The next generation of MIDI 2.0 prototyping has begun and has been announced by The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI).
This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.
Seamlessly integrate your MIDI and CV-controlled studio gear, hardware and synths. Sound too good to be true? Not with the Kenton Pro Solo Mk3.
Korg's nanoSERIES 2 brings a fresh look to the lineup of nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2. And as well as looking great they're feature packed too. Here's what G.W Childs made of them.
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.
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.
The next generation protocol for MIDI that'll make MIDI synths and controller easier to use and more intelligent, MIDI-CI is now available.
MIDI is a key part of most music systems, but how much do you know about its finer points? Joe Albano explains Channel Voice Messages in this short video.
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...
What do you get if you mix the essence of a Combinator, a JP8000 and an Access Virus? You get the VPS Vengeance Sound Avenger Synth - but also much more...
Is this a leak or a Photoshop mock-up? We just don't know yet. What we do know is these Korg volca Wavetable synthesizer and the volca VC-1 Voice Processing synthesizer look very cool indeed.
So you want a synthesizer with 128 RGB pads, a sequencer that supports unusual time signatures, built-in effects, keyboard mode, audio, MIDI I/O and CV outs? The Deluge might be for you.
Imagine being able to sync and modulate your MIDI & analog hardware synthesizers to a DAW like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, etc. Meet the very cool Modulation Processor 3244 plug-in from Dialog Audio.
Our teaser video for the Genesis 1 hardware synth that merges analog feel & digital convenience (and runs Ableton Live) got lots of attention. Here's the first proper sound demo video. It's stunning.
If you’re partial, or brave enough, to a bit of DIY, then these stunning stands for the Korg volca machines will turn your head. Better yet, the creator has made the schematics available for everyone.