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!
When preparing a score for transfer between applications, knowing the best form of quantization to use can be crucial. This video explains why.
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.
So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.
By forcing MIDI to conform to different scales you can radically change the way a track sounds. In this short video, Noah Pred explains how to do it.
Velocity is a core part of how MIDI operates and gives you control over the feel and volume of notes. Joe Albano shows you exactly how it works in 2 minutes.
With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.
If drum maps seem confusing and mysterious, fear not! Joe Albano is here to demystify the ways in which different systems and setups deal with translating drums to your MIDI keyboard.
Making authentic drum patterns even if you're not a drummer isn't as hard as you might have thought. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of programming a great beat.
Sometimes there's a sound or effect you can only get from hardware. It's easier than you might think to incorporate outboard gear into Logic, but there are a few rules to follow. Joe Albano explains.
Most people know how to bash out some beats on a MIDI keyboard, but how about taking things to the next level? Here’s how to generate some more unusual beats without breaking a sweat.
Recording and editing controller data can be the key to achieving fluid, dynamic changes over time in your music productions. Here's how to work with controllers in FL Studio.
Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.
Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.
Chord generators can help you with inspiration, composition and getting past a creative block. Here's how some of the different models available can work for you.