Livid Instruments has begun taking orders for their Ds1 MIDI mixer. which they first previewed at this past winter’s NAMM Show. Livid developers describe the Ds1 as a “rugged, portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance.”
The Ds1 works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates will be available for digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. The mixer uses the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer to introduce MIDI control, and affords more options for signal routing and sound processing when using digital audio workstations, allowing the user instant access to their mix, effects, and instrument parameters.
Tuna DJ Gear has announced that their Kickstarter project to create Tuna Knobs – tangible knobs for touchscreen devices – is fully funded.
They have also announced ‘stretch goals’ for funding. Here’s what they have to say about the stretch goals: Continue reading
2014 Summer NAMM Show: At this year’s Summer NAMM Show, Zivix is showing the Jamstik – a wireless portable digital guitar controller. Continue reading
Novation today introduced Launch Control XL – a new MIDI controller that they call ‘the ultimate controller for Ableton Live’.
According to Novation, the Launch Control XL helps you focus more on your music and less on your laptop, by providing 16 buttons, 24 knobs and eight faders, all of which integrate seamlessly with Live.
Here’s their official demo video: Continue reading
Patchworks has released a new version of Conductr, its Ableton Live control app for the iPad. Conductr 1.1 is now a free download, with additional features that can be unlocked via in-app purchases.
Here’s what the developers have to say about Conductr: Continue reading
Ever wish your touchscreen music apps had real knobs?
Tuna DJ Gear hopes so. They’re working on Tuna Knobs – tangible knobs that attach with suction cups to multitouch tablet screens. Continue reading
Bit Shape has introduced TC-Data, a MIDI and OSC (Open Sound Control) controller app that sends messages to other apps and hardware.
TC-Data is a new MIDI/OSC controller which, instead of trying to recreate existing piano-style controllers, explores the possibilities of creating an interface specifically for multi-touch screens.
TC-Data takes the multi-touch controllers from the TC-11 Synthesizer and opens them up to any external software.
The app has over 300 multi-touch and device motion controllers and triggers which can be assigned to any MIDI or OSC message output. TC-Data is not a synthesizer, but it is designed to control them, plus any other MIDI or OSC software.
Here’s the official video intro to TC-Data: Continue reading
Bitwig has announced ‘Community Controllers’, a new section of their website for sharing MIDI controller scripts. Continue reading