Control Surface and Control Creator were added with FL Studio 11.0.1
Get the update here – http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic…
You can use Control Surface as an Instrument OR Effect plugin and it’s also in Patcher:
Manual entry – http://www.image-line.com/support/FLH…
Youlean for the knobs – http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic…
The Flashbulb for the music (project in the 11.0.1 update) – http://theflashbulb.net/
A little demo of the microTone with iRig MIDI and (free) osynth!
i connected an iRig MIDI to my iPad with the microTone running. The MIDI signal goes via audio/MIDI interface into my computer where the data is parsed by osynth.
- control one octave fluently without steps. Just glide over the keyboard with up to 10 fingers!
- switch octaves or lowest/highest notes
- the microTone has an integrated polyphonic synthesizer with 8 different sound presets
- send pitch data over MIDI cable to your computer
- send pitch data over WiFi to your computer (receive MIDI or OSC data with e.g. max/MSP or OSCulator)
- receive microTone MIDI or OSC data with osynth: a free synthesizer, made for the microTone.
- voice1: saw/sine with hpf
- voice2: white noise filtered with note frequency
- voice3: sine sub-osc
- voice4: sine osc one octave higher
- voice5: wavetable osc
- stereo delay
- binaural FX
- pitch random modulator
- recallable presets
- connect the microTone with core MIDI over WiFi or cable
- connect the microTone with OSC over WiFi
BASE and Ableton Live
Introducing Base: a new foundation for all your creative productions. Combining the technology of drum machines and touch screens, Base delivers a sleek new pressure-sensitive surface that doubles up the MPC’s fabled 16 pads and opens up your hands to freely mix. With 32 pressure-sensitive pads, nine touch sliders, eight touch-sensitive buttons, and eight momentary buttons there’s plenty of controls to play and control your set. Illuminated throughout with RGB lights and a simple character display, Base provides plenty of novel ways to give you feedback for playing drums, synths, loops, step sequencing, changing presets, and even navigating your set. Customize all the settings and internal presets using the Base Editor web application to best fit your workflow with your favorite DAW, VST, plugin, or application.
Ableton Push is specially designed for making beats, with step sequencing and pad modes that work side by side. This video demonstrates how to make a natural-sounding, nuanced beat using Push.
Learn more about Ableton Push: https://www.ableton.com/en/push/
The Kontrol Surface is a touch controller device. In its Light version, it’s an X/Y touch controller with CV output. The Pro version adds MIDI so it works with both analog and digital gear, and ups the ante to three-axis X/Y/Z capacitive touch, here’s what KOMA has to say about it:
New developments at the KOMA Elektronik workspace! Yes, you thought the KOMMANDER was cool, look at what’s cooking in our kitchen:
This is the first prototype of our new product: the KONTROL SURFACE! A 2-axis touch screen controller! As of now for each channel (X and Y) has:
- 1 x CV output
- 1 x inverted CV output
- Manual gate output
Each channel also has a hold function, so it will hold the current CV value as soon as the hold button is pressed. Not yet implemented but in development is a sort of ‘momentary/clocked hold function’, that means that a value is only taken and processed according to a provided external clock signal OR without a clock signal attached only when there are changes in the values, so you could lift of your finger from the pad, it will hold the value and as soon as you touch the controller on another point it will start processing again and so on and so forth…
Furthermore we are going to make the Kontrol Surface into a ‘Light’ and a ‘Pro’ version. The light version will have all the functionalities as written above and as you can see in the video. The ‘Pro’ version will have a third axis, which is a capacitive sensor underneath the touch controller measuring the amount of surface covered, i.e. the third dimension (Z). Also the ‘Pro’ version will be equipped with MIDI functionality, so it can literally control everything!
Both units will be on display and ready for a thorough test drive at NAMM 2013 and will be shipping in the end of Q1 of 2013!
TB Midi Stuff 2 template for FL Studio 10 (beta).
More info : www.ipadtouches.com
For performance mode, normal mode and controls.
“TB Midi Stuff is a much cheaper App than Lemur.
Version 2 has a lot of new features, so I was able to port my FL Lemur template for Lemur to TB Midi Stuff 2.”
