In the latest Sonic Talk video podcast, Nick Batt talks with Wizdom Music’s Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier about developing multi-touch music apps for Windows 8.
Here’s a sneak preview of FL Studio 10.6 – an upcoming version of the Windows DAW that has been updated to support Windows touchscreen tablets.
In this demo video, it’s being used with a touchscreen monitor on a Toshiba laptop.
Here’s what’s new in FL Studio 10.6:
Developer Graham Comerford let us know about Yeco, the latest version of his free multitouch software for controlling Ableton Live:
Yeco is a multi touch controller for Ableton Live. It is available for free from the Multitouch Music site. Yeco will run on Windows 32 & 64 bit. A Mac version will be available in early September.
Customized versions of Yeco, custom touch midi controllers, and custom touch OSC controllers are available for a small fee.
Yeco was previously called TouchLive.
Check out the demo and let us know what you think of Yeco!
Jordan Rudess posted this sneak preview of an upcoming iPad app from Wizdom Music, Tachyon.
Tachyon is designed to let you graphically morph between two sounds. The iPad surface is used as a multitouch XY interface, where the x-axis controls pitch and the y-axis controls the blend of two different sounds.
Pricing and availability are TBA.
Check out the demo and let us know what you think of Tachyon!
Open Labs has introduced the Touch Laptop – a mobile Windows computer optimized for music production.
The laptop is one of the results of Open Labs’ collaboration with Dell and features Intel Sandy Bridge processors, DDR3 memory and a 14″ Multi-Touch Screen..
Here’s what Open Labs has to say about the Touch Laptop:
With our new Dell partnership, we were able to build a customized laptop based off one of Dell’s most stable and powerful platforms. With complete control over the internal components, operating system, and custom tweaks, the Open Labs Touch Laptop was designed specificly for music creation and live performance.
It’s hardend tri-metal casing features an anodized aluminum back, a tough magnesium frame, and a zinc alloy latch. It also features a spill resistant backlit keyboard and a 360 degree bumper surrounding the touchscreen, making it a truly road ready machine.
Included with the Touch Laptop is our own Music OS 3 software. Designed for touch screen use, the fast and user friendly Music OS? makes creating and performing with virtual instruments and effects easier than traditional DAW’s.
MimiK keyboard cloning software will clone the sounds of any midi equipped keyboard or hardware sound module. Put all your keyboards into your Touch Laptop.
The Open Labs Touch Laptop is priced starting at $1,499.
Jordan Rudess has been playing with the new Madrona Labs Soundplane & this video captures some of his experimentation with the new controller.
The Soundplane is a computer music controller designed to have the sensitivity and feel of an acoustic instrument. It can detect a wide range of touches on its walnut playing surface.
The Soundplane A can be configured as either a 150-note keyboard with position and pressure sensing on each key, or as one continuous surface.
Details are available at the Madrona Labs site.