Livid Instruments has introduced its new Base controller.
Combining the technology of drum machines and touch screens, Base delivers a sleek new pressure-sensitive surface that doubles up the MPC’s fabled 16 pads and opens up your hands to freely mix. With 32 pressure-sensitive pads, nine touch sliders, eight touch-sensitive buttons, and eight momentary buttons there’s plenty of controls to play and control your set.
Illuminated throughout with RGB lights and a simple character display, Base provides plenty of novel ways to give you feedback for playing drums, synths, loops, step sequencing, changing presets, and even navigating your set. Customize all the settings and internal presets using the Base Editor web application to best fit your workflow with your favorite DAW, VST, plugin, or application.
Dimensions 10.25” x 11”x 0.75”.
Weight 3 lbs.
Completely editable with on board presets.
Works with anything that supports MIDI learn.
32 velocity / pressure sensitive pads with aftertouch.
9 touch faders with multiple LED modes.
8 touch buttons.
8 function buttons.
All controls have RGB lights.
USB powered and class compliant (no drivers needed).
Constructed from high quality aluminum and rubber.
Design and assemebled in Austin, TX.
Base will be shipping March 1st, 2013. It is available to pre-order for $399 USD.
Livid Instruments has announced its new Alias 8 USB powered MIDI controller.
The Livid Alias 8 delivers the quick and dirty control you need in a durable, compact package with high-quality controls. Perfect as a portable mixer control, the Alias 8 is designed to satisfy the essential needs of every studio or a live rig.
Eight “channel strips” of knobs, faders, and buttons, and a full-size master fader easily adapt to traditional mixing. The dual-function encoder makes it easy to change the MIDI channel (up to 15 channels), instantly extending its reach to control more of your software, while always keeping track of any LED feedback on the other channels. The encoder can also be used as a MIDI control for flipping through tracks or adjusting your cue volume – just push the encoder down to change its function.
Alias 8 features
8 – 30mm faders.
1 – 60mm fader.
16 – rotary potentiometers.
16 – RGB LED backlit buttons.
1- push-button detented encoder.
2 analog expansion ports for Livid XPC and DIY controllers (up to 16 additional analog controls).
15 banks of control on separate MIDI channels.
USB powered class-compliant MIDI.
Crafted by hand in Austin, TX USA.
The Alias 8 is now available to pre-order, priced at $299 USD.
Livid Instruments has announced Elements, its new modular controller platform.
Introducing Livid Elements, the completely modular MIDI controller platform.
Elements is based on the popular eurorack modular format and provides endless possibilities for creating your own MIDI controller. Finally: DJs, VJs, and musicians can create their own controllers without any soldering, engineering, or complicated assembly required.
“We’ve been dreaming up a modular controller since the very first days of Livid”, states Travis Redding, Livid’s Director of Hardware. Redding, who is responsible for the design of Elements has been working over two years on the layout, configuration, and module integration of this system. Redding explains “We knew we didn’t want a proprietary modular product. We wanted to create a simple, open system that can be used by anyone wanting to assemble their own controller, and make it easy for others to make controller modules. Our vision was that this should be larger than just a Livid product, an easily adoptable format for the growing modular movement”.
Inspired by analog modular synths, Element modules come in many different configurations and layouts so you can easily remix the modules to create your own MIDI controller. Each module connects to the Elements Brain for easy plug-and-play configuration and setup. Modules are housed in Eurorack cases and result in a plug-and-play MIDI controller. The Elements configuration software makes it simple to configure your very own system. The standardized modular format allows for an incredible amount of flexibility and expansion, and Livid is has a variety of cases and modules available from their online store.
With a USB port, MIDI in and out jacks, and an optional 5v power supply, Elements is a massively flexible controller solution. Whether performing with Ableton Live, mixing visuals with Cell DNA, DJing with Traktor, or controlling your favorite analog gear, Elements provides a wide range of control possibilities.
In addition to their own Elements modules, Livid has created a Hardware Development Kit (HDK) for other companies, artists, and designers looking to create and share their own modules. The Elements system allows buttons, rotary potentiometers, faders, pressure sensitive pads, accelerometers, LEDs, encoders, sensors, and other analog devices to be connected through Livid and third-party modules.
The Elements modules are currently available starting at the introductory price of $100 USD each. Bundles including modules and case with elements Brain are available to pre-order. Shipping July, 1st 2012.
Livid and Liine have announced the Hybrid Control Contest, a chance to win a hybrid setup.
Liine’s Grid and Livid Instruments’ Code join hands with Hybrid Control for Ableton Live.
Livid and Liine have teamed up to create truly unique Ableton Live control experience. Griid and Code can now be linked as a single controller. This hybrid concept is an innovative combination of multitouch and hardware.
Liine have often stated that the ultimate control setup involves both hardware and multitouch. They’ve put this approach into practice when building custom solutions for artists such as Orbital, Plastikman or Avril Lavigne’s keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo. And now, if you are a Griid and Livid Code owner, you can experience the power of hybrid control yourself.
Hybrid Control features
Four modes for Code: Mixer, EQ, Devices (x2).
Code track selection from Griid.
Griid navigation synced in Code.
Revised scripts for Ableton Live.
Hybrid Control is included with Griid (as of version 1.14.6).
Experience controlling with multitouch & hardware with a one-of-a-kind Hybrid Control setup.
Until July 5th, 2012, you can enter the Hybrid Control contest for a chance to win a one-of-kind hybrid setup including an iPad with Griid Pro and the Livid Code in a custom case.