Reader Max Milligan let us know about a new USB MIDI Breath Controller from TEControl
The MIDI Breath Controller has the same function as a combination of the Yamaha BC3A and the ‘MIDI solution’ converter box, but with a USB interface.
The MIDI Breath Controller uses a novel signal processing algorithm to transform the breath pressure signal to MIDI cc messages that let you add realistic expression to your performance. This is useful for live performance with synthesizers and DAWs, giving you control of volume, expression and other parameters of soft synths and sample libraries
It is fully configurable with min/max input and output ranges as well as sensitivity curve.
Here is a user demo, by Torley: Continue reading
Keyboard Magazine’s Mitchell Sigman reviews the new Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI keytar controller.
Sigman focuses on the the Vortex’s unique accelerometer control. The Vortex features a MIDI-assignable accelerometer, so you can control virtually any parameter by moving the Vortex’s neck: volume swells, pitch bends, vibratos, filter cutoffs, etc. Continue reading
Reader Joel Carlo (aymat) – a digital media developer based out of Barcelona, Spain – shared his detailed review of Steinberg’s new UR22 USB Audio Interface.
The Steinberg UR22 is a 2-in/2-out, bus-powered audio and MIDI interface aimed at the home studio and mobile markets. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced four new USB audio interfaces.
U-PHORIA models include UM2, built around BEHRINGER’s XENYX mic preamps and the high-end UM22, UMC202 and UMC204 that feature their MIDAS mic pres. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Roland is introducing the Duo-Capture mk2 USB Audio Interface -designed for mobile audio production with your laptop or iPad.
It’s equipped with two audio inputs and two audio outputs, plus dual headphone outs. Continue reading
2013 NAMM Show: Steinberg has announced a new audio interface, the UR22, which features 192 kHz audio quality, USB 2.0 connectivity, MIDI input/output alongside two combo inputs with D-PRE microphone preamps and line outputs.
Here are the details: Continue reading
This video, via untergeekDE, takes a look at how you can hack an Alesis IO Dock to add an internal USB hub.
Detailed step-by-step instructions are available at the untergeek site.
This video captures an overview demo of the Alesis Vortex keytar MIDI controller, by Sweetwater’s Daniel Fisher.