Next-Gen Midi Controllers

Midi controllers are the fastest way to write music and program automation in your DAW software. A new generation of devices promises to add even more expressiveness to your film scores.

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Artie Kane: Composer Spotlight

Artie Kane is a prolific film and television composer, having scored over 250 shows throughout his long career. His memoir, Music to My Years: Life and Love Between the Notes, gives a fascinating glimpse into the life of a Hollywood composer, as well as insight into what it takes to be successful in the industry.

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Best Small Midi Controller for Film Composers

A midi controller is essential for the DIY film composer. You don’t need a huge studio (or huge budget) to add one to your toolkit. There are many small midi controllers that pack a ton of features into a small form factor. In this post, I review my favorites so you can pick the best one for your project.

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Akai Fire Midi Controller Review

The Akai Fire is the first hardware device custom-built for FL Studio. It features a lot of user-friendly integrations that make the DAW experience better. But, it may not be the best tool for a film composer to invest in. Read my full review below.

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