Arturia BeatStep Pro In-Depth Hands-On Demos

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Arturia has released a series of videos, embedded below, that offer a hands-on look at getting started with their new BeatStep Pro step sequencer and MIDI controller.

In the video below, Glen Darcey, Arturia VP Product Management, takes you through the drum sequencer of the BeatStep Pro: Continue reading

3D Printable Modular Synthesizer Control Keyboard

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Tim Trzepacz of SoftEgg, creators of the Nintendo DSi music app Rhythm Core Alpha, has shared a set of design files for a 3D-printable modular synthesizer controller keyboard.

The 3D design files are Creative Commons licensed (Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike), so you’re free to download, use them and mod them as you see fit. Continue reading

The Record-Breaking MIDI Controller – The Artiphon Instrument 1

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, we talked with Artiphon founder & CEO Mike Butera about his new MIDI instrument, the Instrument 1.

The Instrument 1 is a MIDI controller that can be played in many ways – like a guitar, a violin, a cello, a drum controller and more. The developers raised over a million dollars, a Kickstarter record for musical instruments, to produce the Instrument 1.

Here’s an update on the Instrument 1 from Butera: Continue reading