Starr Labs Previews AirPower 3 Wireless MIDI Interface

wireless-midiAt the 2015 NAMM Show, Starr Labs was previewing their AirPower 3 wireless MIDI interface.

The AirPower3 works with all class compliant USB MIDI devices, such as the Novation Launchpad, Ableton Push, Alesis Keyboards and hundreds of other instruments and devices.

It features include 16 selectable RF channels, dropout protection to prevent stuck notes  and up to 200? of unobstructed range.   Continue reading

Erica Synths MIDI Through Box Now Available

midi-thru-boxErica Synths’ midi through box is a professional quality, no latency, one MIDI In to 8 MIDI Through splitter, in rigid aluminum case.

The midi through box lets you connect up to 8 instruments to your sequencer or master keyboard and control them simultaneously, without undesired delays and interference.

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PUC Lets You Connect Wirelessly To Hardware MIDI Devices

zivix-pucZivix, makers of the PUC wireless MIDI interface, have update their PUC Connect app for iOS. The update adds support for wireless control of hardware MIDI instruments.

The latest version of the free PUC Connect app, for iPad & iPhone, features the ability to send or receive MIDI via the 5 pin DIN port.

WIth this update, you can use the PUC to connect your iPad or iPhone wirelessly to hardware with DIN connectors.  Continue reading

Arduino MIDI Bluetooth Source Code Released

bluetooth-low-energy-wireless-midiDeveloper Matthias Frick (MIDI LE) let us know that he has released the source code for his Arduino MIDI over Bluetooth project, Blidino, at GitHub.

Blidino is an Arduino project, designed to allow you to add wireless connectivity to standard MIDI devices, using the recently added MIDI over Bluetooth protocol on iOS and OS X.

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mi.1 + mi.1 connect Let You Get Your Wireless MIDI On

mi.1-connectQuicco Sound, creators of the mi.1 Wireless MIDI interface, have released mi1 connect – an iOS app that lets you wirelessly connect with your iOS music software.

It’s a free download from the App Store.

The mi.1 wireless MIDI interface, below, was introduced earlier in the year. It a pair of MIDI plugs that have a built-in Bluetooth transmitter, so you can plug them into any MIDI keyboard and turn it into a wireless MIDI controller:

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Here’s a demo of the mi.1 system in action: Continue reading

Retronyms Intros Wej – A Hub For iOS Music Making

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Retronyms – developer of iMPC Pro, iMini, iProphet and other iOS apps – has announced their first venture into music hardware,Retronyms.

Wej is a non-skid performance platform that lets you connect your USB MIDI controllers to your iOS music apps, wirelessly, over the new Apple Bluetooth LE MIDI protocol. It’s designed to be a connectivity hub for iOS music making.  Continue reading

Using Thalmic Labs’ Myo As a MIDI Controller

Modulus Music’s Liam Lacey was at the London 2014 Music Tech Fest hackathon recently, where he demonstrated this hack:

“For my hack I played around with Thalmic Labs Myo gesture armband device and developed software for it that turned it into a MIDI controller. I then mapped it’s MIDI messages to a set of audio loops, instruments and effects within Ableton Live to demonstrate how the device could be used as a music performance tool.”