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?
Earlier this year we bid a fond farewell to SONAR. It looked to have truly kicked the bucket, that is until BandLab took over the reins and injected life back into the DAW. But how is it doing now?
Logic Pro X 10.4.2 brings Smart Tempo features to MIDI, freeing you from the click track if you so choose. Here's how to use its different modes to get a more natural performance.
Do you know the difference between MIDI events and regions, and how each one is affected by quantization? Find out in this video.
Learn everything you need to know about ROLI's unique Blocks system from connecting and setting up through to making loops, beats and songs.
MIDI instrument tracks can do more than simple MIDI tracks in Pro Tools, and Joe Albano is here to show you how to put them to work in the most effective way.
Learn how MIDI starts from your controller and ends up as sounds you can hear. This short video explains everything you need to know about MIDI and audio signal flow in Logic.
Here's how to harness the power of the Note section and its tools to quickly and easily create variations on your beats, chords and melodies - with just a few clicks.
Combining hardware and virtual worlds can give you the best of both - a live performance feel with total control over the drum sounds. Joe Albano is your guide to making it happen.
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.
Logic Pro X has multiple tools for editing MIDI and each one has its own specific strengths. Joe Albano explains when you might want to turn to which one for the best results.
We can all use a few more shortcuts, power moves and timesavers when working in Cubase. Here are 10 you may not have known.
Adding a few choice MIDI effects to tracks in Live can quickly liven things up, creating complex beats and patterns from simple user input. Noah Pred shows you how in this short video.
By creating custom MIDI maps or using a pre-mapped MIDI controller you can get great hands-on control of your DJ performances from hardware. Sara Simms shows you how to set it up.
MIDI is extremely flexible, but using it to its fullest potential means being aware of some of the less obvious pitfalls you can encounter when editing. Joe Albano shares his expert tips.