Control · Improve · Create SliderDivide the trackpad in 1 to 4 virtual sliders and send CC or Pitch Bend MIDI messages. Add expressiveness to virtual instruments or automate plugins parameters easily with a trackpad. Edit photos faster in Lightroom. XYUse your trackpad as an XY pad to control several parameters at the same time, using one, two and ...
The MIDI Association Face to Face Meet Up-MMA booth (Hall B, #9701) at 5:45 PM on Saturday, January 27​ We'd like to invite all our MIDI friends to meet up at the NAMM show. Just come to the MMA booth (Hall B, #9701) at 5:45 PM on Saturday, January 27.  We'll be there and we'd like to get a picture of all the MIDI Associati...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear ListFrom left table around to right; Roland VT3, Scarlet 2i4 (1), Macbook Pro (1), Novation Launchkey 25, Akai MPK49, Ableton Push 2, Macbook Pro (2), Scarlet 2i4 (2), KRK Rokit 5 (x2), Pioneer receiver w/ 12" sub, Native Instruments Maschine, Pioneer CDJ800 (x2), Technics 1200 (x2), Behringer 12" PA monitor (x2).​The MIDI Asso...
When we saw this YouTube video of Daði Freyr using the Genki wave MIDI controller, we knew we had to post it right away. The Wave MIDI controller from Genki has been .... well making waves.   "Wave adds a new dimension to musical creativity... It's a cool tool for all creatives and I can definitely recommend adding it ...
LIVE PERFORMING IS NOW MORE FUN AND EASYCROSS PLATFORM LIVE PERFORMANCE APPLICATIONWondering how to connect and control your hardware and software instruments in one place? Want to remotely control your Yamaha synthesizers and quickly recall presets on stage? How about attaching a lead sheet or music score with your own notes to a set of sounds?Cam...
​Aaron Andrew Hunt from H-Pi Instruments  in Germany), Tim Alex Jacobs (mitxela · UK)  and Jordan Dimitrov Petkov (Largonet Ltd., MIDI Boutique · Bulgaria have teamed up to create the world's smallest polyphonic MIDI instrument.  It's really incredibly powerful.  FEATURES​ TuningUnlimited pitch Gene...
Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog's instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NCMoog Subsequent 25 Subsequent 25Subsequent 25 is a ...
Ploytec (Ploytec.com) develops chipsets for USB MIDI and audio as well as the PL2, analog synthesizer module and the ONE.2 MIDI CLOCK TAP TEMPO PEDAL.  PL2 The PL2 is an analog synthesizer module with a digital (125kHz, state variable) multimode filter, offering unique saturation. That filter's followed by a second analog lowpass filter. ...
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ControllerismMay 4, 2019 at 3 PM Pacific TimeA panel discussion with the people who created the Controllerism movement about how MIDI influences the world of Digital DJs.Laura Escudé, Sam Gribbens, Huston Singletary, Moldover, Kate Stone, Shawn Wasabi Panelists  Laura EscudéInternational music producer, DJ, controllerist, violinist and live sh...
 re.corder gives you three different ways to play. Play acoustically, with or without the application running. It's a regular recorder. Play digitally (you can mute it with the supplied mute-plug) silently and use the sounds of the app's library, alone or play with up to three other friends! This will allow you to to practi...
The NAMM Show is the pulse of the music industry. The 2019 Winter NAMM Show lived up to expectations with 115,000+ attendees and 2,000 exhibiting member companies. Most notable, there was a 14% increase in international participants, boosting the global importance of The NAMM Show. It's always a pure delight to attend the Winter NAMM Show. This yea...
One of the complaints about "MIDI music" is that quantizing everything to the beat sucks the life out of a song by eliminating the kind of timing variations humans make. But that's not the fault of MIDI— the problem is the person doing the quantization. So, here are three ways to make quantization more human-sounding.Quantization strength. Instead ...
It has never been as easy to stay "in the box" as it is now. There are lots of software virtual instruments out there; some emulate hardware instruments, and others offer completely new sounds. That said, there's something special about performing on a synthesizer or MIDI instrument with its own sound engine that's difficult, if not impossible, to ...
MIDI Controller/Audio Interface for mobile musicianThe iRIg Keys I/O comes in two version a a 25-key MIDI controller version and a 49-key MIDI controller version.  Both feature built-in audio interfaces with 24-bit/96kHz sound quality, a Neutrik combo input, and phantom power and eight touch-sensitive RGB LED...
MIDI Makes MusicCES 2014 we continued our MIDI Makes Music promotional campaign with booth graphics and handouts explaining that MIDI is a Grammy®-winning technology, with photos and descriptions of typical applications and products that use MIDI technology. . ​We also displayed our "MIDI Makes Music" introductory video about the past, present...
Part of making MIDI guitar feel "right" when triggering synths has nothing to do with the guitar and its tracking, but with editing the synth presets so that they're guitar-friendly instead of being optimized with keyboards in mind.Separate channels. The guitar will most likely send data from each string over a different channel. So, use synths in ...
​We're in a golden age of sampled instruments; these days, you can find realistic-sounding samples of everything, including drums. Back in the day, programmed drums sounded artificial and mechanical. Today, drums only have to sound that way if you want them to — and that sound is perfect for certain tracks! But assuming you want realistic-sounding ...
Erin Barra, an associate professor at Berklee College of Music and Berklee Online details the Five Dimensions of Touch in Roli keyboards. Using MIDI Polyphonic Expression, ROLi keyboards lets you have expressive control over every note. Strike-Strike to sound a note Glide-Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch, s...
KEYFEST RETURNS TO SWEETWATER!Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater is bringing his KeyFest experience back to Sweetwater! With three days of jamming alongside, hanging out with, and learning from Rudess and guests David Rosenthal (Rainbow, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper) and Otmaro Ruíz (solo artist, John McLaughlin, Abraham Laboriel), KeyFest is an event no k...
Second Sound showcases new ACO160 chip at NAMM 2019Second Sound is the owner of the technology behind Sonicsmith's famous audio-controlled synthesizers, the ConVertor+ and Squaver P1+. Now Second Sound is developing a new improved audio-controlled oscillator chip, the ACO160, which will bring frequency-tracking synthesizers to a new level of p...
CES 2018 hasn't even started and there is already buzz around some new MIDI products. For the past several years a MIDI product has always been in the Best of CES product list including the Roli Seaboard and the Zivix JamStick.  It seems that MIDI and innovation natrually go together. The Enhancia Ring MIDI Controller1The Enhancia Ri...
The Bob Moog Foundation and the MIDI AssociationThe Bob Moog Foundation and the MIDI Association have had a close working relationship for many years.  When we talked to Michelle Moog-Koussa, she graciously agreed to provide some materials on synthesizers for the May Is MIDI Month 2020 promotion.  The se...
The way most keyboard players add vibrato is to turn up the mod wheel, and inject some LFO to change the oscillator pitch periodically. That's fine, but consider guitar players—they add vibrato by moving their fingers on strings, which gives a more human quality than using an LFO. So, try your hand (get it?) at doing vibrato with your fingers inste...