This video shows a quick and easy way to create a drum loop using "MIDI MERGE". A stereo instrument track with expand 2 is used here. First, select a track, expand 2, and select session drums (you can take any other track) for the patch and also create a "click track" which wi ...more
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They say you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Here's proof. This video will show you how you can make music by connecting a brain wave sensor to electronic music software. Using the Mindset EEG device, processing, and MIDI you can make a beat with your own brainwave ...more
This Apple software tutorial shows you how to explore MIDI files and learn how to use them in your GarageBand songs. Learn how to import MIDI song files into GarageBand.
Do you need just a few more controls? Perhaps your wondering how hard it is to make your own controller? Then follow the steps in this 2 part series and build your first MIDI controller in about an hour for very little cash. Using only 8 electronics parts, a pre-made case and ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Comptine d'un autre été: L'apres midi" by Yann Tiersen from the movie "Amélie" on piano. The instructions in this video are detailed and helpful to pianists of any level, even beginners. You'll be feeling quirky and French ...more
USB devices are ubiquitous and cheap nowadays, which means they make great raw materials for hacking and electronics projects. This video will show you how you use a USB host shield to hack USB devices and use them with MIDI controllers, game controllers, and other devices.
The iPad is a pretty innovative device, it looks like an iPhone, runs like a computer and is sleek and thin like a magazine. This new tool can be used for almost anything. In this tutorial, learn how to use your iPad as a midi controller for Logic Studio, Pro Tools, Reason an ...more
Controllerism is a lot like turn table-ism, except through its exclusive use of controllers and music software. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to turn a simple and inexpensive MIDI keyboard into a custom audio controller. First, you'll want to rearrange ...more
Did you know that your joystick and gamepad are amazing MIDI controllers? MIJOY PRO 2 is a VSTi that lets you use your joystick or gamepad as a MIDI controller. So follow the step by step instructions outlined in this music tutorial video that demonstrates how to use your joys ...more
With the help of a program called TItunes & standard earbuds (and adapter) we can listen to music played by a TI84! Mod you calculator to play music. This only works on a TI84, not a TI83. This program probably doesn't work for the TI83 because of timer instructions. But the ...more
My name is Noah Hornberger. I'm a former Pixar artist (Wall-E, 2008) and Professor of Animation (DePaul University, Chicago), and I have recently invented a motion-activated musical toy called the Dub Cadet. One Substance TV blogger has called my light-up sphere that transform ...more
As a kid, my favorite thing to do at the Natural History museum was a midday stop, when my family strolled past an antiquated looking vending machine in the museum's musty basement. The Mold-A-Rama machine was oddly shaped, George Jetson-esque, and spewed out made-to-order, br ...more
This Lynda tutorial teaches how to use the Logic pro, a songwriting application. Midi sequencing and quantizing is the main focus of this video. Midi is a short name for Musical instrumental digital interface. Midi is not sound. It is a low resolution computer protocol, develo ...more
GarageBand will recognize General MIDI program changes, so using standard midi files is even better than before. Find out how it works in this video.
Targeting Notes and Creating Harmonies Using MIDI -- Jeff Dykhouse shows us how to use MIDI to tell Auto-Tune which notes to tune. In addition, you can use this technique to create harmonies. Antares Auto-Tune is the fastest, easiest, and highest quality tool for pitch correct ...more
When creating loops, or even playing the keyboard, you're going to end up using your pitch bend wheel on your midi controller. And don't diss the pitch bender, Stevie Wonder used it, and that guy is richer than you! If you're using Fruity Loops Studio and are wondering how to ...more
Add a instrumet (or MIDI) track to your project in Pro Tools! This tutorial shows you how you can take advantage of many of the various functions available to you in Pro Tools and incorporate instruments into your current music project.
You can easily set up your devices in studio one. Run the studio one. You should now on the start page of the studio one. There you can see the recent files, news feed etc. Now studio one automatically select an audio device that are connected to the computer and that is disp ...more
In need of a quick guide on how to create and use virtual MIDI-controlled synthesizer instruments within Pro Tools 9? This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools ...more
This audio editing software tutorial shows you how to record audio and MIDI tracks in SONAR Home Studio 6. The SONAR 6 tutorial includes setting inputs, tempo, metronome, checking levels, inserting Virtual Instruments, and using the Session Drummer 2. If you are new to using S ...more
FL Studio is a power piece of music-generating software, but it can be kind of cranky about working with peripherals, including MIDI keyboards and controllers. Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to connecting a USB keyboard or controller to FL Studio.
