composers
21th Century Composers

How those parts work together; And how those parts contribute ruly a masterpiece of art, KeyLab 88 MkII Top Notch. Rent or buy one and you will not regret it – no matter that is your first MIDI Keyboard Controller or 100th, you’re guaranteed to be pleased with the design and functionality.

Trying to choose the right 88 MIDI Keyboard Controller can be overwhelming. With so many on the market, it can be hard to determine which one is best for your needs. If you’re looking for an authentic professional full-size piano keyboard, the KeyLab 88 MKII is a great option.



The following is a summary of the content above. The KeyLab 88 MKII is an authentic professional full-size piano keyboard that provides immediate access to hit-making sounds and more.

To supplement the KeyLab mkII, Arturia offers overlay templates that allow users to map settings on the KeyLab mkII to Native Instrument’s DAW environments. To top it all off, support for DAWs is steadily improving too. out of five stars.

The KeyLab 88 MKII is an authentic professional full-size piano keyboard that provides immediate access to hit-making sounds and more. Your DAW will be the destination for editing and creating your next masterpiece and paired with Arturia Analog Lab, you will have all the synthesis power at your fingertips.

The KeyLab 88 MKII is a good keyboard for music. It has sounds and other things you can use to make music. You can edit the music on your computer and it is easy to use!

The KeyLab MKII can be connected directly to your modular or semi-modular synthesizer. You can use the 5 pin DIN MIDI ports for control and also send Gate and CV signals directly from the controller. The Arturia online community some users have asked if the KeyLab MKII is able to send CV/Gate directly from a modular analog synthesizer.


Rating: Five out of five stars

I absolutely love the full-size 88 keys piano-like midi controller. Arturia’s choice to use for the Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII (Affiliate Link) a Professional Digital Piano Keybed makes all the difference and puts this Keyboard in the first spot.

You get at a reasonable price a leading full-size Keyboard with an extraordinary keybed to write your next compositions or perform live.

The Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII (Affiliate Link) features the best, authentic grand piano feeling enabled by the Fatar TP100LR 88-note hammer-action keybed with aftertouch. Combining the Fatar with Arturia Keyboard layout and design makes the Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII (Affiliate Link) a clear winner and leading Keyboard.

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Unleash Your Inner Podcaster: Discover the Best Microphone for Crisp, Clear Audio



6 Best Podcast Microphones In 2023

6 Best Podcast Microphones In 2023

Podcasting has swept across the globe, and in 2023, the caliber of your sound can either elevate or doom your program. Should you be searching for the ideal microphone to enhance your podcasting efforts, search no more.

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In this blog post, we’ll explore the top 6 best podcast microphones on the market that cater to various budgets and experience levels, from popular brands such as Rode, Blue, JLab, Elgato, Movo, and HyperX.

Get ready to discover options like the Samson Meteor mic for beginners or classics like the Blue Yeti USB Microphone with superior sound clarity.

Top 6 Podcast Microphones For 2023

Quick Recommendation

“Take a quick glance at our recommended product list or scroll down for more comprehensive reviews to find your perfect match.”

  • Perfect for Professional Broadcast Quality Sound and Enhanced Effects: Blue Yeti X
  • Best for Professional Broadcast and Recording with Warm Sound: Shure SM7B
  • Top Choice for Professional-Sounding Podcasts and Broadcasts: Rode PodMic
  • Best for professional-quality USB recording with headphone monitoring: Audio-Technica AT2020USB+
  • Capture Clear and Accurate Audio for Professional Recordings and Broadcasts: Sennheiser MD421 II
  • Best for Professional-Quality Podcasting and Streaming Sound: Shure MV7

Comparison Table

ProductPricePolar PatternConnectivity TechnologyRecommended UsesItem Weight
Blue Yeti X$139.99OmnidirectionalUSBStreaming, Gaming2.8 pounds
Shure SM7B$399.00UnidirectionalXLRStreaming, Singing2.7 pounds
Rode PodMic$99.00UnidirectionalXLRVideo Conference, Singing, Karaoke2.6 pounds
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+$56.00UnidirectionalUSBStreaming, Singing13.6 ounces
Sennheiser MD421 II$399.95XLR-37.1 ounces
Shure MV7$249.00UnidirectionalUSBStreaming, Singing, Gaming2.31 pounds

1. Blue Yeti X


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Perfect for Professional Broadcast Quality Sound and Enhanced Effects.


  • Omnidirectional polar pattern for clear and natural sound capture.
  • Mute function and voice activated recording for convenient control.
  • Recommended for streaming and gaming, perfect for content creators.
  • Made of durable metal material with sleek black color design.
  • USB connectivity makes it easy to use on PC or Mac devices.
  • Includes a 2 – meter USB cable and quick start guide for easy setup.

The Blue Yeti X Professional USB Condenser Microphone is a top-notch choice for creators looking to upgrade their gaming, recording, streaming, and podcasting setup. The four-capsule array provides impressive sound focus and clarity in four versatile pickup patterns. This feature ensures that no matter your project’s requirements, this microphone will deliver exceptional audio quality. Its dynamic range also makes it an excellent choice for varied content creation needs.

One standout aspect of the Blue Yeti X is its multi-function smart knob, making it easy to control mic gain, mute functions, headphone volume and blend without any hassle. Additionally, the high-res LED metering enables users to visualize voice levels at a glance for powerful broadcast-quality sound adjustments on-the-go. With Logitech G HUB or Blue Sherpa software compatibility comes advanced features like professionally-tuned presets and customizable LED lighting options, allowing users to craft their unique signature sounds.

We picked it as our No. 1 product because of its ease-of-use alongside its professional-level capabilities in capturing high-quality audio across diverse formats. With the added bonus of user-friendly advanced features such as Blue VoICe effects for enhanced vocal modulations and customizable high-res metering available via compatible desktop apps – this microphone offers unmatched reliability when producing podcasts or streaming shows on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube channels; thereby elevating the experience both in terms of aesthetics and sonic performance


  • Blue VoICe Software: Take your broadcasting or streaming to the next level with advanced voice modulation and HD audio samples. With Blue VoICe software, you can craft the perfect vocal sound that is sure to entertain your audience.
  • Multi-Function Smart Knob: Fine-tune your on-stream sound with easy-access controls for mic gain, mute, headphone volume, and blend. This feature allows you to adjust your microphone settings quickly and efficiently while live streaming or recording.
  • High-Res LED Metering: Visualize your voice level at a glance and adjust it up or down for powerful broadcast quality sound. The high-res LED metering makes it easy for you to monitor and adjust your audio levels in real-time.
  • Four-Capsule Array: Capture legendary Blue broadcast sound with greater focus and clarity than ever before. The four-capsule array technology ensures that every word you say is captured accurately without any background noise interfering.
  • Versatile Compatibility: Whether you’re using a PC or Mac, gaming computer or desktop, the Blue Yeti X Professional USB Condenser Microphone has got you covered! Perfectly suitable for recording podcasts, streaming content online like YouTube videos or Twitch streams – this product provides versatility in terms of compatibility that no other USB condenser microphone brand can match.


  • Professional – grade audio quality for clear and focused sound
  • Blue VoICe software allows for advanced modulation and HD audio samples
  • Multi-function smart knob makes it easy to fine-tune your sound on the go
  • High-res LED metering lets you visualize your voice level at a glance, ensuring broadcast-quality sound


  • High price point compared to other USB microphones on the market
  • Large size may be inconvenient for some users, particularly those with limited desk space
  • Blue VoICe software is only compatible with a limited range of microphones

This product is perfect for any creative professional, from YouTube content creators to vloggers. With the Logitech Blue Yeti X Professional USB Condenser Microphone, you’ll be able to get amazing sound quality with advanced Blue Voice effects. Get your podcast or streaming game up and running today!


Item Weight2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions4.33 x 4.8 x 11.38 inches
Country of OriginChina
Item model number988-000105
Batteries1 Lithium Ion batteries required.
Customer Reviews4.6 4.6 out of 5 stars 3,944 ratings4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#4,083 in Climate Pledge Friendly
Date First AvailableSeptember 13, 2019
Color NameBlack
Compatible DevicesPersonal Computer
Connector TypeUSB
Material TypeMetal
SizeOne Name
Hardware PlatformPC, Mac
Power SourceUsb Microphone
Recommended Uses For ProductStreaming, Gaming
BrandLogitech for Creators
Model NameBlue Yeti X Professional USB Microphone
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Special FeatureMute Function, Voice Activated Recording
Included ComponentsYeti X Microphone, 2 Meter USB Cable, Quick Start Guide
Polar PatternOmnidirectional


2. Shure SM7B


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Best for Professional Broadcast and Recording with Warm Sound.


  • Unidirectional polar pattern for clear and focused audio capture.
  • Excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by electronics.
  • Includes both a standard windscreen and close – talk windscreen for versatile use.
  • Improved bracket design for increased stability during recording sessions.
  • Does not require phantom power, but recommends at least 60dB of gain for optimal tone.
  • Wide – range frequency response suitable for music and speech in all professional audio applications.

The Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone is a top-notch selection for professionals in broadcast, podcasting, and recording environments. This XLR studio mic offers an impeccable wide-range frequency that captures warm and smooth sound quality, making it perfect for music and speech applications. With its rugged construction and detachable windscreen, this microphone can handle the rigors of daily use while remaining a reliable audio tool.

One significant advantage of the Shure SM7B is its advanced electromagnetic shielding technology which effectively eliminates hum from computer monitors and other studio equipment. The classic cardioid pattern provides uniform capture with minimal coloration by rejecting off-axis noise – ensuring a clean audio output every time. It’s no surprise that we’ve ranked this microphone as No. 2 on our list; not only does it cater to professional live streaming needs but also excels at studio vocal recording.

In conclusion, the Shure SM7B stands out as an all-in-one solution for diverse home or professional audio applications – be it podcasting or music recording. Its impressive features including wide-range frequency response, electromagnetic shielding technology, uniform capture due to cardioid pattern, professional XLR connection combined with positive customer reviews make it one of the best choices in microphones today.


  • The Shure SM7B comes with a detachable windscreen and switch cover plate, providing you with the flexibility to adjust your recording settings for varying needs without sacrificing audio quality.
  • The SM7B boasts of rugged construction that guarantees security for the microphone cartridge while ensuring longevity even after frequent use.
  • With its bass roll-off and mid-range emphasis control, the SM7B gives you more options to tweak your sound, allowing you to create custom audio that’s unique to your brand.
  • Thanks to its electromagnetic shielding technology, this mic effectively reduces hum generated by studio equipment and computer monitors so that you can focus on creating high-quality content free from annoying electrical noise.
  • Whether it’s close-miking instruments or ASMR recordings, the SM7B is ideal for warm and smooth full-frequencies capture thanks to its cardioid pattern designed specifically for uniform sound capture without coloration.
  • By investing in the Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, you not only get a professional-grade mic capable of capturing exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech but also access features like pop filter elimination eliminating mechanical noise and breathiness in podcasting environments. So far trusted by leading vocalists worldwide – this one microphone serves all purposes — be it home recording or live streaming.


