Keith McMillen Instruments has just announced that they have begun shipping their QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller to customers around the world.
The QuNexus features KMI’s Smart Sensor technology which transmits pressure, tilt, polyphonic aftertouch, and velocity. QuNexus also supports CV, MIDI, USB, and OSC, for maximum flexibility.
“QuNexus is the most important evolution in keyboards since the Erard Escapement was introduced to pianos in 1821,” said KMI founder, Keith McMillen. “QuNexus gives keyboardists forms of expression that were only available to string and horn players. Although playful in appearance, it performs and feels like a serious instrument.” Continue reading
Nord has released The Hound – an update to the Nord Sample Library.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Gimmick Mini is a free synthesizer for OS X that generates oscillator waveforms by considering how many times to ‘twist’ the wave
Here’s what the creator has to say about Gimmick’s approach:
Gimmick?s oscillator creates waveform by setting how many times to twist it in a cycle and then divides it by scanning up and down direction, finally player can also determine ratios of each turning points.
Note: The developer notes that “Gimmick synth is under ongoing development”, so you might encounter some beta glitches.
Here’s an audio demo: Continue reading
In the latest iOS Update, Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher takes an in-depth look at the new Novation Launchpad S control surface for Ableton Live and other programs. Continue reading
Sensomusic has released Usine Hollyhock, a modular environment for live music and real-time installations. Continue reading
Integra Live is a new application that’s designed to it easy to use interactive audio processing to create new music. According to the developers, it ‘opens up new possibilities for those seeking an entry point into interactive live electronics?.
With Integra Live you don?t have to write code or patch objects to create interesting live processing. Neither do you have to deal with the complexities of finding, loading and learning external plugins. The software provides a library of built-in audio processing modules to let you get started with interactive audio. Continue reading