So, you want a DAW control surface that looks the part, and more importantly, speeds up your DAW music production workflow. Find out if the Icon Pro Audio Qcon Pro X ticks all the boxes.
The guys at Nektar like to refer to the Panorama as a DAW controller with deep integration. They're not wrong! The Panorama P4 is even smarter when it comes to controlling two DAWs.
Seems like 'modular' is the buzz word of 2014. And, it's encouraging to see interface designers like Palette embracing the idea with their modular take on your next computer interaction controller.
Novation's Launch series of controllers have proved very popular... but, will the smaller footprint of the Launch Mini series sink or swim? Hollin Jones puts the Launchpad Mini under the microscope.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
So, you're going to play live using MainStage and you've got an iPad? Darren Burgos shows an essential way to create a virtual MIDI control surface with custom layouts to help you at your next gig!
Many of the top artists, DJs and producers are using Apple's MainStage 2 for live performance. Are you? Darren Burgos shares an excellent quick tip on how to use an expression pedal in your live setup
MainStage is excellent for live performance and part of that is down to how easy it can be to setup MIDI Controllers with it once you know how! David Earl shows us.
You've probably seen the new digital mixing boards where the band plugs into a patch bay on stage that is controlled via an ethernet cable to a FOH mixing board.