NuDesine has announced an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the production of its new AlphaSphere me MIDI controller.
Like the company’s earlier AlphaSphere nexus and AphaSphere elite MIDI controllers, the AlphaSphere me features pressure-sensitive control pads, placed in a hexagonal arrangement on a sphere.
The AlphaShere is designed to be much more affordable, though, with prices starting at US $166 to backers. The lower cost is achieved by making it smaller, simpler to manufacture and using 32 pads, vs the original’s 48 pads.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
Here’s an example of the Android platform getting put to great use: a giant Android-based Lemur MIDI controller. Continue reading
Music software and hardware company Arturia announced today that their KeyLab 88 MIDI keyboard controller is now shipping. It was first announced at Musikmesse last spring.
KeyLab 88, the largest in the KeyLab series, comes with Arturia’s Analog Lab, a software synthesizer solution with over 6,000 presets derived from Arturia’s range of Analog Classics. These include the TAE (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered Mini V (Minimoog monosynth emulation), Wurlitzer V (virtually bringing back to life the well-known ‘Wurly’ electric piano), among others.
The first 3,000 units shipped come with two virtual instruments: Grand Piano Model D from fellow French developer UVI, and Pianoteq 5 Stage, a physical modelling-based virtual instrument that provides acoustic and electric piano recreations as well as chromatic instruments.
Sophia Brueckner’s Touch Sensitive Musical Painting is part painting and part MIDI controller, an interactive artwork that lets you create music.
Brueckner looks beyond traditional MIDI controllers to create a musical interface that’s artistic and completely original.
Here’s what Brueckner has to say about it: Continue reading
Vitaliy Tarasyuk has updated Pro MIDI – a MIDI sequencer for the iPad.
New features in Pro MIDI include:
- Inter-app audio with multichannel Audio Recorder.
- Endless play (something like Song mode. After the end of the clip, next clip begins to play)
- Export wav, midi through “Open in…”.
- Improved access for clip “add/copy/paste/duplication, etc” actions
- Quick link to create clip.
Developer Denis Kutuzov has released an update to Navichord – an instrument and MIDI controller for the iPad – adding Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support and more.
Navichord also has added Roman numeral chord names on its harmonic grid, which lets you learn or leverage traditional music theory.
Here’s what’s new in Navichord v1.2: Continue reading
The 2015 NAMM Show: McCarthy Music has introduced the Illuminating Piano, a MIDI controller with integrated LEDs that are designed to work with software and a “cloud-friendly piano learning system,” to accelerate the development of piano skills. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, M-Audio introduced its new Code Series control keyboards, available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key versions. Continue reading