Novation is hoping you’ll bring their new Xiosynth mini-synth keyboard home, and to help give you an additional push, they’ve got a new online sampler keyboard plus lessons for learning synthesis techniques. Have a listen to the patches on the Xiosynth with the Flash player below; try the z, x, and c keys on your […]Read more →
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Updated: The XioSynth is, in fact, 8-voice polyphonic, says Rob Jones from Novation’s UK headquarters. Rob explains why we got the message that it was monophonic: “It’s monotimbral (i.e., one program at a time), but each patch has 8-note polyphony.” There you have it. Also, check out comments for plenty of discussion as people ponder […]Read more →
The microKORG is one of the great music instrument product hits of recent years. It’s a product that has managed to reach out of the claustrophobic, aging niche of traditional keyboard buyers to a wider audience of rockers and music enthusiasts. It’s not the only keyboard to be “cool” – hello, Moog – but it’s […]Read more →
Wireless MIDI: M-Audio Adds MidAir 37-key Keyboard, Standalone Adapter for your Keytar, DIY Projects
M-Audio promised more wireless MIDI devices, and they’ve delivered: a 37-key keyboard in addition to the 25-key model, plus a standalone adapter you can use to turn any battery-powered instrument into a wireless controller. The M-Audio MidAir 37 is a 37-key version of the previous, wireless 25-key model. That leaves room for extra controllers (9 […]Read more →
In a release that is sure to be as treasured a part of the computer musician’s Halloween as “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” is to normal people, the electronic music world’s most insane “instructors” are at it again. Hilarity results: Museum of Techno Halloween Special: MIDI Control [Novation Xiosynth ad site] Be careful, as […]Read more →