  • High – quality and smooth sound for studio vocals, instruments, ASMR audio, live streaming, podcasting and broadcasting.
  • Advanced electromagnetic shielding to eliminate hum from computer monitors or other studio equipment.
  • Professional XLR connection for better control over sound quality.
  • Air suspension shock isolation and pop filter to reduce mechanical noise and breathiness during podcasting or broadcasting.


  • High cost compared to other dynamic microphones on the market.
  • Heavy and bulky, may require additional equipment or support for mounting.
  • Requires a high gain preamp or audio interface to achieve optimal sound quality.

This product is ideal for professional vocalists, podcasters and streamers who need high-quality sound but don’t want to break the bank. Get the Shure SM7B today and experience a warm and smooth audio that will make your content stand out!


Item Weight2.7 pounds
Product Dimensions13.5 x 7 x 4.5 inches
Country of OriginMexico
Item model numberSM7B
Customer Reviews4.8 4.8 out of 5 stars 9,621 ratings4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#143 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableApril 13, 2004
Color NameBlack
Compatible DevicesPersonal Computer
Connector TypeXLR Connector
Material TypeMetal
Hardware PlatformPersonal Computer
Power SourceThe SM7B does NOT require phantom power and is not affected if phantom power is present on its mixer input. Note that some third-party external pre-amps commonly used with the SM7B DO require phantom power to operate, however. At least 60dB of gain is recommended to get that iconic warm and balanced tone most commonly associated with the SM7B.
Voltage1.12 Millivolts
Recommended Uses For ProductStreaming, Singing
Model NameSM7B
Connectivity TechnologyXLR
Special FeatureThe Model SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices. The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to it’s standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applic See more
Included ComponentsClose-Talk Windscreen, Foam Windscreen, Locking Yoke Mount
Polar PatternUnidirectional

3. Rode PodMic


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Top Choice for Professional-Sounding Podcasts and Broadcasts.


  • Unidirectional polar pattern for clear and focused recording
  • Mute function for convenient control over audio output
  • Voice activated recording for hands – free operation
  • XLR connector compatible with PSA1 devices for easy integration
  • Suitable for video conferencing, singing, and karaoke use
  • Highly rated by customers with 4.8 out of 5 stars based on over 4,400 reviews

The Rode PodMic is a top-of-the-line broadcast microphone specifically designed for podcasters seeking high-quality audio. Its cardioid dynamic feature ensures that your voice comes through crisp and clear, while minimizing background noise. The integrated pop shield effectively reduces plosive sounds, guaranteeing clean and professional-sounding recordings every time.

Among its many benefits, the PodMic boasts an internal shock mount system to dampen vibrations and maintain audio clarity even in less-than-ideal recording environments. While this exceptional microphone is optimized for use with the RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio, it still delivers outstanding results when paired with other high-end microphone interfaces. This versatility, combined with its user-friendly design and impressive performance, makes it our No. 3 pick on our list of best microphones for podcasting.


In summary, the Rode PodMic stands out as a reliable option for those looking to elevate their podcast production quality. With its focus on user experience and superior sound output capabilities, this cardioid dynamic broadcast microphone offers a well-rounded solution perfect for any aspiring podcaster or seasoned pro alike.


  • Dynamic Sound Performance: The Rode PodMic offers exceptional sound quality for your podcast or broadcast recordings. With its dynamic cardioid pickup pattern, this microphone is specifically designed to capture clear and robust voice audio while minimizing background noise and room echo.
  • Integrated Pop Shield: Say goodbye to popping sounds caused by strong plosives like “P” and “B” with the integrated pop shield. This feature helps to reduce unwanted breath noises during recording sessions, resulting in a more polished final product.
  • Durable Build Quality: Made from high-quality materials, the durable build of the Rode PodMic ensures that it can withstand heavy use without compromising on performance. It also includes an internal shock mount that eliminates vibrations from external factors such as desk bumps or table knocks.
  • Easy Compatibility: The Rode PodMic is compatible with most audio interfaces and mixers, making it easy to integrate into your setup without any additional purchases necessary. Simply plug it in and start recording!
  • Affordable Yet Professional-Quality Microphone: Don’t let the price fool you – the Rode PodMic delivers professional-level sound quality at an affordable price point compared to other similar microphones on the market. Perfect for both seasoned professionals or beginner content creators looking for a budget-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on performance.


  • Superior sound quality for broadcast and podcast recordings
  • Eliminates pops and plosives with integrated pop shield
  • Cardioid pickup pattern reduces background noise, delivering clear audio
  • Durable construction and compact design ideal for desktop setups


  • May require additional equipment (such as a mixer or audio interface) for optimal performance.
  • Heavier than some other similar microphones, which may be an issue for extended use or mobility.
  • Cardioid polar pattern means it may not pick up sound from all directions, which could limit its versatility in certain recording environments.

The Rode PodMic is perfect for podcasters and broadcasters who need a great sounding cardioid dynamic microphone that offers premium sound quality. Providing excellent vocal clarity and sensitivity, this microphone is an absolute must-have for anyone looking to take their audio recordings up a notch! Buy the Rode PodMic now and upgrade your sound today!


Product Dimensions9 x 5.55 x 4.15 inches
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item model numberPODMIC
Customer Reviews4.8 4.8 out of 5 stars 4,491 ratings4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#295 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2019
ManufacturerRØDE Microphones
Recommended Uses For ProductVideo Conference, Singing, Karaoke
Model NamePodMic
Connectivity TechnologyXLR
Connector TypeXLR Connector
Special FeatureMute Function, Voice Activated Recording
Compatible DevicesPSA1
Included ComponentsPodMic
Polar PatternUnidirectional

4. Audio-Technica AT2020USB+


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Best for professional-quality USB recording with headphone monitoring.



  • Unidirectional polar pattern for clear and focused audio
  • USB connectivity for easy plug-and-play setup
  • Mix control and headphone volume control for real – time monitoring
  • Ideal for streaming and singing, recommended by Audio – Technica
  • Lightweight at only 13.6 ounces, compact size measuring 6.4 x 2 x 2 inches
  • Highly rated with over 3,978 positive customer reviews

The Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone is an outstanding choice for content creators who require studio-quality sound and ease of use. Boasting the award-winning sound quality of the AT2020, this microphone delivers crystal-clear articulation and intelligibility that will take your podcasting, voice-over work, or home studio recording to a professional level. Compatible with popular operating systems such as Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and Mac OS X.

One notable feature of this microphone is its built-in headphone jack with volume control—a convenient function that allows users to directly monitor their recordings without any delay. Additionally, it includes mix control allowing you to blend your microphone signal with prerecorded audio for seamless integration into your final mix. The high-quality A/D converter has a 16-bit/44.1/48 kHz sampling rate provides superb audio fidelity while staying consistent and reliable over time thanks to Audio-Technica’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques.

In summary, the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ combines exceptional sound quality with valuable features like mix controls and direct monitoring capabilities making it perfect for content creators in various fields. With its cardioid pickup pattern ensuring off-axis rejection alongside its sleek black design makes this an excellent investment for anyone seeking an affordable yet top-performing USB condenser microphone solution!


  • Designed for Content Creators: The Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ is the perfect solution for content creators looking to produce high-quality audio with ease. Whether you’re a podcaster, YouTuber or streamer, this microphone is designed to deliver great performance and clarity at an affordable price.
  • Built-in Headphone Jack: With its built-in headphone jack and volume control, you can easily monitor your recordings in real-time without any delay. This feature allows you to hear yourself speak while recording and adjust your speaking style accordingly.
  • Mix Control Feature: The mix control function allows you to blend pre-recorded audio with your microphone signal seamlessly. This feature comes in handy when incorporating music or sound effects into your content.
  • High-Quality A/D Converter: The Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ uses a 16-bit A/D converter that provides a sampling rate of up to 48kHz. This means that every detail of your voice will be captured with exceptional clarity and accuracy, making for professional-quality sound recordings.
  • Easy-to-use USB Connectivity: Unlike traditional microphones, the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ features easy-to-use USB connectivity that makes it simple and convenient to record directly onto your computer without needing additional hardware.


  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Built – in headphone jack and volume control for easy monitoring
  • Mix control allows blending of microphone signal with prerecorded audio
  • Superior audio quality thanks to high output and A/D converter


  • May not be suitable for professional recording studios or live performances due to its USB connectivity
  • Audio quality could be affected by external noise in the room
  • The mix control may take some time to adjust and master for novice users

This Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ is perfect for content creators who want to record professional quality audio on their computer with ease. With its built-in headphone jack and volume control, this microphone is ideal for anyone looking to capture crystal clear sound at a great price. Start creating today with the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+!


Product Dimensions6.4 x 2 x 2 inches
Item Weight13.6 ounces
Item model numberAT2020USB PLUS
Customer Reviews4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 3,978 ratings4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#53 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableJanuary 25, 2013
Recommended Uses For ProductStreaming, Singing
Model NameAT2020USB+
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Connector TypeUSB
Special FeatureMix Control; Headphone Volume Control
Compatible DevicesHeadphone
Included ComponentsMicrophone
Polar PatternUnidirectional

5. Sennheiser MD421 II


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Capture Clear and Accurate Audio for Professional Recordings and Broadcasts


  • Corded electric power source for reliable performance
  • Sturdy aluminum construction for durability
  • XLR – 3 connector type for compatibility with a range of devices
  • Ideal for use with radio equipment
  • Sleek black color adds a professional look to any setup
  • 4.7 customer rating from over 100 reviews showcases its quality and popularity in the market

The Sennheiser MD421 II is a true testament to the legacy of its predecessor, the original MD 421, renowned for over 35 years as one of the most versatile and reliable dynamic microphones. Its large diaphragm design allows it to handle high sound pressure levels, making it perfect for recording instruments like guitars and drums. The full-bodied cardioid pattern delivers crystal-clear sound reproduction while effectively rejecting feedback. With a five-position bass roll-off switch, this microphone is also an excellent choice for group vocals or radio broadcast announcers.

Designed with professional users in mind, the rugged MD421 II offers excellent performance under various recording conditions and consistently provides top-notch audio quality that makes it popular among both musicians and broadcasters alike. Additionally, its easy handling due to pronounced directivity ensures smooth operation during live performances or studio sessions. Overall, if you’re looking for a versatile instrument microphone that boasts impressive audio clarity and exceptional durability in any setting – from live onstage performances to quiet studio environments – look no further than Sennheiser’s Professional MD 421-II Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone.


  • Clear and Crisp Sound Reproduction: The Sennheiser MD421 II is a top-of-the-line dynamic instrument microphone that is designed to deliver crystal clear, high-quality sound reproduction. Whether you are recording guitars, drums or vocals, this mic will capture every detail of your performance with remarkable precision.
  • Effective Feedback Rejection: This professional-grade microphone features pronounced directivity and effective feedback rejection, which means you can say goodbye to unwanted noise and interference during live performances or studio recordings.
  • Five-position Bass Roll-off Switch: With its five-position bass roll-off switch, the Sennheiser MD421 II is an excellent choice for most instruments as well as group vocals or radio broadcast announcers. You can easily adjust the bass response according to your preferences for optimal recording.
  • Handles High Sound Pressure Levels: Equipped with a large diaphragm dynamic element, this rugged microphone can handle high sound pressure levels with ease. It’s perfect for capturing powerful drum beats or guitar riffs without any distortion or clipping.
  • Ideal for Recording in Most Conditions: Whether you’re working in a home studio or a professional broadcast environment, the Sennheiser MD421 II delivers outstanding performance under most recording conditions. Its solid construction and versatility make it an excellent investment for anyone serious about audio production.


