Best Midi keyboard for Finale – Music notation software makes it easy for composers and hobbyists to create music using a keyboard, MIDI interface or a simple mouse. Setting up a MIDI keyboard or controller in Finale is easy. Since the release of Finale 2012, Finale has included a handy auto-detect feature that does most of the work for you. We’ve also provided a short video to walk you through the remaining steps.
Playing on this MIDI keyboard feels great, and you can get very expressive with its semi-weighted action keys.
However, if you want something with more faders and knobs, then perhaps then you can consider the higher end keyboards.back to menu ↑
1.Novation Impulse 25back to menu ↑
2.Native Instruments Kompleteback to menu ↑
3.Arturiaback to menu ↑
4.Alesis V49back to menu ↑
5.Studiologic Numaback to menu ↑
6.M-Audio Hammer 88back to menu ↑
7.Xkey 25back to menu ↑
8.ESC Flip Keyboardback to menu ↑
9.LANGTU Keyboardback to menu ↑
10.Logitech MK270back to menu ↑
Best Midi keyboard for Finale – BUYER’S GUIDE
Keyboardists rarely ask this question — most of them have already checked out the latest keyboard hardware just for fun — much like James Bond studies the latest gadgets that Q creates for him. But many others recognize that even with minimal keyboard skills a MIDI keyboard can often help us obtain our goal of “the fastest note entry with the least amount of editing.”
If your sole interest is in entering music into your computer, you can cut costs by purchasing a keyboard that doesn’t have built-in sounds; such keyboards are often referred to as MIDI controllers. If desk space is in short supply, or if you’d like to be able to travel with your new keyboard and a laptop, you’ll want to check out the new breed of ultra-compact controllers.
The Akai LPK25 is both about the width of your laptop keyboard and weigh next to nothing. Their velocity-sensitive keys are smaller, but still very playable, and both include octave controls that provide access to the full range of a piano from each two-octave keyboard. They connect to your computer via a USB cable, and they enable Finale users to enter notes in step-time and real-time via Simple Note Entry, Speedy Note Entry, and HyperScribe.
Imagine pulling both your laptop and MIDI keyboard from a shoulder bag, fitting both on one of those dinky coffee shop tables, and entering notes as you enjoy your morning cappuccino. Just a few years ago this technology would have seemed worthy of James Bond. Shaken, not stirred, indeed!
The best thing of all is how inexpensive they are. I’ve seen the Korg nanoKEY advertised for around $50, and the Akai LPK25 for around $70. What’s more, each controller is easy enough to use that you don’t need a pre-mission demonstration by Q. Want to see them in action? Here’s a short video from Akai and a Korg video that covers all three nanoSERIES controllers (and the M1Le software that comes with the nanoKEY).back to menu ↑
Frequently Asked Questions
Good Keyboard Specifically for Finale HyperScribe?
We are having a look at the best MIDI keyboards available in 2021 and giving our thoughts on what we consider to be our top 10.
To help you choose we have included small MIDI keyboard reviews with each one along with our pros and cons.