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    The ABC Of MPE

    An Introduction To MIDI Polyphonic Expression

    You’ve probably heard of MPE, but what exactly is it and what can it do for you?

    Sound Advice Jun 2021
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    Pro Tools: Avid S1 Controller Power Tips

    Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We explore ways to get the most out of the Avid S1 controller.

    Techniques May 2021
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    PreSonus StudioLive CS18AI

    Studio One Tips & Techniques

    More than just a live-sound mix controller, PreSonus’s StudioLive CS18AI offers hands-on control over Studio One.

    Techniques Mar 2016
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    Q. Can I use multiple controllers with my software?

    I'm a Propellerhead Reason user and I plan to Rewire the software to Steinberg's Cubase DAW. My plan leads me to ask two questions about using MIDI keyboard controllers and control surfaces.

    Sound Advice Dec 2008
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    Nintendo's Wii Remote As A MIDI Controller

    Sound Workshop

    Nintendo's ultra-affordable Wii Remote controller can sense movement in every direction, and even knows at what angle you're holding it. Its potential as a music controller is unlimited, and you don't even need a Wii console to use it!

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    Q. Why does my Mackie Control make strange noises in Cubase?

    I'm using a Mackie Control control surface with Cubase SX, and it works fine on audio tracks. However, whenever I select a MIDI track within Cubase, pressing buttons on the Mackie Control seems to trigger random MIDI notes...

    Sound Advice Jan 2006
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    Q. What can I use to trigger drums?

    I love banging away on my thighs and knees, and I feel that I make some of my most interesting drum patterns in this way. How could I build a controller with a pair of panels that are velocity-sensitive to sit atop my thighs?

    Sound Advice Sep 2004
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    Logic Control Tips & REX Imports

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    This month we help you work with Logic Control, as well as offering advice on importing REX files.

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    Figure 1. A MIDI loop between a hardware MIDI controller and a computer sequencer.

    Software Mixing With Hardware MIDI Controllers

    How To Choose One

    If you're tired of mixing on-screen using just your mouse and keyboard, then it's worth considering a hardware MIDI controller. But with so many different models available, how do you choose the one that's right for you?

    Techniques Mar 2002
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    Using Budget MIDI Hardware Controllers With Your PC

    PC Musician

    A little money spent on a hardware control surface for your PC can yield a dramatic improvement in ergonomics and ease of use. Martin Walker explores the options.

    Techniques Oct 2001
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    Using Remote Controls For MIDI & Audio Recording

    Tips & Tricks

    If you need to operate your sequencer from a distance, there are many ways to stay in control. Martin Walker explores a variety of low-cost and purpose-built options.

    Techniques Jul 1999
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    MIDI Controllers & How To Use Them: Part 2

    Primer

    Nick Magnus concludes his exploration of MIDI controllers with a look at creative uses of SysEx, and some of the hardware MIDI devices which allow more intuitive uses of controllers. But first, how to mingle your Ooohs and Aaahs...

    Techniques Jan 1995
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    MIDI Controllers & How To Use Them: Part 1

    Primer

    Synthesized music need not lack expression; with the array of MIDI controllers at your disposal, you can add a whole new dimension to your music. In this short series, Nick Magnus explains how...

    Techniques Dec 1994
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