  • Pronounced directivity for easy handling
  • Effective feedback rejection for clear sound reproduction
  • Five-position bass roll-off switch for versatility in use with various instruments and vocalists
  • Large diaphragm, dynamic element handles high sound pressure levels, making it a natural choice for recording guitars and drums


  • Somewhat bulky design may not be ideal for all recording or performance setups
  • More expensive than some other dynamic instrument microphones on the market
  • Limited pick – up pattern may not offer as much versatility as condenser mics in certain situations

This professional-grade Sennheiser MD421 II is perfect for recording engineers, live sound engineers and musicians seeking a reliable cardioid dynamic instrument microphone. Get crystal clear audio with incredible sonic accuracy – make your recordings stand out from the rest!


Item Weight7.1 ounces
Product Dimensions5.31 x 2.6 x 13.78 inches
Item model numberMD 421 II
Batteries1 Lithium Ion batteries required.
Customer Reviews4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 112 ratings4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#32,877 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
Color Nameblack
Compatible DevicesRadio
Connector TypeXLR-3
Material TypeAluminum
Power SourceCorded Electric

6. Shure MV7


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Best for Professional-Quality Podcasting and Streaming Sound.


  • Dual USB/XLR connectivity for easy compatibility with various devices
  • Unidirectional polar pattern captures clear, focused audio
  • Built – in stand for convenient placement and more natural sound
  • High – quality metal construction ensures durability and longevity
  • Ideal for streaming, singing, and gaming with recommended use from the brand itself
  • Available in sleek black color suitable for various setups

The Shure MV7 is a top-tier USB/XLR dynamic microphone designed for podcasting, recording, live streaming, and gaming. Inspired by the legendary SM7B, this all-metal mic delivers rich and natural vocal reproduction while incorporating voice-isolating technology to ensure your words come across clearly and professionally. Its versatility is highlighted with dual USB/XLR output options that allow you to choose between digital or analog recording based on your preference.

With user-friendly features such as an intuitive touch panel for gain control, monitoring volume adjustment, headphone mix manipulation, and mic muting capabilities – the Shure MV7 makes it easy to fine-tune your audio settings on-the-fly. The built-in headphone output lets users monitor their recordings directly from the microphone itself – a great addition for streamers or gamers using TeamSpeak & Zoom platforms! Additionally, the adjustable integrated yoke allows effortless positioning onto standard 5/8″-27 threaded stands or booms. The free ShurePlus MOTIV Desktop Application enhances this brilliant gadget even further by offering customizable presets along with auto-level mode which automatically adjusts gain and compression settings according to your needs. With its resourceful design choices and high-quality performance capability packed into one sleek device – Black Mic Only; the Shure MV7 truly sets itself apart in today’s crowded market of microphones suitable for various applications.



  • The Shure MV7 microphone comes with everything you need right out of the box, including a USB-A cable and USB-C cable for flexible connectivity options. Plus, it includes a 2-year warranty so you can have peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected.
  • The adjustable integrated yoke makes it easy to position the mic on standard 5/8″ – 27 threaded stands or booms, allowing for maximum flexibility in placement options. This means you can focus on delivering your best performance without worrying about awkwardly positioning the mic.
  • With its rugged all – metal construction, this microphone is built to last and provides outstanding reliability even under demanding conditions. You can trust that it will hold up well over time no matter how often or hard you use it.
  • The ShurePlus MOTIV desktop application provides access to audio processing tools such as Auto-Level Mode, switchable EQ filters, and custom user presets. This means you’ll be able to fine-tune your sound exactly the way you want it while enjoying fully optimized frequency response for rich and natural vocal reproduction.
  • Thanks to its intuitive touch panel controls featuring gain adjustments, monitoring volume adjustment, headphone mix control, and a mute button – adjusting settings has never been easier! You’ll be able to easily make quick changes mid-performance without breaking concentration or losing valuable recording time with this feature-packed tool at hand.


  • All – metal construction for outstanding reliability
  • Dual USB/XLR output allows digital or analog recording
  • Built – in headphone output for direct monitoring while recording
  • ShurePlus MOTIV Desktop Application provides audio processing and custom user presets


  • The price point may be higher than some other USB microphones on the market.
  • Some users may prefer a microphone with more customizable EQ settings.
  • The MV7 can pick up background noise if placed too far from the speaker.

This product is best suited for creators who are looking for a high-quality podcasting, recording and streaming microphone combined with ease of use. With its all-metal construction, adjustable integrated yoke and intuitive touch panel controls, the Shure MV7 USB Microphone offers great reliability, rich sound quality and professional features – perfect for anyone seeking to take their audio projects to the next level. So what are you waiting for? Get your own Shure MV7 today!


Item Weight2.31 pounds
Product Dimensions4.3 x 12.3 x 5 inches
Country of OriginChina
Item model numberMV7-K
Customer Reviews4.8 4.8 out of 5 stars 6,400 ratings4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#104 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableOctober 26, 2020
Color NameBlack
Compatible DevicesHeadphone
Connector TypeUSB, XLR Connector
Signal FormatDigital
Material TypeMetal
Hardware PlatformPC, Smartphone
Power SourceCorded Electric
Recommended Uses For ProductStreaming, Singing, Gaming
Model NameMV7
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Special FeatureStand
Included ComponentsMV7-K, 10 ft / 3m USB-A and USB-C cables
Polar PatternUnidirectional

Features And Benefits Of Each Microphone

To ensure optimal audio quality and a professional sound for your podcast, it’s crucial to select the right microphone that suits your unique needs.

The Rode NT1-A, known for its durability and crystal-clear sound, is perfect for studio recordings and interviews. Its cardioid pickup pattern captures vocals with precision while minimizing background noise, making it one of the go-to choices among seasoned podcasters.

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JLab Talk Pro presents an excellent option for those looking to level up their recording gear without breaking the bank. Fitted with a 96kHz sample rate and 24-bit depth capabilities ensures rich audio quality that will undoubtedly impress listeners.

Movo UM700 targets efficiency-minded creators as this USB microphone requires minimal setup time due to plug-and-play functionality; connect it into your computer or laptop using a USB port for instant use! Additionally, HyperX Quadcast boasts unique sound production highlights such as built-in pop filters – effectively eliminating unwanted plosives without external accessories required.


EPOS B20 excels in delivering professional audio through advanced noise-cancellation technology ensuring crisp voices amidst bustling environments or high-traffic areas like cafes or co-working spaces.


In conclusion, the world of podcasting continues to grow and evolve as we move into 2023. With a plethora of microphones available on the market, it’s essential to choose one that caters to your budget and skill level while also delivering exceptional audio quality.

The Blue Yeti X offers versatility with its omnidirectional polar pattern, making it ideal for streaming, gaming, and content creation across various platforms.

On the other hand, the professional-grade Shure SM7B delivers focused audio capture with excellent shielding against electromagnetic interference.

Ultimately, investing in high-quality equipment like these two microphones will significantly influence your podcast’s success by ensuring clear voice recordings that captivate your audience.



1. What features should I look for when choosing a podcast microphone?

When choosing a podcast microphone, it is important to consider factors such as the type of microphone (condenser or dynamic), the polar pattern (cardioid, omnidirectional, etc.), frequency response range, impedance level and connectivity options.

2. Why are condenser microphones often recommended for podcasting?

Condenser microphones are generally more sensitive and able to capture subtle nuances in sound which can make them ideal for capturing spoken word content like podcasts or interviews. They also tend to have a wider frequency response range compared to dynamic microphones.

3. Can I use any microphone with my computer for podcast recording?


It depends on your computer’s setup and input ports available. Many modern computers come equipped with audio inputs that can be used with a wide variety of microphones but others may require additional equipment such as an external audio interface or preamp.

4. Are there any budget-friendly options among the best podcast microphones?

Yes! There are several affordable options available that still offer high-quality sound suitable for most podcasting needs such as the Samson Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone or Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone.


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Sing Like a Pro: Top 7 Karaoke Machines of 2023 You Need



7 Best Karaoke Machine In 2023

The 7 Best Karaoke Machines Of 2023

Get ready to elevate your singing game and make unforgettable memories with friends and family as we unveil the 7 Best Karaoke Machines of 2023. Our top picks feature impressive sound qualityseamless connectivity options, and remarkable portability – making them perfect for any karaoke enthusiast or party-thrower! With our carefully curated list that includes machines for all ages and budgets, you’re bound to find a perfect match to get your groove on.

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Quick Recommendation

For a quick recommendation, we suggest checking out our product list below. For more in-depth reviews, feel free to scroll down and explore further.

Comparison Table

ProductPricePower SourceSpecial FeatureColorIncluded Components
Karaoke USA GF845 Complete Karaoke System$168.65Battery PoweredWirelessBlackSpeaker
Singtrix Bundle Party Package$399.99Vocal effects, vocal tuning, voice changer/morphingIncludes All Colors: Orange, Pink, Blue & BlackCarry Bag/Case, Microphone
VocoPro gig star IIBattery PoweredWirelessMultiColoredNot Included
JYX 69BT Karaoke Machine$129.99Battery PoweredPortable,WirelessBlackBluetooth
Singing Machine SML-385$89.99Black
Singtronica Karaoke Set$3,499.00Plug In ElectricRechargeable,WirelessGoldenDigital 4000W Karaoke Amplifier, Anti-Feedback Wireless Microphone, Floor Standing 4000W Speaker
KaraoKing CDG/MP3G Karaoke Player$185.60Battery PoweredBlackDVD/CD+G/MP3+G Bluetooth Karaoke System with 7″ TFT Color Screen

1. Karaoke USA GF845 Complete Karaoke System


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All-in-One Karaoke System with LED Lights and Bluetooth Streaming


  • Complete karaoke system with battery – powered speaker
  • Wireless connectivity for easy setup and use
  • Sleek black design adds to any party atmosphere
  • High customer rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 700 reviews
  • Lightweight and portable at just under 10 pounds
  • Manufacturer has a reputation for quality products in the industry

The Karaoke USA GF845 Complete Karaoke System is designed to provide endless entertainment for all ages, from music enthusiasts to those looking to liven up a party. This top-of-the-line karaoke system offers ease of use and versatility with its 2 microphones, remote control, 7″ color displayLED lights that synchronize with the rhythm of the music, and compatibility with DVD, Bluetooth, CD, MP3 devices. Boasting a demo disc of 300 songs and a universal cradle that holds smartphones, tablets or MP3 players securely in place makes it an excellent addition for any occasion.

