Technology Roland's WM-1 turns your instruments into (MIDI) cord cutters

00:15  26 september  2020
00:15  26 september  2020 Source:   engadget.com

MPK Mini mk3 is solid but iterative upgrade to a classic MIDI controller

  MPK Mini mk3 is solid but iterative upgrade to a classic MIDI controller Akai’s MPK Mini mkII is one of the best-selling MIDI controllers out there. It’s small, affordable, and has a solid arpeggiator plus the best pads on any budget or midrange controller. But, it’s also over five years old. The portable MIDI controller field has gotten a lot morecrowded, not to mention morecompetitive. The MPK Mini mk3 attempts to keep Akai toward the top of the heap, not so much by adding features, but by improving the look and feel of the hardware. Akai MPK Mini mk3 © Provided by Engadget The main features are virtually unchanged from the previous model.

I remember Roland from back in the early 80' s and when I think Synthesis and MIDI , I think of Roland . For consumer keyboards it is probably necessary also to turn OFF the synthesiser in the keyboard if it is to be used for input to the DAW, but conversely that will need to be ON if the General

Roland SE-02 Tutorial: How to use the External audio input ft. the Korg Volca Keys! Hey guys! 🙂 I 'm back with another How-to video and I hope you These methods could come in handy when using a device that does not use MIDI note data such as the Pocket Operators or maybe some drum machines.

Let’s face it, when you start building out a fleet of synths, cable management can quickly become an issue, with all those wires connecting everything creating an inescapable rat’s nest. Enter Roland with its new WM-1 Wireless MIDI adapter. It’s a combination 2.4GHz and Bluetooth dongle you plug into your MIDI-compatible instrument that allows it to wirelessly communicate with other MIDI hardware (provided that instrument has a wireless connection as well) and your computer or iOS device. No wires needed. Besides note data, the WM-1 can transfer MIDI sync for tempo, effects, LFOs and loops.

Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use.

  Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use. The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is, as the name impliesa guitar. But to be clear, if you’re just looking to buy a guitar, there is no reason to get one. It’s serviceable, but nothing special. The mahogany body and rosewood fretboard feel decent enough. And the humbuckers, with their ability to be split and used as single coils, deliver a decent range of tones. But it’s definitely not $800 worth of pure guitar. No, what sets the instrument apart is the hex pickup mounted at the bridge and Jamstick’s onboard processing algorithms that turn this kind of pedestrian, rebadged travel guitar into a MPE MIDI monster.

It essentially allows you to turn any surface into a playable MIDI controller just by hitting it. Now the idea behind this isn't new as piezo pickups have Just plug the pickup into your computer or your audio interface and attach the other end to your desk or any surface you like for that matter (the clip

The Roland A-01 also features an internal 8-bit CPU sound generator that they describe as ‘vintage digital ’. The 8-Bit CPU Synth reproduces a subtractive synthesizer with an 8-bit CPU. Wasn’t going to bother with this synth but the inclusion of this leaflet turns it into a no-brainer IMO.

a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: Roland WM-1 Roland WM-1

If you have access to a macOS computer or an iOS device, you can connect to the WM-1 over Bluetooth. With Windows computers, you’ll need to buy the $80 WM-1D USB dongle. You can also use the WM-1D to ensure you get the lowest possible latency when playing your instruments. Using the included Fast mode, Roland claims there is a 3ms delay transferring data between devices. That’s better than the internal speed of many hardware devices, according to the company.

Wireless MIDI adapters aren’t a new concept, but it’s not often you see a large, well-known company like Roland dabble in the category. Before today’s announcement, one of the biggest companies making a wireless adapter was CME with its WIDI Master dongle. At $59, the WIDI Master is more affordable than the $70 Roland WM-1. Of course, both will set you back more than a simple cable, but for some musicians, the extra cost will be worth it.

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Iga Swiatek took note when Naomi Osaka was accumulating three Grand Slam trophies by age 22. Swiatek also was paying attention, of course, when Bianca Andreescu won her first major at 19. And when Sofia Kenin added her name to the list of Slam champions at 21. “For sure, it’s, like, inspiring. I know that there are no limits,” Swiatek, still just 19 herself, said Saturday after winning the French Open for the first tour-level title of her nascent career. “Even though you’re really young, and you’re an underdog, you can do a lot in a sport like tennis.

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