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
Paracosm has released Polymer – a ‘Polyphonic Voice Distributor’ for OS X that lets you use a group of monosynths as a polyphonic synthesizer.
Polymer lets you play your monophonic synths together polyphonically, as if they’re one giant mutant polysynth. You can also alternate notes between different synths in monophonic sequences, layer pads and leads to create songs without leaving the keyboard, or experiment with the outer limits of modular paraphony.
Because it works via MIDI, Polymer is compatible with almost any modern electronic instrument — modulars, samplers, polysynths, even virtual instruments through the OS X IAC Bus. Continue reading
The iConnectivity iConnectMIDI2+ MIDI Interface is featured on the latest episode of Sweetwater’s iOS Update. Continue reading
This series of videos is the official introduction to the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ – a ‘hyper-connective’ networkable 4×4 MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS.
The iConnectMIDI4+ lets you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with a Mac or PC, like a plugin, controller and more. Continue reading
Feelyoursound.com has released an updated version of their MIDI multi-touch app, XotoPad for Windows 8. The app turns any Windows 8 computer with touchscreen into a flexible MIDI controller.
New in XotoPad 1.2.0: Continue reading
Secret Base Design has released Apollo MIDI Over Bluetooth Free – a time-limited free version of its Apollo MIDI app, which is designed to try out using MIDI over low-latency Bluetooth LE connections.
With Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth, you can easily connect a pair of iOS devices, or an iOS device and a Mac, using Bluetooth LE. Bluetooth LE is designed for low latency, which makes it a good option for music applications. Continue reading