One of the key features this system brings is voice recording capability allowing users to record their performances on SD cards or USB flash drives for instant playback. With easy-to-use interface options like CD/CD+G playback as well as streaming via Bluetooth from iPhone/iPad/Android devices and vibrant disco LED lights providing a stunning visual experience; it’s no wonder we have chosen the GF845 as our No.1 pick! The built-in monitor also helps singers follow lyrics easily while performing.

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In conclusion, the Karaoke USA GF845 Complete Karaoke System stands out among other products due to its superb functionality and impressive features such as vivid synchronized LED lights creating dynamic ambiance at your gatherings. Additionally offering multi-device compatibility ensures users can stream or play their favorite tunes regardless of format making it user-friendly option catering diverse preferences hence securing top position in our list!


  • 2 Microphones and Remote Control: The Karaoke USA GF845 comes with 2 microphones, perfect for duets or group performances. Plus, the remote control allows you to easily navigate through songs without having to get up from your seat.
  • Universal Cradle: The included universal cradle can hold a variety of devices like smartphones and tablets, making it easy to display lyrics right on the screen. This is especially helpful for those who don’t have physical copies of their favorite karaoke tracks.
  • Record Voice and Music: With the ability to record voice and music onto an SD card or USB flash drive, you can capture your performances and easily share them with others later. It’s also a great way to practice your singing skills by listening back to your recordings.
  • Multiple Playback Options: Whether you prefer CDs, MP3s or Bluetooth streaming – this system has got you covered! You can play CD/CD+G, MP3+G, SD, USB and even stream audio from your iPhone/iPad/Android device through Bluetooth.
  • LED Lights Synced with Music Rhythm: Add some party vibes to your performance with disco-style LED lights that sync up with the rhythm of the music. Great for setting the mood at any gathering or event!


  • Enjoy an all-in-one karaoke experience with the Karaoke USA GF845 Complete Karaoke System
  • Sing your heart out with two included microphones and a demo disc featuring 300 songs
  • Record and playback your performances instantly using an SD card or USB flash drive
  • Create a party atmosphere with the disco LED lights synchronized to the rhythm of your music.


  • No HDMI connectivity
  • Demo disc includes only 300 songs
  • May not provide the best audio quality for professional use

This Karaoke USA GF845 Complete Karaoke System is perfect for the karaoke fan looking to upgrade their setup and take their singing to the next level. With a 7″ LCD color monitor, LED lights that synchronize with your music, and easy recording functions, it has everything you need to host an amazing karaoke party! So come on – sing away with this versatile system today!


Product Dimensions14 x 11 x 19 inches
Item Weight9.88 pounds
Item model numberGF845
Customer Reviews4.2 4.2 out of 5 stars 735 ratings4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#6,605 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableOctober 14, 2016
ManufacturerDOK Solution Inc
Country of OriginChina
BrandKaraoke USA
Special FeatureWireless
Included ComponentsSpeaker
Power SourceBattery Powered

2. Singtrix Bundle Party Package


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Get the Ultimate Karaoke Experience for Unforgettable Parties!


  • Singtrix Bundle Party Package includes a carry bag/case and microphone, making it easy to transport for on-the-go karaoke parties.
  • This package comes in four fun colors: orange, pink, blue, and black.
  • Vocal effects, vocal tuning, and voice changer/morphing features allow singers to sound their best and add some creative fun to their performances.
  • The 3.5mm audio input makes it compatible with any music device for streaming or singing along to favorite tracks.
  • Singtrix is recommended for anyone who loves karaoke or wants to improve their singing abilities.
  • The bundle is manufactured by Singtrix LLC., a trusted company offering high – quality musical products since 2014.

The Singtrix Bundle Party Package is an all-in-one karaoke system that offers 350+ voice effects and autotuning, transforming any party into a lively event for both kids and adults. The system comes with a 40-watt PA speaker, a perfectly weighted microphone with a 10-foot cable, and an adjustable mic stand. With powerful sound and simple plug-and-play functionality, the Singtrix Party Bundle Machine ensures your home entertainment gets taken to another level.

One of the standout features of this product is the built-in HIT button on the microphone which creates four-part harmonies at just the touch of a button –superior to other systems in its class! This immersion-boosting capability makes bad singers sound good while further enhancing good singers’ performances. Designed by Guitar Hero creators, it has been featured on Shark Tank, Ellen DeGeneres Show and Keeping Up with The Kardashians – no wonder we rank it as No. 2 on our list!

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The Singtrix Portable Karaoke Machine works well with YouTube karaoke videos as well as MP3s or streaming music tracks – making it perfect for anyone who wants access to endless free content. Additionally, its natural tuning effects not only help improve singing skills but also reduce vocal fatigue during longer practice sessions or parties – demonstrating value beyond just fun times! Invest in Singtrix Bundle Party Package today and create priceless memories while unlocking your inner superstar potential!


  • Amazing Value – Priceless Memories: The Singtrix Bundle Party Package provides an exciting party experience for family and friends while fulfilling dreams of making music, vocal training, building confidence in kids, and inspiring the next music icon. With this bundle, you’ll have everything you need to throw a memorable karaoke party.
  • Quality Power – Simple Plug & Play: The 40-Watt Stereo PA with built-in subwoofer offers portable immersive sound wherever you go. Set up is easy with plug-and-play technology so you can start singing right away!
  • Fully Adjustable Pro Mic Stand: No more awkwardly holding the microphone or propping it up on a makeshift stand. The Singtrix Microphone comes equipped with a fully adjustable Pro Mic Stand complete with built-in boom-arm allowing for hands-free use while performing.
  • Most Advanced Karaoke Machine: Designed to sound like a million-dollar recording studio and live concert event rolled into one at-home experience, the Singtrix Karaoke System boasts 375 plus effects including natural pitch-correction, hard-tune (Auto-Tune), harmonies, reverb, delay extreme effects that transform your voice into something magical!
  • Ultimate Family Party Experience: Whether you’re looking to improve your vocals or just have some fun at home parties or larger events such as weddings and birthdays – from creators of Guitar Hero featured on Shark Tank Ellen Kardashians and more – Singtrix will be your go-to device for home entertainment providing hours of great singalong moments regardless


  • Create priceless memories with an exciting party experience for family and friends
  • Boost confidence and inspire the next music icon by fulfilling dreams of making music and vocal training
  • Enjoy high-quality, powerful sound with simple plug-and-play setup
  • Sound like a million-dollar recording studio or live concert event in your living room thanks to over 375 effects, skill levels, and pitch-correction technology


  • Price may be considered relatively high for some consumers
  • Some users have reported difficulty with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Requires access to a screen or device to play karaoke videos

The Singtrix Bundle Party Package is perfect for the music lover who wants to take their karaoke experience up a notch! Whether you’re looking for some family fun or to impress your guests, this all-in-one bundle will turn any party into an unforgettable occasion. Bring out the star inside of you with pro-quality sound and effects – order yours today!


Product Dimensions22 x 15 x 15 inches
Item Weight21 pounds
Domestic ShippingItem can be shipped within U.S.
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Item model numberSGTX2
Customer Reviews4.1 4.1 out of 5 stars 1,959 ratings4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#1,602 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableMarch 28, 2014
ManufacturerSingtrix llc
Country of OriginChina
Recommended Uses For ProductStreaming, Singing, Karaoke
Model NameKaraoke
Connectivity Technology3.5mm Audio Input – accepts any music device
Connector Type3.5 mm Jack
Special FeatureVocal effects, vocal tuning, voice changer/morphing
Compatible DevicesKaraoke Machine, Speaker
ColorIncludes All Colors: Orange, Pink, Blue & Black
Included ComponentsCarry Bag/Case, Microphone
Item Weight21 Pounds

3. VocoPro gig star II


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Ultimate karaoke experience for aspiring singers and enthusiasts.


  • Multi – colored design adds visual appeal to any event or performance.
  • Wireless capability eliminates the need for tangled cords and cables.
  • Battery – powered for easy portability and flexibility in outdoor settings.
  • Includes one high – quality speaker for clear, powerful sound.
  • Durable construction ensures long – lasting use.
  • Suitable for a wide range of musical instruments and vocal performances.

The VocoPro Gig Star II is a high-quality, versatile karaoke system that offers amateurs and professionals alike an enjoyable singing experience. As the third-best product on our list, it encompasses valuable features such as a built-in digital tuner, ensuring pitch perfection during performances. The package also includes a dual channel VHF-3000 wireless microphone system, providing singers with freedom to move around the stage without worrying about cords or signal interference.

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One major advantage of the VocoPro Gig Star II is its user-friendly design, which makes it easy to operate even for beginners. Coupled with multicolored lights that add excitement and ambiance to any event, this karaoke machine is perfect for creating memorable moments at parties or gatherings. Additionally, the protective BAG-34 ensures safe transportation of your equipment between venues without damaging its sound quality.

Overall, if you’re looking for a comprehensive karaoke solution that combines performance excellence with convenience and visual appeal, look no further than the VocoPro Karaoke System GIGSTARPROII. This product’s satisfying combination of advanced features and ease-of-use make it our top choice in SOUNDANDRECORDINGEQUIPMENT from China – ensuring endless hours of fun-filled entertainment for all users!


  • Powerful Karaoke System: The VocoPro gig star II is a powerful karaoke system that offers the perfect platform for singing enthusiasts to showcase their talents. With its professional-grade audio quality and versatile range of functions, this system allows you to entertain your guests and create unforgettable memories.
  • Multicolored Lighting Effects: This karaoke system comes with multicolored lighting effects that add an exciting element to your performances. These lights not only enhance the overall atmosphere but also create a party-like environment in which everyone can participate.
  • High-Quality Sound Output: Equipped with high-quality sound output, this karaoke system delivers crystal-clear sound that fills any room with music. You’ll be able to sing along to your favorite songs and enjoy them as if you’re listening to them live.
  • Easy Set-Up and Portability: Setting up the VocoPro gig star II is quick and easy, making it great for parties or impromptu gatherings. Additionally, its compact size makes it highly portable so you can carry it wherever you go – whether it’s outdoors or indoors.
  • Versatile Functions: This karaoke system boasts a range of versatile functions such as radio tuner, Bluetooth connectivity, CD/DVD player, aux input/output jacks among others. So no matter what kind of media format you have at hand; this device has got you covered!


  • Professional-level karaoke system with high-quality sound
  • Multicolored LED lights add a fun and dynamic element to performances
  • Easy-to-use controls and intuitive interface make setup and operation a breeze
  • Compact size and included carrying handle allow for easy transport to gigs or parties


  • Heavy and bulky, making it difficult to transport
  • Mic inputs may not be compatible with all types of microphones
  • Some users report occasional issues with sound quality and connectivity.

This product is ideal for aspiring professional singers and karaoke enthusiasts who want to take their performance to the next level. With its reliable technology and easy-to-use design, the VocoPro gig star II provides an accessible and dependable solution for transforming your sound. Take your singing career up a notch with the gig star pro II – order today!


