Controllers come in all shapes and sizes, yet producers will still tinker with the device to create a custom workflow. iPads and other tablets make nice alternatives because an artist can build a custom controller within the app, however, the amount of space is always an issue. Then there are artists who take tablets to the next level and use a giant touch screen, for example the Microsoft Perceptive Pixel screen, to create enormous, tactile controllers. A prominent example is Deadmau5 who can be seen creating a custom controller using a 55’’ touch-screen, below.
Spotted by Mad Zach over the weekend is a patchbay controller that’s been prototyped for the past three years that allow its users to connect computer programs with a analog-style interface. Dubbed Illucia, the controller is an aluminium case with 16 jacks, 6 knobs and a smattering of buttons, knobs, and switches as well, all […]
With the same solid feeling and durability as the QuNeo controller, the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus keypad controller throws a little KMI flavor into your portable music production fantasies. See what its innovative new layers of playability can do for your DJing, Ableton Live performances, and music creation. Related
The smart folks over at create digital music ran a story on a new MIDI mixer prototype that is half monome, half battle mixer. This unique concept is an open source prototype based on the Japanese-based PICnome project. While not commercially available at this time, we have been wondering if there is a market for this style of […]
Have you been eyeballing some really expensive, possibly out-of-your-league gear? Ever wondered if you could actually afford a Lemur, what it would be like to use it? Try to imagine whats possible but be careful… this animal eyes you back! Related
2 weeks ago we wrote a controversial article on the effect of HID on MIDI in the digital dj world. There are a lot of great points in the comments but most people missed the most important point of the article. To help clarify, here is part 2 of the discussion which explains what HID, […]