Best keyboard for Worship

Best keyboard for Worship – we hope you learned a thing or two about selecting a keyboard for church worship and have found one that will work for you perfectly. Stay tuned for more music reviews soon!

o to go along with this post we’ve created a FREE Video Series On Creating Worship Keyboard Sounds From Scratch that will walk you step by step on creating some powerful keyboard sound that you’ll use over and over again.

If you’ve ever wanted to get started building keyboard sounds like the pros, or already know how to but want to learn some new powerful tips and tricks, this is the video series for you. (Check out the video at the bottom of this post for more information)

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Here’s a list of the top 10 qualities you should consider when searching for your perfect keyboard for worship.

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1.AKAI Professional MPK

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2.CORSAIR K70

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3.Nord Stage 3

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4.Gator Cases Padded Keyboard

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5.Korg SV-2

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6.Casio PX-770

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7.Elgato Stream Deck

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8.Novation Launchkey

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9.Arturia KeyLab

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10.Yamaha P121

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Best keyboard for Worship – BUYER’S GUIDE

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The Weight Of The Keyboard

If you’re going to setting up and tearing down, hauling your keyboard back in forth in your car, you’ll definitely want to take the actual weight of the keyboard into your consideration. A full-size keyboard with 88 full weighted keys can weigh from 40-50lbs.

This is learned from LOTS of experience!

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 The Weight Of The Keys

As a rule of thumb, we don’t like to go below semi-weighted keys. You’ll see all of the options below are at-least semi-weighted. This is a personal preference but consider what you’re used to playing and the style of music and sounds you’ll be using.

If you’re playing primarily aux keys parts like synths, you may like the semi-weighted keys. But if you’re playing primarily piano or organ, you’ll probably prefer the feel of fully-weighted keys. Especially if you learned piano on an actual piano and not a keyboard.

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The Number Of Keys

Again, this goes into your preference and style of music you’re playing. A full set of 88 keys would be your preference if you are playing primarily piano and organ parts.

But if you’re playing those aux keys parts, you can definitely get by without the full set of keys. There is also aways a transpose button should you want to change octaves.

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 Faders, Knobs, and Buttons

If you’re going to be using midi and controlling your sounds via your computer, you’re not going to want to have to keep reaching over and adjusting sounds on your small mousepad. And many modern worship sounds are dynamic where you are changing the sound as you are playing.

The more faders, knobs, & buttons means more in-set control of different things like cutoff, reverb, delay, which patch you’re playing, track triggering, tap tempo, lighting control, etc.

You can also opt for an external controller with knobs and buttons as well. But we’ll talk about that another time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Just a MIDI controller or built-in keyboard sounds?

Most keyboards these days come with a USB out for midi capability, but if you’re primarily playing piano or organ sounds, you may want to opt for a keyboard with great built-in sounds (Options 5-9 below).

Especially if the style you are playing is more traditional, you may not be too concerned about MIDI and using software.

However, if the style you are playing is geared more towards synths, pads, and creative sounds, you might consider saving some $$$ and get a midi controller and run your sounds from a computer.

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WRAP UP

Especially with the thousands of keyboards & pianos that are out there to choose from. It’s tough to decide what’s best for your church or your worship band.

So we put together this list to save you the hassle of tons of trial and error that our team has gone through over the past 10+ years. We have a lot of experience with the keyboards mentioned in this post and we stand behind each one. Especially when it comes to the functionality that is used specifically in a worship setting.

Because of all of the sounds used in modern worship music these days like pads, strings, pulsing synths, etc. this list is exclusively keyboards that have MIDI capabilities.

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