The Keytar Has a Spiritual Successor and Its Name Is the Turntabletar

The not-so-cleverly-named turntabletar is something that should never be used IRL. Still, there's no denying its novelty. Two midi turntable controllers have been melded with a mixer and strapped to something resembling a guitar neck. But instead of fret bars and strings, the neck has a crossfader, which, of course,… » 5/21/11 9:00am 5/21/11 9:00am

MIDI Wind Controller: All Music, No Hot Air

When you think MIDI, you think musical keyboards, but what about wind instrument players? Saxophonists rejoice, there's a new MIDI wind controller from Akai that s shaped like some kind of futuristic spacecraft. The Akai EWI400S lets wind instrument players add that special expression that comes with lung power, and… » 1/25/06 7:34am 1/25/06 7:34am