My trusty midi controller! - EMU Xboard 25. Despite not having a direct use for it for about a year, I still didn't sell it - very well built, with just the right amount of knobs and controls and nice and light too - midi mapping would be nice but would probably make it heavier. And lo and behold - just today I found a power supply and can now, in addition to computer usage, hook it up via midi to my Roland Gaia for a supersize synth. Joy!