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MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Releases TRS Adapter Specification for MIDI Devices

In a move to improve compatability of TRS connectors with a variety of MIDI devices, the MMA has published an adaptor specification to help manufacturers.

6 Of The Most Unusual MIDI Controllers Available In 2018

Put down that keyboard - there are some weird and wonderful MIDI controllers around that can make you see recording and triggering in a completely new light. Here are six of the best.

Nektar Technology Launches Panorama T-series MIDI Controller Keyboards

The new Panorama T-4 and T-6 aim to make deep plugin and DAW control more accessible than ever. Here's what they tell us about these new MIDI controller keyboards via an official press release.

MIDI Manufacturers Association Releases MIDI-CI Specification

The next generation protocol for MIDI that'll make MIDI synths and controller easier to use and more intelligent, MIDI-CI is now available.

Review: ROLI Songmaker Kit

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.

MIDI Manufacturers Association Releases MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) Spec

MPE brings new levels of expression to MIDI instruments and interfaces that ultimately enables notes to have their own, independent MIDI channel messages and expressive gestures. It's a big deal...

Here's Some Fundamental Keyboard Skills Every Producer Should Know

Understanding the basics of keyboard playing needn't be scary even if you've never had format training. In this quick video, Matt Vanacoro explains how to play major scales.

Review: Artiphon Instrument 1

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...

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.

Review: Yamaha MX88

Costing a third as much as a MOTIF but with many of the flagship sounds, Matt Vanacoro asks - just how has Yamaha crammed all this into such a lightweight workstation, the MX88?

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...

K-Board 4 Is A Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression MIDI Keyboard Controller

KMI has a announced a cutting-edge, MPE-compatible keyboard controller Kickstarter campaign. Similar but different to the ROLI Seaboard. This MIDI controller features XYZ expression on every key!

Arturia Announces $99 Minilab MK2 MIDI Controller Keyboard For Modern Musicians

Arturia have quietly announced their latest new MIDI keyboard controller, a comprehensive update to the Minilab controller designed for mobile and studio musicians where size and price are everything.

Review: M-Audio CTRL49 MIDI Controller Keyboard

M-Audio brings control of your VST collection to its latest multi-talented USB MIDI controller keyboard, CTRL 49…

Review: Novation Launchkey mk II

Think of controllers and Novation and you probably think about their capable Launchpad and Launchpad Pro Ableton Live controllers/instruments. If you want keys? The Launchkey mkII aims to please.