If you could breed an Omnichord with a Stylophone you might end up with some of these babies….
Use combinations of the buttons to select a chord type (maj, min, 7, maj7, min7, dim, aug) and root note. The chord is then mapped across the pads, which you play with a wired stylus, sending output by MIDI.
This is an old idea of mine that I’ve now turned into an open hardware kit, so anyone can make one. The updated firmware has some new goodies like guitar open chord fingerings, chord variations (sus4, add6, add9), two channel lead + chord drone and control over velocity.
This video demonstrates some of the wild possibilities with aftertouch and the Livid Base MIDI controller, including a novel way to integrate the iPhone with the Base. The 32 touch sensitive pads can output polyphonic aftertouch, so if your synth is great enough to use that (such as the Madrona Labs Aalto plugin), you’ve got some fantastic possibilities at your fingertips. Stay tuned: after the audio weirdness, there’s a short explanation on how to quickly configure the Base using the online Editor.
There are LEDs everywhere on the Livid Base. With the online editor, you can change the color of every LED, and save your setup to the Base so it always boots up with the colors you want. This tutorial shows you how to use the editor with the Base to change the colors on the drum pads.
Livid Artist Interviews Presents Alluxe (aka Laura Escudé). Alluxe stopped by our studio to perform a track from her new EP and with the BASE, her custom Ohm RGB, Ableton Live, Wii remote, and violin. She discusses her live performance setup with Livid founder Jay Smith, and explains the integration of her controllers. Check out part two of this video where she performs a track.
Just a preview of the Brain Jr shields we will be releasing for the Brain jr. These shields will have one for a breakout, expanding the IO of the Brain jr. A Shield for connecting an omni board, and one for direct solder connections. Coming soon to lividinstruments.com
The Brain Jr. is a MIDI micro controller that lets you create your own custom MIDI controller. The three new shields are designed to make connecting other electronics to the Brain Jr. easier.
Koushion was just updated, adding a host of new features that make it an even more powerful music composition and production tool. It now has eight independent layers, each with its own MIDI Channel, Scale, Octave, Clock Divider and more. Each layer can have a different number of scenes (up to eight), making long, evolving patterns possible.
It works great with external hardware synths and softsynths, as well as other iPad music apps. Use this link to download Koushion: http://appstore.com/koushion
Some extra footage from a video that ‘Experimentalsynth’ created for the Koushion Step Sequencer app.
Movie demonstrating the Roland MIDI system, with MKB-300, MKS-80, MKS-30, TR-707, MSQ100 and MPU-401 and IBM PC with Personal Composer.
Video by Tom Gjertsen, Gustring Studio, Music by Brynjulf Blix. Narration by Kjell Kjær.
More info: http://blog.dubspot.com/logic-trap-3/
Matt Shadetek returns with another episode of Secret Knowledge, our video tutorial series of production tips, techniques and advice for Logic users. In this concluding chapter tutorial on trap drum programming, Shadetek explains how to put all the ingredients together in a mapped MIDI instrument so you can easily trigger kick, snare, hi-hats, and snare rolls. In case you missed the previous tutorials within this series, check out parts one and two.
More info: http://bit.ly/175awvf
In this video, Reason guru James Bernard takes a look at Propellerhead Reason 7′s new features including MIDI / CV output, the spectrum EQ analyzer, parallel processing, some new retro effects, and the addition of ReCycle to the already powerful music production and sound design software.
This is not the final version, but in honor of the new 1.5.1 release, here is MIDIDESIGNER’s Animoog page, for running Animoog on two iPads so you can play the keys on one hand and adjust knobs with the other hand.
Here is the layout. It should open right in your iPad
but you might have to long-press the download link to choose the correct app.
One of these days I’ll get to making a video demo… maybe.
In this tutorial Ryan Hemeon shows how to hook up an external midi controller and send the midi to two separate apps using MidiBridge. H uses Audiobus to keep the apps running in the background, iGrand and Magellan.
Here is a tutorial on how to get started with mSequencer (MIDI Pattern Sequencer). In this video I use mSequencer to control all 8 channels of Korg’s iPolySix via virtual midi. This video doesn’t even begin to touch what a great app this is. If there is interest in it, I will definitely be making more videos on some of the more advanced procedures you can use as well as a lot of other options I couldn’t get to in this video.
I highly recommend using an external midi controller with this app to build your sequences.
Conclusion: This is an excellent app for anyone wanting to program midi sequences and send them to apps via virtual midi. It gives you a larger range of control then any other sequencer app I have ever used. This app does not support Audiobus but it definitely should. Well worth it’s price.
Grab this app on the AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/midi-…
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