In preparation for the upcoming NAMM show, Line 6 have announced a new gadget for iOS devices, called 'Mobile Keys'. These new products are essentially portable controller keyboards that hook up to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with a standard Apple connector and allow you to control your music apps in a lot more detail because let's face it, as useful as touch screens are, they don't exactly offer the most expressive means of playing a keyboard!
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Posted on January 19, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak
Posted on November 7, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Novation have a new controller keyboard on the block and it’s called ‘Impulse’! Now, my keyboard of choice for my home studio is currently a Novation 61 SL MkII, so I’m very curious to find out how this new model shapes up. Will it convince me to upgrade from a keyboard that I am already very happy with? Does it improve on the SL MkII or is it simply a different range of keyboard to complement this series? I’m going to find out!
Posted on November 1, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Wow… what a product to be asked to play with… out of all the reviews that I have ever done before, this has got to be the highlight. Now, up until last month I hadn’t even heard of the Dave Smith Poly Evolver! In fact, it only came to my attention when I was recently searching through our product list for a true analogue synth keyboard - I still dream that one day I will have the budget to add a fully featured one to my home-studio set-up! For now I will just make do with the Korg Monotribe though, which incidentally is still extremely fun and can't be sniffed at at less then £200 for some true analogue goodness!
Posted on October 28, 2011 by Joe StachowiakYou know the synth, you've read the rave reviews, now it's time to hear it for yourself. We now have a Korg Kronos 61 set-up on demo in our Poole store: 58 Nuffield Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 0RT.Come on down and ask one of our experts for an in-store demo!
Posted on October 17, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Excellent news from Korg - the prices of their SV-1 Stage Pianos have taken a plummet!
The 88-note version, which used to be priced at £1599 has fallen to £1449 (a saving of 150), and the 73 note version has dropped from £1499 to £1299 - an even more amazing saving of £200!
Posted on October 10, 2011 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, listen to Tony’s productions, purchase synth patches and more at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
Posted on October 4, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
This highly entertaining review comes courtesy of Paul Syers...
Timing is everything they say… I mean, who could imagine now that when Frank Whittle built the first jet engine in 1937 it would be kind of overlooked for the first few years of its life… understandable you might say given that the World was a little preoccupied with other events at the time… but amazing nonetheless.
Fast-forward then to mid-late 2008. As the World packed its collective economies into a big box and sent them down the tip for recycling, amid this noise and fluster a little gem arrived quietly on our shores…
Posted on September 27, 2011 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony's productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
Posted on September 7, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Novation have recently announced a new range of MIDI controller keyboards to go with their already impressive range... and they are called, 'Impulse'...
Novation Impulse keyboards provide you with a semi-weighted keyboard, along with a host of hardware controls, which can be instantly (and extremely simply) mapped to your DAW and plug-in controls using Novation's updated version of the amazing Automap software. With a selection of sliders, buttons, dials and pads, you will find that software control happens more fluidly than ever before!
Posted on September 1, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
This review of the MicroKorg XL comes courtesy of Vince Jones...
MICROKORG XL - INTRODUCTION
The MicroKorg XL comes from Korg’s 'mini' line of devices and follows on from the massively popular original MicroKorg, which has been seen at a number of prestigious gigs including those of synth legends Devo and Jean Michel Jarre, as well as on Nick Rhodes' setup alongside a V-synth and an Alesis Andromeda, so it’s certainly keeping good company!