Category: Midi Keyboard

  • MiniLab Mk II – Portable, Powerful Controller Keyboard: Ideal for Musicians on the Move and Studios with Limited Space

    MiniLab Mk II – Portable, Powerful Controller Keyboard: Ideal for Musicians on the Move and Studios with Limited Space

    MiniLab Mk II – Do you need a portable, powerful keyboard controller that doesn’t take up too much space? Look no further than the MiniLab MkII! This amazing little keyboard has everything you need to create great music, including pitch, modulation, and velocity controls. It also features perfect integration with popular music software programs like […]

  • MiniLab MkII Inverted  – The Nocturnal Music Maker

    MiniLab MkII Inverted – The Nocturnal Music Maker

    Arturia reissues sleek limited edition inverted MiniLab MkII Creativity by night. MiniLab MkII offers the perfect introduction to sound exploration, with a compact design, an easy plug-and-play workflow, and a suite of inspiring software included – now available in a slick inverted black finish. MiniLab MkII Inverted Features 25 note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard 2 banks […]

  • Yamaha YC73 and YC88 Stage Keyboards

    Yamaha YC73 and YC88 Stage Keyboards

    Put Classic Drawbar Organs and Vintage Keys in Packages for All Musicians Yamaha will be showcasing the YC73 and YC88 Stage Keyboards during NAMM’s virtual Believe in Music week starting January 21, 2021. The YC73 and YC88 combine great-feeling new keyboard actions with the soulful sounds, drawbar control, and gig-ready ease of use of the YC61 (introduced in January 2020). The […]

  • Inovus i88 Digital Piano Review [Extended Version]

    Inovus i88 Digital Piano Review [Extended Version]

    Inovus i88™ a Feature-Packed Digital Piano The Inovus i88™ is a Digital Piano, offering unmatched realism and a natural piano-like feel and playability.  88 Full-Sized keys are accurately weighted to feel and sound like a real piano.

  • Get more out of your Beatstep Pro with these Modular Patch Tips!

    Get more out of your Beatstep Pro with these Modular Patch Tips!

    Beatstep Pro in Modular Today we are going over a series of patch tips for the Arturia Beatstep Pro, in combination with a modular system. We’ll start with the basics, but ill quickly try to cover some more ground. There are patch tips to get more out of your velocity sequencer, programming drums, using gates […]

  • M-Audio Launches Keystation 88 MK3

    M-Audio Launches Keystation 88 MK3

    Introducing the Keystation 88 MK3 Introducing the Keystation 88 MK3 – Start creating and performing music with your Mac or PC with the world’s best-selling 88 keyboard controller: The Keystation 88 MK3 from M-Audio. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for a lightweight 88 key semi-weighted controller or are looking to get started with the […]

  • KeyStep 37 – the Arturia’s Creative Idea Generator

    KeyStep 37 – the Arturia’s Creative Idea Generator

    Arturia Releases KeyStep 37 KeyStep 37 is a controller evolved to meet the creative needs of musicians across the board. Intuitive appointments like Chord mode, Scale mode, and real-time LED note feedback make it the perfect option for beginner beat-makers and composers. Instant MIDI CC control, advanced connectivity, and a high-end compact keybed make it […]

  • Akai’s New and Updated MPK mini mk3 MIDI Controller

    Akai’s New and Updated MPK mini mk3 MIDI Controller

    MPK mini mk3 Keyboard MIDI Controller Akai Professional released a new version of the best-selling MIDI controller, MPK mini mk3! MPC-inspired production essentials, a Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed, and tight integration with any music production app makes MPK mini mk3 the ultimate go-anywhere beat making tool. MPK mini mk3 Highlights 25 Mini Keys, Featuring […]

  • MiniLab MkII Firmware Update V1.1

    MiniLab MkII Firmware Update V1.1

    MiniLab MkII Firmware Update V1.1 Arturia announce MiniLab MkII Firmware Update V1.1. The perfect introduction to sound exploration. Compact, feature-packed, fun. Absolute creative freedom, unprecedented value. MiniLab MkII continues to be a firm favorite for musicians of all abilities – and with the latest firmware update, it’s more intuitive, tactile and responsive than ever. Designed […]

  • Video Review of Arturia’s Keylab Essential 49 Midi Controller

    Video Review of Arturia’s Keylab Essential 49 Midi Controller

    Arturia Keylab Essential 49 Midi Controller Video Review See why we think the Keylab Essential 49 is one of the best MIDI controllers available on the market today. The versatility, software bundle, and low price point of the Arturia Keylab Essential 49 MIDI controller makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking to expand what […]

