2018
01/09
Akai Wireless Keyboard Controller
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Always wanted to play and record keyboard parts without the tangle of annoying wires? Never will you have to feel this way with the LPK25 Wireless. Now you can control your plug-in instruments from anywhere in the room and not feel tied down to your desk.

Powered by 3 AA batteries for a truly wireless experience, the LPK25 Wireless is optimized for long battery life which can make the LPK25 Wireless a go-to piece of gear even in a live stage setting. No batteries? No problem. The LPK25 Wireless can also be powered with the included USB cable even if your batteries die, giving you no excuse to call it a day and stop your creativity.

At the center of the controller is a solid, 25-note mini-keybed that’s nice to the touch. Octave up and down buttons ensure you are playing in the right note range. The Arpeggiator mode turns chords into exciting and complex music phrases with ease. The LPK25 Wireless also comes equipped with a sustain pedal input for enhanced control over every chord, riff and run.

The on-stage musician will get to love the LPK25 Wireless just as much as the studio producer since the LPK25 Wireless doesn’t require a MIDI cord, making it an especially lethal tool on stage.

The LPK25 Wireless is ultra-portable and laptops are just… portable. You can make your whole workstation ultra-portable with the LPK25 Wireless’s iOS compatibility. Feel free to produce on your iPad with your favorite beat making app, such as the iMPC Pro. Also, pairing your LPK25 Wireless with the LPD8 Wireless, our Bluetooth MIDI enabled pad controller, will put your creativity into overdrive, all while maintaining a truly mobile setup.

  • Portable keyboard MIDI controller with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Powered by (3) AA batteries for up to 12 hours use or via USB connection
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and iOS and available music-making apps
  • Includes Octave Up/Down buttons, Arpeggiator mode, and Sustain Pedal input
  • Compatible with Akai Professional LPD8 Wireless drum pad controller

BUY Akai Professional LPK25 WIRELESS | 25 Mini-Key Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard

 

The LPK25 Wireless is the pioneer of a new generation of MIDI controllers by keeping you connected to your production and live performances – no cables necessary.

2017
08/25
Novation Audio Interface For iPad and iPhone
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Those looking for an inexpensive audio interface for their iPad and iPhone should check out the Novation AudioHub 2×4. The Novation audio hubaudio interface is a great solution for all you iOS audio needs. It’s completely portable and includes three USB ports. *not battery powered but will power up to three devices via USB

  • 3 integrated USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect your keyboard controller, NI Machine, Novation Launchpad or any other USB gear to your computer at the same time
  • Includes Focus rite audio interface to raise sound quality with exceptional 96 kHz, 24-bit audio performance
  • Create blisteringly loud sound with four RCAs, the two balanced jacks and the headphone outputs
  • Premium matched stereo RCA inputs capture pristine stereo sound and synth recordings at perfectly matched levels
  • Compact, reliable, and housed in a tough aluminum case for gigging

Get this cool audio interface now!

BUY Novation Audiohub 2×4 Combined Audio Interface and USB 2.0 Hub $149.99

2017
08/24
Aftertouch Ver 2 3D MIDI App
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Aftertouch unlocks the musical potential of 3D Touch, turning your iPhone into a velocity and pressure sensitive MIDI controller.

Huge updates for version 2.0, including a new color scheme and refreshed UI.

Aftertouch now supports:
* Audiobus 3 as a MIDI or Audio Source
* Saving and loading layouts as presets
* Constraining MIDI notes to a scale
* A new sawtooth built-in synthesizer
* Send CC values for easier MIDI learn
* Customizable Note-Per-Channel mode with MPE, and selectable channel range
* Glissando mode

Get Aftertouch

2017
08/20
Roli Noise Hip Hop Jam
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NOISE is a free app that makes music mobile, so you can play and learn music anywhere you take your connected device. Using simple, easy-to-learn gestures, you can create beats, melodies, and songs with a huge library of sounds. Play NOISE on your phone or tablet, and extend its musical powers by pairing NOISE with ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio. NOISE was developed by music technology pioneer ROLI.

What’s New in Version 2.5.1
Introducing Mixing!
– Control the level of your tracks on screen or turn your Lightpad into a bank of faders
– Access the mixer by tapping on the Volume icon whilst in the song view or configure your Lightpad in My Studio

Bug Fixes:
– Synth presets could be pitched up if iDevice changes sample rate
– Occasionally synth presets would be silent when running other apps in the background
– Clips could get deleted when using the undo button

A NEW APPROACH TO MAKING MUSIC
Your touch screen becomes a real musical instrument with NOISE, which lets you shape sounds by drumming the screen, gliding your fingers along it, pressing into it, and lifting off. You make music through intuitive gestures on a grid of colorful pads. Each pad is a particular instrument or a note in a scale.

AN INSTRUMENT AND A STUDIO IN ONE
NOISE makes you both a performer and a producer. Start by choosing from custom-made sounds that range from bongo drums to string sections to zithers. Shape those sounds into beats and melodies, and record them as loops. Then mix and match these loops and build amazingly multi-layered songs.

DESIGNED FOR LEARNERS
If you love listening to music but don’t think you can play an instrument, NOISE may change your mind. It’s a fun, interactive learning tool. In Learn Mode, just trace illuminated Light Trails to learn how to shape beats and melodies. Choose from one of 15 scales, and the notes of that scale light up on the grid. Turn on Hide Mode to always stay in tune — it hides notes that not in the key. Use Snap Mode to stay in time — it snaps your performance to the tempo.

Get Roli Noise (free)

ROLI BLOCKS TAKES YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL

BUY ROLI Lightpad Block

The power of NOISE expands when you connect to ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music studio. Pairing wirelessly, NOISE becomes the sound engine for Lightpad Block and Seaboard Block. Learn more about BLOCKS on ROLI.com. On the pressure-sensitive surfaces of these Blocks, you can shape sounds and play songs in a way that is similar to the experience of playing NOISE on an iPhone or an iPad. But you can be even more expressive.

2017
07/17
Korg nanoKontrol Elastic Drums Jam
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Servando Barreiro is showcasing how he is using Elastic Drums together with a Korg NanoKontrol 2 Midi Controller. You can do this with the current version of Elastic Drums already, but the upcoming update will improve Midi Learning to do such setups also a lot. In his setup Servando basically connected the midi controller to some instrument parameters and to some master effects of the Jam page.

Get Elastic Drums

ED Update 2.1 should be out this week or next week latest.

Korg nanoKONTROL 2

Convenient, compact control surface, with easy setup for immediate use

In a body proportioned to fit perfectly in front of your laptop computer, the nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of the controllers you need to control your music software. The nanoKONTROL2 also features a dedicated transport control section. The buttons have been carefully selected to be useful with your software, ensuring simple and intuitive control. Many software titles – including major DAW programs – are supported, dramatically reducing the need to make complicated connection settings.

Complete control for your DAW or software synthesizer

A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record. This arrangement is a real convenience when recording automation for multiple channels. There’s also a marker button, making it easy to assign marks at important points in your song for more efficient recording and song production.

BUY KORG nanoKONTROL2 Slim-Line USB Control Surface in White

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