AudioFront has announced version 220.127.116.11 of its MIDI Expression firmware and control application.
MIDI Expression is a pedal to USB MIDI interface.
This update brings a new mode for sustain pedals and footswitches called Control Change Dual CC, allowing a single pedal to send two different MIDI messages depending on how long it’s pressed.
The updated MIDI Expression features dual CC mode.
Changes in MIDI Expression v18.104.22.168
- New Features:
- Dual CC mode.
- Factory Reset Button.
- Bug Fixes:
- Fixed an issue with supporting the Berhinger FCV100.
- Fixed toggle mode host synchronization.
- Fixed lag while device saves internal presets.
MIDI Expression costs $49 USD.
More information: MIDI Expression
Fadefox has announce the release of DJ44, the first in-case controller for Traktor Pro and Ableton Live.
The DJ44 is the first member of a new line called SOLID CONTROL. The device is packed in a covered alu case with massive alu faceplate and high quality controls.
You will find all necessary controls to mix perfectly with two decks using the internal software mixer and effects of Traktor Pro. The compact size makes it possible to play everywhere you want. Unpacking the unit is very easy by simply clicking and removing the cover.
Extra large keys with a nice tactile feeling, pots and encoders with rubber knobs and a lot of LEDs and two displays give you an absolutely ergonomic instrument to rock the dancefloor. Last but not least the unit is also a good companion for Ableton Live if that is your prefered DJ software.
The DJ44 controller is available to purchase for 499 EUR (incl. VAT).
More information: Faderfox / DJ44
Feelyoursound has announced MidiMidi, a MIDI software for use with the MaKey MaKey invention kit that allows you to turn everyday objects into touchpads.
Have you been playing around with the idea to buid your own MIDI controllers or MIDI drumkits? There might be a new software and hardware combination around that can make your gear ideas come true.
feelyoursound.com has released MidiMidi, a software that turns the input of the successful Kickstarter project MaKey MaKey into various kinds of MIDI data.
MaKey MaKey connects to your computer via USB and presents itself as a standard keyboard. But instead of using the usual keys you can connect any conductive material like fruits or metal to the small platine. MaKey MaKey will transform each touch event into a key press like “space”, “left arrow”, etc.
MidiMidi by feelyoursound.com is 100% compatible to MaKey MaKey and turns its’ gaming orientated standard keys (W, A, S, D, Space,…) into MIDI notes, MIDI chords and MIDI controller values. Ten keys can get remapped to send the new data to synthesizers or other software, four banks are available to organize
MidiMidi for Windows is available to purchase for 19 EUR / $27 USD.
More information: Feelyoursound / MidiMidi
Roland has announced that new Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) USB drivers are available for a wide range of Roland products including audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, MIDI keyboard controllers, recorders, and more.
Roland respects the importance of keeping pace with technology, and Roland’s engineering teams forge strong links with Microsoft and Apple to build and test new drivers alongside beta OS releases. Starting with the original MPU-40 in 1984, Roland has nearly thirty years of experience creating interfaces for computer music applications and continues to elevate the musical possibilities for musicians all over the world.
Drivers for Roland’s extensive range of gear are released in concert with operating system updates, giving musicians immediate access to keep creative visions flowing. Windows 8.1 (64-bit and 32-bit) and Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) USB drivers are now available for the Roland products listed below. Additional drivers for Roland products will also be added as they are completed.
The drivers are available to download here.
More information: Roland
Arturia has announced its Holiday Season Deals, two special promotions allowing you to get awesome free gifts.
Purchase a Minibrute get 2 software instrument for free – Buy our revolutionary, often awarded and 100 % analog synthesizer and you will be able to choose 2 software instruments in a list of 12 instruments (To be delivered to you through download.)
Purchase a SparkLE Drum machine get 4 expansion packs for free – Buy our latest SparkLE hybrid drum machine combining the amazing sounds, work flow and creative tools of the Spark Engine software, with the high quality SparkLE controller and you will get 4 expansion packs that are add-ons loading extra kits into your SparkLE software. In the end it will allow you to use 120 high quality new kits & 1920 new great sounding instruments (To be delivered to you through download.)
The deals are available throughout November and December, 2013, while stocks last.
More information: Arturia