This set of videos takes a look at using the new Ableton Push MIDI controller with hardware synths.
In the videos, Ableton Product Specialist Jesse Abayomi demonstrates calling up presets, polyphony, after-touch and a some other functions that Push can perform with a variety of synths. Continue reading
IK Multimedia has introduced two new iRig Keys controllers for mobile musicians: iRig Keys Pro and iRig Keys with Lightning Connector.
Both devices are compact MIDI keyboard controllers with 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
iRig Keys Pro, above, is a true ‘plug and play’ programmable MIDI controller, designed specifically for making music on the go with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. iRig Keys Pro is 30% smaller than other full-size key MIDI controllers, but still offers mod and pitch wheels, illuminated octave and program buttons, 4 programmable ‘sets’ for storing complete setups, and a programmable continuous-controller volume knob, Continue reading
This video offers an overview of the Naonext Crystall Ball music controller.
Details on the Crystall Ball are available at the Naonext site.
This series of videos digs into the details of using the AlphaSphere as a MIDI controller.
The first video, above, covers Preset One - a C Major scale that spirals upwards around the AlphaSphere. Continue reading
In this video, Nick Batt reviews two new mini controllers from Novation, the LaunchKey Mini and the Launch Control:
The Skoog is a musical instrument/MIDI controller designed with accessibility in mind.
According to the developer, “Skoog removes the barriers to music which are posed by the difficulty of mastering standard instruments.”
Skoog looks like a big squishy toy – but it’s designed to be more than that, bringing physical modeling synthesis, sampling and MIDI to users that may not be able to use a standard controller. Continue reading