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4 Things to Consider when Designing your own Hardware Music Controller for Audio Software

Designing your own MIDI controller can give you unparalleled levels of control over your software. Liam Lacey explains how you could go about making it a reality.

Your Elektron Instruments Can Talk To Each Other - Here's How To Set It Up

When you connect up two Elektron devices over MIDI, you unlock special features and functionality. Thavius Beck shows you how the MIDI side works in this short video.

4 Tips For Tweaking Electronic Drums To Sound Real

Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.

How To Set Up ROLI Blocks In Just 5 Minutes

ROLI's Blocks make excellent holiday gifts, but they're powerful and fun to use all year round. Here's a quick guide to setting up and connecting them to get you started.

Best Of 2018: Eurorack Modules

Eurorack modular gear continues to go from strength to strength and 2018 was one of the best years yet for new releases. Here are some of our favourites of the year.

Best of 2018: MIDI Controllers

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.

5 Keyboard MIDI Controllers You Need To Know About

MIDI keyboards are a studio staple, but there's so much more out there than boring black boxes. Here are 5 MIDI keyboard controllers with a range of talents. Which one catches your eye?

Unleashing The Power Of The Yamaha Montage (And MODX!)

Get the absolute maximum out of your Yamaha Montage and MODX hardware with these free software add-ons - some are only free for a limited time so act now!

How To Revitalise Your Loop Library By Slicing Audio With Akai MPC 2 Software

Slicing audio into regions so it can be played like an instrument is at the heart of how the MPC software works. This video shows you how it's done.

Make Some Noise With ROLI Blocks

Learn everything you need to know about ROLI's unique Blocks system from connecting and setting up through to making loops, beats and songs.

Koma Field Kit & Field Kit FX vs Custom Field Recording Modular Rig

After reviewing the Koma Field Kit, Scott Riesterer was keen to see how it fared against his own, custom-built rig. Here's what he discovered.

Use ClyphX Pro To Control Any Aspect Of An Ableton Live Set

This powerful scripting language is a great way to take your control of Live sets to the next level. In this lecture, its creator Sam Hurley shows you exactly what it can do.

Using Novation Launchpad Pro To Control Grooveboxes & MIDI Instruments

By hooking up your Launchpad Pro to a groovebox or other MIDI device you can get hands-on control in ways you may not have expected. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018

It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!

How To Hack ROLI Lightpad Block Into An 8-Step MIDI Sequencer

ROLI's Lightpad Block is fully customisable, and you don't need to be a coding expert to do it. Liam Lacey shows you how to hack this powerful hardware.