Aalto 1.7 Brings Support For Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression

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Madrona Labs has released version 1.7 of Aalto, bringing Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support to the semi-modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression is a proposed specification, designed to provided a standardized way for hardware and software manufacturers to send and receive the expressive musical performance data that multidimensional controllers, like the Haken Continuum, Roli Seaboard, Roger Linn Linnstrument and the Madrona Soundplane can capture. Continue reading

Sector Updated With MIDI Control & More

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Developer Jonatan Liljedahl has updated Sector – a beat-sequencing app for iOS – to version 1.1.

Here’s what’s new in Sector v1.1:

  • MIDI Control to trigger sectors or switch between memory slots
  • MIDI Clock Slave mode
  • Listen to MIDI Machine Control start/stop messages
  • New special silent WRP shape to mute sectors or add rests
  • Design tweaks for WRP page
  • IAA app switcher on iOS8
  • New Sync Settings menu page with Follow IAA Host settings
  • Allow turning off IAA clock sync for broken hosts
  • Include WRP reverse toggle in randomization
  • Bugfixes and tweaks

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midiLFOs For iPad Offers 4 Touchscreen LFO MIDI Modulators

midilfo-ipadDeveloper Arthur Kerns has introduced midiLFOs – a MIDI controller app that sends modulation control data to other music apps and external synthesizers.

It consists of four independent LFOs that are used to send 7 bit MIDI CC messages in repeating Low Frequency Oscillating patterns. Continue reading

KMI Tutorial Explains Google Chrome’s Web MIDI API

With the newest version of Google Chrome, which came out a few weeks ago, the browser has added support for hardware MIDI – meaning that you can now use your MIDI controllers to play web-based music software. Continue reading

Free LinnStrument Update Adds Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression, User Firmware Mode

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Developer Geert Bevin let us know that Roger Linn Design has released an update to the firmware for the LinnStrument, adding support for the new Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression specification, a new User Firmware Mode and more. Continue reading