Simmons Intros Stryke6 iPad Drum Controller

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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

USB MIDI Breath & Bite Controller Adds Expression To Virtual Instrument Performances

usb-midi-breath-bite-controllerTEC 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 Intros AFX & AMX DJ Controllers

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

DIY Arduino Native MIDI Controller, The Mini OONTZ

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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