Simmons has introduced the Stryke6, which they describe as the ‘first-ever iPad-based drum controller’.
The Simmons Stryke6 is an iPad controller with six velocity-sensitive pads, plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control. It can also be used to trigger a variety of DAWs and sample programs with any USB/MIDI computer. Continue reading
Electronic music instrument pioneer Roger Linn is featured on the latest episode of Sonic State’s Sonic Talk. Continue reading
TEC has introduced the TEControl USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller – a MIDI wind controller that they say ‘enables musicians and composers to achieve outstanding realism in their performance when using computer-based virtual instruments.”
With a bite sensor integrated in the mouthpiece sensing lip bite force in addition to breath pressure, it is possible to control any two parameters of your virtual instrument, for example expression/vibrato or expression/pitch. Continue reading
Akai Professional today introduced two new DJ controllers, the AFX and AMX.
The AFX and AMX are both USB devices that add hands-on controls to a variety of DJ setups ranging from Serato NoiseMap Control Vinyl (DVS), minimalist controllers, HID-capable CD transports, and more.
The AFX, a controller for both modern electronic dance music artists and turntablists, features an array of knobs, pads and buttons for advanced track manipulation. The AMX is a plug and play mixing control surface, with inputs for Serato NoiseMap control signals. AMX unlocks the full-version of Serato DJ, and features a 24-bit, 96 kHz audio interface for sending the mix to a speaker system. Continue reading
DJ Tech Tools and Red Bull Music Academy have introduced the Orbit, a collaborative DJ controller, designed for Richie Hawtin’s Enter party this summer in Ibiza. Continue reading
Adafruit Industries‘ Noe Ruiz let us know about their latest project, the Mini OONTZ.
Mini OONTZ is a DIY, open source, native USB MIDI controller, based on the Arduino Leonardo. It’s a grid controller, in the style of the monome, designed to be easy to customize and hack.
Here the intro video for the project: Continue reading
This video, by Mark Harris, takes a look at integration of controllers with EigenD – a free and open source performance environment.
Here’s what Harris has to say about it: Continue reading
This video, via Rishabh Rajan, takes a look at how to use the new Percussa Wireless AudioCubes with Ableton Live. Continue reading