How to Build A Custom MIDI Controller

In the video below, controllerist Moldover explains, step-by-step, theĀ evolution, design, and building of his custom Mojo MIDI controller:

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Moldover Mojo Working At NAMM Afterparty

Moldover works his Mojo at a NAMM afterparty.

The Mojo is a MIDI controller that combines ideas from traditional instruments, DJ hardware, and game controllers.

More info at Livid Instruments and Moldover.

via Livid Instruments

Winter NAMM Update: Mojo Horns

At the 2009 NAMM Show, Vir2 introduced Mojo a horn virtual instrument.

Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is designed for emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band.

More than a dozen articulations are instantly loaded and intelligently handled via performance features and keyswitches. Behind the scenes, a humanizing function, smart release layers, and custom legato and vibrato tools assist the player in reproducing the sounds of horns with realism. Crescendos and swells sync instantly to host tempos and can be triggered in real time.

Included in the instrument collection are: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, trumpet (open, muted, and piccolo), flugelhorn, trombone (open and muted), bass trombone, and clarinet. The articulation list varies for each instrument, but generally includes sustains, stabs, staccatos, trills, slurs, shakes, octave runs, rise to hits, falls (including four different lengths), doits, bends, stylistic riffs, special effects, and tempo-synced swells and crescendos.

All samples are recorded in 24-bit stereo using the finest preamps in the world, including a vintage Neve 1073 and a LaChapell Audio 992EG, and mics by AKG, Neumann, and Coles.

MOJO is powered by theĀ  Kontakt engine, offering integration into all major sequencers via its AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins, as well as standalone operation.

MOJO is expected to ship in March, 2009 for 499.94