feelyoursound.com has released XotoPad, a software that turns Windows computers into MIDI touch controllers.
XotoPad is designed to work best with Windows 8 and a touchscreen computer. The application offers four banks, each with many pads. Each pad, in turn, can either trigger MIDI notes or chords, or work as an X/Y controller for MIDI CC data.
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While Google’s Android hasn’t developed into a strong music platform yet, it looks like Microsoft Windows 8 and tablets like the Microsoft Surface might.
Here’s a sneak preview, by Jordan Rudess, of two of his apps, running on a Microsoft Surface tablet. In the video, Rudess demos MorphWiz and Tachyon.
Microsoft today announced the global availability of Windows 8, the most radical change to its popular operating system since Windows 95.
Windows 8 is Microsoft’s reaction to Apple’s iPad – but it isn’t just an imitation. Instead, Microsoft has taken the technology drivers that led to the iPad – trends like miniaturization, increasingly affordable solid state drives, mobile computing and multitouch – and used them to create a new vision for Windows computing. While Apple created a new operating system, optimized for the tablet form factor, Microsoft has tried to use new technologies to create a new type of Windows.
?We have reimagined Windows,? says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. ?Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet.?