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Use MIDI to Control Your Vocal Pitch, Harmonies and More!

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Though Roland co-invented the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) well over three decades ago, it's still an integral part of new products and is as useful to musicians as ever. A prime example is the tiny but mighty Roland VT-4 Voice Transformer, a portable effects box for the instrument inside us all—the human voice. Today's musical style...
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ROLI Keyboards Feature Five Dimensions of Touch

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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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Native Instruments Maschine as a MIDI Controller

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NI Maschine-Production and Performance System ​ Native Instruments' Maschine MK3 is a comkplet music production system that includes  a built-in 24-bit/96kHz audio interface, high-resolution full-color displays, large pads, touch-sensitive knobs, and more. It comes with over 8GB of sample content, along with the full Komple...
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How to Record MIDI Instruments

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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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ROLI BLOCKS-Modular Wireless MIDI Touch System

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BLOCKS is a modular music making system made up of 5 components S eaboard Block Super Powered Keyboard Multi-award-winning Seaboard interface 5D Touch technology 24 keywave, two-octave playing surface Hundreds of free sounds Suite of music making software for desktop and mobile Wireless and portable for making music on the go Connects to ...
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