By hooking up your Launchpad Pro to a groovebox or other MIDI device you can get hands-on control in ways you may not have expected. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.
The new free plugin from IK lets you control transport, instruments and effects in Logic Pro X and GarageBand from the iRig Keys I/O's hardware.
If you're looking for a new way to play your hardware and software MIDI instruments, this intriguing Theremin-style device looks good. Hollin Jones checks out the Altura from Zeppelin Design Labs.
Going far beyond what a regular MIDI controller can offer, Artiphon's Instrument 1 opens up a whole new world of performance. G.W Childs is suitably impressed...
ROLI's Lightpad Block is fully customisable, and you don't need to be a coding expert to do it. Liam Lacey shows you how to hack this powerful hardware.
ROLI's ecosystem keeps growing with an upgraded Lightpad Block - the M. Hollin Jones found out what sets it apart from its predecessor, and from pretty much every other MIDI controller...
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?