Arturia's latest USB MIDI controllers have plenty of hands-on controls, come bundled with Analog Lab and integrate with the company's synths. Hollin Jones got to work with Keylab Essential.
The new colour screens in the Maschine Mk3 hardware combined with the new capacitive touch controls make navigation and browsing simple. Watch Matt Cellitti explain why.
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.
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.
Recording and editing controller data can be the key to achieving fluid, dynamic changes over time in your music productions. Here's how to work with controllers in FL Studio.
Pads or keys and how many of each? There are many factors to consider when choosing a MIDI controller with so many on the market. Here is some advice to help you make the right decision.
IK's latest combines full size keys, touch-sensitive MIDI controls, iOS and desktop compatibility with an HD audio interface and even battery power. Could it be the ultimate portable music interface?
Take control of your DAW over almost any kind of connection - customise controls and even trigger hardware synths. Knob Lab gets an update to version 1.6.
This advanced touch-sensitive control surface works at a far higher resolution than a regular MIDI controller, and is also suitable for artistic applications. What's not to like?
Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.
Here's a great opportunity to see first hand the many things you can do with ROLI's powerful and unique music hardware. Enrol for free, watch and ask questions in realtime!
Custom built, this 64-button version of the much-admired finger drumming and performance tool is finally available. Rishabh Rajan put it through its paces.
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.
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).
Fancy building your own MIDI controller without getting into soldering and writing code? OpenDeck might be just the thing you've been looking for...