Paint a masterpiece with MIDI on Dr. Dot

MIDI devices open up millions of possibilities in the world of music creation, maybe it’s time to explore their possibilities in other arts. Dr. Dot is a fascinating piece of painting software that, using the…

ROLI’s new keyboard makes learning piano like playing Guitar Hero

The makers of some of the most innovative keyboards of the last decade are back, with a new colourful keyboard for turning beginners into pro players. The LUMI is a brand-spanking new keyboard from musical…

OWOW’s controllers makes playing MIDI more fun than ever (Review)

These MIDI controllers will leave you saying ‘O WOW’ by re-inventing the way you play with digital music. The awesome team over at OWOW, based in the Netherlands sent us a selection of the MIDI…

Control your music with these gloves used by Ariana Grande

Put the power of music in your hands, as literally as possible with these expressive gloves that will “change the way we make music”. MI.MU gloves have been used by massive artists like Ariana Grande…

Ever wanted to control a synth with your voice? Meet Dubler Studio Kit

Your voice is an instrument you never have to put down. Wouldn’t it be amazing to control synths and drumkits, even manipulate effects with it? Dubler Studio Kit is a new software that transforms your…

The 5 best budget MIDI controller keyboards 2019

Laying your ideas out and creating tracks is simpler than ever with the help of DAW’s and thousands of plugins but without a digital instrument you can only get so far. We’ve got you covered…

Native Instruments’ new keyboard and interfaces are really cheap!

Native Instruments have revealed a new keyboard and 2 new audio interfaces that look wicked but are super affordable. We love Native Instruments here at RouteNote, creators of the incredible MASCHINE production and performance controllers….

The 5 best DAWs in 2019

Everyone has a favourite for different reasons. Whether you’re recording live instruments, producing tracks from scratch, mixing pieces together or editing the last bits of a track in a mixdown – these are the 5…

MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and AMEI (the Japanese MIDI association) Announce Plans for MIDI 2.0

MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and AMEI (the Japanese MIDI association) have announced plans for MIDI 2.0, the next major update to the ubiquitous Musical Instrument Digital Interface standard. Here is the statement about MIDI 2.0:…

Get a free Ableton pack this Christmas

Here’s another gift to go in your stocking this Christmas and pad your digital instrument collection out with a collection of vintage synths for Ableton free to Live 10 users. Bring in the new year…