One of the better quality digital audio workstations (DAW) out there is Reason by Propellerhead. In order to fully optimize your studio setup, whether it's home, semi-pro or professional, is investing in a solid MIDI controller. Whether it's a keyboard with/without pads or merely an interface, you need to take quite a few factors into consideration if you're staying within a … [Read more...] about The Best MIDI Keyboard or Controller for Reason
Sixty-one glimmering pieces of porcelain (well, most MIDI keyboards are made of a higher-grade plastic) awaiting the combination of your fingers and a smooth VST to make some beautiful music. If you're looking for a MIDI keyboard and have decided to go with the larger count of 61 keys, you definitely will not be disappointed. Although we feel that 49 can be sufficient in terms … [Read more...] about The Best 61 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
The best 49 key MIDI keyboard controller is giving us a mixture of versatility, efficiency, and overall power. In our opinion, 49 keys on a MIDI keyboard is best for the average studio or most performers on stage. It isn't too little and it isn't too much -- in terms of statistics, it is the most owned key count in the entire music equipment realm. There's a lot of upside to a … [Read more...] about The Best 49 Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
Although we've explained that one of the largest aspects of a home or professional studio are quite a few pieces of gear -- nothing beats getting a brand new pair of studio monitor speakers. if you can't hear what you're making or listening to accurately, your whole setup is pretty much a dud. We highlight and review the best studio monitors for under $500 and help you decide … [Read more...] about The Best Studio Monitor Speakers for Under $500
You may have the voice, but you may not have the gear to optimally record that golden box of yours. Choosing a recording microphone can get tough, especially with all the mics out there in the market offered by various brands. It's also difficult and a little daunting since many of these cost several hundred dollars. In this article we review and guide you through what we … [Read more...] about What is the Best Recording Microphone?