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Review: Komplete Kontrol MK2

NI's brand new Komplete Kontrol 2 hardware and software bring a raft of updates and improvements to this powerful platform. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces and liked what he found...

Review: ROLI Seaboard Block

Bringing the functionality of its high-end Seaboard hardware to the BLOCKS family is a welcome move from ROLI, making it more accessible and affordable to users. Hollin Jones plugs in.

Top Komplete Kontrol 2 Features Explored In These 3 Videos

Komplete Kontrol 2 is a quantum leap forward from the first generation of hardware and software. These three short videos show you exactly how the new system will revolutionise your workflow.

Incorporating An External Synth Or Sampler Into Logic Pro X

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.

Make Your Own DIY 3D Gesture and Tracking USB MIDI Controller

With DIY gear so readily available, building your own controllers can be fun, rewarding and really creative. Here, Liam Lacey shows you how to make your own 3D gesture-sensing USB MIDI controller.

Review: RME Babyface Pro

RME's latest pro audio interface is a triumph of engineering and performance. Plus it looks pretty cool to boot. Matt Vanacoro found there was much to love about the Babyface Pro...

Legendary Producer Scott Storch Making Beats On AKAI MPC X & MPK88

AKAI's latest MPC powerhouse is designed to work in a fully standalone capacity. In this video we see Scott Storch using AKAI gear to produce a beat in realtime.

Creative Cubase MIDI Programming Tips

Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.

Review: MIDIVolve

This Max For Live arpeggiator, riff generator and sequencer turns even the simplest of MIDI patterns into an evolving musical continuum. G.W Childs puts it to the test.

Review: Arturia KeyStep

A polyphonic sequencer and arpeggiator that's compatible with iOS and also has CV for incorporating modular synth gear? Rounik Sethi is suitably impressed by Arturia's KeyStep.

Exclusive Review: Roland SE-02 Analog Synth

A Minimoog-inspired portable monosynth developed by Roland & Studio Electronics for under $500 sounds too good to be true. But it's not! Here's our world exclusive video + review of the SE-02.

Review: Expressive E Touché MIDI Controller

If you haven't ever seen anything quite like the Expressive E Touché MIDI Controller before, you're not alone. Matt Vanacoro explores this highly adept and unique-looking MIDI controller device.

ROLI Launches Seaboard Block - A Modular Expressive Keyboard Controller Priced At Under $300

Anyone wanting to get into the expressive world of Seaboard controllers on a budget will be very happy to hear about this new Seaboard Block, priced at $299 (£279, €329).

Review: Sundog Song Studio Version 3.0

We can all use a little help when composing from time to time. Lynda Arnold finds out if the latest update to Sundog Studio hits all the right notes. Read on to find out what she thought...

Review: Dadamachines Automat - Robotic Music Machines Toolkit

Using physical robots to play musical and experimental sequences is an innovative new direction for MIDI technology. Timo Preece put it to the test.