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.
Guga Guseyn has released a couple more videos of the custom hand-built MAD-5 Russian drum machine from AVP Synths. There's a lot to like and be excited about in regards to this bit of kit.
The more we dug into the Roland JD-Xi polyphonic synthesizer, the more trouble we had putting it down. This hybrid instrument is more powerful than its price tag suggests. Find out more here.
A few days ago we broke the news about the AVP Synth MAD-5 analog drum machine. All we had were a couple of photos. Now we have more details and a long demo video so you can hear this analog machine i
It's not everyday we come across an analog MIDI drum machine that looks this inviting. The MAD-5 MIDI Analog Drum Box builds on the success of AVP Synth's earlier music machines. We are very excited.
The Chicago Boutique is a RIFF & BASS analog synthesizer with a unique approach to the filter and oscillator design that should result in sounds that work perfectly '˜in the mix'. It's on Kickstarter.
iConnectivity were not content sitting on their laurels with the iConnectAUDIO range! The new MIO's (mio2, mio4, and mio10) are flexible, powerful and will raise the bar of what MIDI interfaces can do