Kudzu Creative Group has released Koushion, a MIDI controller for the iPad, that they say is ’more versatile than the Tenori On’.
- 16-step sequencer with adjustable timing. Each step can be as large as a whole note and as small as 1/32 note.
- 8 selectable scenes/banks that can be played individually, simultaneously, or in automatic succession.
- Each scene is assignable to any MIDI channel so you can control up to 8 MIDI instruments at once.
- Improvising or playing along with a band? Dial a key and the notes will change to match the new key!
- Syncs to any MIDI clock source available to your computer.
- Works with all major (and not-so-major) MIDI-capable production software on your Mac or PC.
- Perfect for adding some spice to a live set when paired with Ableton Live.
Koushion is $9.99 in the App Store. Details & demo below.
Based on this demo video, we’re not convinced that this is more versatile than the Yamaha Tenori On. Also – there’s no mention in the specs of support for hardware MIDI, which is a must have, at this point, for many iPad musicians.
If you’ve used Koushion, though, leave a comment with your thoughts.