Quantization is an important part of your MIDI editing with Logic Pro. Quanitzation helps clean up a poorly recorded MIDI performance or add shuffle to MIDI. If you haven't used quantization or need help using it for your MIDI editing, then watch this Logic Pro 8 tutorial.
Learn how to use the Beat Detective tool to convert drum transients into MIDI notes when working in Pro Tools 8. Whether you're new to Digidesign's popular DAW or a seasoned audio pressional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Pro Tools 8 workflow, you're sure to ...more
Iron Man. What could be a more fitting song for 1,000,000 volts of electricity? It's the perfect Vegas act, so it's shocking to hear that ArcAttack is yet unsigned. With their high-tech, custom-made music equipment, homemade chain mail suits and... LIGHTNING!... they put on o ...more
The Quantization Tool makes it easy to quantize MIDI notes in the Piano Roll Editor of Logic Pro 8. Learn how to use the Quantization tool with MIDI controls in this Logic Pro 8 tutorial.
How to set up the RockBand drum kit for the Xbox360 to work with GarageBand. It will act as a basic Midi Controller through Musical Typing. I have used it to trigger drums kits but you could use it to trigger other things. There are 2 small pieces of software needed to make it ...more
Check out this instructional DJ video that shows you how to use the filter effect in Traktor. This is the first in a series of tutorials on using FX to spice up your DJ sets and take midi controllers to the next level. This is one of the most basic but effective effects. A fil ...more
With a keyboard, you can enhance your song so it includes more than just the premade loops in Garageband. Just attach a USB or Midi keyboard to your Mac and let the fun begin.
Did you know you could play external music files in Final Fantasy VII with a simple mod? If that interests you, watch and learn how to install the FF7 Music Patch for Final Fantasy 7 PC. If you want an improvement in music, this is the patch you need. The FF7 Music Patch was ...more
Kickstarter is an incredible community. Post a project, and receive funding from generous backers—if, of course, the project is worthy. And backing projects does not demand complete selflessness. Different pledge levels result in different levels of reciprocation—from a simple ...more
In this Logic Pro 8 audio software tutorial you will explore the Piano Roll Editor (AKA Matrix Editor) and see how it compares to Logic Pro 8's Score Editor. Piano Roll Editor is one of the main MIDI editing windows in Logic Pro 8 so it's a good idea to learn how to use it.
This Reason 3.0 tutorial explains use of the Import Midi function and some of ways to use it for practice or remixing a popular song. Also, get tips on spicing up flat MIDI files while learning MIDI remixing and EQing in Reason 3.0 Part 1 of 2 - How to Remix and EQ imported MI ...more
Damn right, you don't just eat 'em. When you're done with your next Pringles can, you can turn it into a kaleidoscope, a pinhole camera, and even a solar hot dog cooker. But Instructables user TheSpodShed may have just created the most awesome way to upcycle empty Pringles ca ...more
This tutorial explains how to use FL Studio as the master program and Reason as the server. By doing so, all of Reason's sounds are usable in FL Studio. This tutorial also covers how to set up your midi keyboard device with FL Studio and Reason. Learn just how easy it is to re ...more
The Apple iPad is one of the biggest and most popular pieces of technology in recent years. It sold millions of units in an amazingly short amount of time and can be used for a variety of different jobs. In this tutorial, you'll learn about one of them. This video shows you ho ...more
In this music production tutorial you will learn how to initialize setup and get a basic understanding of Midi Keyboards control with Reason 3.0. Learn the basic technology and effects that go along with creating electronic music from keyboards and other MIDI sources in Reason ...more
Video: . Piano cover and tutorial for "Freedom", performed by Anthony Hamilton from original 2012 movie soundtrack. This piano arrangement is made by PianoCrumbs. Piano sheet and MIDI information available here. You don't have to know how to read piano chords and piano sheet ...more
NFX shows you how to connect the MOD wheel on the MIDI controller to a channel plugin in FL Studio. Fruity Loops doesn't do this for you automatically so it's a good skill to learn.
