Kenton are well known for their high-quality MIDI convertors, controllers and wireless MIDI systems. The Thru-12 is a MIDI hub suited for MIDI studio setups and modular and eurorack synth setups.
The next generation protocol for MIDI that'll make MIDI synths and controller easier to use and more intelligent, MIDI-CI is now available.
At Sonar+D 2018 Factmag visited the booth of Playtronica, who demonstrated two quirky music devices, one that turns anything into a MIDI controller and one that turns human touch into sound.
MIDI is a key part of most music systems, but how much do you know about its finer points? Joe Albano explains Channel Voice Messages in this short video.
ROLI has taken three of its popular hardware units along with a generous software bundle and created the Songwriter Kit. Matt Vanacoro was excited to find out how they all fit together.
Sound Globe 2 is a unique custom built controller that can use the speed of a rotating globe to control musical dynamics. It's like no other synth controller you've seen before. Here it is in action.
This interesting-looking expressive MIDI ring works to give you control over software and hardware instruments and effects. Here's all the details.
MIDI is extremely flexible, but using it to its fullest potential means being aware of some of the less obvious pitfalls you can encounter when editing. Joe Albano shares his expert tips.
Never struggle for ideas or inspiration again with this clever MIDI detection plugin that can determine the key you are playing in and make suggestions as to where to go next.
Polyend have released a video of the Seq unit in action with electronic music producer Łukasz Seliga, also known as SLG at the controls.
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 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...
Velocity is a core part of how MIDI operates and gives you control over the feel and volume of notes. Joe Albano shows you exactly how it works in 2 minutes.
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.