In a move to improve compatability of TRS connectors with a variety of MIDI devices, the MMA has published an adaptor specification to help manufacturers.
MIDI is a key part of most music systems, but how much do you know about its finer points? Joe Albano explains Channel Voice Messages in this short video.
Sometimes there's a sound or effect you can only get from hardware. It's easier than you might think to incorporate outboard gear into Logic, but there are a few rules to follow. Joe Albano explains.
Incorporating external hardware synths like Korg's Minilogue into Logic has never been easier, but there's still a technique to know. Darren Burgos shows you how it's done.
If you have an Xbox 360 (wired or wireless) controllers and enjoy making music then you’re about to be very happy indeed. Here’s how to turn it into a MIDI controller for software or MIDI hardware.
The new UD-01 and MD BT-01 are wireless Bluetooth to MIDI interfaces which allow for greater portability and less risk of tripping over cables. Matt Vanacoro puts both to the test from a distance!
So you're a Live user and finally got your first piece of hardware kit. Wondering how to make them work together? This tutorial explores effective techniques to integrate hardware with Ableton Live.
From Keytars, to MIDI guitars, wind controlled to V-Drums, there's a world of unusual MIDI controllers out there, that go beyond your usual buttons and keys. Joe Albano explores notable alternatives.
This summer, black is the new... black! Arturia's KeyLab 49 and KeyLab 61 MIDI controller keyboards are now available in, you guessed it, black. They come bundled with Analog Lab and more software!
In his new advanced course on using external MIDI in Logic Pro X, Booker Edwards shows how to go multi-timbral and use vintage audio processing hardware and get them all in sync in Logic Pro X.
What do you call a MIDI controller keyboard that can maps seamlessly with 3rd-party plug-ins and makes controlling them more intuitive and easier? Intelligent? Smart? Or simply the Akai Advance?
If you want to custom build your own controller, DIY style, where should you start? Liam Lacey explores 5 budget platforms that will take your MIDI controller idea from zero to hero.
Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.
There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.
Aside from Logic Pro X and Bitwig integration with their Panorama range (we have a video demo to share soon), Nektar have been busy at Musikmesse 2014 unveiling their Impact LX25 and LX61 keyboards.