Want to build your own custom layout control surfaces on iOS? Besides the major players from Liine and Hexler, there's a newer upstart, Midi Designer Pro, that is worth considering. Today, Chris Brackley gives the software a full review, including tips on using it in real world DJ scenarios and a critical eye to how design can influence the perceived quality of DJ tools.
We’ve all heard the declarations that the age of physical hardware or controllers is at an end in the production world, and that mobile devices and tablets like the iPad will become the primary way that musicians make music and perform it live. But how realistic is this claim? Today, we’ve asked an expert in […]
Coincidentally, the same day that we publish our tutorial on making awesome TouchOSC mappings for DJs, one of the biggest competitors in the OSC control game is making a big announcement . Liine, who were famous for the JazzMutant Lemur controller, moved development to mobile devices a year ago and now have a brand new version […]
Since the launch of the Midi Fighter 3D, we’ve been excited every time we see a new way that someone has figured out how to really make the controller shine in a new context. For a fun Friday post, we wanted to share a few videos that are not only technically impressive, but also interesting […]
The past week and a half has been chockfull of artists and critics debating the importance of playing live and the state of dance music, washing out some cool smaller stories that went under the radar. We’re taking a few minutes today to highlight three interesting MIDI-based projects – a Mexican jacket that sends MIDI notes, an […]
Just two weeks ago, we ran a story on the absence of MIDI controls for the Remix Decks in Traktor’s then-upcoming 2.5 release. We immediately noticed in the comments on that article a number of our community members were primed and ready to start hacking their way in – and just a few days after the release, […]
The incredible Lemur interface has been well known as the quintessential piece of digital kit that has worked its way into the booth with Daft Punk and Deadmau5. Just in time for the holiday season, Liine has relaunched the Lemur platform on iOS, bringing the powerful platform to an affordable new price point. Video, links, and more […]
With the iPad 2 hitting stores in the United States at the end of this week, Apple looks poised to hold off the growing competition and stay strong with its position as the leader in tablet computers. However, will it be the mobile dream device that digital DJs and producers have been hoping for? Let’s […]