Miselu Neiro Getting Korg Polysix, Yamaha Vocaloid App & More

Miselu’s Malte Goesche contacted us with news about the Miselu Neiro, introduced at SXSW:

Since SXSW the hardware reference design continues to mature, but mainly focused on the software side and have released our music SDK alpha to a select group of developers that used our Miselu emulator environment (alpha for Mac and Linux) to the build apps.

Goesche also sent word about new apps for the Misele Neiro:

  • Yamaha has produced a Vocaloid application prototype for the Miselu platform. The app (codename “MV-01”) is produced by music game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi. Vocaloid is a singing synthesizer technology developed by Yamaha that uses concatenative synthesis to splice and process vocal fragments extracted from human voice samples. Vocaloid allows to create an authentic computer-generated singing voice with text-to-lyics capability.
  • Korg is bringing a software implementation of the Polysix to the Miselu platform.
  • Plasma Sound, a music instrument for Android, has been ported to the Neiro.
  • Retronyms has expanded their nStudio suite for Miselu.

“Miselu has designed something really special. Neiro is much more then a tablet with a piano keyboard attached. For the first time we have a touch based hardware platform dedicated to music. The wide control screen gives this little instrument unlimited potential,” says Retronym’s cofounder Dan Walton. “Miselu has gone the extra mile to reduce audio latency making this one of the most responsive devices we have seen.”

Miselu has also announced Jory Bell as the company’s CTO. Jory was cofounder and CEO of OQO, a San Francisco startup that created the ultra-mobile computing (UMPC). Before Jory was at Apple Computer, where he helped design several laptop models and was responsible for co-inception of the Titanium Powerbook.

6 thoughts on “Miselu Neiro Getting Korg Polysix, Yamaha Vocaloid App & More

  1. I still can’t fully decide whether I like the concept of the Neiro, or if I just like new music devices per se 😉

    On the one hand, I prefer dedicated devices over mediocre all-rounders. So here the Neiro definitely has its appeal – it’s a netbook-style device specialised for music creation.
    But on the other hand, its similarity to a netbook is also it’s weakness. Can a touch screen and a built-in mini-keyboard really justify the purchase when you already have a normal laptop and a mini-keyboard?

    I guess the final price will decide…

    1. I’m with you.

      The open source Android model hasn’t proven to be competitive to Apple’s iPad model as a platform for music apps. But it does allow for developers like Miselu to come up with something unique and (possibly) wonderful. I’m really interested in seeing this when it comes out.

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