Here’s a demo and tutorial, via Bernie Kenerson, of using Thor for iPad with an EWI Electronic Wind Instrument.
Here’s what Kenerson has to say about the demo: Continue reading
Keith McMillen Instruments announced today its Enhanced Note Mode for their QuNeo 3D Multi-touch Pad Controller.
The Enhanced Note Mode maps QuNeo’s pads to the notes of nine types of musical scales, while setting the tonic to any of 12 notes. The scales included in Enhanced Note Mode are Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian, as well as Major Pentatonic and Minor Pentatonic.
(If you missed the discussion of different kinds of scales in Intro to Music Theory, you can find an explanation at this link. If you missed our earlier articles about the QuNeo, you can find those at this link.)
Enhanced Note Mode for QuNeo features a built-in harmonizer, pitch-adding capability, timed harmonic offset, independent vibrato and pitch-bending, octave-jumping, and colored LED light feedback. More detailed explanations below the fold: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Nick Francis stakes out new territory for controllerism, with his live remix/mashup of My Generation, by The Who.
Francis performs with his DIY MIDI controller, The Choppertone, mixing in iconic sounds of the 60s, including Allen Ginsberg, Mose Allison, Sonny Rollins and others.
via Nick Francis
Simon Halstead, Novation’s Marcom Manager tells us, “The Launchpad S has “vastly brighter” LEDs, a significantly faster refresh rate and is now class compliant – meaning it will now work with other software (e.g FL Studio 11) and critically, with the iPad – so it integrates with our new Novation Launchpad app for iPad. It’s also powered by the iPad.”
Launchpad S Key Features:
Here are some video demos of the Novation Launchpad S in action: Continue reading
This video features Livid Instruments founder Jay Smith talking with controllerism champion Matt Moldover about the growing DIY movement, MIDI guitars, the evolution of “producer” and more.
Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced the QuNeo Rogue, an accessory for the QuNeo controller that adds wireless capabilities.