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…

The 5 best Black Friday deals on MIDI controllers/keyboards

Black Friday is the perfect excuse to get yourself some sweet new music equipment. With thousands of savings to be had we’ve collected the 5 best MIDI controller deals for you to get producing on….

Akai’s Mini Play is more than just a MIDI controller

Akai’s new MIDI controller doesn’t just give you power over your software but stands alone as it’s own beast with built-in sounds and speakers. Akai’s MPK Mini Play is a super portable version of “the…

FL Studio’s first ever dedicated controller is here from Akai

FL Studio often gets forgotten behind production and recording staples like Ableton and Logic, but Akai have come to their side with their new Fire controller. Akai’s new Professional Fire controller has been created in…

Who needs music theory when plugins make songs for you now

Plugins are getting more sophisticated all the time, but when do their abilities go beyond a tool and just start making music for you? A new MIDI plugin from developers Re-Compose could be music-maker’s best…