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…

How to use jack connections on MIDI devices

A new specification from the MIDI Manufacturers Association outlines how to use jack connections with your MIDI devices. The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) have released a guideline for using TRS Connectors instead of DIN connectors…

Control your MIDI devices on iOS with this $1 app

Who needs a MIDI controller when you’ve got an iPhone? Play and record MIDI all from this versatile app for your iOS devices. Ribn is an iOS app that works as a MIDI controller with…

This iOS synth is the largest open source synth in history – and FREE

The world’s first completely open-source, full featured professional iOS synthesizer app that can be downloaded at no charge can now be yours. The AudioKit Synth One is a special mobile app that takes a synth…

Make business fun with these MIDI instrument business cards

Patrick Bateman thought he was jealous of an Eggshell business card, wait until he sees these business cards acting as a MIDI instrument. Business cards are made to sell yourself or your services, and people…

This pedalboard will transform how you use DAWs and MIDI

Nektar opens up a world of opportunity with their new pedalboard putting software and devices right at your feet. Nektar have unveiled their Pacer pedalboard, which provides hands-free control of DAWs, MIDI software and hardware…

Create entirely new sounds with Google’s open-source synthesiser

Google are creating entire new sounds with their new synthesiser created using machine learning technologies. The NSynth Super is a new algorithm based neural synthesiser created by Google using their powerful machine learning technologies. The…