WiFo ‘RemoFinger’ Lets You Control Your iPad With Your Feet

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, WiFo was showing one of the more unusual introductions for the show, the RemoFinger ‘remote finger’ touchscreen foot controller.

The RemoFinger is a wireless foot controller that’s designed to let you control any touchscreen application – not just ones that have MIDI support.

Here’s an overview from WiFo CEO, Casey Kyung: Continue reading

The Record-Breaking MIDI Controller – The Artiphon Instrument 1

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, we talked with Artiphon founder & CEO Mike Butera about his new MIDI instrument, the Instrument 1.

The Instrument 1 is a MIDI controller that can be played in many ways – like a guitar, a violin, a cello, a drum controller and more. The developers raised over a million dollars, a Kickstarter record for musical instruments, to produce the Instrument 1.

Here’s an update on the Instrument 1 from Butera: Continue reading

Arturia BeatStep Pro In-Depth Demos

Here are a pair of in-depth demos with the new Arturia BeatStep Pro sequencer, which is now shipping.

The first video, above, features Alex Anderson from WMD demonstrating how the BeatStep Pro an be used with CV/Gate to control analog gear.  Continue reading

AKAI Intros Next-Generation ‘Thick Fat’ MPD2 Pad Controllers

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2015 Summer NAMM Show: Akai Professional has introduced three new MPD2 pad controllers – the second generation of their MPD Series of pad controllers.

Key features of the entire line include:

  • New, sensitive ‘Thick Fat’ MPC pads that deliver improved responsive user interaction;
  • Each of the controllers offers an expanded control set, to maximize the sounds and effects available to the user;
  • iOS compatibility using the Camera Connection Kit; and
  • A software package, including: Big Bang Drums and Big Bang Cinema from Sonivox, Ableton Live Lite, and Software Preset Editor.

In addition, you can edit controls right from the front panel on the MPD226 and MPD232, and all three models can be programmed via the included Preset Editor.  Continue reading