Livid has wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Guitar Wing – a new MIDI controller for guitarists.
The Guitar Wing is a accessory that attaches to guitars and basses, offering wireless control of software plug-ins, DAWs, iOS apps & MIDI effects units…right from your guitar or bass. Livid had set a project goal of $45,000, and they raised over $70,000.
Livid expects the Guitar Wing to go into production within a few weeks and to be available in April. It will also be available for $199 via the Guitar Wing site. Continue reading
Livid Instruments has released another in its series of free Ableton Live packs, featuring the deep sounds of the Moog Minitaur analog synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
The Moog Minitaur seems about as simple as a synth can be. A couple oscillators, some modulators, a classic filter. Done, right? Not really. This recreation of the classic Taurus bass synth has been updated for the modern synth geek, with several parameters under the hood that can be tweaked with MIDI, creating a maze of possibilities true to its namesake’s legend.
Livid Instruments, best known for their line of MIDI controllers, has released two free Racks for Ableton Live users.
The first Rack features the classic 8-bit sounds of the Commodore 64/Mode Machines SID:
Livid’s KC Harvey-Taylor sat down with one recently to break out some sounds for some drums and samplers that are perfect for retro-game effects or just punching through a mix with the characteristic edgy sounds of low-bit, lo-fi, old-school computers.
This free set of samples are conveniently wrapped up in an Ableton Live Pack and includes a 23-sound Drum Rack, a multi-sample Bass, a couple nice lead synths with effects, and some MIDI clips to get you started. If you don’t have live, you can just download the WAV files.
Here’s an audio preview: Continue reading
Livid has been working with the latest beta of the upcoming Bitwig Studio and has its Base controller working with it.
Here’s what they have to say about the combination: Continue reading
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
This video, via Michael Allen, demonstrates his awesome mind-over-MIDI DIY project, mindMIDI.
And it’s no Jedi mind trick. mindMIDI may look like an ultra-bong, but it’s actually a mind-controlled MIDI controller. Continue reading
This video features Livid Instruments founder Jay Smith talking with controllerism champion Matt Moldover about the growing DIY movement, MIDI guitars, the evolution of “producer” and more.
This demo video, via Livid Instruments, demonstrates how you can use their Brain Jr. MIDI micro controller to create your own custom MIDI controller.
The Brain Jr provides a compact device for connecting sensors, switches, LEDs, and more. A single USB connection powers Brain Jr. and provides driverless, class-compliant MIDI communication to your computer. Continue reading