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 […]

8 New Year Resolutions Towards Being A Better Producer

New year, new you? Okay, we’re tired about such posts on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s talk about some real resolutions you can make as a music producer who’s hustling in the very crazy music industry. The problem with many resolutions is they are set too far beyond reach that people eventually give up on them. […]

MIDI Quantization Explained – Audio Mentor

What is quantization? You can find the quantizing option in most DAWs like Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic X, etc. Imagine you record a MIDI drum pattern into your DAW. Because we’re humans, you’ll probably have some timing mistakes while hammering down on your MIDI controller. This is where quantization comes to save your recording. With […]

The Guitarist’s Christmas Wishlist 2015

With Christmas just around the corner, many of you will be out to hopefully be able to grab great music deals. Today’s post is aimed towards the recording guitarist or if you’re someone looking to pick up the guitar. Here are some Christmas shopping recommendations for the aspiring guitarist who is looking to make a […]