Best Compact – Korg SQ-1
Not so much a controller in the broadest sense – although it will control your soft synths and hardware, particularly Korg’s MS-20m and Volca range via MIDI – but the SQ-1 is a surpassingly decent unit given its size.
Like the QCon above, it has a great, solid build, ideal for many rigorous situations. Andy Jones said: “SQ-1 is not just a controller for the MS-20m although it does make a great partner. Use it with your soft synths, or your hard synths, but make sure you use it.