The Digital Warrior is an open-source compact MIDI controller, with built in step-sequencer and more.
- Built in 16 voice 32-step sequencer. 64 uneque patterns permanently stored on the device
- Traktor Remix decks mapping for on the fly dynamic loops. optimized for ableton live drum racks
- 4 smooth potentiometers, 16 banked RGB button pads and 2 endless tri-color encoders
- 164 uniquely mapable elements for total control. customizable MIDI behavior
- Aluminum enclosure
Here’s a demo of Digital Warrior in action: Continue reading
This series of videos digs into the details of using the AlphaSphere as a MIDI controller.
The first video, above, covers Preset One - a C Major scale that spirals upwards around the AlphaSphere. Continue reading
In the latest episode of Sonic Touch, Gaz Williams and Nick Batt take a look at the new iConnectivity iConnectMIDI 2+.
The iConnectMIDI 2+ may be a little awkwardly named, but it offers some very interesting features – including Audio PassThrough, which lets you digitally send the audio from your iPad directly into your computer DAW.
And, at least according to Batt & Williams, the iConnectMIDI 2+ is an actual ‘game changer’. Continue reading
Developer Nikolozi Meladze has released a v1.1 update for MIDI Editor for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
MIDI Editor turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a music sketchpad. You can use it to compose melodies, chord progressions and drum patterns. It works with music apps that support MIDI input.
Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:
- Adds iPhone & iPod touch support.
- Supports landscape and portrait modes on all devices.
- Adds 64-bit support.
- Adds MIDI output channel selection.
Developer Sebastian Heinz let us know that Patchblocks – a new system of programmable synthesizer modules – will be getting a dedicated MIDI module for connecting with other MIDI gear.
Patchblocks is being funded as a Kickstarter project, which is already well beyond its funding goal. Continue reading
Producer Simon Leo Brown let us know about his new audio documentary that looks at how MIDI changed music.
In the documentary, Brown takes you on a tour through the history of MIDI, from its troubled beginnings to its near ubiquity in recording studios around the world. It features an in-depth interview with MIDI pioneer Dave Smith, who notes, “I could plug in an instrument I designed over 30 years ago into an instrument I’m designing now and it’ll work just fine, it’ll work perfectly.” Continue reading
This video, via Switched On Austin, takes a look at the new Future Retro MondoVox – a rack-mount module that lets you manipulate MIDI in a lot of interesting ways: Continue reading
Future Retro has introduced the Mondovox… a rack module that’s designed to provide “new ways to play, control, and breathe new life into your MIDI sound modules.”
The Modovox takes polyphonic MIDI data and translates it to so that each voice is on its own MIDI channel.
With the Mondovox, you can polyphonically play up to 16 monophonic synthesizers in ways you would expect to find in features-laden polysynths, expanding upon those ideas for many new and exciting possibilities.
Although it’s designed to play multiple monosynths (such as our popular XS semi-modular synthesizer) polyphonically, the Mondovox can be used with any monophonic, polyphonic, multitimbral or single voice, analog, digital, virtual synthesizer or sampler…. it doesn’t matter, as long as it has MIDI. Continue reading