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.
Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.
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.
Software instruments can make authentic-feeling and sounding bass parts, but you'll need to know a few programming tricks. Joe Albano shares his secrets...
Logic has tools to convert audio parts to MIDI data - a process that can be incredibly useful, if you know how to use it. Joe Albano explains exactly how it works.
These MIDI tips for Logic Pro X go beyond the basics - how many of them did you 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?
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.