Livid Instruments Debuts DIY ‘Builder Box’ MIDI Controller Kits


Livid Instruments has announced Builder Boxes, a series of Do-It-Yourself kits that include everything needed to build a MIDI controller.  Kits include a “Button Box” MIDI controller equipped with sixteen buttons, along with a “Fader Box” controller outfitted with eight sliders.
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Livid Announces Minim Wireless Controller; Launches Kickstarter

Livid Instruments has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their newest instrument, Minim.

Instrument developers describe Minim as “the world’s first pocket-sized wireless instrument designed for mobile music creation.” Minim’s design allows for “intuitive” control over iOS apps, DAWs, software plug-ins, MIDI effects units, among others.
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Livid Guitar Wing MIDI Controller: Now With Bluetooth LE Support

LIVID_GuitarWing_Bluetooth_LE_MIDILivid Instruments has announced that their Guitar Wing MIDI controller now supports the Bluetooth LE MIDI standard for Yosemite OS X and iOS 8.

The Guitar Wing works as a bridge between guitars and control of digital effects, DAWs, and digital instruments. With native Bluetooth LE MIDI connections, the wireless device shows up in the system like any hardwired MIDI controller.
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Moldover + Livid Instruments’ Guitar Wing = ‘Not Your Mirror’

Livid Instruments has released a new video demonstrating their Guitar Wing controller:

“Controllerism Godfather Molder performing “Not Your Mirror” using Livid Instruments’ Guitar Wing. Moldover is using the Guitar Wing to control Native Instruments Guitar Rig and Ableton Live for real-time guitar effects, vocal effects, and tracking.”

The Guitar Wing is an expressive MIDI control surface designed for guitar and bass players. The device attaches to an electric guitar or bass and communicates wirelessly to the user’s computer or USB-MIDI host.

More information about the Guitar Wing is at the Livid Instruments website.


Livid Taking Orders For Ds1 MIDI Mixer


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.

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Livid Instruments + Dubspot Announce DS1 Controller


At the 2014 NAMM Show, Livid Instruments & Dubspot introduced the DS1 MIDI mixing controller.

The DS1 MIDI Mixer is a portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance. The collaboration grew out of Dubspot’s need for a single controller that they could use in classrooms for teaching mixing, production, sound design and DJing.

“We could never find a single complementary controller on the market to meet our functionality and durability needs,” explains Dubspot CEO Dan Giove, “so we decided to simply build one ourselves.” Continue reading