Positive Grid Intros Bluetooth MIDI Foot Controllers w iOS Features

Positive_Grid_BT-41Positive Grid, maker of mobile guitar apps BIAS and JamUp, today announced the release of the BT-2 and BT-4, two fully-programmable Bluetooth MIDI foot controllers. These two-button and four-button controllers boast I/O features for iPhone, iPad and Mac, allowing hands-free control over iOS and Mac apps.

Users of MIDI-supported apps will be able to switch any parameter without connecting cables — change stomp box effects in real time, raise and lower volume, turn sheet music on a screen.

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iRig BlueBoard Lets You Control Your Apps Wirelessly

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IK Multimedia is now shipping the iRig BlueBoard — the first wireless MIDI pedalboard for iOS and Mac.

iRig BlueBoard is designed to give you a hands-free way of controlling your music apps. The BlueBoard features four backlit soft-touch pads, housed in a sturdy chassis. Two TRS expansion jacks are also included, for connecting MIDI expression pedals.

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New iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth MIDI Controller

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IK Multimedia has introduced iRig BlueBoard ($99) – a foot pedal Bluetooth MIDI controller designed to work with AmpliTube or any other Core MIDI-compatible app.

iRig Blueboard can be used to send program, bank and other MIDI messages. Two inputs are also provided for connecting any standard expression pedal/switch.

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Live Dubstep Peformance – Pinn Panelle

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Sunday Synth Jam: Pinn Panelle does a great job of translating heavily produced dubstep into live performance, with their take on Skrillex’s Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.

The band describes the video as a performance demonstrating “how to replicate an electronic artist’s music on live instruments. There are no sequences, or backing tracks playing behind the band. All wobbles are live.” Continue reading

Wiimote Hacked Instrument

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Wiimote Hacked Instrument

via eyesuck17:

My first stab at making the Wiimote into an instrument.

Made using Glovepie, PureData, and FM8.Roll controls pitch within a C lydian scale, pitch controls a morph, and 2 simple sequences at 120 BPM are controlled Via the buttons.

It’s all Legend starting tom cruise up in here.

Lara’s Theme May Never Be The Same

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In this video, violinist Jon Rose controls ring modulation with the K-Bow, a Bluetooth enabled sensor bow for string instruments, turning Maurice Jarre’s Lara’s Theme, from Dr. Zhivago, into atonal sheets of sound. Continue reading