Tied to the rise of the software synthesizer, the MIDI keyboard controller has become increasingly popular as well. Though MIDI keyboard controller mania has died down a bit over the past few years, possibly tied to the resurgence of hardware synthesizers, the keyboard controller is still a staple of the modern music studio. With so many shapes and sizes available, it’s hard not find a space in the studio that one will fit nicely in. And with it’s combination of keys, sliders, knobs, and DAW transport buttons, the keyboard controller layout is a musical interface that’s stood the test of time.
The MIDI Keyboard Lemur template available from Desert Sound Studios takes the essence of the hardware keyboard controller and puts as much of it as possible into a touch controller. Like hardware, the touch version has keys with octave shift, knobs for transmitting controller messages, and buttons for DAW transport control (optimized for Ableton Live). Though it lacks the tactile feedback of hardware, it makes up for it with a small footprint that can fit into tight studio spaces while being easy to take with you on the go. Follow the button below to the free download.