Novation Debuts Max For Live ‘Launchsync’ Solution

Novation_Launchsync_with_devicesToday Novation announced the release of Launchsync, a Max For Live solution for synchronizing controllers when working in “an expansive session view” in Ableton Live.

Created in partnership with Isotonik Studios, Novation’s Launchsync solution synchronizes the user’s Launch devices, allowing them to bank both controllers together around session view. In this way, the user can keep the devices locked to the same tracks.
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One Ring To Rule Them All: Hot Hand Wirelessly Controls MIDI

Source Audio have released the Hot Hand USB Wireless MIDI Controller, a wireless (duh) motion-sensing ring and USB stick receiver.

The Hot Hand USB is gives the musician a new method of dynamic control of DAWs or in live-performance software like Ableton Live, Traktor, Reason, Serato DJ, and Logic/MainStage. It bypasses the knobs and faders of the traditional controller, allowing users to manipulate software parameters, on three axes, with wireless motion control. The Hot Hand also integrates with DAW controllers like Ableton Push, Livid Instruments’ Base, or Native Instruments’ Traktor Kontrol S2/S4.

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Livid Base Touch Controller Now Shipping


Livid has announced that it’s now shipping BASE – a MIDI controller that combines the technology of drum machines and touch screens.

Base merges pressure sensitive pads with touch faders, all lit with full-color LEDs. Base is completely editable and reprogrammable. You can customize the colors, notes, messages, velocity, and even dial in the pressure sensitivity per pad. It’s adaptable to any DAW and already has advanced scripts for Ableton Live and Bitwig. Continue reading

Livid Base MIDI Controller Combines ‘The Technology Of Drum Machines & Touch Screens’

livid-base-controller2013 NAMM Show: Livid Instruments has introduced Base – a new MIDI controller that’s designed to combine the  technology of drum machines and touch screens.

Base offers 32 pressure-sensitive pads, nine touch sliders, eight touch-sensitive buttons, and eight momentary buttons. Base offers visual feedback va RGB lights and a simple character display.

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Livid Base MIDI Controller Looks Sexy (NAMM Leak)


2013 NAMM Show: The NAMM leaks, or at least unofficial introductions, are starting to crop up everywhere. Here’s a intriguing photo of a new MIDI controller, the Livid Base.

Official specs are to come – but the Livid Base appears to offer an 8-column matrix of multi-color buttons for Ableton Live, along with 8 channels of LED touch faders, along with some master controls.

We’ll have details as they become available.