Axel Bluhme’s XOXX Composer is a tangible beat sequencer that uses magnets stuck to wheels to sequence cyclical rhythms. XOXX Composer features eight rotating discs, so eight sound samples can be sequenced at one time. Each disc is quantized into 16 steps. Below each disc there is a physical interface for pitch tuning and volume output. Here’s a demo of… Read More XOXX Composer Is ‘A Music Box For The Digital Era’
At the 2016 Summer NAMM Show, startup company Amelia’s Compass introduced the ControllerHub 8 – a device that lets you connect up to 8 expression pedals and foot switches and create your own custom MIDI pedal board. Company co-founder Steven Christensen gave us an overview and demo at the show.
ContinuuCon, the First Continuum Fingerboard Conference, took place June 9–11, 2016 in Asheville, NC. The event focused on the Haken Audio Continuum – a highly expressive music synthesizer and controller – and featured concerts, workshops, lectures and more. Speakers included: Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum; and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix.… Read More ContinuuCon – The Continuum Fingerboard Conference
This series of videos covers the features of the Future Retro 512 Touch Keyboard.
Confusion Studios has introduced MIDI Designer Pro 2 (MDP2), a major update to their professional MIDI controller platform for iOS. Features: Control all MIDI-enabled hardware and software: synths, effects, DAWs, plug-ins, DJ, VJ & lighting rigs, other iOS apps, robots, cruise ships, rail guns, particle accelerators Near-zero latency connections via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Lightning Cable (with… Read More MIDI Designer Pro 2 For iOS Now Available
TEControl shared this video, featuring film and TV composer Dan Radlauer demonstrating how he uses their USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller 2 (BBC 2) to play virtual instruments more expressively.
Reader Claude Woodward shared this video, demonstrating his Marvelous MIDI Music Machine – a suite of custom light-up acrylic MIDI controllers – all designed to play different roles. Woodward’s instruments aren’t just fantastical – but are designed to be expressive in ways that go beyond most mass-produced MIDI controllers. Here’s what Woodward has to say… Read More Claude’s Marvelous MIDI Music Machine
Future Retro has announced that their 512 Touch Keyboard is now available. There are five main functions of the 512. It can act as a keyboard, arpeggiator, sequencer, MIDI to CV converter, and MIDI to MIDI converter. The 512 can control both MIDI and CV/Gate synthesizers simultaneously. Pitch, Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Gate, Velocity, Aftertouch, and… Read More Future Retro 512 Touch Keyboard Now Available