A Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) controller is a software or hardware that both produces and transmits data to MIDI-enabled devices. They don’t have the capability to produce sound by themselves, instead, they have an interface that an artist can cue. They are used to control sound and the parameters of a musical performance. Once engaged, it triggers the MIDI data to be transmitted to a synthesizer via a MIDI cable. Once this is done, the synthesizer generates sound which can then be amplified by speakers.
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There are several types of MIDI controllers, but, the common of all is the electronic musical keyboard MIDI controller. Available in various sizes, ranging from 25-key, 2-octave models to a full-size, comprehensive 88-instrument version. When played, the keyboard MIDI controller directs MIDI data with respect to the pitch of the note, velocity and corresponding duration to a MIDI-compatible synthesizer which can then generate sounds. Portability and versatility are the main advantages of a keyboard MIDI controller.
Other common types of MIDI controllers are drum & percussion controllers and wind controllers. Drum & percussion controllers are normally played with sticks to generate MIDI data. Whereas, wind MIDI controllers allow for breath and pitch glide control to transmit MIDI data. A MIDI controller offers a system that allows one to create music on a computer and this is a primary reason why it is being used by an increasing number of music producers.
The main factor that could dampen the demand for MIDI controllers is that the sound generated by MIDI instruments is dependant on the quality of the sound card being used. But, with the introduction of newer technology like the Neova ring MIDI controllers that clearly interprets each subtlety and can recognize natural hand gestures, translating them into musical expressions, could prove to be a factor that can drive growth in the MIDI controller market.
The global MIDI Controller market can be segmented on the basis of product type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into 25-key, 37-key, 49-key, 61-key, and 88-key apart from other models. The 49-key model occupies a majority of the market share followed by the 61-key segment. With regards to application, segmentation here is divided into a stage, household, and other applications. The lion’s share of the MIDI controller market belongs to the stage segment.
In terms of region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and India followed by the rest of the world. A major share of the MIDI controller market belongs to North American markets. Although, China is slated to index the highest rate of growth over the forecasted tenure. The global MIDI controller market report includes company profiles of major players such as Music Brands, Inc. (Akai Professional), Focusrite Plc (Novation), Ik Multimedia Production Srl, Korg, Inc. and Arturia S.A.