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Airpiano MIDI and OSC controller now available

Omer Yosha of Kesem Design has released the Airpiano, an innovative MIDI and OSC controller that allows the user to trigger invisible keys and faders in midair.


The airpiano is the first musical interface to introduce an intuitive and simple touch-free interaction. Many touch-free interfaces require users to stare at a display. The user’s hand gestures in 3D space then control elements on the screen. However, musicians and performers need to be able to play their instruments in a more free and intuitive way. The airpiano’s keys and faders are therefore not on the screen, but exactly there above the airpiano surface. The performer knows the position of each controller in the air, so no display is needed. Just like with a multitouch interface, the user triggers a virtual button exactly where it is, and the interaction becomes much more natural.

Airpiano features

  • Built from beautiful walnut wood, dark red acrylic glass and RoHS compliant components.
  • 8 infrared proximity sensors create up to 24 virtual keys and 8 virtual faders.
  • 40 LEDs provide easy orientation and visual feedback.
  • 1 momentary button allows switching between presets directly from the device.
  • ¼” connector for using an expression pedal or a foot switch.
  • Power 9Vdc.
  • USB 2.0.
  • Dimensions: 960 x 160 x 26 mm ; Weight: 2.8 kg.
  • Custom airpiano software for PC and Mac, which can send MIDI and Open Sound Control (OSC) messages to other software or hardware:
    • Create and save arrangement presets
    • Assign keys and faders with MIDI messages (OSC messages are sent automatically)
    • Assign keys with preset-load messages (allows loading presets directly from the device)
    • Set momentary button functionality
    • Set pedal / foot switch functionality (MIDI CC , Global Velocity or Preset Loader)

A limited number of Airpiano devices is now shipping for a reduced price of 1,099 EUR (EU) / 1,149 EUR (international). Prices include shipping.

More information: Airpiano


Somascape HexaChrom, musical performance controller for iPad

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Somascape HexaChrom

Somascape has released HexaChrom, a musical performance controller for iPad, enabling you to wirelessly play your OSC or MIDI electronic musical instruments — virtual instruments running on a laptop/desktop computer, or any hardware instruments attached to your laptop/desktop computer.

HexaChrom takes an alternative approach to the majority of MIDI keyboard controllers in that it uses an isometric note layout, where the notes are presented as a hexagonal matrix of keys. There are many such isometric layouts, though HexaChrom uses the Harmonic Table layout, which is a modern variation of the Tonnetz (tone network), devised by the famous mathematician Euler.

HexaChrom features

  • Isometric ‘harmonic table’ note layout keyboard, based on a 52-note matrix (just over 4 octaves).
  • Play simple chords with a single finger.
  • Consistent chord shapes irrespective of root key.
  • Octave transposition provides a total span of just over 7 octaves.
  • Dual view : Portrait mode offers a single 52-note matrix (easy play); Landscape mode has a 104-note dual matrix, with optional split channel operation.
  • Assignable controllers (sliders and buttons).
  • Connects wirelessly using the OSC protocol.
  • Automatic connection using bonjour, or manual connection when bonjour is not an option.
  • Using OSCulator (on a Mac) control any software or hardware MIDI synthesizer, sampler, drum machine, etc.
  • Multitouch interface.

HexaChrom for iOS 3.2 or higher is available to purchase for $3.99 USD.

More information: Somascape / HexaChrom


K-Devices Kflux updated to v1.1, free K-OSC released + Kflux TouchOSC/iPad template

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K-Devices Kflux

K-Devices has released version 1.1 of Kflux, a Max For Live instrument device for granulation of sounds.

Kflux is designed to offer users a friendly interface experience, the necessary tools for the granulation of sound, all the best from Max.

For Live integration (parameters automation, freeze/bounce track functions, annotations for each parameter in the Liveʼs Info View), and, most of all, a well working device.

Thanks to Max For Live integration, each Kflux parameter is fully automatable in the Ableton Live’s timeline.

K-Devices K-OSC

Changes in Kflux v1.1

  • Tempo sync function.
  • Transposition range.
  • Sequencer loop functions.
  • OSC ready.
K-Devices Kflux TouchOSC

K-Devices has also released K-OSC, a free Max For Live audio effect that allows OSC communication between Kflux (and other forthcoming K-Devices), and external devices (hardware or software). Thanks to K-OSC, Lemur, TouchOSC, and other free templates are coming…

Kflux TouchOSC is K-Devices’ first template.

