Mutable Instruments has announced the availability of CVpal – a new 2-channel USB->CV/Gate interface DIY kit:
Here’s what they have to say about CVpal: Continue reading
Recently, we featured the TEControl USB MIDI breath controller, which is designed to convert breath pressure into MIDI CC messages.
EControl has introduced a headset that’s designed to be flexible to let you bend it to a comfortable shape, yet still springy enough to stay in place on your head. It includes a Yamaha BC3a type mouthpiece, with adjustable bleed.
The mouthpiece can be rotated away from your mouth when you are not using it. The silicone tube delivered with the USB MIDI Breath Controller connects directly to the headset. Continue reading
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.
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