Arturia Beatstep Pro Hands-On Demo


At the 2015 NAMM Show, Arturia introduced the BeatStep Pro — a flagship MIDI controller and step sequencer that they call ‘a sequencing powerhouse’.

The BeatStep Pro has been designed to let you work with MIDI, USB, CV/Gate, or DIN Sync-equipped gear.

Here’s a hand-on overview of the new Beatstep Pro: Continue reading

PreSonus Intros Free iPad Control App For Studio One

studio-one-remotePresonus has released Studio One Remote – a free iPad remote control app, designed specifically for use with PreSonus Digital Audio Workstation Studio One 3 Professional on Mac and Windows computers.

Studio One Remote is designed to be a wireless “second screen” app in a workstation setup or a flexible mobile remote for recording, mixing and editing when away from the computer. Continue reading

Sound Force Intros Custom Controller For TAL-BassLine-101


Sound Force Controllers has introduced the SFC-101 MIDI Controller – a dedicated MIDI controller designed for the TAL-BassLine-101 plugin, a model of the Roland SH-101.

The SFC-101 is designed to offer you a complete hardware experience within in your software environment.

Here’s the official video demo: Continue reading

New App, Cut Glove, Turns Xbox 360 Controller Into A Musical Instrument


Rodrigo Constanzo has introduced Cut Glove – a new Max patch that turns an XBox 360 controller into a live sampling and performance instrument.

Cut Glove was inspired by video games, and contains mappings based on video game mechanisms and metaphors. Additionally, the patch has MIDI learn functionality built in, so every parameter can be mapped to any MIDI controller. Continue reading

Novalia Making Printed Paper MIDI Controllers A Reality

UK interactive print specialists Novalia have released previews for new MIDI controllers that are made of printed paper.

Printed MIDI is a combination of printed capacitive touch, MIDI processing and Bluetooth Smart. Printed MIDI can potentially turn any surface into a MIDI controller, whether the surface is flat or curved.

In the video above, Printed MIDI is used to create a paper piano-style controller. Continue reading

Tangible Control Of Modular Software With Percussa AudioCubes

Synthesist Mark Mosher is a fan of the Percussa AudioCubes and their potential as a tangible controller for MIDI software that’s also visually interesting.

AudioCubes are modular controllers, that can be used with MIDI and OSC, for live performance, sound design and more.

This video documents Mosher’s experiments with using Wireless AudioCubes, with MIDIBridge 3, to control the software modular U-He Ace.

Here’s what Mosher has to say about the video: Continue reading