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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Caught up in a collage of cables? Weirded out when wielding too many wires? Then Yamaha's MD-BT01 could be the way forward for connecting your MIDI device to your Mac or iOS device.
Jordan Rudess, aside from being an amazing musician, is all about forward-thinking technology. In this video you'll experience just how expressive the ROLI Seaboard RISE is as a keyboard instrument.
M-Audio tell us producers can now load, play and control all their virtual instrument plugins directly from the CTRL 49 keyboard, for seamless hands-on performance & perfect VIP software integration.
2014 gave us the Beatstep. 2015 was the year of the BeatStep Pro. And 2016? Arturia introduces a new portable USB MIDI keyboard controller with CV connectivity and step sequencing called KeyStep.
If you were impressed by the look, feel and attention to detail of ROLI's Seaboard RISE but wanted something a little bigger, then the RISE 49 is for you. ROLI have announced it today at NAMM.
How does the IK Multimedia iRig Key 37 Pro fare? Hollin Jones finds out how portable, playable and pleasurable it really is.
If you think about a thin (very, very thin) MIDI keyboard that is playable you might think of the CME XKey. Now imagine wireless version with bluetooth connectivity and you're thinking Xkey AIR.
At Ask.Audio we embrace technology. But, there are times when tech and music seem at odds with each other. Like in this cringe worthy video performance from the end of the Intel CES 2016 Keynote.
We got hands-on with the new ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI controller / instrument... and after extensive testing came to a conclusion that surprised us. Watch the video and read the review here.
Choosing the top MIDI controllers for 2015 was tough. There are so many on offer and designed for different uses. Here, however, are our favourite 10 released this past year. Enjoy.