Korg Intros microKey, microKey Air Keyboard Controllers


Korg today introduced two new MIDI control keyboards, the microKey and the microKey Air.

  • The microKEY can be completely powered by an iPad or iPhone and now offers a pedal input for sustain (micoKEY25 offers a sustain button). There’s also a new 49-key version for the two-handed player that still wants compact.
  • The microKEY AIR features Apple’s Wireless Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) standard, which provides long battery life and low latency! .They also have standard USB connections.

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Roland MX-1 Updated With Ableton Live Integration

Roland has released an update to the MX-1 performance mixer, adding Ableton Live integration and more.

Roland’s unveiled the new AIRA MX-1 Ableton Live mode at ADE 2015, with an exclusive performance from KiNK. In the video, above, KiNK launches Ableton Live clips and scenes from the MX-1, as well as controls effect sends and recording automation.  Continue reading

Livid Instruments Debuts DIY ‘Builder Box’ MIDI Controller Kits


Livid Instruments has announced Builder Boxes, a series of Do-It-Yourself kits that include everything needed to build a MIDI controller.  Kits include a “Button Box” MIDI controller equipped with sixteen buttons, along with a “Fader Box” controller outfitted with eight sliders.
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LinnStrument & MPE Support In Kyma 7

Symbolic Sound shared this video demo Kyma 7’s support for the Roger Linn Design LinnStrument, using Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) – a way of communicating expressive performance information over MIDI. Continue reading

ACPAD Adds A MIDI Controller To Your Acoustic Guitar


Developer Robin Sukroso let us know that the ACPAC MIDI Controller, described as the world’s first wireless MIDI Controller for acoustic guitar, is now available via a Kickstarter project.

The ACPAD lets you play instruments, control effects, record and trigger loops, trigger samples and control your DAW, wirelessly, from an acoustic guitar.

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