AppBC has released touchAble Mini, an iPhone/iPod touch version of the touchAble Ableton Live controller app for iPad.
touchAble Mini has been shrunk down to fit the size of the screens found on the iPhone and iPod touch, and some elements such as the Main menu have been specially redesigned to provide a quick access to all the functionalities provided in the pocket version.
Combined with its integration in Live, its six different modules (Clips, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, XY Pad) and a MDI Clip Editor, touchAble Mini covers every control element of Live’s session view in a compact interface. Continue reading
TB MIDI Stuff - a modular MIDI & OSC control surface for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch – has been updated with support for polyphonic aftertouch and more.
Here’s what’s new in TB MIDI Stuff 2.2.1:
- Polyphonic Aftertouch on Keyboard Controls
- Input Range for Accelerometer/Gyroscope on Sliders & XY Pads
- New Variable Touch Message on Drum Pads/Buttons : Open App
- iOS 7 and 64bits support
The Livid Instruments Guitar Wing Kickstarter project – a project to develop a control surface designed to give guitar and bass players wireless control over MIDI devices – has reached its funding goal, with several weeks left. Continue reading
Reader Ville Aho, aka Electronic Melodist, wanted a way to play bass synthesizer while playing electric guitar, so he came up with a DIY way to non-destructively mod an old keyboard into bass pedals.
“I was interested to try using bass pedals while playing my electric guitar,” explains Aho. “Many rock groups such as The Police and Rush have used bass pedals (in power trio context). They used the legendary Moog Taurus – the most famous foot-operated synthesizer. The Taurus 3 is a dream machine but it’s like 2000 dollars! And it has only one octave keyboard.”
Aho’s solution was to take an old keyboard and mod it, with giant plastic keys and some MDI translation, so it would work as bass pedals. Here’s a demo of his ‘one evening’ Easy MIDI Bass Pedal project in action: Continue reading
In the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast, host Darwin Grosse interviews composer + programmer Matthew Davidson (aka Stretta).
It’s always a wonderful thing when you get a chance to work with someone whose company you can enjoy. That’s the case with Matthew Davidson, a person I’ve always admired and whose work I’ve appreciated, but who is also a person you can just enjoy hanging out with. In this “interview”, Matthew and I really just talk smart about controllers, modulars and the composition process. Matthew always has a thoughtful view on almost anything, and is willing to challenge people to push their thought processes beyond the most convenient position.
I hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as I had doing it. Matthew forces me to talk about myself a little (gulp!), for which I apologize in advance!
You can listen to the interview below or at the Art + Music + Technology site. Continue reading
At the 2014 NAMM Show, Arturia BeatStep co-creator Glen Darcey talked with SourceDistributionTV about the inspiration behind the design, his first experiences with synthesizers and also how he’ll be using BeatStep in his own analogue-heavy synth studio. Continue reading
At the 2014 NAMM Show, M-Audio introduced the AIR Mini 32 – a portable MIDI control keyboard. Continue reading
2014 NAMM Show: M-Audio introduced the Axiom AIR 25, which offers 16 assignable trigger pads, 25 keys, illuminated knobs, a long-throw fader and an array of dedicated transport and software navigation buttons. Continue reading