Item Weight58 pounds
Product Dimensions23 x 21 x 21 inches
Item model numberGIGSTARPROII
Customer Reviews3.1 3.1 out of 5 stars 18 ratings3.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#166,360 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableFebruary 14, 2007
Color NameMultiColored
Speaker Count1
Power SourceBattery Powered
Special FeatureWireless
Included ComponentsNot Included

4. JYX 69BT Karaoke Machine

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Unleash Your Inner Karaoke Star Anywhere with Wireless Microphones



  • Portable and wireless karaoke machine
  • Bluetooth connectivity for easy pairing with smartphones and tablets
  • Includes TF, auxiliary, and USB connectors for versatile use
  • Battery – powered with lithium metal battery type
  • Sleek black color design
  • Positive customer reviews with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

The JYX 69BT Karaoke Machine is an impeccable choice for those looking to bring excitement and entertainment to their gatherings. Equipped with two UHF wireless microphones, this portable PA system offers versatile options for karaoke enthusiasts, whether at a party or in the comfort of your own home. Bluetooth 5.0 technology ensures quick pairing and stable connection speed with compatible devices such as Android mobile phones, tablets, and PCs.

One standout feature of this karaoke machine is its TWS mode that allows users to connect two stereo systems via Bluetooth for True Wireless Stereo sound experience. This innovative design enhances bass quality while keeping high and low pitch sounds optimally balanced. Additionally, the LED lights create a lively ambiance during performances. The JYX 69BT also functions as a music player, FM radio, and recording device when connected through USB/TF card inputs – making it highly resourceful.

In conclusion, the JYX 69BT Karaoke Machine provides an exceptional all-in-one package that caters to both casual singers and dedicated performers alike. Its portable design allows users to carry their favorite tunes on-the-go while enjoying superb sound quality thanks to TWS technology and independent Treble/Bass adjustments. With added functionality like FM radio capabilities alongside its core features –Bluetooth speaker with Bass/Treble control– this product truly stands out among competitors in its category.


  • True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Mode: Connect two stereo systems via Bluetooth and enjoy optimized sound with stronger, balanced bass. Separating high and low pitch provides clear and sonorous audio.
  • Flashing DJ Lights & Treble/Bass adjustment: With LED lights on the front, become the karaoke king with a dazzling light display. Independently adjust treble/bass to ensure loud, clear, and strong music without distorting audio even at higher volumes.
  • Multifunctional Speaker: This machine can be used for karaoke, music playback, PA system functions as well as an FM radio player. Record streamed audio through the microphone onto USB/TF card with ease by pressing REC button when needed.
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology: Instant pairing is ensured thanks to faster connection speeds and stable signal transmission while saving power consumption thus providing quality sound compatible with android mobile phone, iPad, tablet or PC devices (not compatible with TV).
  • Easy-to-use Karaoke Machine: Two wireless microphones make it easy for you to connect via Bluetooth or AUX input so that you can share songs easily with your friends. 100% portable means that you can take this machine anywhere while enjoying all its features without any difficulties!


  • Enjoy clear and sonorous sound with optimized high and low pitch separation technology
  • Create a show – stopping performance with flashing DJ lights and independent treble/bass adjustment for loud, clear music
  • Use as a multifunctional speaker for karaoke, music playing, PA system, FM radio, and audio recording with USB/TF card support
  • Connect instantly via the latest Bluetooth 5.0 chip for wireless streaming and enjoy ultimate portability with included strap


  • Not compatible with TVs
  • Limited color options (only available in black)
  • May require additional equipment for larger venues or events

This product is perfect for anyone that loves to entertain, ranging from adults who are looking to have a karaoke night with their friends and family, to kids throwing a rocking party. With the JYX 69BT Karaoke Machine you can get ready for an unforgettable singing experience – so why wait? Get it today!


Item Weight6.51 pounds
Package Dimensions15.91 x 11.22 x 7.17 inches
Item model numberBlack
Batteries1 LR44 batteries required.
Customer Reviews4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars 2,081 ratings4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#352 in Musical Instruments
Date First AvailableApril 29, 2021
Color NameBlack
Compatible DevicesRadio, Tablet, Smartphone
Connector TypeTF, Auxiliary, USB
Speaker Count1
Battery typeLithium Metal
Power SourceBattery Powered
Special FeaturePortable,Wireless
Included ComponentsBluetooth

5. Singing Machine SML-385


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Create An Electric Karaoke Experience In Your Living Room!


  • Compatible with smartphones for easy access to music
  • Offers both RCA and Bluetooth connectivity options
  • Compact size makes it easy to transport and set up
  • Sleek black design complements any decor
  • User – friendly controls for effortless karaoke fun
  • High customer satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

The Singing Machine SML-385 Karaoke System is perfect for those who want to add a touch of excitement and fun to their parties or family gatherings. This versatile machine comes with an impressive range of features including LED Disco Lights, CD+G compatibility, and a built-in microphone. The auto voice control maintains sound quality and lead vocals so that both seasoned singers and beginners alike will sound great. Plus, the echo control allows for entertaining voice effects to enhance your performance.

This compact karaoke system not only offers superb audio quality with its built-in speaker in a wood cabinet but also ensures convenience through wireless digital audio streaming via Bluetooth from compatible devices. Thanks to RCA cables included in the package, you can connect the device to your television set for scrolling lyrics and instant plug-and-play entertainment (TV not included). Furthermore, duet lovers will appreciate two wired microphone jacks with separate volume controls allowing them to perform together without any issues. With 54 dazzling LED Disco lights featuring dimmer settings, you’ll have full control over the party atmosphere as well.

Karaoke Party Voice Effects
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In summary, Singing Machine SML-385 is an excellent choice for anyone looking to elevate their social events with lively music and singing sessions while maintaining user-friendliness and high-quality output. Whether hosting casual get-togethers or throwing all-out karaoke nights, this Singing Machine delivers everything you need—a reliable top-loading CD player that plays music CDs plus CD + Graphics along with an attractive 2-digit LED display letting you know your song track—all within an affordable price range.


  • Auto Voice Control: Singing Machine SML-385 has an amazing feature that maintains the sound and lead vocals, making sure you always sound your best. This means even if you’re not a seasoned singer, you’ll still sound great when singing along to your favorite tunes.
  • Echo Control for Voice Effects: With the echo control feature, you can add some cool voice effects to your singing performance. This not only enhances the fun but also adds more depth to any song you sing.
  • Two Wired Microphone Jacks with Separate Volume Controls: The Singing Machine SML-385 allows two people to sing together using separate microphones with individual volume controls. So whether it’s a duet or just performing with a friend or family member, this karaoke system makes it easy for everyone to have their own mic and set their desired volume level.
  • Line-In Connection for Other Audio Devices (sold separately): You can connect other audio devices like MP3 players or smartphones (sold separately) via line-in connection and play music directly through the system speakers. This gives users access to unlimited songs from different sources and ensures endless hours of enjoyable singing sessions.
  • Bluetooth Compatibility for Wireless Audio Streaming: The Bluetooth-enabled Singing Machine SML-385 allows wireless digital audio streaming from compatible devices like smartphones or tablets. You can easily connect wirelessly, stream music seamlessly – so no cables are required – and start enjoying your preferred playlist instantly without hassle.


  • Auto Voice Control and Echo control for optimal sound quality while singing
  • Two wired microphone jacks with separate volume controls for duets and group performances
  • Bluetooth capability allows for wireless digital audio streaming from compatible devices
  • 54 LED Disco lights with dimmer setting adds fun and excitement to any party or gathering.


  • No USB port for external device connectivity
  • Microphones may not have the best sound quality
  • Bluetooth streaming can sometimes experience connectivity issues.

This Singing Machine SML-385 is perfect for anyone who wants to rock out with their very own light show, booming sound system and endless karaoke jams! Whether you’re a professional or beginner singer, it will bring the party to your living room. Get ready to belt out your favorite tunes and create unforgettable memories – get the Singing Machine TODAY!


Product Dimensions11.1 x 10.9 x 16 inches
Item Weight5.28 pounds
Item model numberSML385BTBK
Customer Reviews4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars 942 ratings4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#2,245 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableJuly 25, 2008
ManufacturerSinging Machine
BrandSinging Machine
Item Dimensions LxWxH11.1 x 10.9 x 16 inches
Connectivity TechnologyRCA, Bluetooth
Compatible DevicesSmartphone

6. Singtronica Karaoke Set

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Unbeatable Sound Quality and Hassle-Free Operation for Karaoke Enthusiasts


  • 4000W Karaoke Amplifier for crystal – clear sound quality
  • Anti – Feedback Wireless Microphone for uninterrupted singing sessions
  • Floor Standing 4000W Speaker for an immersive experience
  • Rechargeable and wireless feature for convenient use anywhere
  • Compatible with tablets and smartphones to access unlimited song options
  • Stunning golden color adds a touch of elegance to any home setting.

The Singtronica Karaoke Set is an exceptional all-in-one package for karaoke enthusiasts and professional singers alike. With its comprehensive features, such as the powerful 4000W digital echo processor with HDMI-Arc and Optical connections, paired with high-quality UHF-2500 dual rechargeable wireless microphones, this system ensures a top-notch performance that will leave your audience impressed. Furthermore, the KS-3000DW Professional Passive Floorstanding speakers deliver smooth and crystal clear audio thanks to their six super crystal tweeters and double 12″ super bass woofer.

One of the standout features in this Singtronica Karaoke System is its easy installation process – no need for any professional adjustments or headache-inducing buttons. The set arrives already preset with vocal reverb settings tailored to make you sound like a pro. Moreover, the USB Wifi functionality allows users to conveniently choose songs through their smartphones or tablets by connecting wirelessly via USB Wifi dongle – making song selection both fun and efficient!


With its plethora of advantages including easy installation process, balanced evaluation sound quality from both passive floorstanding speakers and professional-grade wireless microphones backed by SINGTRONIC superb customer support—this complete 4000-watt system provides exceptional value for money at $5000 off regular price when purchased separately (available now on manufacturer’s discount sale at just $3k). Don’t miss out on this fantastic limited-time offer; invest in your singing career today by getting yourself a Singtronica Karaoke Set!


  • Super Easy Installation: The Singtronica Karaoke Set can be installed in just three simple steps, meaning you don’t need to spend hours trying to figure out how to set it up. You’ll have it ready to use in no time!
  • No Need for Professional Adjustment: This system is designed with easy-to-use buttons that eliminate the need for professional adjustments. Say goodbye to complicated controls and enjoy a hassle-free karaoke experience.
  • Ultimate Vocalist Karaoke Reverb Sound: With presets chosen by professionals, you can expect the best possible sound quality from every performance. Get ready to wow your friends with crystal-clear vocals and awesome effects.
  • Built-In Anti-Howling & Feedback Feature: No one wants their karaoke session ruined by screeching feedback or howling microphones, but it’s an all-too-common problem when using lesser-quality systems. Thankfully, this model has built-in anti-howling technology that eliminates feedback issues entirely.
  • Handy and User-Friendly Design: The Singtronica Karaoke Set is perfect for anyone who wants a high-quality experience without worrying about complicated controls or technical skills. Even if you’re not an expert singer or audio technician, you’ll find this system easy and fun to use – thanks in part to its portable design!