In this tutorial, Jeff Dykhouse demonstrates how to use the powerful Enigma Editing Software to assign MIDI message to all the different controllers that the Axiom 61 keyboard has at its disposal. Jeff covers: Downloading Presets, Creating User Banks and Loading and Creating P ...more
This tutorial shows you how to create a pitch bend effect in Ableton Live. There is a problem in doing the pitch bend effect as shown in the video: All gets out of midi sync. This is EASY to fix. Follow these steps: 1. Do as I've done in the video 2. Press "Sync" on the grain ...more
This shows a step by step method for using the Wii controller to output MIDI control to Apple Logic Pro and "conduct" MIDI with the Wii stick! This is a way cool Wii hack that makes the bluetooth controller work with Logic. You need to install another program to receive and co ...more
FL Studio 5 and up allows you to record audio and MIDI loops. This FL Studio 5 tutorial shows you how to record audio loops first, then how to record MIDI loops.
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to create their own Apple Loops in Logic Pro 9. Logic Pro is a hybrid 32/64 bit digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application. In this video, viewers will learn how to make any regular audio file into an Apple ...more
This Apple software tutorial shows you how to edit MIDI notes in Logic Pro 8. Learn to edit note velocity and duration using the Piano Roll Editor tools and pencil tool in Logic Pro 8.
FL Studio is one of the biggest names in digital music-making software, and Korg the biggest in physical gear. Unfortunately, FL Studio and the Korg nanoKontrol USB controller don't get along out of the box, and the transport buttons on the Korg won't work with FL Studio. That ...more
After months of speculation and sifting through rumors, Samsung finally unveiled its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge flagships, and they're pretty much what we had been anticipating. But just because there weren't any major surprises doesn't mean that it's not still exciting. Let's have ...more
Jason Johnson with Revolution Audio shows us some easy steps to creating a basic midi drumbeat using your keyboard. To start, the kick drum is located at C1, this is in a different location depending on the number of keys your keyboard has. The other drums which are included a ...more
Austrian composer Peter Ablinger has created a "speaking" piano. Ablinger digitized a child's voice reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court to "play" on the piano via MIDI sequencer. Apparently, the computer is connected to the piano, which ana ...more
This Apple Logic Pro tutorial you will learn how to create MIDI notes. Learn how to use the Piano Roll Editor to create a drum sequence using Ultrabeat in Logic Pro 8.
Soon all Android users will be able to use Samsung's cool Soundcamp app to write and record music. The announcement was made at the Samsung Developer Conference 2016, stating that the app, which was released last year for Samsung devices only, will become available to all phon ...more
Move over Pro Tools LE— Pro Tools 9 is here! One of the most exciting things about Pro Tools 9 is that there's more tracks without having to have a Toolkit. Another great thing is being able to run Pro Tools without having to use Digidesign, M-Audio or any Avid hardware. Also, ...more
As advanced gaming systems continue to evolve, older classics like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) are one step closer to extinction. They're rotting in the basements of gamers. They're gathering dust at the local pawn shop. Or worse... being thrown out in the trash li ...more
This audio softwarwe tutorial shows you how to work with Battery 3 insides of Cubase 4. Learn how to create a midi track in battery and use it in the Cubase 4 mixer.
Cubase is digital audio workstation great for making MIDI sequences and recording digital music. Learn MIDI sequencing in the Cubase DAW from an audio engineer in this free Cubase tutorial video. Part 1 of 31 - How to Use MIDI sequencing in Cubase. Use MIDI sequencing in Cubas ...more
Cubase digital audio workstation supports lots of equipment and gear. Learn what you need to record MIDI music in Cubase in this free digital music recording video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Set up MIDI digital music recording equipment. Set up MIDI digital music recording ...more
Students from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center have been working on an augmented reality system to help teach music in a project called Music Everywhere. This application for the Microsoft HoloLens would utilize holograms to visually instruct the u ...more
This audio production software tutorial shows you how to set up audio and MIDI recording devices on a PC using SONAR 6 Home Studio. See how to plug-in cables, and set up audio and MIDI for optimized recording and playback on a PC. This video shows the process in SONAR Home Stu ...more
Video: . Project Overview Have any old school floppy drives lying around? Get hacking... and transform them into an electronic orchestra! This project uses a myRIO embedded controller and four floppy disk drives. The myRIO effectively plays the disk drives like musical instru ...more
An isomorphic (or self-transposing) keyboard is "a musical device where a grid of notes is displayed to the user and the interval change between notes in constant for any given direction." For those of you who didn't grow up playing the piano like I did, that basically means t ...more