Archive for the ‘Midi Controllers’ Category

M-Audio Small USB Interface

October 5, 2009 Leave a comment

m-audio-usb-interfaceIn an earlier post, I was saying I got an M-Audio USB MIDI keyboard (Keystudio) and a Fast Track Pro. I made the mistake of opening them up and putting them in the same drawer. I was just going to come back to them when I had time.

Well, when I got around to it, I noticed this little USB interface and I didn’t know which product it came with. It was eating at me. So I went through the user manuals and didn’t find it in either one of them(Fast Track Pro OR Keystudio).

I just found out that it came with the Session software that came with the Keystudio. I haven’t tried it out yet, but damn, I wasn’t expecting to get an extra USB audio interface. Even if it sucks when I try it out, it’s still cool because I didn’t expect it at all.

Since I’ve Been Gone

September 29, 2009 2 comments

fast-track-proIf you read my last post, you know I’ve been really busy moving and buying furniture for my new house. I love it, I gotta tell ya.

Out of all the busy-ness, I actually logged on to Amazon and ordered three things.

1. An M-audio midi keyboard
2. A peddle for the keyboard
3. A M-audio Fast Track Pro USB audio interface

I’m sorry to say I haven’t had much time to do much with the Fast Track Pro, but I plan to sometime next weekend. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and I hope it’s up for what I have in store.

I did get a chance to play around with the keyboard for a few minutes in FL Studio. I really like it. It’s just the latency problem, I’m not really digging that because I’m not used to that much latency. USB interfaces are somewhat new to me, so I may have done something wrong or I may be using the wrong drivers or something.

The software that comes with the keyboard, I can tell you is pretty much junk. As well as the software that came with the Fast Track Pro. It came with Live 6 lite and a demo of Protools LE M-Powered. If I had my way, they would ship it with a full version of Protools LE and left the Live 6 lite out all together.

I guess the people buying those things are like me, just buying the hardware and don’t care much for the junk software they ship it with. After I get used to the Fast Track Pro, I may post a review of it.

This Is Amazing – B4 Controller Looks Like The Real Thing

August 26, 2009 Leave a comment

b4controllerI was just on the Create Digital Music website and they had this article about a B4 controller. At first look at the picture I actually thought it was the real thing.

All I have to say is this guy must be a huge fan of Native Instruments’ B4  software. It really looks like a B3. And everything works, so there’s no twiddling around with software. Everything can be done right through the controller.

This thing is just too awesome for words.

Categories: Midi Controllers