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Arturia MiniLab MkII

New Arturia MiniLab MkII MIDI Keyboard Controller (Video)

Arturia recently released a new mini 25-key MIDI keyboard controller with a nice set of features for the size and price. The Arturia MiniLab MkII sells for $99, about the same price as similar controllers like the Akai MPK Mini MKII, which is probably the most popular model for its size. The Arturia MiniLab MkII […]

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Toontrack Rythme Sauvage MIDI Pack Released by Gojira Drummer, Plus Guitar Contest

Toontrack has released a new MIDI pack for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2 called Rythme Sauvage. The MIDI grooves were performed by Mario Duplantier, the drummer for the band Gojira. If you haven’t heard of them before here’s one of my favorite Gojira songs: Silvera. Like other Toontrack MIDI packs, the Rythme Sauvage collection […]

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How to Connect MIDI Keyboards and Controllers to Computers

One question that frequently comes up, especially in regards to audio interfaces, is how to connect keyboards and MIDI devices and controllers to computers to use with DAWs and software instruments. A lot of lower cost audio interfaces like the Scarlett 2i2 and Audient iD4 don’t have dedicated MIDI connectors, and that sometimes makes people […]

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EZdrummer 2 Metal Machine

Best Virtual Drum Software Programs – Free and Paid

Below is a list of the best free and paid virtual drum software programs available to download right now. They are available for PC and Mac computers in plugin formats to use with DAWs and most operate as a standalone program as well. Unless you plan on mastering the technique of recording an acoustic drum […]

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Alesis VMini MIDI Keyboard Controller

Alesis V Mini MIDI Keyboard Controller Review and V25 Comparison (+Video)

Overview Earlier this year I posted a review of the Alesis V25 MIDI keyboard controller, so when I got the chance to give the new smaller version a try, I wanted to put together a quick review of the Alesis V Mini keyboard to see how it compares to the larger V25. Both keyboards have […]

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Alesis V Mini MIDI Controller

New Alesis V Mini 25-key MIDI Controller Released

Alesis has released a new “mini” version of their V series USB MIDI keyboard controllers. The little tike is aptly called the Alesis V Mini. It has 25 mini keys, 4 pads, 4 knobs, and buttons for octave up and down, modulation, sustain, and pitch bend. The pads, buttons, and knobs have nifty blue LED […]

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Bitwig and Arturia Producer Packs

Get Bitwig Studio for Super Cheap with Arturia KeyLab Producer Pack

If you are just getting into music and are looking for a good starter pack or if you just want to get Bitwig Studio for super cheap, the Bitwig and Arturia Producer Packs are a really good way to save money. Lately the the 25-key version has been selling for as little as $299 from […]

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MT Power Drum Kit 2

MT Power Drum Kit 2 – Top Free Drum Plugin

I recently came across an exceptional free drum kit plugin called MT Power Drum Kit 2. It was once a paid plugin for $39 but now it’s free, and it’s easily one of the best free plugins out there. I’m a big fan of EZdrummer 2, but the MT Power Drum Kit can hold its […]

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