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Most Popular MIDI Controller Brands of 2015 (As Voted For By You)

Using a mouse or trackpad to control your music software is limiting. We asked YOU the brand of your primary MIDI Controller, and with almost 25,000 answers... Here's the results!

Play This Roland 909 Drum Machine Emulation In Your Browser

Why use your web browser to read about or buy a second-hand 909 Rhythm Composer when you can play one? Well, HTML-909 is a good 909 emulator. It's free and it's online.

Modstep for iPad Is A MIDI Sequencer That Can Be The Hub Of Your Studio & Performance Setup

Modstep 1.0 is designed to be the centerpiece of your studio or stage setup and features a MIDI sequencer, drum sampler, synthesizer, and templates to control external MIDI hardware and apps!

Ableton Releases Little Drummer Toy

Ableton plus Christmas [or insert your festival here] often results in something for us to enjoy. Unless Santa is bringing you a Push 2, then the next best thing is the free Little Drummer Toy.

Misa Digital NSC-32 is a Giant Sequencer & MIDI Controller That Supports 6 Simultaneous Patterns

If you're looking for a large MIDI note sequencer controller that can play back 6 patterns simultaneously and store over 700 patterns and looks really, really cool, then check out the NSC-32.

Sinevibes Inertia 2.0 Is An Envelope Sequencer for Mac

Sinevibes have announced Inertia 2.0, a Mac Audio Unit effect plugin for advanced audio level shaping. If it's half as good as Inertia 1 we're in for a treat, and version 1 owners can upgrade free.

Waves Audio Element 2.0 Virtual Analog Synth Now Available

Version 2.0 of Waves Audio's virtual analog synth, Element, has been released. Perfect for creating fat, warm sounds that emulate classic hardware synths, it is powered by Waves' virtual voltage tech.

Avid Pro Tools 12 Update Focuses On Audio Editing Workflows

Avid tell us the latest version of Pro Tools 12.4 includes enhancements to their industry-standard digital audio software that free up DSP like Track Freezing, Track Commit, and Track Bounce.

Jordan Rudess Shreds The Star Wars Theme on New iPad App

What do you get when you combine the hit movie of the millennia, the music app of the month, and a musician whose talents and skills know no bounds? Simple: The Shred Awakens.

Sound Particles Brings Hollywood, CGI-Style Sound Design App to Mac

Something cool for sound designers that treats sounds like CGI apps treat graphics and visual effects. Sound Particles is an impressive way to create immersive audio and is being adopted by Hollywood.

PMC Launches the IB1S-AIII Activated Reference Monitor at NAMM 2016

With one month to go, NAMM announcements are coming in now. Designed for small to medium sized control rooms, PMC's 3-way plug and play monitor is designed for a wide range of pro applications.

Novation Circuit Beta Test Firmware Update, Software Synth Patch Editor & MIDI CC Spec

Novation Circuit is only recently out and already has some exciting updates, including an awesome Max4Live / standalone software synth editor from Isotonik Studios, updated firmware & MIDI CC spec.

ROLI Releases Noise, Expressive Musical Instrument for iPhone

ROLI have released a new iPhone app called NOISE that takes advantage of 3D Touch on iPhone 6s to provide expressive music-making potential for the mobile musician for free!

Boxed Ear Release Free R-8 MkII Sample Pack

Start your Sunday off with some samples. Better still, make that "Free samples". Boxed Ear have sampled the classic Roland R-8 MkII drum machine and are generously giving it away for free!

Erica Synths Releases Acidbox II Analog VCF

Erica Synths' Acid box II is an emulation of a classic Russian synth's voltage controlled filter for awesome analog resonance sweeps. Don't take my word for it, watch the video to see it in action.