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Review: Livid Instruments Minim - High Performance Bluetooth MIDI Controller
Our Livid Instruments Minim arrived... and GW Childs eagerly put this pocket-sized Bluetooth MIDI controller with expressive pads, 3D motion control & touch-sensitive tech through its paces and some.
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 6, 2016
Review: Novation Launch Control XL
Can you imagine Novation's Launch Control... only bigger, with more rotary encoders, buttons, faders, etc.? Launch Control XL is here and Tadhg Leonard puts it to the test.
Sep. 1, 2014
Review: Akai Pro MPK249
Lights? Check. MIDI? Check? MPC pads? Check. Studio and live performance Ableton Live controller you won't be able to keep your hands off? GW Childs finds out in our in-depth review.
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 12, 2014
Review: touchAble 2 Ableton Live iOS Controller
With the revamped TouchAble 2 on your iPad/iPhone device prove to be the perfect Ableton Live touch controller? Tadhg Leonard leaves no stone unturned in this extensive review.
Dec. 18, 2013
Review: Novation Launch Control
Novation's LaunchPad & Launchpad Mini are not mere stocking fillers, they're extremely capable MIDI controllers! Will the Launch Control prove as useful and popular? Hollin Jones finds out.
Dec. 12, 2013
Livid Instruments Releases BASE Remote Scripts for Live 9.1
Live 9.1 introduces a number of enhancements within the box. For those who enjoy working outside the box using Livid Instruments' BASE, there's a new remote script for you! Check out the video below.
Nov. 25, 2013
Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 2 of 2
Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live user, explores how to make it even better using Max for Live. (Part 2/2)
Nov. 3, 2013
Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 1 of 2
Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live maestro, explores how to make it even better using MIDI remote scripts. (Part 1/2).
Nov. 2, 2013
Review: QuNexus Controller
Well-built and attractive, the QuNexus compact controller by Keith McMillen Instruments includes some innovative features that may surprise. Mo Volans gives it a thorough work out in this review.
Oct. 1, 2013
Review: Livid Base
Livid Instruments' Base has finally come out of our review labs... G.W. Childs find out just how perfect the pressure-sensitive pads, touch sliders and buttons are on this controller/instrument!
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 20, 2013
Review: M-Audio Oxygen 49
Sturdy, lightweight and portable, the Oxygen 49 MIDI Keyboard Controller by M-Audio is under the spotlight in this review. Hollin Jones puts this on his fast fingers and DAW brain in this test.
May. 23, 2013
Review: QuNeo, The Ultimate 3D Pad Controller?
There are a number of innovative MIDI controllers coming through: Ableton Push & ROLI's Seaboard to name a few. Darren Burgos reviews another unusual one. Find out if the QuNeo pushes his buttons.
May. 13, 2013
Creating a Liine Lemur Template for Ableton Live
The tech to control your Live set using anything from dedicated hardware to an iPad is now a reality. Tadhg Leonard shows how to create your own Ableton controller using Liine's Lemur for iPad.
May. 2, 2013
Using QuNEO for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live
Keith McMillen's QuNEO has really taken off since its launch. I saw it being performed with across NAMM 2013. In this tutorial Tadhg Leonard shows how to use it for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live.
Feb. 5, 2013
Preview: Livid BASE, Touch Sensitive Controller at an Attractive Price
Livid Instruments have evidently been busy working on a new controller for musicians. It's knob less... with touch sensitive pads, sliders and so much more! Welcome BASE.
Jan. 23, 2013
Using the Novation Twitch with Ableton Live
Novation's Twitch is ideally suited to work with Serato ITCH... but it doesn't stop there. Tadhg Leonard shows how you can expertly set up Twitch as a controller for Ableton Live.
Jan. 15, 2013
NEWS: Livid Instruments 7 Day Block Sale
What do you get when you combine 7 days, a sale, Livid Instruments, a music gear nerd, a Block and your existing DAW? Read on to find out more!
Aug. 8, 2012
Ableton Live: Transposing clips Using a MIDI keyboard
There's plenty of useful tricks for working in Ableton Live which make life feel wonderful! Rory Dow, Ableton expert, explores the ins and outs for transposing clips using a MIDI Controller.
May. 17, 2012
Integrating Hardware Instruments and Effects in Ableton Live
Despite the flexibility of software, there's no denying that using hardware instruments and effects is still hugely popular. Rory Dow shows how to get the best of both worlds in Ableton Live.
Feb. 20, 2012
Assigning external controllers in Ableton Live
It's no secret that Ableton Live is a fantastic piece of software for live performance and real time tweaking. In fact this is arguably it's key strength. One thing that Live is particularly adept at
Jan. 27, 2011
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