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

How To Make A DIY MIDI Flame Organ

Want to incorporate MIDI-controlled flame-throwers into your act?

They MIDI controller gurus at Livid put together this video that explains how they made a DIY MIDI Controlled Flame Organ: 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.

You can customize all the settings and internal presets using the Base Editor web application. Continue reading

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.