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MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Releases TRS Adapter Specification for MIDI Devices
In a move to improve compatability of TRS connectors with a variety of MIDI devices, the MMA has published an adaptor specification to help manufacturers.
Aug. 22, 2018
MIDI Channel Voice Messages: What They Are & Why You Should Care
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.
Jun. 15, 2018
Incorporating An External Synth Or Sampler Into Logic Pro X
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.
Sep. 25, 2017
Using Korg Monologue (Or Other Hardware Synths) With Logic Pro X
Incorporating external hardware synths like Korg's Minilogue into Logic has never been easier, but there's still a technique to know. Darren Burgos shows you how it's done.
Mar. 14, 2017
Watch How To Transform Xbox 360 Controller Into Incredible MIDI Controller
If you have an Xbox 360 (wired or wireless) controllers and enjoy making music then you’re about to be very happy indeed. Here’s how to turn it into a MIDI controller for software or MIDI hardware.
Jun. 16, 2016
Review: Yamaha UD-BT01 and MD-BT01 Bluetooth to MIDI Interfaces
The new UD-01 and MD BT-01 are wireless Bluetooth to MIDI interfaces which allow for greater portability and less risk of tripping over cables. Matt Vanacoro puts both to the test from a distance!
May. 6, 2016
How To Integrate External Music Hardware In Ableton Live
So you're a Live user and finally got your first piece of hardware kit. Wondering how to make them work together? This tutorial explores effective techniques to integrate hardware with Ableton Live.
Mar. 15, 2016
The World of Alternative MIDI Controllers
From Keytars, to MIDI guitars, wind controlled to V-Drums, there's a world of unusual MIDI controllers out there, that go beyond your usual buttons and keys. Joe Albano explores notable alternatives.
Aug. 6, 2015
Arturia KeyLab 49 and 61 Limited-Edition Black Bundles Are Here
This summer, black is the new... black! Arturia's KeyLab 49 and KeyLab 61 MIDI controller keyboards are now available in, you guessed it, black. They come bundled with Analog Lab and more software!
Jul. 31, 2015
Logic Pro X: Using External Hardware Processors
In his new advanced course on using external MIDI in Logic Pro X, Booker Edwards shows how to go multi-timbral and use vintage audio processing hardware and get them all in sync in Logic Pro X.
Jul. 22, 2015
Review: Akai Pro Advance 49 Controller Keyboard
What do you call a MIDI controller keyboard that can maps seamlessly with 3rd-party plug-ins and makes controlling them more intuitive and easier? Intelligent? Smart? Or simply the Akai Advance?
Jun. 4, 2015
5 Easy Ways to Make Your Own MIDI Controller on a Budget
If you want to custom build your own controller, DIY style, where should you start? Liam Lacey explores 5 budget platforms that will take your MIDI controller idea from zero to hero.
Apr. 2, 2015
Using a Graphics Tablet as a MIDI Controller
Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.
Jun. 15, 2014
Integrating External Instruments With Racks in Your Ableton Live Rig
There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.
Mar. 18, 2014
Nektar Announces Impact LX25 and Impact LX61 Keyboard Controllers
Aside from Logic Pro X and Bitwig integration with their Panorama range (we have a video demo to share soon), Nektar have been busy at Musikmesse 2014 unveiling their Impact LX25 and LX61 keyboards.
Mar. 15, 2014
Musikmesse: Nektar Announces Panorama Integration with Logic Pro X
This week is a BIG one. Musikmesse is ramping up and AskAudioMag will be there to find out all the news. But, before we could even board the plane, Nektar have announced Logic Pro X integration!
Mar. 9, 2014
Sync Korg Volca Synths with Ableton, Logic and Reason
The Korg Volca family of synths replicate the quirkiness of the analog world while allowing you to interface with modern music software. Here's how to sync the Volcas to Ableton, Logic & Reason.
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 11, 2014
Best of 2013: Top 10 MIDI Controllers
Once upon a time MIDI controllers consisted of flimsy keys & a mod wheel... maybe. How times have changed! So, with so many quality options available, which one will best suit your needs?
Dec. 30, 2013
AlphaSphere nexus launches in Europe
Japan and USA based musicians have already had the chance to get hands on with nu desine's innovative AlphaSphere nexus controller... now this 48 pad instrument is available in Europe too!
Nov. 30, 2013
Review: Novation Launchpad Mini
Novation's Launch series of controllers have proved very popular... but, will the smaller footprint of the Launch Mini series sink or swim? Hollin Jones puts the Launchpad Mini under the microscope.
Nov. 13, 2013
MIDI 2.0? Next Steps and MIDI Alternatives for Musicians
30 years on and MIDI is alive and kicking. But what about the next 30 years? What about current and future alternatives? G. W. Childs investigates the emerging technology for musicians.
G.W. Childs IV
Nov. 10, 2013
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