Posts with tag midi-keyboard

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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.

Is This The World's First Modular MIDI Keyboard?

Imagine being able to make your portable MIDI controller any size you want it to be. One day you want 25 keys, another day 61... That's exactly what Kombos is all about. It's a modular MIDI keyboard.

Watch How To Make A MIDI Controller From PC Keyboards & Arduino

If you've ever wondered what a MIDI Controller built from 4 computer keyboards (made out of 400 keys) would be like, then this 3 minute video will be your cup of tea.

Review: Korg XVP-20

Matt Vanacoro puts the new Korg XVP-20 expression and volume pedal, the successor to the popular XVP-10 to the test. Is this MIDI pedal going to be the next big foot controller?

Review: CME Xkey Air

If you're looking for a MIDI keyboard controller that is incredibly portable, wireless, with full-sized keys and good response, then you've probably heard of the CME XKey Air. Welcome to the review.

Check Out What The Arturia KeyStep Can Do In This Real-Time Performance

Here's a really good performance video featuring 3 Arturia Keystep controllers, where we witness the arpeggiator, step sequencer and how it connects to devices via MIDI, USB and CV/GATE.

Korg plugKEY, Portable MIDI & Audio Interface For iOS Musicians

Korg have come out with something that iOS musicians and producers are simply going to love. PlugKEY is a portable audio and MIDI interface that every iPad and iPhone wielding producer will want.

Interview: Keith McMillen on Tech, Synths & Multi-dimensional Music Controllers

Designer of instruments, MIDI controllers and interfaces for over 35 years, Keith McMillen has had a huge impact on the tools music makers use and love. He talks about the KMI, tech and the future!

Review: Yamaha UD-BT01 and MD-BT01 Bluetooth to MIDI Interfaces

The new UD-01 and MD BT-01 are wireless Bluetooth to MIDI interfaces which allow for greater portability and less risk of tripping over cables. Matt Vanacoro puts both to the test from a distance!

This Fast Food Paper Placemat Is A Music Production Workstation

Forget burgers. Make beats. A popular fast food chain in the Netherlands created a paper placemat that syncs to a smartphone via Bluetooth and provides comprehensive sampling and beat making features.

StrumPad is an Arduino MIDI Controller With 6 Touch Sensors for Musical Strumming Without Strings

StrumPad is an ingenious idea for a MIDI controller that does away with keys and replaces them with virtual strings / fretboard that can be strummed in a way you'd expect to play a guitar.

5 Standout Features From 5 Excellent MIDI Controllers

If you're tired of the "my MIDI controller is better than yours" studio talk, it's time for more mature read. Matt Vanacoro presents 5 cool features that 5 different MIDI controllers can be proud of.

Arturia BeatStep & MiniLab Get Black Edition With Impressive Software Bundle

Looking for a MIDI controller or controller/sequencer? Arturia welcome you to the dark side with Black limited edition Beatstep & MiniLab controllers. Same prices as white versions but with software.