Hot rumor: CDM’s Peter Kirn reports that the JazzMutant Lemur controller software has been ported to the iPad, and that he’s seen it in use:
“A funny thing happened to me the other afternoon. I’m looking over the shoulder of M-nus DJ Ambivalent (Kevin McHugh) at Berlin’s Watergate and an afterparty, and I see – no, that’s not TouchOSC. That sure looks like a Lemur step sequencer.
And then I might have spotted something similar in the front-of-house at Flughafen Tempelhof’s FLY BERMUDA show, for Richie Hawtin.”
The Lemur was retired last year, as adoption of the iPad by musicians reached critical mass.
At that time, many Synthtopia readers wondered why JazzMutant did not port the Lemur software to the iPad:
“Why isn’t Jazzmutant just developing a UI for a variety of DAWs now? Why not take advantage of all of this?
I’m curious how much Korg made with their various iApps. I sure gave them 40 bucks or so…”
Jazz Mutant Lemur On The iPad
While nothing has been officially announced on this, Kirn reviewed the hardware Lemur a few years ago for Keyboard Magazine, so it’s unlikely that he was confused by a similar-looking interface.
Lemur advocates would argue that the device had many features which are yet to be duplicated in apps for the iPad or other tablet devices.
What do you think of the prospect of the Lemur coming to the iPad as an app? Is it about time – or do you think it’s too late for it to be relevant?
The video, via bishop813, captures some the JazzMutant Lemur in use with Reason 4 & Ableton Live.