Sensel Morph Promises To Be Any Controller That You Can Imagine


Sensel has introduced the Morph – a new control surface that promises to become any controller that you can imagine.

The Sensel Morph is a first pressure-sensitive, multi-touch input device that can be used as a sensitive pad, with piano or control surface overlays, or with your own custom-designed overlays.

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Solar Modulator For Mac Lets You Use Light As Your MIDI Controller


Developer Benjamin Olson has introduced Solar Modulator – a Mac app that translates changes in light intensity into MIDI messages (using your device’s camera).

Solar Modulator reacts to any light change. It can be something as simple as changing a sound by moving one’s hand towards the camera (blocking light), but it also supports more complex interactions, using a remote control’s infrared pulses and more. Continue reading

ROLI Debuts Seaboard RISE Expressive MIDI Controller


Advanced MIDI controller creator ROLI today announced the new Seaboard RISE, their most affordable expressive MIDI keyboard controller yet.

Like the Seaboard GRAND, the Seaboard RISE reimagines the keyboard as a pressure-sensitive, continuous surface that responds to even the subtlest gestures. This lets you change the sound of each note in three dimensions, with left/right, up/down, and in/out movements of your finger.


ROLI says that the Seaboard RISE, though, marks a turning point in bringing Expressive MIDI products to a broader consumer market:

  • It is the first Expressive MIDI device to offer an easy-to-use multi-platform synth;
  • The first with an integrated user control panel; and
  • The first to perform wirelessly with an integrated battery and Bluetooth over MIDI.

The Seaboard RISE is also the first Expressive MIDI keyboard to be available for less than $1000, with a retail price $799 (£599).

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How To Use LinnStrument’s Channel Per Note Capabilities With Cubase

Developer Geert Bevin (Moog Music) shared this video tutorial, which looks at using LinnStrument’s ‘ChannelPerNote‘ feature works and how it can be used with Cubase to play VST 2 synths that support it. Continue reading