Nanasi has released a free Ctrlr patch editor for the Akai Miniak and Alesis Micron.
Sunday Synth Jam: DJ Rat Face does a live performance of Forget, which is done entirely on the Akai Miniak synthesizer.
HyperSynth has released a v2 update to its Miniak-editor, a Windows software editor for controlling the Akai Miniak synthesizer in your DAW.
Miniak-editor can retrieve presets from Miniak memory or load them from hard drive into the editor. You can send a complete program to Miniak via sysex or change any parameter of synthesizer in real time.
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2009 has been a great year for electronic music gear and software. Never before have you been able to get so much power for so little money.
The year has seen an explosion of free music software, cool new MIDI Controllers, updates to popular software sequencers and the introduction of Propellerhead Record, the rise of iPhone music software and some great new virtual instruments.
While 2009 was a great year for digital music, it was an incredible year for keyboards and synths.
Here’s our take on the 10 coolest keyboards and synths from 2009, in no particular order: Continue reading