MIDI

Nord unveils the sexy new Nord Stage 3 keyboard at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Swedish company Nord has taken the wraps off of the Nord Stage 3, a new keyboard that serves as a follow up to the 2015 Nord Stage 2 EX.

Arturia launches the KeyLab Essential 49 and 61, low-cost alternatives in the KeyLab series

Arturia is at it again. The company has announced a few new additions to its KeyLab lineup, called the Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 and KeyLab Essential 61.

AAS Strum GS-2 [Review]

Applied Acoustics Systems has released their follow-up to 2008’s Strum GS-1 with an aptly titled Strum GS-2, featuring a completely redesigned user interface and revamped strumming engines. Strum GS-1 was very well received, and GS-2 has a lot to live up to. We were lucky enough to be able to take a look at the GS-2 to see if it lives up to the name of Strum. User Interface As is the case wi...[Read More]

Arturia releases Beatstep pad controller

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]

M-Audio Axiom Air 61 – The New Keyboard in the Highly Successful Axiom Series

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]

ROLI Seaboard

One Instrument that has caught my eye is the new ROLI Seaboard, a digital piano that promises to reinvent the way we play piano. While we can see that the ROLI Seaboard is clearly based around a keyboard layout, we can also see that it does not really look at all like a keyboard. So what makes the ROLI Seaboard so different? The ROLI Seaboard is made out of a layer of soft silicon, which is on top...[Read More]