Liine has released Lemur 5.0 – the latest version of its MIDI/OSC control app for iOS.
Version 5.0 introduces the Canvas object, which lets you create completely custom interfaces; and the Sequencer family of features:
Canvas is a brand new object that lets you script custom widgets with full multitouch support. The object is adapted from the HTML5 Canvas element, which means you can design widgets featuring complex shapes, animation, shadows, and transparency .The Canvas object opens the door to a completely new Lemur experience, where the appearance and behavior of objects can be designed to precisely match the demands of your project. Polygons, waveforms, circular objects and infinitely more are all possible with Canvas.
Sequencer – Lemur 5.0 introduces a family of new features for tight sequencing. This includes three new objects: StepNote, StepSwitch and StepSlider. Each of these provides a different flavour of sequencing and is ready to use right out of the box. The objects do the hard work for you, simple add them to your template and they are ready to control your MIDI instruments.
Here’s a video intro to Lemur 5.0: Continue reading
Musikmesse 2014: This video, via Robert Karasek, is a first look at the new Physis Piano K4 control keyboard.
Here are the details: Continue reading
Simon Kemper, CEO of the German company Endeavour, let us know that the price of their Evo multitouch keyboard has been reduced to $199.
The Evo is a keyboard controller that connects to a computer via an Ethernet interface, and that communicates via MIDI, OSC or our own in-house protocol with synthesizers, sequencers.
Each key on the Evo is equipped with a sensor that allows it to read finger position on a certain area of the key surface. Thus, every key offers, in addition to pitch and velocity, an additional level of polyphonic data input that can be used for continuous control of independent notes. So every key can be used as a fader, controller, a pitch-wheel, a mod-wheel or a button.
Here’s a demo of the Evo prototype in action: Continue reading
In this video, via sonicstate, Ableton Live certified trainer Mike Greig demonstrates how you can use the new Ableton Push controller to work quickly with Live, using it as the only interface. Continue reading
LIVKONTROL – an Ableton Live controller previously available for iOS – is now available for Android devices.
Here’s what the developers have to say about it: Continue reading
AppBC has released touchAble Mini, an iPhone/iPod touch version of the touchAble Ableton Live controller app for iPad.
touchAble Mini has been shrunk down to fit the size of the screens found on the iPhone and iPod touch, and some elements such as the Main menu have been specially redesigned to provide a quick access to all the functionalities provided in the pocket version.
Combined with its integration in Live, its six different modules (Clips, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, XY Pad) and a MDI Clip Editor, touchAble Mini covers every control element of Live’s session view in a compact interface. Continue reading
TB MIDI Stuff - a modular MIDI & OSC control surface for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch – has been updated with support for polyphonic aftertouch and more.
Here’s what’s new in TB MIDI Stuff 2.2.1:
- Polyphonic Aftertouch on Keyboard Controls
- Input Range for Accelerometer/Gyroscope on Sliders & XY Pads
- New Variable Touch Message on Drum Pads/Buttons : Open App
- iOS 7 and 64bits support
The Livid Instruments Guitar Wing Kickstarter project – a project to develop a control surface designed to give guitar and bass players wireless control over MIDI devices – has reached its funding goal, with several weeks left. Continue reading