The Wooden Audio Sequencer


The Wooden Audio Sequencer is a tangible music controller, created as a project by Ernest Warzocha, Jakub Wilczewski & Maciej Zelaznowski for the Physical Computing and Creative Coding course at School of Form.

The custom controller follows the standard timeline, with individual rows for instruments played. The are IR reflective sensors in each hole. They read the color at the bottom of wooden discs so the sequencer can play more then one variant of sound. Continue reading

Mandala Drum V3 System Lets You Trigger Thousands Of Samples From One Pad

Developer Vince De Franco let us know about a new drum pad control system, the Mandala V3, that takes takes percussion control to the next level – giving you control of up to thousands of samples at once from one pad.

De Franco’s goal is to create a new instrument, ‘with the feel and sonic depth of acoustics AND the control of electronics.

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Alesis Introduces VX49 MIDI Controller Keyboard

Alesis_VX49_AngleAlesis has just introduced their new MIDI controller, the VX49.

Dubbing it “revolutionary,” the keyboard provides advanced control of virtual instruments and DAWs via a full-color, high resolution 4.3-inch screen, a 49-key keybed with aftertouch, and “intuitively placed,” performance-friendly hardware controls.

VX49 is powered by the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software (included). The VIP software enables users to access any VSTi virtual instrument in their computer directly from the keyboard. Using the built-in “tagging” function, users can quickly filter and search through every patch in their plugin library. After a plugin is selected, VIP auto-maps the VX49’s controls to the selected plugin, and displays the plugin parameters directly on the VX49’s full-color display for a full 1:1 workstation style experience.
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Korg Intros microKey, microKey Air Keyboard Controllers


Korg today introduced two new MIDI control keyboards, the microKey and the microKey Air.

  • The microKEY can be completely powered by an iPad or iPhone and now offers a pedal input for sustain (micoKEY25 offers a sustain button). There’s also a new 49-key version for the two-handed player that still wants compact.
  • The microKEY AIR features Apple’s Wireless Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) standard, which provides long battery life and low latency! .They also have standard USB connections.

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