Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier have a new app in the works, SpaceWiz! There aren't any details at this time, but here's a teaser Jordan just uploaded to YouTube. MorphWiz and SampleWiz are in the bottom half, SpaceWiz is up top.
Koushion: Pads is a new MPC-style MIDI controller, which differentiates itself from similar controller apps with a scale selector.
- 16 easy-to-tap pads in a familiar MPC-style layout
- Key lock: with the flick of a finger, you can lock the pads to any major, minor, or pentatonic scale
- Programmable layout: every pad can be re-assigned to any MIDI note
- Wired and wireless connectivity via iRig MIDI, USB-to-MIDI cable, or CoreMIDI Network Sessions
In a bizarre bit of irony, Puremagnetik has released Clap Box, a Clap Activated Clap Synthesizer!
Clap Box is a perfect emulation of the classic 1982 Clap Trap. It is inspired by all of the cool sounds of the original, the same programming logic, plus more modern enhancements like MIDI trigger and BPM matching. So put a legendary handclap synthesizer right in your pocket or backpack and check out Clap Box today!
• Audio Trigger via your device's built in mic - just clap your hands in realtime!
Finally a way to clap on the go! Better get the Clap in a hurry, it is free this week!
A live looping improv jam performed on a DJ TechTools "MIDI Fighter 3D." No phrases or pre-reocrded loops were used. Only single notes are being triggered from an instance of NI's Kontakt for drums, and three separate instances of NI's Massive for the bass, lead, and polyphonic synth. The bank-select buttons at the top of the unit selects the proper instrument in Ableton Live.
Tilting the unit to the right controls a low-pass filter on the synths. A backward tilt controls the resonance on those filters, and tilting the unit forward controls modulation/vibrato. The side buttons are controlling Ableton's loopers, and are also used to engage the master filter at the end of the song.
Lemur on the iPad is being used to clear loops and control reverb and delay on all four instruments.