Lemur 5 Update Adds Sequencing, Custom Object Design

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Liine has released Lemur 5.0 – the latest version of its MIDI/OSC control app for iOS.

Version 5.0 introduces the Canvas object, which lets you create completely custom interfaces; and the Sequencer family of features:

  • Canvas is a brand new object that lets you script custom widgets with full multitouch support. The object is adapted from the HTML5 Canvas element, which means you can design widgets featuring complex shapes, animation, shadows, and transparency .The Canvas object opens the door to a completely new Lemur experience, where the appearance and behavior of objects can be designed to precisely match the demands of your project. Polygons, waveforms, circular objects and infinitely more are all possible with Canvas.
  • Sequencer – Lemur 5.0 introduces a family of new features for tight sequencing. This includes three new objects: StepNote, StepSwitch and StepSlider. Each of these provides a different flavour of sequencing and is ready to use right out of the box. The objects do the hard work for you, simple add them to your template and they are ready to control your MIDI instruments.

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LiveControl 2 Brings ‘Next Generation’ Live Control To iPad

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Liine has released LiveControl 2, a new version of its ‘next generation’ Ableton Live controller.

Here’s what they have to say about LiveControl 2:

LiveControl 2 gives you every single feature you need to jam, produce and perform with Ableton Live.

The interface is divided across four pages: Launch, Modulate, Play and Sequencer. Each page is deep and feature-rich, while the layout is clear and intuitive. Compatible with both Live 8 and Live 9.

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Lemur 4 Update Adds In-App Editing, Skins & More

lemur-4Liine today announced a major update to Lemur – its modular MIDI/OSC controller platform for iOS.

Lemur 4 add a fully-featured in-app template editor, so you can create new controllers directly on your iPad; and three new user interface skins.

Liine also today announced LiveControl 2, which they describe as ‘the ultimate Live controller’. LiveControl 2 will be a free download and is expected in early 2013.

Here are the details:

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Beat Mangling With Buffre Beat Repeater Rack Extension + Lemur For iPad

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This video, via PeffTV, captures some experimentation with the Liine Lemur iPad app with Buffre Beat Repeater Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

This is a great demonstration of how developers can use the iPad to create custom multitouch control surfaces for VSTs and other music apps to increase their playability.

The Lemur template is available at Peff’s site (zip.

Lemur For iPad Tutorial

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This series of videos, via DubSpot instructor Evan Sutton. takes a look at using Lemur for the iPad and making new control surfaces using the Lemur Editor.

Lemur Tutorial Part One:

In part one, basic setup of the Lemur and Lemur Editor are explained. To start, an Ad-Hoc network is created. Once the iPad running Lemur software is connected, it will automatically update with the changes made in the editor. As far as objects go, we’ll start with the Fader and MultiBall. A great thing about the Lemur is its physics engine, which we can use with both objects.

After MIDI is set up, it’s time to take a look at the Lemur Daemon. The Lemur Daemon brokers internal MIDI connections between incoming Lemur control signals and other programs running on your computer, such as Ableton Live. Here, we set up the connection manually.

The original Lemur was a hardware unit, introduced back in 2004. But the Lemur platform has achieved new popularity with the introduction of Lemur for iPad by Liine. Using the Lemur Editor, you can create custom interfaces for the Lemur.

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