The Skoog is a musical instrument/MIDI controller designed with accessibility in mind.
According to the developer, “Skoog removes the barriers to music which are posed by the difficulty of mastering standard instruments.”
Skoog looks like a big squishy toy – but it’s designed to be more than that, bringing physical modeling synthesis, sampling and MIDI to users that may not be able to use a standard controller. Continue reading
This video documents a sound installation that uses the Touch Board to create a ‘scientific skin’ that responds to touch with sound.
Here’s the background on the project: Continue reading
Developer Zerodebug has released touchAble 2, a major update to its dedicated Ableton Live controller app for the iPad.
touchAble offers no-compromise control of Ableton Live from your iPad. Its modular interface allows to split the screen to show two modules at the same time – or to maximize the surface area of a single module.
And if the size of one iPad is not enough, you can use touchAble with as many iPads as you want.
touchAble 2 has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with stability and performance in mind – as well as an array of new and improved features. Continue reading
Developer Calvin Chu has announced Palette – a new modular MIDI controller system that makes creating a custom controller easy.
Palette lets you build a physical interface customized to your personal needs. It is a hardware platform made up of a variety of modules. Each module has a single physical input, like a button, dial or a slider. You snap together modules like Lego.
Here’s a video intro to Palette: Continue reading
The iPad has earned the bulk of the mindshare of mobile musicians, because of its combination of power, size and wide range of apps.
A new project, AUUG Motion Synth, explores the possibilities the iPhone and iPod touch, converting the devices into wearable motion-controlled instruments. Using it, you can control iOS synths, desktop music apps and even hardware.
The platform is made up of three components: Continue reading
Here’s an update on the Touch Board DIY toolkit for creating custom interfaces.
Since our last post about the Touch Board, the project has blown past its fundraising goals by over 300%. And they’ve release a new demo video, embedded above, that looks at using the Touch Board with MIDI.
Check it out and let us know what you think of it! Continue reading