Way more than a keyboard! Roland's A-800 PRO is one serious MIDI controller. Beyond having 61 velocity-sensitive keys for playing virtual instruments, this beast boasts a total of 45 assignable controls - knobs, buttons, sliders, and more. You can assign out the controls however you want, so you can get your hands on your mix, finger drum on the 8 Dynamic Pads, control recording start/stop/playback... whatever your workflow demands. If you're choosing your first MIDI controller, you can't go wrong with the A-800 PRO. The keys glide under your fingers, you've got controls for whatever you want, it works with your Mac or PC... and the A-800 PRO even comes with sweet software. Nice.