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Review: Moog Slim Phatty
It might not be new, but the Moog Slim Phatty still draws gasps of admiration from musicians everywhere. Mo Volans digs into this modern classic by Moog to find out how it stacks up.
Nov. 4, 2013
Arturia Promotions Equal Christmas Come Early
Arturia announces Holiday season deals throughout November and December 2013. Pick up and Minibrute or SparkLE and get some instruments/packs for free!
Nov. 2, 2013
Nektar Now Shipping Impact LX 49 Controller Keyboard
Nektar, the Californian music gear makers, are now shipping their latest and greatest controller keyboard: Impact LX 49. Priced very competitively, this keyboard is also packed with useful features.
Oct. 28, 2013
ROLI-ing Out the Seaboard GRAND and Studio
We interviewed the crew behind the Seaboard when it was a prototype and were left mightily impressed by the innovative playability and control on offer. You've got to play it to believe it though...
Oct. 26, 2013
Review: Akai MPX8 Mobile SD Sample Player
In a world where we try to have one device do everything (iPhone I'm looking at you), it's refreshing that Akai have created the MPX8 with specialist sample player and MIDI controller functionality.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 21, 2013
Review: Korg Volca Keys
Probably the most talked about analog synths in 2013 are from Korg. G. W. Childs wasted no time getting hands on with the Volca Keys, which at under $150 is a steal, but how does it sound and perform?
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 14, 2013
Akai Price Cut for MPC Studio, Renaissance and Software Update!
Now up to $300 less, MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio now feature updated MPC Software with standalone functionality and new MIDI Control Mode for '¨mapping to other DAWs. Check out the good news below.
Oct. 2, 2013
Machinewerks CS X51 MIDI Controller
Searching for a new MIDI controller? Uninspired by what's on offer? UK based company, Machinewerks, have placed their vision of the perfect bit of kit on Kick Starter. Mo Volans finds out more...
Sep. 11, 2013
Livid Instruments Improves Builder DIY: Introduces New Kits
If you're into MIDI controllers, you've probably lusted over Livid Instruments gear. And now you can create your own controller with Builder DIY kits for the Livid Brain & Brain Jnr. platforms.
Sep. 10, 2013
Novation Launchpad Mini: iPad, Mac and PC
Last week Novation announced 3 tasty new products. Along with the Launch Control and the Launchkey Mini, the Launchpad Mini is set to to appeal to the iPad generation, as well as the Mac and PC crowd.
Sep. 9, 2013
Review: Alesis QX61 Keyboard
On the face of it the Alesis QX61 appears to be just another MIDI controller keyboard with knobs, sliders and pads. But, is there more to the QX61 than meets the eye? Mike Watkinson finds out.
Sep. 3, 2013
Review: Turn Your Table into a MIDI Instrument with Pulse Controller
So, you've got a drum pattern in your head that you want to get into your DAW, but are lacking a drum pad / MIDI keyboard. Enter Pulse controller which Toby Pitman discovers is a little known gem.
Aug. 25, 2013
Behind the Scenes at Livid Instruments
Do you use (or lust after) Livid Instruments' many controllers/instruments? Have you ever wondered how they are made, and by who? What's it like inside Livid HQ? We snuck in to find out...
G.W. Childs IV
Aug. 22, 2013
Review: Hot Hand USB MIDI Controller
Can you ever have too many MIDI controllers? Of course not! Tadhg Leonard gets hands...in (sic) the Hot Hand USB MIDI Controller for some Sci-Fi style wearable tech control. But how effective is it?
Aug. 11, 2013
Logic Pro X: FREE Script for Incredible New Scripter MIDI FX Plug-In
Jul. 25, 2013
Review: Arturia Spark LE
Arturia's Spark was critically acclaimed by Mo Volans earlier in 2013, so how doe the slimmed down, more portable Spark LE perform? Find out in our detailed review.
Jul. 22, 2013
Logic Pro X Tutorial: Playing Impossible Patterns with Chord Trigger
If you want to play impossible (or just tricky) patterns and chords on your keyboard, Logic Pro X's Chord Trigger is the MIDI FX plug-in of your dreams. G. W. Childs tests it out.
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 17, 2013
Building '˜SuperMod' CV Systems In Reason 7
Creating interesting sonic textures in Reason just got a whole lot cooler! Mo Volans shows how to create super modulated instruments with a lot of crazy modulation routings involved.
Jul. 10, 2013
Review: Novation Launchkey Controller
The Novation Lauchkey Controller is here and happily Tadhg Leonard has put it through its paces in this feature review. So, how does it perform?
Jul. 8, 2013
Review: Numark Orbit
Buttons, pads, flashing lights. You've seen them all before in a MIDI controller, right? So, what does Numark's Orbit controller bring to the mix that makes it so impressive? G. W. Childs finds out.
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 4, 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
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