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IK Multimedia Reveals AXE I/O - Audio Interface With Unique Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping
IK's latest hardware interface for guitarists is an all-in-one solution for recording, routing and tone shaping. Here's everything you need to know about its specs and software bundle.
Jan. 17, 2019
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.
Dec. 23, 2018
6 Of The Most Unusual MIDI Controllers Available In 2018
Put down that keyboard - there are some weird and wonderful MIDI controllers around that can make you see recording and triggering in a completely new light. Here are six of the best.
Aug. 17, 2018
Sputnik Is The Craziest MIDI Guitar You've Ever Seen
With a bunch of realtime BlueTooth MIDI controllers and Arduinos built right in, Sputnik just might be the most useful custom built guitar around.
Aug. 8, 2018
Review: Artiphon Instrument 1
Going far beyond what a regular MIDI controller can offer, Artiphon's Instrument 1 opens up a whole new world of performance. G.W Childs is suitably impressed...
G.W. Childs IV
Jan. 23, 2018
5 Tips to Make Your Keyboard Sound Like a Guitar
Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!
Aug. 30, 2017
Review: Ample Sound Acoustic Guitars & Basses
Guitars have been among the toughest instruments to recreate authentically in virtual format. But as Joshua Casper discovered, Ample Sound may just have cracked it with Guitars & Basses.
Jun. 30, 2017
5 Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI
MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...
Apr. 6, 2017
Interview: Keith McMillen on Tech, Synths & Multi-dimensional Music Controllers
Designer of instruments, MIDI controllers and interfaces for over 35 years, Keith McMillen has had a huge impact on the tools music makers use and love. He talks about the KMI, tech and the future!
May. 29, 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
StrumPad is an Arduino MIDI Controller With 6 Touch Sensors for Musical Strumming Without Strings
StrumPad is an ingenious idea for a MIDI controller that does away with keys and replaces them with virtual strings / fretboard that can be strummed in a way you'd expect to play a guitar.
Apr. 15, 2016
Tone Shifter Announces the Word’s first Smart Audio Interface & MIDI Controller
What product blows Neil Zaza's mind? What product is the Game Changer for Neil Zaza? It's Tone Shifter 3 Smart Sound Interface, the world’s first smart sound interface combines MIDI controller.
Feb. 9, 2016
Guitar Tips: In The Studio Vs Playing Live
OK. So, you don't need to be a god to play guitar well... and here Rich Tozzoli shares tips and techniques on how to approach shredding your axe successfully whether in the studio or playing live.
Jan. 8, 2016
Most Popular MIDI Controller Brands of 2015 (As Voted For By You)
Using a mouse or trackpad to control your music software is limiting. We asked YOU the brand of your primary MIDI Controller, and with almost 25,000 answers... Here's the results!
Dec. 24, 2015
6 DIY Alternative Instrument Makers You Need to Know About
Looking to be inspired? Then you're in the right place. Here are makers of alternative instruments who you need to know about. Whether you use their instruments or not, they are worth checking out.
Nov. 29, 2015
ACPAD Is World’s First Wireless MIDI Controller For Your Acoustic Guitar
ACPAD promises to be the world’s first wireless MIDI controller for acoustic guitar. With access to hundreds of instruments, sound effects and loops, and it’s on Kickstarter now.
Oct. 23, 2015
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
ACPAD: An Innovative Wireless MIDI Controller for Acoustic Guitar
ACPAD is about to launch via Kickstarter. What is it? In a nutshell, it's a wireless MIDI controller that fits around the body of an acoustic guitar and lets you trigger sounds from your DAW. Cool.
Jun. 10, 2015
Review: Jamstik Smart Guitar MIDI Controller
A Guitar, MIDI Controller and innovative learning tool all in one package? That's what Jamstik+ has set out to become. Andy Bowen puts every (virtual) string to the stress test in our review.
May. 7, 2015
Livid Instruments Guitar Wing Now Connects Wirelessly to Devices Via Bluetooth LE MIDI
Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing already offers so much for those who want to control synths, samples and effects from the guitar. Now it supports Bluetooth LE MIDI for OS X and iOS 8 devices.
Apr. 7, 2015
Is it a Guitar, Piano, Violin, or Drum? The Artiphon Instrument 1: All This and More
There's something to be said for a multi-instrument experience from one object. Using some clever tech, the Artiphon Instrument 1 promises to satisfy many instrument needs in one portable package.
Mar. 4, 2015
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