MIDI Keyboard

by Eric Calvi ·Posted 04/05/2022
Dedicated to developing hardware that removes the barriers to creativity for artists and music producers, Novation has introduced its newest range of MIDI keyboard controllers. Say hello to FLkey Mini and FLkey 37, the first MIDI keyboard
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 04/27/2021
Expanding on the long-standing success of its Oxygen keyboard controllers, M-Audio has released the updated and enhanced Oxygen MKV series, available in a compact 25-key model, a midsize 49-key version, and a larger 61-
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 07/07/2020
If you’re looking for a complete package for making music and programming beats, check out the PreSonus ATOM SQ, a versatile tool that offers an intuitive performance layout with 32 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads that will suit keyboard players, step-sequencer aficionados, and button mashers alike. The ATOM SQ has one single aim for producers and composers: it helps you lay down beats, harmonies, and melodies without oppressive menu diving
by Staff Writer ·Posted 09/17/2019
The B&H Audio Department is pleased to announce Novation’s latest USB MIDI controller, the Launchkey Mini MK3, with 25 high-quality mini keys, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, eight rotary controls, pitch and mod touch strips, and a sustain input. The controller is Novation’s most compact and portable keyboard controller to date and features some advanced features, such as a programmable arpeggiator and a fixed chord mode, as
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 02/05/2019
For ages, Akai has been known for producing rock-solid, user-friendly music production machines. The company’s latest release, the MPK Road 88, extends that legacy. It’s a formidable keyboard controller with 88 keys and so much more. With an integrated vintage-style travel case, the MPK Road 88 is designed to join you on your adventures across the world, from gig to gig.
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 01/25/2019
People have been controlling instruments long before there was even electricity. There were mechanical instruments from the 1800s, player pianos and orchestrions from the early 1900s, and the earliest synthesizers dated back to the first half of the 20th Century. By 1950, visionaries like Dr. Robert Moog and Don Buchla had created instruments that captured the hearts and minds of musicians and artists everywhere. The synthesizer market began to flourish with the advent of affordable instruments from a variety of manufacturers, including ARP,
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 02/12/2018
For more than 20 years, Roland has been supplying powerful keyboard amplifiers and personal percussion monitors for the professional musician. The KC amps are widely known for their power, high-fidelity sound, onboard mixing features, versatile connectivity, and lasting durability. Roland’s latest offering includes the KC-400, the KC-600, and
by Greg Johnson ·Posted 01/10/2018
We invite you to have a first look at two products from Waldorf, which will be shown during the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim this week on our website at B&H Photo Video: The Quantum synthesizer and STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder. Starting with Waldorf's wavetable technology, developed decades ago, the challenge has been to
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 10/30/2017
Always raising the bar to meet the ever-expanding creative needs of customers, Roland’s SP-404A takes all the goodies found in the SP-404SX and tacks on more sounds, plus a cool AIRA black-and-green color scheme. It can be used in stand-alone fashion, with a TR-8 Rhythm Performer, or with DJ mixers, making it ideal for use in a variety of live-performance applications. It can be used in production studios or in remote locations, thanks to
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 09/27/2017
Most MIDI controllers provide basic interactivity. Sure, you can play notes at different velocities, turn some knobs, and push some sliders, but what’s the type of communication that string players get to have? The ROLI Seaboard Block is designed to give keyboard players the type of control normally only experienced through complex finger movements on a violin or cello. It’s portable, expandable, and comes with more than 200 sounds to spark
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 09/15/2017
In 1985, Roland released the original Octapad percussion pad with eight trigger pads that let users assign MIDI notes to any MIDIK-equipped sampler, synthesizer, or drum machine. In 1990, The SPD-8 was released, which offered built-in sounds, making it incredibly versatile for the mobile percussionist and drummer. Over the past two decades, Roland has made incredible advancements in virtual “digital” drums and percussion. From the flagship
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 08/11/2017
When you want easy, customizable control of your software, reach for the Touch Innovations Kontrol Master, a programmable controller for your apps, plug-ins, and more. The splendor of DAWs and audio apps is bountiful and far-reaching, yet there seems to be a consistent complaint regardless of the user’s age or experience. Wielding a mouse/trackball/trackpad and keyboard to interface with software and modify parameters such
by Philip Nichols ·Posted 06/26/2017
If you’re looking for a pass to that place where you feel musically free, Roland’s latest offerings are just the ticket. You know—gear that makes you eager to clock hours working on your next piece. Let’s start with the big, then work down to the, “How did they get so much to be so small?” First up, the Roland FA-07 music workstation gives you 76 velocity-sensitive keys, 16 backlit pads, a D-Beam, six dedicated parameter knobs, a pitch/mod
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 06/20/2017
Elektron began making high-quality analog/digital hybrid instruments in 1998 and has become one of the most respected manufacturers of professional analog/digital hybrid instruments, including the Analog Rytm, Analog Four,
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 06/08/2017
Roli has announced two new members of the Blocks modular music making system, the Seaboard Block and the Touch Block. Blocks is a versatile music making system, for beginners who have never taken a music lesson, to professionals who want to shape sound in new ways. The current lineup of modules includes the