Tag Archives: midi keyboard
usb-midi-interface

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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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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alesis v25 midi keyboard

Review: Alesis V25 MIDI Keyboard Controller (+Video)

Review Date: January 2016 – Review unit purchased from Guitar Center Overview Alesis offers a number of different kinds of MIDI keyboards. At the budget end of the scale is the V series that was first introduced in 2014. Their mid-level controllers are the VI series, and the VX49 is the high end model. This […]

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Alesis V25 keyboard controller

How to Adjust Velocity Settings on Alesis V Series MIDI Keyboards

The latest lineup of MIDI keyboard controllers from Alesis, the V Series and VI Series, come with velocity sensitive keys and pads. The sensitivity and velocity of the drum pads and keyboard keys is fully adjustable using Alesis’s V Editor software. The software is free to download from the Alesis website under the docs & […]

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Ableton Midi Tutorial

Ableton Live 9 MIDI Setup and Recording Tutorials (Videos)

Ableton Live 9 comes with a bunch of advanced MIDI features that helps make recording and editing virtual instruments and sounds easy. With the MIDI editor you can invert and reverse notes, quantize, create legato phrases, quickly duplicate loops, speed up or slow down individual or selected MIDI notes, and more. MIDI Controller Setup The […]

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Akai Professional MPK25

Best MIDI Keyboard Controllers with Pads For Under $200

MIDI keyboard controllers are a vital tool for musicians both while playing live in front of an audience and as part of the music writing process using DAW software and plugins, whether it be in a home studio or professional setting. Unlike traditional keyboards, most MIDI keyboards don’t actually produce sound themselves. They plug into […]

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