DAW Unable to Detect MIDI Controller on Windows? Try This

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying lots of MIDI controllers on my Windows computer. Then last week, when I tried a new MIDI controller, the Korg microkey2 Air, it didn’t work on my computer. My DAW, Cubase couldn’t detect the MIDI controller as an input. Even Windows wasn’t able to recognize the controller […]

Korg microKEY2 Air Review – No More Cables in Your Studio!

I finally got my hands on the Korg microKEY2 Air last week (check out the video below), and I want to share a review with you. So what’s new in the compared to the previous microKEY? Besides some design update to the existing rectangle-designed MIDI controller, the microKEY2 now comes with a wireless capability. You […]

Review: Audio Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

Advertised to be ideal for podcasting, home studio and voiceovers, the appears to be a microphone made for voice projects. Featuring a large diaphragm condenser powered via USB from your computer (PC or Mac), the ATR2500-USB is a solution to those looking to achieve studio quality sounding recordings without the hassle of learning technical knowledge. Watch […]

5 Reasons It’s Awesome to Make Video Game Music Professionally

This article is a guest post written by Tom Bagstevold on behalf of MIDI Lifestyle.  Hi! My name is Tom Bagstevold, and I’m a sound designer and game designer from Oslo, Norway. I’ve worked in sound design and music production for video games for several years now, both as part of my studies, as part […]

6 Tips on Buying Your First Guitar

The guitar, whether electric or acoustic is undoubtedly the most popular instrument after the piano to pick up. It’s versatile, handy and inexpensive to start playing with it. However, most late guitar bloomers have the fear of picking up a guitar and learning it. Usually, it’s the fear of not knowing the instrument at all. Sometimes […]

14 Best MIDI Controllers in Early 2016

Grown out of your old MIDI controller and looking to get a new MIDI controller to start the year? We’ve seen some great new MIDI controllers in the recent NAMM show, so here’s a list of recommended MIDI controllers which we think is the best to go for this year. We’ll tell you why they […]

The Concise Guide to Setting Up Your Home Recording Studio

Whether you’re a seasoned musician who never thought the day would come, or a new sound engineer who’s been drawn to the scene by its recent accessibility – home recording studios are finally here. With a little time and money, you can turn almost any room of your house into a professional recording studio. Gone […]