  • IK Multimedia new Mobile MIDI Keyboard iRig® Keys 2 Mini

    IK Multimedia new Mobile MIDI Keyboard iRig® Keys 2 Mini

    IK Multimedia adds iRig® Keys 2 Mini to its mobile MIDI keyboard controller series IK Multimedia has expanded the iRig® Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers with the addition of the compact iRig Keys 2 Mini. It features 25 mini keys for backpack portability or use in a small studio workplace, and is designed to […]

  • 10 Best Midi Controller Keyboards

    10 Best Midi Controller Keyboards

    10 Best Midi Controller Keyboards This midi keyboards review is sorted by price, from the cheapest to the most expensive, ranging from $100 up to over a $1000, including brands such as AKAI, Native Instruments, Novation, M-Audio and many more. Anything from best studio midi keyboard to professional midi keyboard for people who want durability […]

  • KeyStep Pro Firmware Update 1.2.6

    KeyStep Pro Firmware Update 1.2.6

    ARTURIA RELEASES KEYSTEP PRO 1.2.6 FIRMWARE UPDATE It’s Arturia’s job to make sure that the products they bring users to perform at their best capacity, so users can enjoy the smoothest workflow. That’s why Arturia constantly works on firmware updates for their products: exciting improvements such as new features, improvements, and bug fixes. The teams […]

  • Arturia KeyStep Pro Review – MIDI & CV Command Center

    Arturia KeyStep Pro Review – MIDI & CV Command Center

    Arturia KeyStep Pro Review – MIDI & CV Command Center Legacy (KeyStep & BeatStep Pro) For years the KeyStep (midi controller keyboard) was one of the most visible midi controllers in released youtube videos. In various videos, we watched it just sits on the table when a product is shown. KeyStep used in combination with the BeatStep […]

  • Signal Sounds Roundup May 2020

    Signal Sounds Roundup May 2020

    Signal Sounds Roundup May 2020 Time is an illusion as Einstein once said.  Or was it Paul Daniels?  We can’t quite remember. Anyway, that’s patently not true as Signal Sounds turns to the grand old age of 1 today meaning that 365 days have passed since we pressed the big red “EJECT” button from our […]

  • MARK TOWER – Euclidean Mode

    MARK TOWER – Euclidean Mode

    UPGRADE THE AKAI FIRE TO EUCLIDEAN! Originally designed to integrate with the AKAI Fire via the Crossfire control surface script from native KONTROL, Mark Towers Euclidean Mode sequencer has been very popular. Whilst it’s completely controllable using the mouse Isotonik Studios had plenty of support requests asking us to make it compatible with the Ableton […]

  • Arturia Releases Keystep Pro Midi Keyboard and Controller

    Arturia Releases Keystep Pro Midi Keyboard and Controller

    Arturia Releases Keystep Pro Midi Keyboard and Controller KeyStep Pro addresses keyboard performers requiring ridiculous sequencing and shows power in a compact, adaptable controller.  The Arturia KeyStep Pro is a 37-key MIDI controller and multi-channel polyphonic sequencer. All in a small footprint on your desk or close to your semi-modular, AE Modular or eurorack rack. […]

  • Signal Sounds Update and Roundup April 2020

    Signal Sounds Update and Roundup April 2020

    Signal Sounds Update and Roundup April 2020 Actually only being a week late with the mailout is pretty good for Jason Brunton and the Signal Sounds team, they are pretty happy with that result given the circumstances. Jason wants to reach out to the reader of StrongMocha as many are also customers of Signal Sounds: […]

  • Arturia Releases KeyStep Pro at NAMM

    Arturia Releases KeyStep Pro at NAMM

    Arturia reveal KeyStep Pro at NAMM 2020 The newest and most hotly anticipated member of the Arturia Step family is to be revealed at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California.  The sequencer the world has been waiting for. KeyStep Pro gives keyboard players incredible sequencing and performance power in a compact, versatile controller.  KeyStep Pro is […]

  • Roland Introduces Midi 2.0-ready A-88MKII  Midi Keyboard Controller

    Roland Introduces Midi 2.0-ready A-88MKII Midi Keyboard Controller

    Midi 2.0-ready A-88MKII Keyboard Controller by Roland Roland, one of the co-founders of the original MIDI specification, introduces the A-88MKII, a powerful new 88-note MIDI keyboard controller for studio and stage. The latest in a long line of professional MIDI controllers from Roland, the A-88MKII is supremely playable, with modern creative tools for today’s musicians […]

  • Bring Piano Music into Your Life with Alexa Technology

    Bring Piano Music into Your Life with Alexa Technology

    GO:PIANO With Alexa Built-in Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, releases GO:PIANO with Alexa Built-in, the company’s first musical instrument equipped with Amazon Alexa. Committed to inspiring the thrill of creative expression, Roland continually seeks to develop new technology solutions that make playing musical instruments easier, more […]

