Keith McMillen Debuts 12 Step Version 2

Today Keith McMillen Instruments announced their new 12 Step Version 2, the chromatic “keyboard controller for your feet.”

With an entirely redesigned Editor Software and new user interface, the 12 Step Version 2 is faster and easier to use than its previous incarnation. Additionally, the 12 Step Version 2 Firmware allows for many advanced features (see below). KMI has eight new tutorial videos and new templates for software (like Ableton Live) as well.
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Roland SBX-1 Sync Box Lets You Connect All Your Gear Together & Swing It

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Roland has officially introduced the SBX-1 Sync Box, a utility module that’s the lingua franca of electronic music gear – letting all your gear work together, whether its DIN, MIDI or control voltage gear, vintage or new, and hardware or software.

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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

Free Modular MIDI Modules For Max For Live

free-download-midularUplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live.

The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes.

By chaining several modules together, one can create MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.

See the Upland site for details or to download.

iRig MIDI 2 Now Shipping

irig_midi_2IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig MIDI 2, their portable Lightning/USB MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (as well as Mac and PC).

With detachable and interchangeable cable inputs, standard MIDI connectors, and compact design, iRig MIDI 2 adds a new level of portability and connectivity to mobile music-making. Continue reading

New App, SyncMix, Lets You Sync MIDI, WIST & CV

syncmixKlevgränd Produktion AB has introduced SyncMix – a tool that bridges three generations of sync:

  • MIDI is handled through the connector port, together with Apple Camera Connection Kit or Lightning Pin, depending on your Apple device.
  • CV sync goes through a mini stereo audio cord connected to the headphones output.
  • Wireless sync runs through any music application using WIST running on another device.

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