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
Developer Tyler del Giudice has introduced the ADJ-S1, a new DJ controller system, designed specifically for Ableton Live. The ADJ-S1 system comes as a set of two ADJ-S1 controllers.
The Mune is a new MIDI controller, designed to be used as an expressive live performance instrument for electronic music. Unlike many controllers, the Mune can be held by the performer to face the audience, allowing the audience to see what you are doing. And built-in wireless support lets you step away from your computer. Here’s… Read More The Mune Digital Instrument Is Designed For Live Performance (Sneak Preview)
ScreenForge has launched with a new version of Yeco – a multi-touch controller for Ableton Live that runs on both Windows and Mac. It was formerly available via developer Graham Comerford, who, with designer Martin Reilly, founded ScreenForge. Yeco is a full-featured multi-touch controller for Live. It offers access to Live’s device controls, plus an extensive range… Read More Yeco Offers A New Way To Control Ableton Live
The arts collective Data Garden has announced that they have 60 of their MIDI Sprout devices, MIDI interfaces for plant biodata sonification, that they will make available on May 22nd, 2016. The MIDI Sprout was originally produced via a Kickstarter project. Here’s how the MIDI Sprout works:
The Netherlands are known for a lot of things: tulips, windmills, canals, Old Masters, space cakes and, of course, wooden shoes. Now, McDonalds in The Netherlands is adding something new to the list – DJ placemats: The McTrax, above, looks like a regular placemat, but it’s also a DJ controller, printed with conductive ink. You… Read More McDonalds Intros DJ Controller Placemats, Because – Wait For It – You Deserve A Break Today