iPads have come far in terms of processing power, with Apple’s latest mobile chipset outperforming many mid-range laptops. These tablets have become viable creative production machines, and that means a MIDI controller could be a great option for the on-the-go producer. Whether you want something small that slips into a backpack or something bulkier that gives you full control of your music, there are a lot of options to fill your needs.
But not all keyboards are created equal, especially when you consider connectivity to an iPad. There are basically two camps: those that connect to your iPad via USB and those that connect to your iPad via Bluetooth. The former will often require some sort of adapter, thanks to the iPad’s single port. The latter, while much friendlier from a connectivity perspective, might create some latency issues thanks to Bluetooth. To break everything down, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites.
Ultra sleek and portable