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Get Real and Get Funky: How to Create Realistic MIDI Bass Parts


5 Tricks to getting a great MIDI bass track  1. How to get rid of a hangover  Most bass lines are single notes, and because bassists lift fingers, mute strings, and pick, there's going to be a space between notes. Go through your MIDI sequence note by note and make sure that no note extends over another note's attack (Fig. 1). If two note...

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6 Tips for Programming More Realistic Sounding Drums


​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 ...

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How to Record MIDI Instruments


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 ...

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The Moog One- The Ultimate Moog Synth


After many years, Moog releases a polyphonic analog synth  The Moog One is a programmable, tri-timbral analog synth featuring an intuitive tactile interface that allows you to explore a vast sonic universe of classic Moog analog circuits that have been know for many years for their unrivaled punch and rich harmonics,  An advance...

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ROLI Keyboards Feature Five Dimensions of Touch


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,...

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Melodics- the best way to build your musical skills.


Melodics™ is a desktop app that teaches you to play MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. Melodics works with any MIDI capable keyboard, pad controller, or drum kit. It has plug & play support for the most popular devices on the planet and custom remapping for everything else.  It's free to download, and comes with 60 free lesso...

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Native Instruments Native Control Standard (NKS)


NKS is an integration technology developed by Native Instruments NKS brings all your software instruments, effects, loops and samples, into one intuitive workflow – creating seamless integration between NI and other leading developers. It gives you streamlined browsing, consistent tagging, instant sound previews, pre-mapped parameters, Smart Play f...

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Ableton Link- Play Together


With acoustic instruments, playing in time comes naturally. You can jump in when the time's right, and everyone keeps their flow. Playing together with electronic instruments hasn't always been so easy. Now Link makes it effortless. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a local network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and ...

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SHARC MIDI and Audio Module from Analog Devices


Do you want to develop MIDI hardware products? The SHARC® Audio Module is an expandable hardware/software platform enabling project prototyping, development and deployment of audio applications including effects processors; multi-channel audio systems; MIDI synthesizers/controllers, and many other DSP/MIDI-based audio projects. The centerpiece of t...

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Yamaha SHS-500 Sonogenic MIDI Controller


The Sonogenic is not just a MIDI controller, it has built-in sounds, speakers and USB Audio/MIDI connectivity  ​The SHS-500 has everything you need to start playing right away all built-in to the compact "keytar" form factor.  The Sonogenic has both Audio (stereo 44.1kHz) and MIDI USB capabilities and lots of connectivity The SH...

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