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.

Here are the details: Continue reading

MIDIFlow For iPhone Lets You Control How Your MIDI Is Routed

midiflowDeveloper Johannes Doerr has introduced MIDIFlow, a new iOS app that lets you send MIDI from app to app in a similar way to what you already do with audio.

That way, you can sync apps with each other or send MIDI parts from a sequencer app to different synth apps.

You can also route the MIDI from your keyboard to apps and assign different key zones to them.

In addition, all MIDI transfer can be monitored in order to find problems or just to learn what MIDI is doing (normally) behind the scenes.

Here is a demo of MIDIFlow in action: Continue reading

Dave Smith On The History Of Synths, From Analog To Digital And Back

This video captures a talk by electronic instrument designer Dave Smith on the history of synths, moving from analog to digital to software and now back to analog.

Smith gave the talk last night at Stanford’s CCRMA (The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics). Continue reading