  • Limited Edition of Arturia’s MiniLab MkII “Inverted” is now available

    Limited Edition of Arturia’s MiniLab MkII “Inverted” is now available

    Limited Edition of Arturia’s MiniLab MkII “Inverted” With switched black and white keys, Minilab MkII Inverted has been created for musicians that look at things differently. On top of its unique color scheme, it features the same hands-on control, high-quality keys, and powerful included software that made the original MiniLab MkII such a hit with […]

  • Arturia Relaunches Black Edition of Midi Controller

    Arturia Relaunches Black Edition of Midi Controller

    Black Edition of BeatStep, BeatStep Pro, and KeyStep The Black Edition KeyStep, BeatStep, and BeatStep Pro are now shipping worldwide, and will soon be arriving at retailers near you.  Known and loved throughout the industry, Arturia’s trio of DAW controlling, step-sequencing hybrids are now available again in a sleek black finish. Offering something for every […]

  • Novation Launches Next-Gen Launchpad X & Launchpad Mini (MK3)

    Novation Launches Next-Gen Launchpad X & Launchpad Mini (MK3)

    Introducing the supremely expressive Launchpad X and perfectly compact Launchpad Mini [MK3] Marking ten years since the arrival of the original Launchpad, we’re immensely proud to release the latest full-sized and portable versions of the world’s favorite Ableton Live grid controller: Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini [MK3]. Launchpad X – Made to Perform Launchpad X is […]

  • Colorful and Chic MicroLab by Arturia

    Colorful and Chic MicroLab by Arturia

    MicroLab Released Arturia released a new controller keyboard that excites both new users and experienced professionals alike. MicroLab is a small-scale MIDI keyboard with smart design features that you can take anywhere. MicroLab Keybed & Keyboard MicroLab features the same professional slim keys as their industry standard KeyStep controller. The keybeds found on budget controllers […]

  • ROLI Studio Player – Out of Beta

    ROLI Studio Player – Out of Beta

    The beta version of ROLI Studio Player is now out of beta. The tool is free for all BLOCKS and Seaboard RISE creators — so download it through ROLI Connect today if you haven’t already. You can download Roli Connect here. This desktop plug-in brings together MPE sounds from Equator, Strobe2, Cypher2 — and even […]

  • Keystep Just Got Better With the Release of Firmware 1.1

    Keystep Just Got Better With the Release of Firmware 1.1

    Arturia Updates Keystep to 1.1 Introducing New Features The firmware update version 1.1, which is immediately available to all KeyStep users, adds additional functionality and features and is free of charge. KeyStep is a fun, powerful controller keyboard and step sequencer. It can be used as a MIDI controller for software instruments, or as an […]

  • Quadrantid Swarm by eowave now Available for Purchase

    Quadrantid Swarm by eowave now Available for Purchase

    Quadrantid Swarm by eowave The Quandrantid Swarm is a versatile, unique instrument for sound designers and musicians looking to explore exquisite and unfamiliar timbres that range from subtle to outrageous, nebulous to shimmering. It is comprised of a digital synthesizer voice with a percussive element, 2 pole analog filter, an LFO with 8 waveforms, and spring […]

  • Encounter Eurorack & Modular as a Professional Composer and Sound Designer

    Encounter Eurorack & Modular as a Professional Composer and Sound Designer

    About the Author Jonathan Sharp Jonathan Sharp is a composer, sound designer, maker of noise and founder of Heartwood Soundware. So here’s obligatory about him: As a child, he had a piano and violin lessons, as a teenager he taught himself to play guitar and synthesizers. Around that time, Jonathan started to experiment with the […]

  • KeyLab 88 MkII ready for Summer of Eurorack Love

    KeyLab 88 MkII ready for Summer of Eurorack Love

    KeyLab 88 MkII ready for Modular and More UPDATE – See our review here KeyLab 88 MKII Review KeyLab 88 MKII Review – an Authentic Professional Full-Size Piano Keyboard for the Film Composer and Live Performance by Arturia (click) Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII (Affiliate Link) is a piano-feel master controller that’s a joy to play, […]

  • LUMI by ROLI Now on Kickstarter

    LUMI by ROLI Now on Kickstarter

    LUMI – The Smarter Way to Learn and Play Music LUMI takes music learning to the next level. You can see it the moment you turn on LUMI Keys. The world’s first modular, fully illuminated keyboard is different from any other midi keyboard you’ve seen. Shipping will begin in October, you can back it on […]

  • KeyLab 49 MKII Review – a Keyboard MIDI Controller by Arturia

    KeyLab 49 MKII Review – a Keyboard MIDI Controller by Arturia

    KeyLab 49 MKII by Arturia Review With so many MIDI controllers on the market at the moment. Arturia is setting itself apart from the competition with the launch of a new MIDI keyboard. We are taking a look at the KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard. Arturia did send a review copy with no strings attached. Update: You […]