Already sighted at this year’s NAMM, IK Multimedia showed Ask Audio Mag the upcoming iRig PADS controller at Musikmesse in Frankfurt. The iRig PADS can either connect to your iDevice (30-pin or Lightning) or Mac/PC with...
Already sighted at this year’s NAMM, IK Multimedia showed Ask Audio Mag the upcoming iRig PADS controller at Musikmesse in Frankfurt. The iRig PADS can either connect to your iDevice (30-pin or Lightning) or Mac/PC with USB. You can expect this to play well with IK Multimedia’s apps and other software. A nice touch is the pad colours changing depending on how hard you strike the pads. From the video we also learn that this controller is still a few months away from release. Estimated release price will probably be between €99 and €120
At last year’s NAMM show iConnectivity announced new MIDI interfaces with the iConnectMIDI2+ / iConnectMIDI 4+. While the latter is still waiting on its release (which should be very soon now), the iConnectMIDI2+ has been available sporadically for a while now. Next to being an all-purpose interface for sending MIDI back and forth between your devices, the most appealing functionality about the new iConnectMIDI devices is their Audio Passthru technology. This means you can have audio sent digitally(!) from and to your USB-connected devices (Mac, PC, iOS). With one USB port (on the iConnectMIDI2+) supporting iOS devices, this will allow […]
Here’s another Kickstarter that can turn everyday objects into musical instruments. Mogees looks like a cross between the Ototo Kickstarter and Impaktor (on steroids). Instead of attaching crocodile clips to objects, Mogees consists of a sensor microphone that you stick to any surface and a mobile app (iOS + Android) that turns the vibrations into (configurable) musical results. There are 2 main modes in the Mogees app. One is Free Mode, that lets you produce different tones and timbres depending on the physical object and the way you hit it, just like Impaktor. The other mode is Song mode, where […]
Some of you might remember the hardware Animoog keyboard controller video, where a synth enthusiast rebuilt the Animoog interface into a traditional keyboard controller including an iPad slot. There’s more of that coming as the current project on synth-project.de is a hardware version of Waldorf’s Nave synth for iPad. Check out this digital preview of the hardware synth: We hope to see this project being finished successfully! In case you didn’t see the hardware Animoog controller called the Anicontrol, here’s the video once more: These examples perfectly show the potential of iPad apps for music production, now if only these […]
Livid Instruments, known from their controllers with the Livid Base being the most recent one, has put up their latest project on Kickstarter called the Guitar Wing. The Guitar Wing is a wireless controller expansion for your guitar or bass that lets you freely control your favourite (effect) plugins/apps (or Guitar Wing’s own bundled GuitarFX plugin) on iOS or the desktop, conveniently adding more expression to your guitar playing. This guitar gadget features pads, the signature Livid touch strips as well as an accelerometer for motion control, here’s the full feature list: Wireless (Bluetooth) | Battery powered (USB charged) | […]
Now that the NAMM 2014 booths have been broken down it’s time to look back at all the announcements and product launches that took place. NAMM’s first official day proved to be the most hectic with one exciting new launch following shortly after one another. Here are our favourite new products from NAMM 2014. Elektron Analog Rytm Shortly before the conference took place, Elektron teased a new hardware box. It turned out to be a new 8-voice analog drum machine with sample support called the Analog Rytm. Next to the signature performance step sequencer the Analog Rytm also provides 12 […]
While I didn’t see a heavily marketed announcement by IK Multimedia yet, a new pad controller called the iRig PADS was showcased at IK’s stand at NAMM. This fully programmable pad-controller seems like a good fit for the pad-controlled apps on your mobile devices. Check out the pictures below.
Just like Apogee earlier, IK Multimedia updates their iOS microphone to a higher quality version today. The iRig Mic HD features a 44.1 – 96 kHz sampling rate and what’s new in the HD versus the regular iRig Mic is a internal preamp and analog to digital converter, allowing you to capture a digital 24-bit signal into your laptop or iOS device. The iRig Mic HD comes with a Lightning and USB connection cable, for respectively connecting it to newer generation iPhones / iPads or your Mac / PC. Features • Only digital mic to support all popular mobile, laptop […]
The popular iPad dock interface by Alesis sees an upgrade to version II. Alesis iO Dock II now supports both 30-pin and Lightning-powered iPads with interchangeable connectors. Unlike the earlier announced iTrack Dock the iO Dock II doesn’t support the iPad Mini and the product details don’t mention the iPad Air either. Other than that, you’ll find all the necessary MIDI and audio in- / outputs that you can use in your Core Midi / Audio apps Here’s the full feature rundown: Key Features: Equips your iPad with pro audio connections for recording and live performance Interchangeable 30-pin and Lightning […]
Akai let us know in advance that they had something new planned for the first day of NAMM. Today they announced new additions to their MPK keyboard controller series, the 25-key MPK225, 49-key MPK249 and 61- key MPK261. For mobile producers that’s not very exciting news in itself, but there are some things making this MPK update worthwhile. First of all is that these new keyboards come equipped with a special low-power mode tailored to iOS devices. Hopefully this means that you can pair the full-size MPK’s with your iPad/iPhone’s CCK without using an external power supply. MPK Mini Update Furthermore […]