LUMI, the Smart Piano Instructor

With an illuminated keyboard and an accompanying app, ROLI's newest device helps you master the instrument your own way

LUMI teaches you to play the piano by tapping into nostalgia and memory. Using songs you know and love (their library includes pop hits and indie gems), you’re led through each note sheet with familiar, almost video game-like instructions. As the notes flow toward you, you’re instructed to hit the appropriate key as each one appears at the foot of the screen. This simple, clever …

Shawn Wasabi: Marble Soda

Music producer (and MIDI controller magician) Shawn Wasabi makes a comeback after almost a year with the intensely stimulating “Marble Soda,” a mash-up of samples culled from 153 different songs and sounds. In the video, Wasabi’s fingers fly over a custom-made 64 button controller as he twists his hands to press up to six to seven buttons simultaneously—and reminding viewers of the mastery and hours …

gTar by Incident

A digital MIDI guitar powered by an iPhone app for novices and budding rockstars

Anyone who has tried to learn guitar has, no doubt, found that there’s more to shredding like Jimi Hendrix than paisley scarves—playing guitar takes hours of practice and serious dedication. For those looking for a more interactive guitar-learning experience as well as accomplished musicians looking to take their creativity to the next level, look no further than the gTar. At first glance, the gTar looks …