Posts with tag midi-device

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MIDI Velocity: What It Is & How It Works

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.

Review: Arturia Keylab Essential

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.

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: 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.

ROLI BLOCKS: Free Live MasterClass - A New Way To Make Music

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!

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).

5 Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI

MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...

ROLI Blocks Is A Lego-Style Modular Music Creation System

ROLI's Seaboard RISE and Noise are amongst the most innovative in the music making industry. Now with Blocks ROLI seek to redefine and revolutionize how accessible music making can be for everyone.

Roger Linn Releases LinnStrument 128

Smaller, Cheaper, but just as powerful and expressive, the new LinnStrument 128 expressive MIDI controller, sequencer and instrument proves that good things can come in smaller packages!

How To Control External MIDI Hardware For Studio & Live Performance In Reason

Reason can be the center piece, the hub of your digital and hardware music studio. In this tutorial Hollin Jones shows how to integrate ext. MIDI in Reason.

How To Build a DIY MIDI Controller for Ableton Live with the Makey Makey

So you're fascinated with the idea of DIY MIDI controllers or devices that can interface with Ableton Live or any DAW... but don't know where or how to start? Makey Makey does the hard work for you.

How To Build A DIY MIDI Sustain Pedal Circuit

Want an easy DIY music project that'll result in a nifty MIDI sustain pedal? You're in the right place. Joshua Casper shows how to easily create your own MIDI sustain pedal circuit.

ROLI Seaboard Rise and Equator: Three Programming Tips

If you've taken the plunge into the brave new world of the ROLI Seaboard keyboard (but not a keyboard) instrument along with the impressive Equator software, then this tutorial is for you.

XOXX Composer Mechanical MIDI Music Box Makes Sequencing Magical Again

We reported on the XOXX Composer earlier this year and were impressed by its potential for giving MIDI sequencers a new lease of life! This new video on the unique XOXX shows its magnets in action.