Artiphon Instrument 1 MIDI Controller Available Via Kickstarter

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Instrument startup Artiphon has started a Kickstarter project to fund production of their new Instrument 1 MIDI controller.

The Instrument 1 is a controller that can be played in a variety of ways, is fully MIDI compatible and connects to iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs via Lightning or USB.

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Music IO Routes MIDI Over USB Between iOS & Mac

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has introduced Music IO – a new app that lets you route MIDI over USB, between iOS and Mac OS X.

It joins a rapidly growing collection of apps delivering MIDI over USB capabilities to iOS, including MIDI LE and midimux.

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AlphaSphere me MIDI Controller An Inexpensive Option For Polyphonic Aftertouch

alphasphere-me-closeupNuDesine has announced an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the production of its new AlphaSphere me MIDI controller.

Like the company’s earlier AlphaSphere nexus and AphaSphere elite MIDI controllers, the AlphaSphere me features pressure-sensitive control pads, placed in a hexagonal arrangement on a sphere.

The AlphaShere is designed to be much more affordable, though, with prices starting at US $166 to backers. The lower cost is achieved by making it smaller, simpler to manufacture and using 32 pads, vs the original’s 48 pads.

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Arturia KeyLab 88 Now Shipping

Music software and hardware company Arturia announced today that their KeyLab 88 MIDI keyboard controller is now shipping. It was first announced at Musikmesse last spring.

KeyLab 88, the largest in the KeyLab series, comes with Arturia’s Analog Lab, a software synthesizer solution with over 6,000 presets derived from Arturia’s range of Analog Classics. These include the TAE (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered Mini V (Minimoog monosynth emulation), Wurlitzer V (virtually bringing back to life the well-known ‘Wurly’ electric piano), among others.

The first 3,000 units shipped come with two virtual instruments: Grand Piano Model D from fellow French developer UVI, and Pianoteq 5 Stage, a physical modelling-based virtual instrument that provides acoustic and electric piano recreations as well as chromatic instruments.
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Sophia Brueckner’s Touch Sensitive Musical Painting

Sophia Brueckner’s Touch Sensitive Musical Painting is part painting and part MIDI controller, an interactive artwork that lets you create music.

Brueckner looks beyond traditional MIDI controllers to create a musical interface that’s artistic and completely original.

Here’s what Brueckner has to say about it: Continue reading