With the template you can “jam” your music and samples in performance mode in Fl Studio 10.8 beta. Pages for controlling FL Studio in normal mode and for controlling with XY pads, sliders and knobs are present in the template.
Mode Machines App is used as a MIDI controller with virtual instruments.
The MIDI Designer app for iPad / iPhone (support coming soon) allows you to design the perfect MIDI controller to fit your needs. This is quick demo of the iPhone version which will be available soon as a free update. What really sets this app apart from the Lemur iOS app is that you can design ON YOUR DEVICE. Lemur does feature the physics engine but I’ve gotten word from the developer that we may see that at some point: http://twitter.com/MIDIDesigner/status/250668991553626112
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Somewhat on the ethnic side of things
‘An Evening with Hindole Majumdar and Kevin Schlei’ was a concert on August 19th, 2012 that explored electronics + tabla. This piece, ‘Idiom,’ is a fully improvised, on-the-spot composition by myself and Hindole. A basic rhythmic pattern forms that he and I use to ground ourselves, and we play off of each other’s accents and phrases.
I am using my iPad instrument TC-11 with three iPads, and Hindole is playing his D tabla set with an extra E dayan. You can find more information about Hindole at his website, sites.google.com/site/hindolemajumdar/, and about TC-11 at bitshapesoftware.com/instruments/tc-11
TC-11 is the only fully programmable, professional multi-touch synthesizer for the iPad. Choose from the 96 included presets, or build your own using touch controls, device motion, and on-board modules. Create music with the next evolution of synthesizer control!
iDesignSound App of the Week 12.17.2011
“This thing is ALIVE! TC-11 is really fascinating and I’m having some fun experimenting with it. It is very, very cool!”
- Jordan Rudess, keyboardist, Dream Theater
“TC-11 is making my jaw drop every few minutes; realizing new and increasingly complex routing options. Rating: Essential.”
- Tim Webb, discchord.com
“Creating, routing, configuring, and general tweaking is unbelievably robust and complex. This is a big leap forward in design. A madhouse of sonic possibilities at your touch.”
- David Israel, smitematter.com
√ 96 built-in presets
√ Unlimited user patches
√ Fully controlled by multi-touch / device motion
√ Built-in recording + AudioCopy
√ 23 modular synthesis objects
√ 22 oscillator waveforms
√ 3 controller modules: AHDSR, LFO, Sequencer
√ Email custom patches to your friends
√ Full display customization
√ Retina graphics
There are no on-screen knobs, keys, or sliders to fiddle with; all synthesis is driven by your multi-touch performance. Touch relationships like distances / angles / timings perform all the controller functions. It’s just you and the full screen multi-touch performance area.
EVERY synthesis parameter can be controlled by ANY multi-touch controller. The patch possibilities are limitless!
DEVICE MOTION CONTROL:
Use the iPad’s accelerometer, gyroscope, and even the compass to attack your synthesis patch! Tilt and move the iPad to change any filter, effect, or module. You can create real vibrato by moving the iPad during performance, or change the speed of a sequencer by tilting forward and backward!
TC-11 has 8 voice polyphony for full, real-time synthesis. The audio engine has been highly optimized to deliver crisp, responsive performance. Choose from 22 oscillator waveforms, 3 oscillator types, 3 filter types, 4 unique effects, amplitude modulation, and panning control.
Fully programmable AHDSR, LFO, and sequencer modules make TC-11 the most capable iOS synthesizer in the world.
Use TC-11 in your band during live performances. Add TC-11 into your laptop orchestra. Experiment and create with the next evolution of synthesizer control!
Download the complete user guide to read more:
iFretless is a new musical instrument app for iPad / iPhone. In this video you see an iPad jam session, showing how iFretless works as a MIDI controller, sending the notes we play to synthesizer apps running the background on the iPad.
If this video makes you wish you had a copy of iFretless, head on over to the app store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ifretless-bass/id512929963?mt=8
We used several other iPad synthesizer apps as background MIDI synths:
Sunrizer – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sunrizer-synth/id443663267?mt=8
(An excellent imitation of a classic analog synthesizer)
BS-16i – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bs-16i/id388149926?mt=8
(A soundFont compatible synth. It has great sound if you put great soundfonts in it. We’re using the AKAI-SteinwayIII piano soundfont in this video.)