So im expanding my studio gear this year and in the next month ill be adding a couple things on.
Im looking at addind in a new midi keyboard

Novations "Launchkey Mini"
info here

and yes on their news page
they show it connected to a Launchpad
but i think in this case ill go for the launchpad Mini as well because im not really going to use either
of these in live performance. Strictly in the studio.

Connecting these to both FL studio XXL
and Ableton Live 9
this should be a fun year