[Update, 9/19: Artiphon replied via Twitter that they’re evaluating MPE for the INSTRUMENT 1.] The INSTRUMENT 1 is a unique MIDI controller by Nashville-based music tech startup Artiphon. They ran a successful Kickstarter campaign (raising $1.3M with more than 3k backers) that started back in March of this year and they’re working towards a ship date of early 2016
[Update, 9/14: clarify that iConnect interface is not required to route audio between an iPad and computer. Either MusicIO or Audiomux can also be used for this.] Patterning is an awesome drum sequencer for iOS by Olympia Noise Co. Sequences are programmed using a unique interface built around concentric circles. You can read reviews on ANR or Music App Blog and
Roli’s been counting down to a big announcement and today they announced the Seaboard RISE. It’s a compact expressive controller with 25 “keywaves” and, of course, it supports a variety of touch interactions that work with MIDI MPE. Roli’s taking pre-orders on their site and will start shipping on October 9. The RISE is selling for $799 making
Version 1.4.2 of Xynthesizr was released to the app store a few days ago. The release includes fixes for a couple of bugs that I recently wrote a post about. (See Thanks, Yuri, Creator of Xynthesizr.) From the app store: What’s New in Version 1.4.2 ◦ Fixed a crash while saving state in Audiobus with MIDI clock
Just under two days to ROLI’s big announcement. In April they announced Equator, a sound engine designed specifically to take advantage of the multidimensional nature of the Seaboard. Perhaps the announcement is about some new combo of Equator with a smaller version of the Seaboard. Also of note, Bitwig Studio now has native support for the
Bitwig recently released a beta version of Bitwig Studio 1.2 for all license holders. The new version includes practical workflow optimizations and has some exciting forward-looking MIDI enhancements (MPE) as well. On the workflow side, there are group tracks, which let you combine related tracks into a single container track. This provides a way to visually reduce the number
I’ve been playing around with MiMiX for the past couple of weeks. In short, it lets you mix synths live via Audiobus inputs. (Have a look at the prolific Music App Blog for another perspective on MiMiX.) One of my favorite apps to use with MiMiX is Xynthesizr. It’s a step sequencer with a simple interface and powerful
In case you missed the Minim Kickstarter, you can pre-order one from Livid Instruments at http://shop.lividinstruments.com/minim/. To learn more about Minim (it’s an iPhone-sized bluetooth MIDI controller for iOS) have a look at their Kickstarter page or check out the video below.