88 Key MIDI Keyboard Controllers
If you're leaning more toward the electronic side of things, the options here are even more wide-open for you. The Arturia KeyLab 88 Keyboard Controller is a solid choice for example, and it includes Analog Lab software that comes pre-loaded with 5000 TAE synthesizer presets. Looking for a powerful workstation on a tighter budget? No problem: just check out keyboards such as the Studiologic SL-990 PRO 88-Key MIDI Controller. Or, if you'd prefer a simple, no-frills 88-key controller that gets the job done without a lot of hardware overhead, consider something like the M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII or the Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller.
From hammer-action controllers designed for virtual pianos to high-end workstations for audio producers to straightforward performance-oriented controllers, it's safe to say the lineup of 88 key MIDI keyboard controllers offers a pretty wide variety. And since they're MIDI controllers that work with tons of different hardware and software instruments, that variety is more than just skin-deep. With one of these keyboard controllers in your toolbox, there's really no limit to what you can do musically - it's just a matter of learning and experimenting to find out just how much it can do for you and your sound, whether that's in live gigging, studio work or both.