Korg’s Hironori Fukuda On Developing For The Miselu Neiro

Development work is proceeding on the Miselu Neiro – the new Android-based multi-touch keyboard platform we called the ‘iPad of synths’.

The Neiro is a portable, net-enabled ‘social music device’. It offers a keyboard, a wide multi-touch display and a variety of musical apps and cloud services.

Miselu’s Malte Goesche shared some comments with us from Korg’s Hironori Fukuda on developing for the Neiro. Fukuda manages software development at Korg, including the Korg Legacy Collection & Korg’s iOS apps, and is porting PolySix to the Neiro.

“After spending some time becoming familiar with the neiro, it was really a no-brainer,” notes Fukuda. “We decided that it would offer a great opportunity to develop a synthesizer app with a totally new user experience.”

“The Miselu platform has already been perfectly customized for synthesizer use with low latency audio playback based on their great MusicSDK,” adds Fukuda. “Also, the display size really works well music apps. For example, it behaves just like the top panel of hardware so designing the user interface was very straightforward. It ended up being a much easier port than I had expected.”

Fukuda also a positive outlook on the potential of the Neiro platform.

“Neiro is such a software developer-friendly platform. I think that the platform will end up growing far beyond my expectations.”

5 thoughts on “Korg’s Hironori Fukuda On Developing For The Miselu Neiro

  1. I’m sure the hardware is good, but it’s dead on the vine. Nobody buys expensive specialized devices when there are several options for affordable generalized alternatives. I hope these guys keep bringing more great Korg products to the iOS though!

    1. I’m interested to see this when it comes out and how it’s priced.

      It seems like it should offer the strengths of the Android platform for tablets, without some of its obvious weaknesses.

      Isn’t this really playing to Android’s strengths?

      1. Lets see if those strengths are stronger, than the popularity of the iOS.

        The DSP -prosessor is super intriguing though!!!! And because of that I’m surely pushing back my iPad acquisition to see how this starts to get software. 1 app from Korg is quite not enough, and the form factor might hinder the touch interface innovations a bit. The keyboard looks like complete waste of time(but is probably worth more than what it costs though).

      2. Strengths and weaknesses as determined by hardware/software are now irrelevant. If you can run a decent synth on a phone, which you can, then we are way above the bar for technology needs and everything is down to pricing and availability from then on. So launching a higher priced product with less options will always fail, even if it is amazing hardware in some way, because every other option available is already “enough”. Think of the trail of dead “superior” products throughout time.

        And all that being said, they also have yet to establish this device as even being as good as current iOS/Androids.

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