The first Kflux template, built for iPad in TouchOSC, lets the user to control all KFlux parameters ; with visual feedback.

It includes a Live “back to arrange” button/display, to return to the projectʼs automation. It requires K-OSC.

Kflux 1.1 is available to purchase for 9,99 EUR, K-OSC and the TouchOSC/iPad template are available as a free download.

A 2 EUR discount on Kflux is available during the launch of the TouchOSC template. Enter discount code touchkflux at checkout.

More information: K-Devices


Anything Honest Amos, MIDI iPad instrument updated to v1.1

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Anything Honest Amos

Anything Honest has released version 1.1 of Amos, a MIDI instrument for the iPad.

Amos is a reactive MIDI iPad instrument. It sends MIDI notes through a USB MIDI interface or over a wireless network to trigger sounds from software synths, MIDI-capable hardware or desktop DAWs like GarageBand, ProTools and Live.

In Amos’s physics-simulated room, collisions between objects trigger MIDI notes. Up to three duration discs (half note, quarter note, eighth note) can be grabbed and thrown around the room. There are three 6-octave keyboards that can be configured via the Settings menu. When a disc strikes a keyboard key, it takes on that key‘s note value and emits that value for each collision until a new key is struck. Tilting the device controls the gravity in the room.

Changes in Amos v1.1

  • CoreMIDI Support.
  • Octave Start and Count Configuration.
  • MIDI Channel Select.
  • MIDI On/Off Toggle.
  • Bouncer Bar On/Off Toggle.

Amos for iPad is available to purchase for $2.99 USD.

More information: Anything Honest / Amos


Konkreet Labs releases Konkreet Performer app for iOS

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Konkreet Labs has released Konkreet Performer, an OSC music control and performance instrument for iOS.

PERFORMER is a music control and performance instrument, made for multitouch iOS-based devices, designed with two aims: one, a controller that utilises multitouch technology to the full; no faders and knobs, instead an intuitive control of software instruments on your computer, via manipulation of abstract objects on your multitouch device. And two, an instrument for electronic music performance that aims to be visually shared with the audience, to create a live show that is indeed alive!

Konkreet Performer is available to purchase for $24.99 USD.

More information: Konkreet Labs


One More Muse releases Control, OSC + MIDI for iOS

One More Muse Control

One More Muse has released Control, a new controller app for iOS that allows you to create custom interfaces.

Control enables users to create their own interfaces for controlling musical, artistic and virtual reality applications. It is built on top of Apple’s WebKit rendering engine and allows users to define their interfaces via JSON files.

Control features

  • Outputs both Wireless MIDI and Open Sound Control (OSC).
  • Reads and outputs data from Accelerometer, Gyro and Compass sensors (on applicable devices) with adjustable update rates.
  • The ability to script behaviors for widgets using JavaScript.
  • Auto-discovery of wireless networks via Bonjour.
  • Interfaces can be pushed to the phone via OSC or downloaded from the web.
  • Supports both portrait and landscape interface orientations.
  • Interfaces work on both iPhones and iPads.

Control is available as a free app for iOS 4.2 or later.

More information: One More Muse / Control


Hexler updates TouchOSC to v1.6.3

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Hexler TouchOSC

Hexler has released version 1.6.3 of TouchOSC, an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application that lets you send and receive Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network using the UDP protocol.

You can now use the USB cable and iTunes File Sharing to transfer layouts from/to the device.

In iTunes select your device in the column to the left, switch to the tab labeled “Apps” and below the App management screen you’ll find the File Sharing section with a list of apps that support it, which now also includes TouchOSC.

Changes in TouchOSC v1.6.3

  • Support for iTunes File Sharing: Layouts can now be managed via the USB-cable connection using iTunes.
  • Basic multi-tasking support.
  • Multiple controls with the same custom OSC address now receive the same message.
  • ControlPush and ControlToggle now turn on for any received value greater than zero.
  • Added z message sending to all controls.
  • Fixed a bug where it wasn’t possible to enter a custom editor host address.
  • Various minor bug fixes.
  • New icon.

TouchOSC for iOS 3.1.3 or later is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.

More information: Hexler