Intergating hardware to control software plugins and audio software is probably the next big step forward for the music industry. Propellerhead have an interesting approach to make this a reality.
ROLI's Blocks make excellent holiday gifts, but they're powerful and fun to use all year round. Here's a quick guide to setting up and connecting them to get you started.
Word on the rumour mill is that Akai Pro are about to release a brand new Ableton Live hardware controller which looks like a cross between MPC Live, an APC and an Ableton Push.
Korg's Grandstage represents a new approach for the company, focusing on putting everything a live performer needs at their fingertips. Read on to find out what Matt Vanacoro thought of it...
This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.
Native's new A Series of Komplete Kontrol keyboards have many of the features of the S series, but at a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones took the smallest sibling, the A25, for a spin.
Christmas is almost here. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 weird and wonderful gift ideas (under $330) will likely appeal.
With comprehensive DAW integration as well as plenty of realtime controls and the ability to interface with your CV-controlled gear, could Novation's SL MkIII be all the controller you ever need?
The ContinuuMini is a smaller and more affordable version of Haken Audio's Continuum. Loopop loved the original, and here, he road tests its smaller sibling to find out what it has to offer.
NI's brand new family of Traktor controllers come with a raft of new features as well as the new Traktor 3 software. And the S2 will even natively connect to iOS devices. Hollin Jones went for a spin.
Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition is an all-in-one expressive companion to the world’s most popular music creation app. Here's what it can do.
Fresh off the press is this Kickstarter for State of the Loop. This external hardware controller is the first of its kind to interface directly with Ableton Live's Looper device, ideal for performers.
MIDI keyboards are a studio staple, but there's so much more out there than boring black boxes. Here are 5 MIDI keyboard controllers with a range of talents. Which one catches your eye?
The new Akai Pro MPK Mini Play is an ultra-portable instrument that adds 128 built-in sounds and its own speaker, making it the perfect instrument to play anywhere!
If you're in the market for a hardware controller with touch-sensitive motorized faders for under £450 the new 2nd-generation Icon Pro Audio QCon Pro G2 should be on your shopping list.