There’s been no lack of cool technology for musicians coming out on Apple platforms for the last couple of years – ranging from multi-touch tablets to state-of-the-art mobile phones to 12 cpu mega-workstations.
But here’s something that could make Macheads a little envious – a giant multi-touch MIDI Controller for Windows.
This video is a quick demo of Emulator – a multitouch MIDI controller for Windows – running on a DIY multi-touch screen called Töken and controlling Traktor Pro:
Emulator is a multitouch MIDI controller (for windows 7, oh ! yes NO IPAD), software where you have all what you need on same screen and combine the power of multitouch, the useful standard mouse and the native interface of software to be controlled all in one nice and useful GUI, first version 1.0 incluse layout 100% compatible with Traktor Pro internal mode, future upgrades include Traktor Internal mode and new layouts for Deckadance, Virtual Dj, Ableton and more.
This software runs under windows 7, 32bit/64bit; and works on tablet PCs with 12.1 inch screen (1280×800).
If there were musicians in Minority Report, they’d be rocking Emulator.
Anybody else want to try this out with Ableton Live - or your platform of choice?
Check Emulator out – and let me know what you think of making music with a giant touchscreen, instead of fiddling with a mouse.
You can find details on Emulator at the developer’s site.
Update: This article generated a lot of interest in developer Pablo Martin’s Emulator, so he’s put up a page on his site to address some of the common questions that he’s been getting, including pricing, Mac support (sorry guys) and screen resolutions.