Tag Archives: MIDI

What Is MIDI? How To Use the Most Powerful Tool in Music

MIDI is one of the most important tools for musicians and producers. If you interact with any kind of digital music machine in your workflow, you’re probably using it already. With such an important part of the recording and mixing process it’s hard to know where to start. MIDI is extremely powerful and using it … Continue reading What Is MIDI? How To Use the Most Powerful Tool in Music

Roland has a new 88-key keyboard, and it means MIDI 2.0 has arrived

Roland has a new high-end keyboard with weighted action and lots of extras. The real news, though: this is the first MIDI 2.0 instrument from Roland. Roland was part of the birth of MIDI 1.0, connecting their product in the first public demonstration with partner Sequential (and “father of MIDI” Dave Smith). So it’s fitting … Continue reading Roland has a new 88-key keyboard, and it means MIDI 2.0 has arrived

Map anything in Ableton Live’s Browser to MIDI, keyboard with Max for Live

Get push-button access to your favorite stuff in Ableton Live with this clever Max for Live tool. Continuing our new year look at some of the coolest Max for Live stuff, flowstate has come up with a tool that lets you map anything in Live’s Browser. If you find yourself frequently using the same instrument, … Continue reading Map anything in Ableton Live’s Browser to MIDI, keyboard with Max for Live

CHORDimist is an insane Max for Live chord-generating MIDI effect

Chordmaker, arpeggiator on steroids, harmonic processor – CHORDimist is another of the powerful Max for Live tools for composition. I figured yesterday’s blitz of Max for Live news would bring out something I missed. Chris Hahn pointed us to this one, by South Korean-based developer Leestrument. It’s a chord generator, but it’s also really an … Continue reading CHORDimist is an insane Max for Live chord-generating MIDI effect

MIDI Manufacturers Association Announces Changes Ahead Of MIDI 2.0 Adoption

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Board of Directors has announced that it is expanding the scope of the organization to accommodate future growth, in anticipation of the ‘impending adoption of MIDI 2.0’ .… Read More MIDI Manufacturers Association Announces Changes Ahead Of MIDI 2.0 Adoption

New Plugin Lets You Slice, Dice, Make Julienne Fries With Your MIDI

Audiaire has introduced Zenith, an advanced MIDI processor with a host of filters, chorder, scaler, LFOs, envelopes, and 24 x 32 step sequencers controlling MIDI CCs, pitch, velocity and gate at a variety of rates. … Read More New Plugin Lets You Slice, Dice, Make Julienne Fries With Your MIDI

Building A Custom MIDI Controller Using Arduino

TheMIDInator is a MIDI controller based on an Arduino MEGA 2560. It uses a few potentiometers, rotary encoders, a joystick, switches and a keypad as inputs and sends MIDI commands via serial USB interface to the computer.… Read More Building A Custom MIDI Controller Using Arduino

Artinoise re.corder Combines Expressive Acoustic Performance With MIDI Capabilities

The re.corder is a hybrid acoustic/electronic instrument that’s designed to be an affordable starter instrument. It’s based on the traditional recorder design, but adds MIDI capabilities.… Read More Artinoise re.corder Combines Expressive Acoustic Performance With MIDI Capabilities