As a musician or aspiring composer, a MIDI keyboard is an essential tool for recording your efforts. Being able to record your music enables you to evaluate your efforts as well as experiment with different styles and sounds. A MIDI controller makes it possible to change key, add instrumentation, change tempo, and even fix those pesky pitch slides in your vocals. With a MIDI keyboard, even musicians who play only by ear, and can’t read musical notation, can create their own music compositions. Here are three reasons why you need a MIDI keyboard at your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).