Monoplugs Releases Metronom, A MIDI Master Metronome

Monoplugs, maker of the BStep Seqencer, has just released its newest product, Metronom, a “very powerful” metronome app and MIDI master clock.

Metronom is, as you might have guessed, a metronome with all the essential features of a metronome and support for non-standard time signatures, bundled with what developer Thomas Arndt touts as “a bunch of bonus features like an advanced speed and rhythm trainer. ”
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Conductr Controller For Live, Traktor Gets Major Update

Patchworks has updated Conductr – its controller for Ableton Live and Traktor – to version 2.0.

Conductr is specifically designed to be a controller that is tailored to the iPad, vs imitating traditional hardware. See our interview with Conductr’s Oriol Rosell for his perspective on why iPad apps shouldn’t just imitate hardware controllers.

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Native Instruments Adds VST Support, Invites Third Party Plug-In Development, More

Native_Instruments_at_Musikmesse_2015At Musikmesse 2015: Native Instruments has introduced three “major innovations” for their Komplete Kontrol keyboard portfolio:

  • NI announced the inclusion of the new Komplete Select instruments and effects suite with Komplete Kontrol keyboards,
  • a “significant update” to the Komplete Kontrol software,
  • and the debut of Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) – a new format allowing “deep integration” of third party plug-ins.

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Akai Pro Announces MIDImix Portable MIDI Mixer

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Akai Professional
 announced today, at the 2015 Musikmesse, the introduction of its new MIDImix, a portable compact high-performance mixer.

The MIDImix combines a “high-performance” mixer with 8 individual line faders and a master fader, 24 control knobs (arranged 3 per channel), and 1-to-1 mapping with Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite is included).

MIDImix users can send all the mixer’s settings to their DAW with a single press of a button, for management and control over the DAW’s functionality. In this way, artists can mix, modify and manipulate projects concurrently in real time, affording a wider array of creative options. Continue reading

Novation Announces Revamped LaunchKey Series

LaunchKey-49-key_RGB Novation has introduced the updated Launchkey MIDI keyboard controller series. They will be showing the revamped controllers in Frankfurt this week at the 2015 Musikmesse.

The Launchkey controllers have been upgraded with RGB velocity-sensitive pads that match the clip colors in users’ Ableton Live sessions, making workflow in session view “far more intuitive.” Continue reading