USB MIDI Breath & Bite Controller Adds Expression To Virtual Instrument Performances

usb-midi-breath-bite-controllerTEC has introduced the TEControl USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller - a MIDI wind controller that they say ‘enables musicians and composers to achieve outstanding realism in their performance when using computer-based virtual instruments.”

With a bite sensor integrated in the mouthpiece sensing lip bite force in addition to breath pressure, it is possible to control any two parameters of your virtual instrument, for example expression/vibrato or expression/pitch. Continue reading

Akai Professional Intros AFX & AMX DJ Controllers

Akai Professional today introduced two new DJ controllers, the AFX and AMX.

The AFX and AMX are both USB devices that add hands-on controls to a variety of DJ setups ranging from Serato NoiseMap Control Vinyl (DVS), minimalist controllers, HID-capable CD transports, and more.

The AFX, a controller for both modern electronic dance music artists and turntablists, features an array of knobs, pads and buttons for advanced track manipulation. The AMX is a plug and play mixing control surface, with inputs for Serato NoiseMap control signals. AMX unlocks the full-version of Serato DJ, and features a 24-bit, 96 kHz audio interface for sending the mix to a speaker system.  Continue reading

DIY Arduino Native MIDI Controller, The Mini OONTZ

oontz-open-source-midi-controller

Adafruit Industries‘ Noe Ruiz let us know about their latest project, the Mini OONTZ.

Mini OONTZ is a DIY, open source, native USB MIDI controller, based on the Arduino Leonardo. It’s a grid controller, in the style of the monome, designed to be easy to customize and hack.

Here the intro video for the project: Continue reading

Free Modular MIDI Modules For Max For Live

free-download-midularUplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live.

The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes.

By chaining several modules together, one can create MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.

See the Upland site for details or to download.

New App, DrumsAnywhere, Turns Your Table Into A Drum Kit

DrumsAnywhere

DrumsAnywhere is a new application for Windows that turns your table into a drum kit.

The app detects hits captured by a simple microphone and translates them into a variety of drum sounds. DrumsAnywhere uses a detection algorithm called WaveTrack that analyzes the reflections generated by a hit on a surface as well as its accurate location.

Here’s a demo of DrumsAnywhere in action: Continue reading