The PreSonus FaderPort is a great way to easily control your DAW a little more elegantly than using your keyboard and mouse. But is it worth the cash?
Today Arturia released their new Beatstep pad controller, an affordable MIDI pad controller that offers portability and functionality. The device only costs $129, which is really not bad at all for something like this. The Beatstep has two different modes, the MIDI controller mode, and the Step Sequencer mode. It includes 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads, 16 encoders, and even iPad compatib...[Read More]
As a studying music producer, I work a lot with Pro Tools. Both in my classes, and on personal projects. But one big thing about using any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), through a laptop or desktop computer, is that you have to use the mouse. Which over time can become easy and pain-free, but sometimes it just gets on your nerves when your pan knob just won’t do what you want it to. A few ...[Read More]
M-Audio has been leading the way in consumer level MIDI controllers for some time now, and with good reason. They offer something for everyone, ranging from the budget Oxygen line, to the not-so-budget Axiom Pro line. Now there’s a new series of controllers in the M-Audio lineup, and it’s called the Axiom Air line. The 61 key version of the Axiom Air features the use of eight rotary di...[Read More]