Native Instruments MIDI
For DJs and many live performers, there's no substitute for a great pad controller. These consoles give you a ton of control over your MIDI cues, so you can bring up backing tracks and sound FX to your heart's content. Choosing one of these from Native Instruments is mostly a matter of deciding what level of performance you need: for simple cuing and general-purpose use, check out the small but mighty MASCHINE MIKRO MK2. Or, if you need something built specifically for discerning pros, take a look at the full-sized MASCHINE MK2.
The most versatile type of MIDI controller is undoubtedly the keyboard, and Native Instruments goes above and beyond with three different models. The KOMPLETE KONTROL S25, S49 and S61 have 25, 49 and 61 keys, respectively, so it's easy to choose the model that provides your ideal balance between playing range and portability. Better yet, all of the Native Instruments keyboard controllers are available in a bundle with KOMPLETE 10 software. You even get your choice of version, so it's an easy way to get the most out of your new keyboard controller.
With a long-standing reputation for producing top-quality MIDI gear, Native Instruments definitely belongs on your wish list when a digital production or performance setup is coming together. When you've got the capabilities of Native Instruments MIDI backing you up, the possibilities for your sound are virtually endless.