From Keytars, to MIDI guitars, wind controlled to V-Drums, there's a world of unusual MIDI controllers out there, that go beyond your usual buttons and keys. Joe Albano explores notable alternatives.
ACPAD is about to launch via Kickstarter. What is it? In a nutshell, it's a wireless MIDI controller that fits around the body of an acoustic guitar and lets you trigger sounds from your DAW. Cool.
A Guitar, MIDI Controller and innovative learning tool all in one package? That's what Jamstik+ has set out to become. Andy Bowen puts every (virtual) string to the stress test in our review.
Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing already offers so much for those who want to control synths, samples and effects from the guitar. Now it supports Bluetooth LE MIDI for OS X and iOS 8 devices.
There's something to be said for a multi-instrument experience from one object. Using some clever tech, the Artiphon Instrument 1 promises to satisfy many instrument needs in one portable package.
Curious how you can hack existing instruments and an Arduino to create your own MIDI Synth Guitar? Gr4yhound has done just that and rocks it out in this impressive video demo.
Back in January in a small residential house in Anaheim being rented by Livid Instruments we saw an early version of Guitar Wing in action. And today, we're still impressed by this cool controller.
There's normally two camps at music school: guitars and keyboards. But what happens when the two worlds collide? Alesis feel this would bring reason for a keytar, and a wireless one at that!
These days music Controllers come in all shapes and sizes. To celebrate the weird and wonderful ways of controlling music software, Keith Crusher picks 5 innovative and unusual MIDI controllers.
There's not many products that make Toby Pitman swear out loud in sheer amazement when he first uses them, but Jam Origin's MIDI Guitar software is definitely one of them!
Known as the Godfather of Controllerism, Matt Moldover, sat down with AskAudio Mag to talk about his latest projects: Four Track and the exciting collaboration with Livid Instruments, Guitar Wing.
If you're a guitarist and you're looking for something truly innovative for you next controller then Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing is for you! Wireless, can control plugin effects, iOS apps and more!
At one stage during the 80s it looked like Keytars were going to become the instrument of choice... Mo Volans picks up the new Alesis Vortex keytar to find out if this controller may spark a revival.
Using guitars as MIDI controllers is not a new concept or a passing fad. Toby Pitman explores the history of MIDI Guitar controllers from the early 80s to the crop and those yet to hit the market.