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How to Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Realistic
We've all used samples. And when it comes to using a sample-based MIDI orchestra, there's a number of techniques and tricks we can use to make them sound more realistic. Peter Schwartz to the rescue.
Dec. 21, 2014
Korg Makes Finding the 'Perfect' Keyboard Easier with New Interactive Site
Just in time for Christmas, Korg are here to help recommend you a keyboard from their extensive range. From MIDI controllers to full blown synths., you're just a few questions away from an answer.
Nov. 20, 2014
Liine Brings Lemur to Android Devices
Coinciding with Lemur's 10th birthday, Liine have announced that the popular MIDI/OSC controller app is now available for Android. It includes recent fixes and feature updates from the iOS version.
Nov. 13, 2014
Review: IK Multimedia iRig Pads
Who doesn't enjoy banging out beats on pads? While these were once expensive, the cost of pad controllers has dropped and IK Multimedia's new iRig Pads brings pad control to iOS, Mac & PC.
Nov. 12, 2014
Alesis Release New V and VI Series Music Software Controllers
Alexis tell us the new cutting-edge design for their V and VI series of MIDI controllers improves both performance and software accessibility. Find out more below.
Nov. 5, 2014
5 Essential Logic Pro X Piano Roll Tips
You can do so much more with Logic X's Piano Roll than just drawing in MIDI note events. Darren Burgos shares five of his favorite Piano Roll/MIDI editing tricks here.
Nov. 5, 2014
Nektar Announce Availability of Impact iX 49 and iX 61, Controllers with a Twist
Nektar's gorgeous new Impact iX 49 and iX 61 are powerful keyboards with DAW control and comfortable iPad connectivity, plus they include Presonus Studio One Artist and are attractively priced.
Nov. 4, 2014
How to Convert Audio to MIDI in FL Studio
While editing audio is much more flexible than ever before, converting audio into MIDI can add another level to our ability to change a recording. Gary Hiebner shows how to do this in FL Studio.
Nov. 3, 2014
Sync Your Controllers in Ableton Live
The good (and forward-thinking) folks at Novation have teamed up with Isotonik to provide a free solution for syncing devices in Ableton Live. Check it out now!
Oct. 28, 2014
Review: Kurzweil Forte
The Kurzweil Forte features well-designed sounds, an easy to use interface and a useful LCD screen. But does this make it the king of electronic pianos? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.
Oct. 27, 2014
New M-AUDIO Oxygen Series Keyboards Now Available
M-Audio have engineered a complete redesign of their Oxygen series of controllers, adding velocity-sensitive trigger pads and a comprehensive software suite for music production.
Oct. 10, 2014
Making Instruments More Expressive in BitWig Studio
In one of the more recent updates to Bitwig Studio you'll find note expression features. Gary Hiebner shows how this can give your synth sounds more detail than you might have imagined possible.
Oct. 7, 2014
Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series
It looks like a regular, well-designed, MIDI keyboard, but Hollin Jones finds out there's much more going on with Native Instruments' Komplete Kontrol S-Series than meets the eye.
Oct. 1, 2014
iRig Pads from IK Multimedia now shipping
iRig Pads is the new affordable, ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Mac/PC from IK Multimedia. Check it out in action in the video below.
Sep. 25, 2014
Interview: Livid Instruments' Jay Smith on DS-1, BASE II & ALS
BASE II, DS1, Guitar Wing, OHM RGB, CNTRL:R... just a few of the wonderful things to come from Livid Instruments. We sat down with CEO, Jay Smith, to talk controllers and being diagnosed with ALS.
G.W. Childs IV
Sep. 18, 2014
Review: imitone - Mind to Melody Software
If you're better at humming a melody than playing it on a keyboard or programming it into your DAW, then this innovative audio to MIDI tool, imitone, might transform your compositions.
Sep. 3, 2014
Review: Sundog Scale Studio
Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.
Aug. 28, 2014
Elektron Releases SID Redux for Analog Rytm
Watch and listen to the results of Elektron sampling the SIDstation and creating the SID Redux Sound pack for Analog Rytm.
Aug. 28, 2014
Review: Livid Guitar Wing
Back in January in a small residential house in Anaheim being rented by Livid Instruments we saw an early version of Guitar Wing in action. And today, we're still impressed by this cool controller.
G.W. Childs IV
Aug. 20, 2014
Review: Analog RYTM, Machinedrum Redefined
If it's anything like their much loved Machinedrum, Elektron Analog RYTM promises to a huge hit. Noah Pred sold his Machinedrum and put RYTM through its paces in this in-depth review.
Aug. 11, 2014
Review: Nord Lead A1 Synth
With a unique oscillator section, a big sound, quality keyboard and enormous potential for sound designers and performers, the Nord Lead A1 synth is likely to appeal to most of us out of the box.
Aug. 5, 2014
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