2013 NAMM Show: Diablo FX has introduced a wireless pedal control system, Sound Control 6.
According to Diablo FX, Sound Control 6 is the first wireless all-in-one effects
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IK Multimedia has introduced iRig BlueBoard ($99) – a foot pedal Bluetooth MIDI controller designed to work with AmpliTube or any other Core MIDI-compatible app.
iRig Blueboard can be used to send program, bank and other MIDI messages. Two inputs are also provided for connecting any standard expression pedal/switch.
The purpose was to create a new instrument that would be as nuanced, and as easy to hold, as the violin. At the same time we wanted to have a modern instrument with electronic sounds and also visual output. Design and usability issues were of equal importance.
Sormina consists of eight keys that are rolled by fingers of left hand and right hand. The sensory data of the keys is transferred wirelessly to the computer in the form of MIDI controller messages. The keys control the parameters of the sound software and video software that are created specifically for Sormina.
Here’s a short video that offers a demonstration of the Sormina:
Pioneer has announced the XDJ-Aero, the first Wi-Fi DJ system that can wirelessly play music tracks from smart devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.
The XDJ-AERO lets you mix and arrange music tracks stored on smart devices via Wi-Fi, as well as on USB memory devices and computers. The XDJ-Aero can also create its own wireless access point when Wi-Fi isn’t available or not in range.
The Missing Link OSC/MIDI Translator is a unique device, created by Jabrudian Industries, that lets you control MIDI devices wirelessly, using OSC over WiFi.
If you’ve ever thought it would be cool to be able to control your vintage MIDI gear wirelessly, The Missing Link can let you do it.
When you turn it on, the Missing Link creates a WiFi network that you can connect to with computers and other wireless devices, just as you would connect to other WiFi networks. It also has MIDI In & Out jacks, so you can connect it to your legacy MIDI hardware.
Hardware & Setup
The Missing Link is small (3.3″ x 2.2″ x 1.6″) box that has a jack for a wall-wart power connector, a USB connector & MIDI In & Out (standard DIN-5). The case is plastic.
Setup is a little geeky, but still easy.
When you power up the Missing Link, it automatically creates a WiFi network. To connect to the Missing Link, you need to configure your device. It’s not that different than setting up a laptop to access a WiFi network.
Musikmesse 2012: Roland Wireless Connect is a system that allows Roland electronic musical instruments to communicate fluidly with the iPhone.
The system consists of a wireless USB adapter and two new iOS apps (Air Recorder and V-Drums Friend Jam).