Korg and littleBits Release MIDI, CV, and USB I/O Synth Kit Modules

This morning, littleBits and Korg announced the release of three new modules for their popular Synth Kit. New MIDI, CV, and USB I/O modules are now available to enable user to connect the kit to additional equipment in the music studio.

The original littleBits SYNTH KIT, launched in the Fall of 2013, lets you build your own sound machines by putting together individual modules in different combinations.
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midimux Brings USB MIDI To iPad, iPhone


zerodebug has introduced midimux for iOS – a new app that talks MIDI to your Mac, using the standard usb to lightning or 30 pin cable.

midimux is the first of a planned pair of apps, with audiomux following, that promise to route both midi and audio over your device’s USB cable.


  • Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the computer on the connected iOS devices.
  • Creates Mirrors of all MIDI devices that are connected to the iOS devices on the Mac.
  • Lets you create custom virtual Ports that can be used by both sides of the connection to communicate.
  • does it all via a wired usb connection – using the standard charge & sync cable.
  • works on all iDevices from iOS 5.

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New Expert Sleepers Module Lets You Plug USB MIDI Controllers Into Your Modular Synthesizer

expert-sleeprs-fh-12015 NAMM Show: Expert Sleepers has announced the FH-1 ‘faderHost’ – a new Eurorack module that lets you directly connect USB MIDI controllers to your modular synthesizer.

This lets you use standard MIDI controllers, iPads and more to directly control your modular synth, with a total of 8 outputs.

In addition, the FH-1 also offers:

  • LFOs on each output
  • Step sequencers
  • Polyphonic MIDI/CV conversion and more.

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zMors Modular Synthesizer Integrates iPad, Hardware Modulars

zmors-modular-synthesizerMobile Only has introduced zMors modular – a new modular synthesizer for iPad.

Zmors lets you create patches using a variety of modules, but also lets you connect hardware gear with up to 8 USB outputs, for audio and/or control voltages.


  • 64 bit support
  • send up to 8 audio/cv to your modular synth via USB Audio
  • 32bit float audio engine with up to 16x oversampling
  • InterAppAudio up to 96K
  • Midi input
  • very low Storage usage
  • skinning with custom background images

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Novation Intros ‘Super Loud’ Audiohub 2×4 Electronic Music Production Hub


Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, an audio interface & USB ‘electronic music production hub’.

The Novation Audiohub 2×4 is a combined audio interface and USB hub that lets you connect and power all your USB gear at once, while getting low latency audio and ‘super loud’ output. Continue reading

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