  • Easy installation with no professional adjustment needed
  • Preset with the best vocalist karaoke reverb sound
  • Built-in anti-howling and feedback for smooth, crystal-clear sound
  • Handy and easy to operate without any special skills required


  • High price point
  • May not be suitable for those with limited space or who prefer a more compact system
  • May require some technical knowledge to fully utilize all features

This Singtronica Karaoke Set is perfect for those seeking a professional karaoke system without the need to adjust any complicated settings. It will be easy to set up and operate, so no prior experience or skills are necessary! If you want a hassle-free, crystal clear sound that lets you sing your heart out with thousands of songs in the comfort of your own home, then this product is for you – get it now!


Best Sellers Rank#95,367 in Musical Instruments
Date First AvailableMarch 5, 2019
Color NameGolden
Compatible DevicesTablet, Smartphone
Connector TypeUSB
Speaker Count2
Media FormatDigital
Power SourcePlug In Electric
Special FeatureRechargeable,Wireless
Included ComponentsDigital 4000W Karaoke Amplifier, Anti-Feedback Wireless Microphone, Floor Standing 4000W Speaker
Recommended Uses For ProductHome

7. KaraoKing CDG/MP3G Karaoke Player

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Take your karaoke game to the next level with Bluetooth recording.



  • Compatible with a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets
  • Powerful output wattage of 35 watts for impressive sound quality
  • Features a Bluetooth karaoke system and 7″ TFT color screen
  • Can operate using battery power, making it portable and versatile
  • Includes USB and 3.5mm jack connectors for easy connectivity
  • Comes from reputable brand Karaoke USA

The KaraoKing CDG/MP3G Karaoke Player is an impressive and versatile karaoke machine perfect for all levels of enthusiasts. This all-in-one media player boasts a sleek design, 7″ TFT color screen that’s easy to read from afar, and Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to enjoy your music wirelessly on its powerful 35W peak digital power amplifier (25W RMS). With the capacity to play not only normal karaoke CDGs but also DVD karaoke and movie DVDs, it caters to the diverse preferences of modern users. The universal cradle accommodates most personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, or MP3 players while keeping them charged and upright.

One standout feature of this KaraoKing player is its ability to record voice and music mixes directly onto an SD card in MP3 format either from a disc or download. This allows you to conveniently take your recordings with you or share them with friends. Audio/video outputs provide options for connecting to a big-screen TV or a home entertainment system for superior sound quality. Furthermore, two microphones are included along with analog echo control, balance control, digital key control, individual mic volume controls and PA system compatibility – ensuring splendid performances every time. So whether you’re practicing your singing skills before heading out for some bar karaoke night fun or hosting memorable parties at home with family and friends – the KaraoKing CDG/MP3G Player has got you covered!


  • All-in-One Media Player: The KaraoKing CDG/MP3G karaoke player is a one-stop-shop for all your karaoke needs. In addition to playing CDGs and MP3Gs, it also has Bluetooth connectivity, meaning you can play music from your phone or tablet wirelessly.
  • Record Voice and Music Mix and Instant Playback: With the ability to record both your voice and the music mix at the same time, you can create memorable performances that can be played back instantly with just the touch of a button. Perfect for reviewing your progress or sharing with friends on social media.
  • 35W Peak Digital Power Amplifier (25W RMS): The powerful amplifier built into this karaoke player ensures that you’ll get crystal clear sound quality every time you sing. No more struggling to hear yourself over the music!
  • Remote Control: This feature makes controlling the player easier than ever before! Simply sit back and relax while accessing all of its functions conveniently from across the room.
  • 7″ TFT Digital Color Screen: The large screen offers an immersive experience by displaying lyrics in bold beautiful colors with clarity so everyone onstage can read them easily.


  • Enjoy high – quality karaoke entertainment with the KaraoKing CDG/MP3G Karaoke Player.
  • Sing along to your favorite tunes with the all-in-one media player and Bluetooth wireless speaker.
  • Record your voice and music mix, then instantly playback for added fun and creativity.
  • Experience crystal – clear audio with the 35W peak digital power amplifier (25W RMS) and vibrant visuals on the 7″ TFT digital color screen.


  • No built – in microphone input
  • Limited compatibility with certain karaoke file formats
  • Screen may be too small for some users

This Karaoke USA GF840 DVD/CDG/MP3G Karaoke Machine with 7″ TFT Color Screen is the perfect choice for any at-home singer looking to up their karaoke game! With its powerful bi-amplified 35W peak digital power amplifierBluetooth capability and record function, let out your inner superstar and bring the party alive with this all-in-one media player. So what are you waiting for? Get your singing on now!


Item Weight10 pounds
Product Dimensions13 x 10 x 17.8 inches
Item model numberGF840
Customer Reviews4.1 4.1 out of 5 stars 344 ratings4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#46,919 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableSeptember 1, 2016
Color NameBlack
Compatible DevicesMP3 Player, Watch, Remote, Tablet
Connector TypeUSB, 3.5mm Jack
Speaker Count1
Output Wattage35 Watts
Compatible Phone ModelsSmartphones
Power SourceBattery Powered
Standing screen display size7
Voltage12 Volts
BrandKaraoke USA
Included ComponentsDVD/CD+G/MP3+G Bluetooth Karaoke System with 7″ TFT Color Screen
Recommended Uses For ProductVoice Onto,Watch


Factors To Consider When Choosing A Karaoke Machine

Consider the sound quality and if it matches your singing ability, connectivity options to make sure it works with your devices, and portability if you plan on taking it with you.

Sound Quality

Sound quality is a crucial aspect to consider when searching for the perfect karaoke machine. A great-sounding device will not only make it more enjoyable for you and your guests, but also help foster better confidence in singers of all skill levels.

Factors To Consider When Choosing A Karaoke Machine
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When comparing different machines, take note of both volume control and overall audio quality. Some systems incorporate built-in speakers with powerful wattage for achieving optimal sound performance, while others offer customizable equalizer settings to enhance vocals or instruments according to specific needs.

Additionally, some high-end karaoke models feature various sound effects (echo, reverb) which allow singers to experiment with their performance style.

Through considering factors such as these – alongside connectivity options, lighting effects, music library size and user-friendly interfaces – you’ll be on your way towards selecting the ideal karaoke machine that meets all your requirements regarding sound quality and beyond!

Connectivity Options

Connectivity options play a crucial role in enhancing your karaoke experience. The best karaoke machines on the market today come equipped with various ways to connect to your music sources, ensuring seamless and enjoyable entertainment.


Other popular connectivity methods include USB ports for playing music from external devices such as flash drives or hard drives – perfect for those with an extensive collection of MP3s.

If you plan on hosting group sing-along sessions or duet performances at parties or other gatherings, consider investing in a machine that offers multiple microphone inputs.

This will allow several people to join in on the fun simultaneouslywithout compromising sound quality.


Portability plays a crucial role in selecting the ideal karaoke machine for any party or event. With lightweight options becoming more prevalent, you can effortlessly transport your karaoke setup from one location to another, making it easier to bring the joy of singing with friends and family wherever you go.

A portable audio system should be easy to set up, without requiring complicated assembly or extensive knowledge of karaoke equipment. In choosing a high-end yet mobile karaoke machine, prioritize features like wireless connectivity and simple controls that minimize hassle during use.


Conclusion And Final Thoughts

In conclusion, having a karaoke machine in your home can bring hours of entertainment for you and your loved ones. When choosing the right karaoke machine, consider factors such as sound qualityportability, and connectivity options.

The Karaoke USA GF845 is perfect for those who want a complete system with easy setup and wireless connectivity. Its sleek black design adds to any party atmosphere, making it a great choice for gatherings of all sizes.

Regardless of which karaoke machine you choose from our list or beyond it, make sure to practice safe singing habits by drinking lots of water in between sessions! Happy singing!


What are some features to look for when choosing a karaoke machine in 2023?

Some important features to consider when selecting a karaoke machine in 2023 include wireless connectivity options, high-quality audio and video playback, support for various file types and formats, and the ability to connect multiple microphones.


Are portable or stationary karaoke machines better in 2023?

The decision between portable or stationary karaoke machines largely depends on individual needs and preferences. Portable options offer more flexibility while stationary systems tend to have higher sound quality – both are viable choices if they meet necessary system requirements for your particular situation.

Can I use my smartphone with a karaoke machine in 2023?

Yes! Many modern models allow smartphones or tablets to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, WiFi, or other compatible methods which can be used as controllers, touchpads &/or source content devices so customers don’t have worry about keeping separate collection of music files just for karaoke.

How do I choose the right microphone for my new karaoke machine?

Choosing the right microphone depends upon several factors including desired sound quality, durability of materials (i.e., metal vs plastic) , type (wired vs wireless), overall budget etc.. Additionally, some mics feature advanced noise-cancellation technology that eliminates feedback issues often associated with crowded rooms while othesr provide greater volume control capabilities so singers can fine-tune their performances depending upon personal style preferences without having adjust equipment settings too much each time they sing


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5 Best Midi Keyboards 49 Keys In 2023



5 Best Midi Keyboards 49 Keys In 2023

Upgrade Your Sound Game with Our List of the Best Midi Keyboards for 2023!

Welcome to the ultimate guide on the 5 Best MIDI Keyboard 49 Keys in 2023! As a musician or synthesizer enthusiast, investing in a top-notch MIDI keyboard controller is essential for optimizing your music production experience.

In this blog post, we’ll be delving into an in-depth analysis of the best 49-key controllers available in the marketspecifically designed to cater to a wide range of needs and budgets.

Top 5 Best 49-Key MIDI Keyboards In 2023

Quick Recommendation

“For a quick recommendation, check out our product list below, or scroll down to find more in-depth reviews.”

Comparison Table

Product NameSpecial FeatureConnectivity TechnologyNumber of KeysColor Name
Nektar Impact GX49Studio Recording, Compact, Keyboard ControllerUSB49Black
Alesis V49Velocity Sensitive Keys, Keyboard ControllerUSB49Zwart
M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV)Velocity Sensitive KeysUSB49Black
Novation Impulse 49Novation’s Impulse series are a range of professional USB/MIDI controllersUSB49Gray
Korg microKEY2 Air 49Compact, Keyboard ControllerUSB49Black

1. Nektar Impact GX49


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Unleash Your Music Creativity with Comprehensive MIDI Functionality


  • 49 – key compact keyboard controller for studio recording and electronic music styles
  • Connects easily through USB interface
  • Sleek black design adds a professional touch to any setup
  • Compatible with most software DAWs including Reason, Logic, and Garageband
  • Lightweight and easy to transport between gigs or sessions
  • Highly rated by customers with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

The Nektar Impact GX49, our No. 1 pick for USB MIDI Controller Keyboards, offers a versatile and user-friendly experience that cannot be overlooked. This keyboard’s compatibility with Mac, PC, and iOS ensures seamless use across multiple platforms and its comprehensive MIDI functionality makes it the perfect choice for all your musical creations.

Featuring 49 full-size synth-action keys and fitted with pitch bend, modulation wheels, octave & transpose buttons as well as a sustain pedal socket – this powerhouse of a controller has everything you need to bring your compositions to life. What sets the Nektar Impact GX49 apart from other controllers is its unique integration with popular DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Logic Pro X, Cubase or Ableton Live. When paired with the included Bitwig Studio 8-track DAW and sound content package, there’s no limit to your creative potential! Its excellent quality coupled with an incredible value for money make it an unbeatable option in today’s market.


