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.
Need help making chords or getting compositional ideas? Sara Simms checks out Mixed In Key's Captain Chords plugin, which aims to let you do just that.
A third party audio-to-MIDI extractor tool can be just the ticket for getting more control over your tracks. So how would LESounds' Groove Extractor measure up?
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.
Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.
When applying automation or MIDI draw in Logic Pro X you might want to control multiple parameters and therefore see them all simultaneously. Logic X gives you three ways to do this. Here they are.
The Joué is an expressive, modular MIDI Controller, but probably not in the way you might imagine. Created by the original JazzMutant Lemur co-creator, Joué has unique features that promise so much.
Logic Pro X is well known for being a flexible and powerful MIDI editor. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner shows how to use its advanced functions to transform rhythmic MIDI patterns.
G.W. Childs finds out if MIDIShaper really adds versatile and powerful modulation to your tracks like Cableguys promise it does. Spoiler alert: It does.
If you're working between multiple DAWs it's fairly easy to transfer audio. But what about MIDI files? Joe Albano explains the how and why when sharing MIDI.
Cubase some some very advanced was to manipulate MIDI. One of these lie in their MIDI modifiers. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner takes a closer look at MIDI Modifiers and how to make them work for you.
AutoTonic is an advanced realtime note signal processor / MIDI transposer that goes far beyond similar tools you may have used before. After 4 years of research it's ready to transform your music.
One big new feature in Propellerhead Reason 9 is the convert Audio to MIDI feature. In this tutorial, GW Childs demonstrates some interesting ways to make it part of your production workflow.
If you'd like to quickly create melodic parts without ever playing a bad note again then MelodicFlow MIDI plugin is designed for you. G.W. Childs find out if it's really as error free as it says.
MIDI. There's a lot of musicians and producers who don't know how to use this protocol to improve their musical performances and add more expression to their instruments. Let's take a closer look.