"Joué is an expressive and modular MIDI controller that feels like a real instrument." How many times a MIDI controller promised to feel like "a real instrument"? This time, Jouè is applying a LEGO-meets-MIDI approach to deliver the promise, and judging only by the videos, the results look incredible. The approach here is to have … Continue reading Jouè – A Modular Controller for your Software Instruments
Conductive Labs' NDLR is an indiegogo-backed Hardware Arpeggiator that is looking to put some fun back to MIDI arpeggiating devices. The NDLR is designed to work with external synths, either virtual or hardware. It has a clear "key" knob so it's easy for users to actually make music instead of ...well, just sounds. Connectyour hardware … Continue reading NDLR Real Time Hardware Arpeggiator
** WARNING ** This is pure, GAS inducing gear porno. I collected a bunch of the most intriguing, innovative, experimentally designed gear on Pinterest. I'm keeping the Pinterest page constantly updated so check back often for even more lust. Feel free to recommend or suggest any new piece of gear you'd like to see pinned. … Continue reading Gear Porn: Clever Gear Rocks Pinterest
There are countless ways to learn music theory out there. You know - chords, intervals, scales, arpeggios.. that kind of stuff. Most of them are (let's be frank) quite boring, old or just not interactive, making the process of learning a very difficult and tedious one. Worst of all, however, none of the theory methods, … Continue reading Theory Board makes music theory easy.. and much more
It is surprising how MIDI - a technology invented in the early 70s and introduced to the wide public in 1980 still is so alive, kicking, and universally supported. In this blog, you will see both "old fashioned" and "future proof" devices relying on this universal standard. One super clever example of MIDI-based new breed … Continue reading Artiphon Instrument One
This is my "treat" AND trick for Halloween. In the night where all fears and phantoms are celebrated, you need a proper soundtrack. You could choose among the thousands and thousands of Halloween playlists on Spotify or other streaming services, but, in pure Clever Gear fashion, it's WAY cooler to create your own. How can … Continue reading Deserted Soundscapes Generator for Creepy Halloween Sounds
Wireless MIDI devices like the OWOW MIDIS I talked about in this post work by sending MIDI controls wirelessly over Bluetooth. Why Bluetooth and not, say, Wi-Fi? Because Bluetooth is significantly more energy efficient, consumes a lot less power and is less prone to interference than standard 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi. Now, we all know that Bluetooth is vastly … Continue reading Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Dongle
Marketing themselves with the risky "Quit School, Play Music" claim, Netherland's OWOW (Omnipresent World of Wizkids) released a set of very interesting wireless MIDI controllers allowing musicians to compose tracks and control effects dynamically through motion. They are deemed MIDIS 2.0 - a family of USB powered little white devices, which also come in a … Continue reading OWOW MIDIS 2.0 Wireless Controllers – Gesture Music Making!