The Wooden Audio Sequencer


The Wooden Audio Sequencer is a tangible music controller, created as a project by Ernest Warzocha, Jakub Wilczewski & Maciej Zelaznowski for the Physical Computing and Creative Coding course at School of Form.

The custom controller follows the standard timeline, with individual rows for instruments played. The are IR reflective sensors in each hole. They read the color at the bottom of wooden discs so the sequencer can play more then one variant of sound. Continue reading

Mandala Drum V3 System Lets You Trigger Thousands Of Samples From One Pad

Developer Vince De Franco let us know about a new drum pad control system, the Mandala V3, that takes takes percussion control to the next level – giving you control of up to thousands of samples at once from one pad.

De Franco’s goal is to create a new instrument, ‘with the feel and sonic depth of acoustics AND the control of electronics.

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Alesis Introduces VX49 MIDI Controller Keyboard

Alesis_VX49_AngleAlesis has just introduced their new MIDI controller, the VX49.

Dubbing it “revolutionary,” the keyboard provides advanced control of virtual instruments and DAWs via a full-color, high resolution 4.3-inch screen, a 49-key keybed with aftertouch, and “intuitively placed,” performance-friendly hardware controls.

VX49 is powered by the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software (included). The VIP software enables users to access any VSTi virtual instrument in their computer directly from the keyboard. Using the built-in “tagging” function, users can quickly filter and search through every patch in their plugin library. After a plugin is selected, VIP auto-maps the VX49’s controls to the selected plugin, and displays the plugin parameters directly on the VX49’s full-color display for a full 1:1 workstation style experience.
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Roli Debuts 3-D Touch Equator Synth for iPhone, Flip Case for RISE

ROLI_RISE_Equator_FlipCaseAdvanced MIDI controller creator ROLI today announced two new products for mobile music-makers.

The Equator for iPhone app ports the company’s Equator software synthesiser to the latest iPhone, using the Apple device’s 3D Touch capabilities.

One of the first music apps on Apple’s App Store to take advantage of the iOS 9 interface update’s  3D Touch feature for sound control, Equator for iPhone will feature a simulated experience of the Seaboard Rise’s keywave surface. Pressing on the screen of the iPhone 6s, users can shape sound on a virtual keywave surface in much the same way as they control sound on the pressure-sensitive Seaboard Rise.
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