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
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.”
In the latest episode of Sonic Touch, Nick Batt and Gaz Williams take a look at the new iConnectivity iConnectMIDI 4+ and Korg Gadget update. Continue reading
Novation has announced that its Launch Control XL mixer and device controller for Ableton Live is now shipping.
Designed for use with the 64-button Launchpad S grid, Launch Control XL offers an enhanced Live control experience.
Ever wonder why Macs are popular with musicians?
This video might be one reason. Continue reading
Livid Instruments has begun taking orders for their Ds1 MIDI mixer. which they first previewed at this past winter’s NAMM Show. Livid developers describe the Ds1 as a “rugged, portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance.”
The Ds1 works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates will be available for digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. The mixer uses the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer to introduce MIDI control, and affords more options for signal routing and sound processing when using digital audio workstations, allowing the user instant access to their mix, effects, and instrument parameters.
Zivix recently announced that last year’s IndieGogo project, the PUC wireless MIDI interface, has begun shipping.
The PUC is a wireless MIDI interface designed specifically for iOS devices. The PUC allows the user to wirelessly connect any MIDI device (keyboard, DJ controller, drum pad, floor pedal controllers, etc.) directly to the user’s iPad. PUC can also work with any platform that supports a MIDI connection over WiFi. Continue reading
IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig MIDI 2, their portable Lightning/USB MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (as well as Mac and PC).
With detachable and interchangeable cable inputs, standard MIDI connectors, and compact design, iRig MIDI 2 adds a new level of portability and connectivity to mobile music-making. Continue reading