  • The Nektar Impact GX49 is a USB MIDI keyboard controller that offers comprehensive MIDI functionality, allowing you to take complete control of your music software applications.
  • With 49 full-size synth-action keys, pitch bend and modulation wheels, octave and transpose buttons, as well as a sustain pedal socket, this keyboard provides all the tools you need to create high-quality music productions.
  • The Nektar Impact GX49 comes with Bigwig Studio 8-track DAW + sound content package included in the purchase price. This enables immediate access to professional-grade recording software for Mac, PC or iOS devices.
  • Compatible with all MIDI software applications on the market today — making it simple for beginners looking for their first easy-to-use MIDI device ideal for home or studio use.
  • The Nektar DAW integration feature makes mixing and editing tracks an effortless experience as it is compatible with most popular DAWs on the current market providing extra ease-of-use when working with your favorite digital audio workstation (DAW).
  • Overall the Nektar Impact GX49 offers excellent quality at an affordable price point and includes key accessories essential in any musician’s arsenal while also being suitable for both novices & experts wishing to produce their own compositions from start-to-finish without limitations creatively!


  • Nektar Impact GX49 offers comprehensive MIDI functionality for seamless music production.
  • Its compatibility with all popular DAWs and MIDI software applications ensures maximum flexibility and usability.
  • With 49 full-size synth-action keys, pitch bend and modulation wheels, octave & transpose buttons + sustain pedal socket, it provides a comfortable and intuitive playing experience.
  • Includes an amazing package of Bigwig Studio 8-track DAW + sound content for Mac, PC, and iOS users – making it excellent quality and value for money.


  • No aftertouch capability on the keys
  • Limited control options compared to higher – end MIDI controllers
  • May require some setup and configuration before use

For passionate music makers who want to take their compositions to the next level, the Nektar Impact GX49 is the perfect MIDI controller keyboard. With comprehensive MIDI functionality and DAW integration, this USB-powered instrument provides excellent quality and value for money – so start unleashing your creativity today!


Item Weight4 pounds
Product Dimensions31 x 7.5 x 2.5 inches
Country of OriginChina
Item model numberImpact GX49
Customer Reviews4.5 4.5 out of 5 stars 699 ratings4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#8,411 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableApril 29, 2016
Color NameBlack
Connector TypeUSB
Hardware InterfaceUSB
Musical StyleElectronic
Number of Keyboard Keys49
Size49 Keys
Voltage240 Volts
Number of Keys49
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Special FeatureStudio Recording, Compact, Keyboard Controller
Model NameImpact GX

2. Alesis V49

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Unleash Creativity with 49-key MIDI Keyboard and Backlit Pads.



  • Velocity – sensitive keys allow for expressive playing.
  • 49 keys provide a compact yet versatile keyboard controller.
  • USB connectivity makes it easy to use with a computer.
  • Designed for electronic music styles.
  • Sleek black color adds a touch of style to any setup.
  • Highly – rated by thousands of satisfied customers.

The Alesis V49 is a versatile and user-friendly MIDI controller with impressive features, making it a top choice for musicians and producers who demand high-quality performance without breaking the bank. This 49-key USB MIDI keyboard includes eight backlit pads, four assignable knobs and buttons, along with professional software like Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech. The full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys offer excellent playability for virtual instruments while octave up/down buttons enable easy access to the entire melodic range.

What sets the Alesis V49 apart from other controllers in its class is its seamless integration with digital audio workstations (DAWs) and effect plugins. The assignable knobs and buttons allow users to effortlessly tweak parameters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, or open/close filters within their music production software. The backlit velocity-sensitive pads also enable beat production and clip launching capabilities that elevate your creative possibilities further. These features make it our pick as No. 2 on our list.

In conclusion, if you’re seeking an affordable yet powerful MIDI keyboard controller that can unlock your creativity as a performer and producer, look no further than the Alesis V49. With premium software included alongside responsive controls designed to enhance your workflow seamlessly with popular DAWs such as Ableton Live Lite; this remarkable device offers unparalleled value for money while maintaining exceptional quality in every aspect of design and functionality.


  • Premium Software Included – The Alesis V49 comes with Ableton Live Lite, Xpand 2 virtual instrument software by Air Music Tech and MPC Beats. This professional software suite is perfect for music production, allowing you to create tracks with ease.
  • Octave Up and Down Buttons – The Octave Up and Down buttons on the V49 enable you to access the full keyboard range without having to constantly reach for your computer or device. This feature gives you greater control over your sound and opens up new creative possibilities.
  • Pitch and Modulation Wheels – With pitch and modulation wheels at your fingertips, you can add expressive nuances to your playing in real-time. These features are essential tools for any musician who wants to achieve a higher degree of creativity with their music.
  • Assignable Knobs and Buttons – The V49’s 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface seamlessly with your favorite music software, making it easier than ever before to control different parameters of your sound. With these controls at hand, creating unique sounds is more accessible than ever before.
  • Backlit Pads for Beat Production – Designed specifically for beat production, the V49 boasts 8 backlit pads that are velocity-and pressure-sensitive. These pads give you complete control over triggering clips in time with your music while providing visual feedback for a seamless performance every time


  • Professional software suite included for a complete music production experience
  • Customizable controls with assignable knobs and buttons
  • Intuitive feedback through illuminated buttons and knobs
  • Versatile keyboard range with octave up and down buttons, pitch and modulation wheels


  • May not be suitable for advanced/professional musicians who require more advanced features
  • Keys are not weighted, which may affect the feel of playing for some users
  • Backlit pads may have limited customization options

The Alesis V49 is the perfect keyboard controller for keen musicians and producers looking to take their creative soundscape to a professional level. With its comprehensive suite of softwarefull range of 49 keys and intuitive design, this product offers everything needed for an eclectic experience – so make sure you join in on the action now!


Item Weight6.27 pounds
Product Dimensions9.6 x 37.6 x 4.53 inches
Item model numberV49
Customer Reviews4.6 4.6 out of 5 stars 6,068 ratings4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#2,399 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableApril 14, 2014
Color NameZwart
Connector TypeUSB
Hardware InterfaceUSB
Musical StyleElectronic
Number of Keyboard Keys49
Size49 Keys
Number of Keys49
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Special FeatureVelocity Sensitive Keys, Keyboard Controller
Model NameV49

3. M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV)


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Effortless music creation with comprehensive software suite.


  • 49 velocity – sensitive keys for expressive playing
  • USB connectivity for easy setup and use with compatible software
  • Designed specifically for electronic music styles
  • Supports Ableton Live software for seamless integration
  • Sleek black color design
  • Compact size (3.6 x 9.6 inches) makes it easy to fit on a desk or in a studio setup

The M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV) is a versatile and feature-rich MIDI keyboard controller that can take your music production to new heights. This 49-key USB MIDI keyboard comes with beat pads, smart chord and scale modes, arpeggiator, and an extensive software suite for seamless integration with your digital audio workstation (DAW). With its full-sized velocity-sensitive keys, eight assignable knobs and nine faders allowing tactile control over virtual synths and effect plugins, the Oxygen 49 (MKV) offers the perfect combination of playability and functionality for both professionals and beginners.

On top of its impressive hardware features, the M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV) stands out due to its auto-mapping capabilities for popular DAWs like Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats. In addition to these powerful production tools, users also get access to two virtual instruments – Hybrid 3 & Mini Grand – plus five Akai Professional MPC Expansion packs. All these elements combined make it an excellent investment for anyone looking to create cutting-edge music in their home studio or on stage.

The M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV) earns its position as No.3 on our list by providing superb value through a comprehensive set of features designed specifically for modern producers. Its sleek design coupled with exceptional software support elevates this product from being merely another MIDI Keyboard Controller by offering improved creative possibilities at a competitive price point. Solidifying the benefits of using this product are resources such as Melodics’ interactive lessons focusing on key-playing techniques along with a three-month subscription to Skoove piano learning platform – making it easy for musicians at any level to unlock their potential using M-Audio’s well-crafted toolset.



  • Complete software production package included: With the M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV), you receive an all-in-one software production package that includes MPC Beats, Ableton Live Lite, and two virtual instruments from AIR Music Tech – Hybrid 3 and Mini Grand, as well as five Akai Professional MPC Expansion packs. This means that you have everything you need to start producing music right out of the box.
  • Effortless auto-mapping for DAW controls & plugin parameters: The keyboard features automatic mapping of its controls to your DAW or plugin parameters, allowing for a more streamlined and efficient workflow.
  • Smart Chord & Smart Scale modes: With these modes activated, the keyboard will automatically map keys to chords or scales based on your selection. This makes it easier for beginners to create melodic sequences without any knowledge of music theory.
  • Arpeggiator: The built-in arpeggiator allows users to quickly create complex patterns with ease. It’s perfect for adding dynamic flair to chord progressions or creating captivating lead lines.
  • Hands-on control over virtual synths & effects plugins: The M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV) features eight assignable knobs and nine assignable faders that allow users to take complete control over their virtual synth parameters, effect plugins, DAW controls and more. This level of hands-on control adds another layer of creativity and expression in music production.


  • Complete software production package included with MPC Beats, Ableton Live Lite, and 2 virtual instruments from AIR Music Tech (Hybrid 3 & Mini Grand) plus 5 Akai Professional MPC Expansion packs
  • Effortless auto – mapping for DAW controls and plugin parameters makes it easy to control your music studio equipment.
  • Smart Chord and Scale modes, arpeggiator, pitch & mod wheels, sustain pedal input provide various options to upgrade your musical skills.
  • MIDI controller has 49 velocity-sensitive full-size piano style keys that deliver a natural response that gets the best from virtual sampler & synthesizer plugins.


  • May not be suitable for more advanced keyboardists who require a larger range of keys.
  • Some users have reported occasional connectivity issues with the USB cable.
  • The drum pads may feel too stiff or sensitive for some users, depending on personal preference.

The M-Audio Oxygen 49 (MKV) is the perfect tool for aspiring producers, songwriters and composers looking to take their music career to the next level. With it’s intuitive controls and comprehensive software suite, this 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller will make creating amazing beats and tunes easy. Take your creativity out of the box today with the M-Audio Oxygen!


Item Weight8.05 pounds
Product Dimensions3.6 x 9.6 x 32.04 inches
Item model numberOxygen 49 MKV
Customer Reviews4.5 4.5 out of 5 stars 432 ratings4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#5,442 in Musical Instruments
Date First AvailableApril 30, 2021
Color NameBlack
Connector TypeUSB
Hardware InterfaceUSB
Supported SoftwareAbleton Live
Musical StyleElectronic
Number of Keyboard Keys49
Size49 Keys
Number of Keys49
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Special FeatureVelocity Sensitive Keys
Model NameOxygen 49 MKV

4. Novation Impulse 49


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Best for Producers and Musicians Seeking Ultra-Responsive MIDI Control.


