This MIDI-powered robotic music box is the good news I needed this week

It's been a bit of a tumultuous week, to put it lightly, but one must always remember that no matter how dire things look on the global stage, there are always makers working obsessively to create som

Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G and a €79 price tag

Nokia’s 8110 — the distinctive ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening — was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the

Odis brings Alexa voice commands to music production

The home studio has arguably revolutionized the music industry more than any other single element. Sessions that once required devoted space and tens of thousands of dollars can now be recorded solo i

Google Updates Chrome Beta With Support For External MIDI Keyboards And A New Permissions API

Chances are you've seen a few web-based virtual instruments that use the Web Audio API. Now, assuming developers support this, you'll be able to use your MIDI-compatible keyboard to play these with th

If You Watch One Partially Cacophonous NES Player Piano System Video Today, Make It This One

The folks at RoboBand have created a robotic band that plays the soundtracks to famous Nintendo games using a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/raspberry-pi">Raspberry Pi</a>, a Yamaha Disklavi

Machina MIDI Jacket: Sound, Movement and Fashion

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.machina.cc/">Machina</a> is a menswear clothing brand that is in the process of mounting a Kickstarter campaign to promote a new product. The campaign doesn't star

Review: Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller

If you are looking for Piano or Rhodes-like feel for serious playing, <a href="http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/usb-midi/keyboard-controllers/carbon49/" target="_blank">Samson's Carbon 49 USB

How To Make A Pseudo-Antique Light Bulb Organ Controlled By A Midi Keyboard

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_5251-1024x682-620x412.jpg" />Musical acts can always do better if they have some sort of gimmick. The band Future Dancing is using a

Livid Ohm64: Made in the USA by humans

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ohm.gif" />It looks like 2009 will be a good year for midi controllers. First Akai came out with the APC40, soon followed by The Maschine

Wireless midi guitar is not really a guitar

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/1230574590361.jpeg"> I like the idea of controlling synthesizers with my guitar. It would be so great to do some sick solos with the soun

M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On

Need an ultra-slim MIDI controller keyboard for laying down quick tracks while you’re on the go? Or perhaps you’re looking for a small, inexpensive keyboard to complement your full-size ho

M-Audio Torq Mixlab Digital DJ System Review

The whole package DJing has most certainly evolved over the years. From the infamous Technics 1200s to Numark’s iPod DJ system, the technique of holding the attention of a dance floor required p

Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ Interface

Professional DJs know that in 2007, it now takes more than two Technics-1200s and a RANE mixer to get the job done at a high-roller nightclub (unless you’re Carl Cox). Native Instruments, maker

E-MU 0404 AudioPod

The E-MU 404 AudioPod is a new USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface with 24-bit A/D and D/A converters and XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps. Not only are you going to get great sound coming out of the 0404 AudioPod,

DSMIDIWiFi: Nintendo DS Wireless MIDI Controller

This is totally mind-blowing. Some guys have developed a way to use the Nintendo DS as a MIDI controller wirelessly. DSMIDIWiFi uses the Nintendo DS’ touch screen as a controller and sends the signa