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How To : Build a simple MIDI controller

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

Play "Comptine d'un autre été : L'apres midi" on piano

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

How To : Use a joystick or gamepad as a MIDI controller

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

How To : Use MIDI in Logic Pro 9

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

How To : Make a drum loop with MIDI on Pro Tools

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

How To : Record audio & MIDI tracks in SONAR Home Studio 6

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

How To : Remix and EQ imported MIDI files in Reason 3.0

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

How To : Get started with MIDI keyboards in Reason 3.0

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

How To : Use an iPad as a midi controller

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

How To : Control the Axiom 61 Keyboard MIDI with Enigma

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

How To : Edit MIDI notes in Logic Pro 8

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.

How To : Play drums on a keyboard MIDI controller

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

How To : Set up MIDI digital music recording equipment

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

How To : Use MIDI sequencing in Cubase

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

How To : Set up audio & MIDI recording on a PC in SONAR 6

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

How To : Create MIDI regions in Logic Pro 8

This audio software tutorial shows you how to use the Pencil Tool to create MIDI regions and notes in Logic Pro 8. Creating MIDI regions and notes with the pencil tool in Logic is as easy as watching this tutorial. You will also learn how to find and use the piano roll editor.

How To : Access and use the MIDI event list in Pro Tools 9

In need of a quick guide on how to use and make edits with the MIDI event list 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 9, Avid's first na ...more

How To : Use a VESTAX VCM-100 midi and audio controller

Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how to use the VESTAX VCM-100 midi and audi ...more

How To : setup an external MIDI device with Apple Logic

Let’s say you have a MOOG keyboard you want to send into Logic. To set this up, there’s a few things to do in Logic. Make a new project in Logic, create an audio track. Open the environment (apple+8) In the environment, click NEW/INSTRUMENT In the track inspector on the left ...more

How To : Make a beat with MIDI and your own brainwaves

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

How To : Use Pro Tools MIDI technology

Pro Tools is one of the most popular software packages for recording music. Learn the basics of how to use Pro Tools MIDI technology in this free music recording software video from a professional musician. Part 1 of 16 - How to Use Pro Tools MIDI technology. Use Pro Tools MID ...more

How To : Install Jog Grips on a VCI-100 MIDI controller

Interested in having your VCI-100 feel more like a CDJ-1000 when pitch bending? Jog Grips have been designed so that your hand naturally falls half on, half off the grips when you grab the wheel. So one of your fingers activate the touch sensor while the index finger benefits ...more

How To : Use MIDI in Record

In this tutorial, we learn how to use MIDI in Record. First, automatically find your controller keyboard and set it up in your software. With this set up, create an ID8 instrument by clicking on the icon. Settle for a grand piano and record something to test it out. All clips ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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

How To : Hack USB devices into parts for your electronics projects

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.

How To : Use a TI-84 calculator as an MP3 Player!

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

News : Become Your Own Souvenir

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

How To : Record an instrument track in Pro Tools

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.

How To : Use virtual instruments in Avid Pro Tools 9

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

How To : Use the pitch bend wheel in Fruity Loops Studio

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

How To : Use quantization in Logic Pro 8

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.

How To : Set up your devices in Studio One

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

News : Iron Man Played with 1,000,000 Volts of Electricity

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

How To : Use the filter FX in Traktor

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

How To : Use RockBand drums in GarageBand to record beats

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

How To : Use the Piano Roll Editor in Logic Pro 8

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.

How To : Install the Music Patch for Final Fantasy 7 PC

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

How To : Rewire FL Studio to Reason

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

How To : Create your own Apple Loops in Logic Pro 9

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

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