Keith McMillen Instruments Launches KMI Labs

Keith McMillen Instruments, makers of alternative MIDI controllers and audio interfaces like the QuNeo, QuNexus, K-Board and Soft Step and 12 Step conrollers, have announced the launch of KMI Labs, a showcase for the technologies developed at the company.

Preliminary technologies showcased at KMI Labs include

  • smart fabric (which senses variation in pressure and changes resistance as it is compressed) used in the company’s MIDI controllers
  • the Acoustic Instrument Message (AIM) protocol, which performs a spectral analysis of the sound from each individual string to turn timbre into synth commands and can run over standard MIDI

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IK Multimedia Introduces iRig Pro Duo, dual-channel mobile audio and MIDI interface

Today IK Multimedia announced their new dual-channel mobile audio and MIDI interface, iRig Pro Duo. Designed for use with an iPhone/iPad, Mac/PC and Android devices, the fully-featured interface “enables musicians to create music with studio-quality audio and a whole suite of features” in or out of the studio.
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Griffin Technology Booth Tour At The 2015 Summer NAMM Show

At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Griffin Technology gave us a booth tour an an update on their new products for musicians and music studios, which they were featuring in their vintage VW booth. Continue reading

Audiomux 2 Adds Windows, VST, AU Support


AppBC has released a major update to Audiomux, a software app that basically lets you use your iOS device’s USB cable as an audio interface.

Audiomux lets you stream audio to a Mac or Windows PC via the standard 30pin/lightning USB cable. It lets you integrate iOS apps into your music production environment, just like you would use a plugin.

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IK Multimedia’s Android Audio Interface, iRig UA, Now Shipping

IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig UA, their digital effects processor and audio interface for Android device users.

When used with its companion app AmpliTube UA, iRig UA provides “high-quality” sound and “zero-latency, real-time” audio processing for nearly any Android smartphone or tablet (running 4.2 or later, OTG USB mode).

iRig UA’s design utilizes an on-board digital signal processor (DSP) to move all audio processing onto the iRig UA, providing zero-latency performance and what IK Multimedia calls “a truly superior playing experience.” In addition, iRig UA can also be used as a digital recording interface, when connected to a Samsung Professional Audio compatible device with Android 5.0.
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iConnectAUDIO4+ Audio & MIDI Interface Demo Videos

iConnectivity has released a series of videos, embedded above, demonstrating its new iConnectAUDIO4+ audio/midi interface.

iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface for MAC, PC, and iOS that combines several of iConnectivity’s technologies in a single device. Continue reading