  • Professional USB/MIDI controller
  • Precision keyboard and full control surface
  • Powered by Novation’s Automap 4 control software
  • Suitable for electronic musical style, particularly with Ableton Live software
  • Medium – sized with 49 keys
  • Sleek gray color design

The Novation Impulse 49 is a professional USB bus-powered MIDI Controller Keyboard that offers an ultra-responsive, full-size piano keyboard with aftertouch and velocity-sensitive pads. Designed for both Mac and Windows users, this versatile instrument will elevate your music production experience to new heights.

One of the key features of the Impulse 49 is its precision semi-weighted keyboard with assignable aftertouch, which provides an excellent playing experience similar to traditional instruments. This means your performance will be accurately translated into your DAW or software instrument with ease. Furthermore, the controller comes equipped with Automap 4 control software that enables instant hands-on access to your DAW and plug-ins, making it easier than ever to adjust faders, knobs, and buttons on-the-fly during live performances or recording sessions. The eight multi-function drum pads are another standout feature; they not only allow you to warp arpeggios in real-time but also roll beats and launch clips in Ableton Live.

In addition to these impressive capabilities, the Novation Impulse 49 includes valuable downloads such as Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth, XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual pianos and organs collection – all covered by a generous three-year warranty to ensure customer satisfaction. Overall, if you’re looking for a robust MIDI controller that seamlessly integrates into your workflow while offering advanced functionality at your fingertips- look no further than the Novation Impulse 49 Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard!


  • Robust and Ultra-Responsive Full-Size Piano Keyboard: The Novation Impulse 49 boasts a high-quality, full-size piano keyboard that is both robust and ultra-responsive. This means you can enjoy an authentic playing experience just like you would on an acoustic instrument. With aftertouch capabilities, you’ll have exceptional control over your performances.
  • Multi-function Drum Pads: The multi-function drum pads on the Novation Impulse 49 allow for ultimate flexibility in your music creation. You can warp arpeggios, roll beats, or launch clips in Ableton Live – it’s up to you! These pads are velocity-sensitive too so they respond accurately to how hard or soft you play them.
  • Automap 4 Control Software: With the Automap 4 control software, you’ll have instant hands-on access to your DAW and plug-ins. This makes it easy to switch between different tools without having to navigate through menus or use a mouse/keyboard.
  • Full DAW/Plug-In Control Surface: Thanks to its eight knobs, nine faders, and buttons, the Novation Impulse 49 serves as a comprehensive control surface for your favorite DAWs and plug-ins. Make adjustments and changes quickly without breaking your creative flow.
  • Comes with Essential Downloads: When you purchase the Novation Impulse 49 MIDI Controller Keyboard, you’ll also receive Ableton Live Lite software as well as downloads for Novation’s Bass Station synth, XLN Audio Addictive Keys


  • 49 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch for a responsive and realistic playing experience
  • Includes software downloads for Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station synth, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, and a Loopmasters Sample Pack to jumpstart your music production
  • Multi – function drum pads allow you to manipulate arpeggios, beats, and clips in Ableton Live
  • Automap 4 control software enables hands-on access to your DAW and plug-ins with an intuitive layout of 8 knobs, 9 faders and buttons.


  • May be too expensive for beginners or those on a tight budget
  • Some users may prefer a more compact keyboard for portability purposes
  • Limited key range of 49 keys may not suffice for advanced pianists or orchestral compositions

If you’re a producer or musician looking for an ultra-responsive, full-size piano keyboard with aftertouch and velocity-sensitive pads that can be used on both Mac and Windows, then the Novation Impulse 49 Keys USB bus-powered MIDI Controller Keyboard is perfect for you! Download your copies of Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth, XLN Audio Addictive Keys and a Loopmasters Sample Pack now to get started.


Item Weight12.43 pounds
Product Dimensions28.3 x 6.29 x 15.1 inches
Country of OriginChina
Item model numberNOVIMP49
Customer Reviews4.4 4.4 out of 5 stars 461 ratings4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#10,937 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableSeptember 9, 2011
Color NameGray
Connector TypeUSB
Hardware InterfaceUSB 2.0
Supported SoftwareAbleton Live
Musical StyleElectronic
Number of Keyboard Keys49
Number of Keys49
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Special FeatureNovation’s Impulse series are a range of professional USB/MIDI controllers. They each have a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by a brand new version of Novation’s Automap control software – Automap 4
Item Dimensions LxWxH28.3 x 6.29 x 15.1 inches


5. Korg microKEY2 Air 49

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Wireless and Portable 49-Key MIDI Controller for Music Creators.


  • Wireless connectivity with Bluetooth technology.
  • Compact and lightweight design for portability.
  • Compatible with both tablets and smartphones.
  • USB connectivity for traditional use with computers.
  • 49 keys to allow for versatile music creation.
  • Alkaline battery – powered, allowing for extended usage without requiring a power outlet.

The Korg microKEY2 Air 49 is a game-changer for musicians and producers who want to eliminate the clutter of wires in their studio setup. This sleek, compact wireless MIDI controller features a natural touch mini keyboard that’s both comfortable and playable. With its impressive battery life lasting up to a month between charges, you can focus more on creating music rather than constantly recharging your gear.

This powerful device comes with an array of software bundled free of charge, including numerous virtual instruments and effects that will elevate your production capabilities. The wireless connectivity allows seamless integration with iPad, iPhone or Mac devices thanks to the innovative Bluetooth technology – perfect for those spontaneous bursts of creativity wherever you may be. Despite its small size, the Korg microKEY2 Air 49 doesn’t compromise on performance; it offers reliable USB compatibility ensuring easy connection when needed.

In conclusion, the Korg microKEY2 Air 49 provides an unbeatable combination of portability and functionality by removing cable constraints while maintaining top-notch performance capacities typically found in larger MIDI controllers. Its user-friendly design ensures ease-of-use regardless of the user’s experience level making it an ideal choice for any musician or producer looking to enhance their creative process without being tethered down by unnecessary wires.


  • Experience the ultimate convenience with wireless connectivity to your favorite devices, including iPad, iPhone, or Mac.
  • The compact and natural touch Mini Keyboard gives you complete control of your music on-the-go without sacrificing playability.
  • Get ready for a lavish array of powerful music software that comes bundled free of charge in this package.
  • With USB compatibility and long – lasting battery life (up to a month), you can enjoy extended hours of seamless performance wherever you go.
  • Whether you are an amateur musician or an experienced professional, the Korg microKEY2 Air 49 provides unparalleled flexibility and versatility to unlock your creative potential.


  • Free music software bundle included
  • Compact size for easy portability and playability
  • USB compatible for versatile connectivity options
  • Long battery life of up to 1 month between charges.


  • Limited number of keys compared to larger MIDI controllers
  • No weighted or semi – weighted keys for a more authentic piano feel
  • Wireless connectivity may experience occasional latency issues

This product is perfect for music enthusiasts looking to make their own compositions on-the-go. With its powerful software, compact design and wireless connection, the Korg microKEY2 Air 49 is the ideal choice for those wanting to take their creativity with them wherever they go. Make your music today!


Item Weight4.64 pounds
Product Dimensions31.49 x 7.32 x 3.14 inches
Item model numberMKEYAIR49
Batteries2 AA batteries required.
Customer Reviews4.2 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,023 ratings4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank#11,961 in Musical Instruments
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableFebruary 2, 2016
Color NameBlack
Compatible DevicesTablet, Smartphone
Connector TypeUSB
Hardware InterfaceUSB 2.0
Number of Keyboard Keys49
Battery typeAlkaline
Number of Keys49
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Special FeatureCompact, Keyboard Controller
Item Dimensions LxWxH31.49 x 7.32 x 3.14 inches

Key Features And Benefits Of Each Keyboard

The selection of a 49-key MIDI keyboard comes down to the specific features and benefits each model offers.

One crucial aspect to consider is the quality of the keybed. A well-designed keybed provides a comfortable playing experience while offering good feedback for better control over dynamics.

For instance, Arturia’s KeyStep 37 boasts semi-weighted keys with aftertouch to ensure precision and expressive capabilities in your performances.


Velocity-sensitive keys are another essential element that can significantly impact your playing and composing experience. These types of keys allow users to generate varying sound intensities based on how hard they press each note.

The Subzero CommandKey49 MIDI keyboard controller stands out in this regard by featuring eight high-quality RGB pads with velocity sensitivity so you can add intricate percussion patterns or create dynamic sample-based scripts on-the-fly.

Considering MIDI functionality is also vital when choosing a suitable keyboard controller as it gives creative freedom in terms of controlling processes such as software automation and musical instrument parameter tweaking from an easy-to-use interface right at your fingertips.

Ultimately it’s essential to examine which combination of features aligns best with your needs for optimal satisfaction; whether looking to power your studio work projects, light up the stage during performances or even both aspects together.

Final Recommendation For The Best Midi Keyboard 49 Keys In 2023.

After extensive research and consideration of various factors, such as performance capabilities, key action, DAW integration, and overall design quality, the top pick for the best 49-key MIDI keyboard in 2023 is undoubtedly the Novation SL MKIII 49.


The runner-up option for those on a budget is the Nektar Panorama T-4. With its deep DAW integration and customizable controls enabling you to unleash your creativity without breaking the bank.

While these are just some examples among myriad other options available in today’s market when it comes to selecting a MIDI interface geared towards studio equipment compatibility and facilitating efficient music creation processes—finding one that best suits your particular needs ultimately depends upon personal preferences alongside specific project requirements involved within this continuously evolving realm of sound synthesis technology we know as Electronic Music Performance Controllers!


In conclusion, having the right MIDI keyboard controller in your arsenal is crucial to elevating your music production and performance capabilities. The 5 Best Midi Keyboard 49 Keys In 2023 list offers some fantastic options for both beginners and experienced musicians alike.

By investing in either the Nektar Impact GX49 or the Alesis V49, you will be equipping yourself with a reliable musical partner that can help take your projects to new heights – whether you’re working on an indie project from home or performing live on stage.


1. What are the benefits of using a midi keyboard with 49 keys?


A midi keyboard with 49 keys offers more versatility for musicians and producers, allowing them to play a wider range of notes and chords. It is also compact enough for travel, making it an ideal choice for those who need to create music on-the-go.

2. How do I choose the best midi keyboard with 49 keys in 2023?

The best way to choose a midi keyboard that suits your needs is by considering your budget, skill level, preferred software compatibility and any other features you may require such as drum pads or faders. You should also read reviews from other users to get an idea of how well each model performs.

3. Can I use my existing software with a new midi keyboard?

Most modern midi keyboards are designed to work seamlessly with popular DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Ableton Live and Logic Pro X. However, it’s important to check the specs of your chosen model before purchasing it to ensure compatibility.


4. Do I need additional equipment when using a midi keyboard?

To use a midi keyboard effectively, you will need a computer or laptop running suitable audio production software and an audio interface or sound card capable of converting analog signals into digital form so they can be processed by your computer’s CPU without latency issues. Additionally – depending upon specific models – some may come equipped w/ pre-loaded sounds but others might not be compatible resulting in needing further investment into VST plugins/software libraries etc…

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