Analog + Touchscreen

June 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

On the analog side:

MFB osc-2 triple oscillator
is controlled by Maths and FUNCTION
these two are controlled by 4MS P.E.G.
ring mod out is filtered with monotron-e
MFB osc-2 individual outs and filtered out are mixed with MFB drum 99 mixer

On the digital side:

FX
dr device by Audio Damage
SoundHack +pitchsift
Audio Damage BigSeq2

drums
Audio Damage Tattoo

BASS
Circle – Future Audio Workshop
sequenced by max for live device
ML-185 Stage Controlled Sequencer

synth
Atomic – AlgoMusic

HP compaq L2105tm touchscreen under win7 64bit
ableton live 8

Touchscreen Sequencer Test

May 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a quick demo of Yet Another Touchscreen Music App.

“I’m trying to come up with a global live performance / songwriting app for the touch interface, and this is my seventh attempt. Definitely getting closer. Still have to add the sound-sculpting interface; this is just a quick demo of the step sequencer scene switching.”

Presentation: Sonar X2a Touch Interface

March 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We get a demo of Sonar X2a – touch enabled running on the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist.
Oliver Davis from Roland UK dropped in to show us around.

MacBeth – prototype of a hardware instrument with its own touch keyboard built in

November 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Modular synthesis maestro Ken MacBeth, has revealed this yet-unnamed instrument on Facebook this weekend. Of the new design, MacBeth says that it has “four oscillators, two noise generators, one LFO, a dual stage variable filter, four envelope generators, two VCAs (Stereo) and a stereo tape delay”.

It seems that this synth is something that Ken has had in mind for a while, too: “It’s been a long term development over years,” he says. “The micromac series has been designed for those who wish for the vintage ‘Moog-like’ sound – this is a completely different design!”

No news on when we can expect the synth to come to market, but SBC will be monitoring its progress.

MacBeth Micromac and Touch keyboards

October 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Yet another promising video with updates from MacBeth, details below:

Life’s not all grim! Touch keyboards are real fun and they make you think in a completely different way about keyboard playing- odd at first- but the technique starts to change and grow. Here is me playing the MacBeth micromac-r unit and the olde ‘vaporware’ protoype unit with the mere 1 octave prototype job. To your right the planned three octave controller- now with now stylus, earthing yourself to ground or anything like that-0 it’s now ‘touch capacitative’ and pure analogue!

Orphion and the Moog Voyager Touch Surface

February 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Playing the Orphion iPad app through a Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator and MF-104Z Analog Delay. Moogerfooger parameters are controlled with the Moog Voyager Touch Surface CV outputs. Learn more at www.experimentalsynth.com

Improvised solos on the TouchContinuum

September 20, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background information:

The final release candidate version of the TouchContinuum!
I’m playing my Nord Modular G2X synth over MIDI.

The two solos were improvised over self made jamtracks.
Thanks to the new rounding algorithm, the intonation isn’t that bad this time :-)

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There is NO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE so far, but I’m working on it! The source code will be released on github.com under the GPLv3 licence.

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For more Informations about the multitouch table hardware I refer to my other videos.

NEW Misa Kitara – Sustainer & ZynAddSubFx VST (shipping this month!)

September 1, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

There have been lots of requests for showing the misa kitara connected to an external software synthesizer via MIDI:

“So in this video I have connected the kitara to my PC running my favourite open source synthesizer – zynaddsubfx (I recommend checking it out, it has some really interesting features). Also in this video, I show you how to sustain notes – you just drag upwards and any strings you have pressed down will not stop playing when you release them. Pressing another button on the string will set the sustained note to the newly designated one.

Also you can see “tap mode” in this video, where the screen is red. in this mode you can press the buttons on the neck and hear a sound, without pressing the touchpanel. it’s good for two handed tapping technique (although you can see how important using the touch panel is to re-attack the notes you are playing).

ps. use headphones if you want to hear the bass!! :)”

Teaser: MacBeth Mk1/X-series Touch Keyboard Proto

March 28, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This Sunday has been fun. I have thought about this idea a lot. I’ve played with various ideas on this for a few years. Last week- I got the parts in for the last thoughts I had on it- the great news is – it works! This is a purely analogue design and it opens the door for new touch controlled stuff! I’m using this 5 note test device to play my Mk1 Syetem- Barabus! I fully intend to have a fully functioning synth out of this guy- micromaccers watch out!

Ken M

Midi Touch for iPhone

March 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Midi Touch for iPhone – an Phone version of the popular iPad app Midi Touch – is now available. The app is designed to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a powerful wireless MIDI controller.

MIDI Touch for iPhone lets you create your own custom controllers by placing knobs, sliders and other controls onto the screen wherever you want, and then send MIDI over Wi-Fi with latency as low as 2-5ms.

Features:

  • Design & save your own MIDI controllers by dragging and dropping sliders, buttons and more where you want them to create personalised control surfaces
  • Excellent responsiveness & performance – measured latency over WiFi: 2-5ms.
  • Support for CC, Note, Program Change, SYSEX, NRPN & RPN messages (SYSEX not supported by DSMIDIWiFi)
  • Support for multiple messages per control
  • Midi Feedback – keeps the controls synced to your incoming messages (SYSEX, NRPN messages not supported for feedback yet)
  • Many different control types – Vertical sliders, horizontal sliders, knobs, buttons (momentary or latched), drum-pads, X-Y-Z controllers, transport controls and preset-jump buttons
  • Easily change the settings of each control – CC number, note number, minimum & maximum range, channel, invert, size, label & more
  • All new tab control – easily organise your controls
  • Choose from 14 different theme colors
  • Import/export & share controller setups via Email, Safari, Dropbox etc
  • Multi touch – control multiple knobs/sliders etc at once
  • Full screen mode to reduce distractions and maximize usable space
  • Controls snap to each other to help create aligned layouts
  • Invert values mode – perfect for drawbar organs
  • Editor controls – copy, cut, paste, duplicate (between presets also)
  • Multiple control selection – select multiple controls to move/cut/duplicate/edit
  • Nudge controls to make pixel perfect controllers
  • Intuitive gestures – great for fine tuning controls
  • New SYSEX message editor allows entering custom SYSEX strings with the value of the control embedded into the message
  • Robust RPN/NRPN support – simply select the MSB & LSB and the app does the rest
  • Turn inputs/outputs on or off selectively
  • Advanced control options to change how controls respond to incoming messages

Pricing and Availability

MIDI Touch for iPhone is available now for $$12.99.

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