Retronyms – developer of iMPC Pro, iMini, iProphet and other iOS apps – has announced their first venture into music hardware,Retronyms.
Wej is a non-skid performance platform that lets you connect your USB MIDI controllers to your iOS music apps, wirelessly, over the new Apple Bluetooth LE MIDI protocol. It’s designed to be a connectivity hub for iOS music making.
Here’s the official intro video for Wej:
Retronyms Wej also features an interactive RGB LED array, which can be used for ambience or as a portable light show.
Wej is also hackable. The core of Wej is an Arduino application processor. This means it’s possible to hack the Wej hardware to do anything that you can program on an Arduino.
The Arduino sketch can be modified to change how the device’s LED array works, to remap or modulate MIDI or to create custom USB MIDI controllers.
Retronyms is funding the production of Wej through pre-orders through Nov 7th, 2014. During this time, they are offering the Wej for $99, 20% off the standard price to users that preorder. They expect to ship the Wej in the first half of 2015. See the Retronyms site for details.