DJ Player received a massive update last month, and this month continues that trend!
What's new in DJ Player v7.6.5:
- Plug-and-play support for the AKAI AMX (requires a powered USB hub).
- Plug-and-play support for the Reloop Beatpad with colored jog wheels and all shiny.
- Plug-and-play support for the Hercules DJControlWave with all leds.
- FX filter type is saved between launches.
- Correct handling or local virtual MIDI devices.
- Fixed auto loop length midi encoder bug.
- Fixed jog fx (didn't work for some controllers).
- Fixed a rare crash in echo.
- MIDI soft takeover is enabled by default from now.
- USB operation (recommended, low latency, full LED support): use a USB cable and the camera connector (no hub required).
- Bluetooth operation: launch the DJUCED DJW app, enable "background mode pass-through" in settings, then launch DJ Player. Please note, the DJUCED app does not let LED feedback through currently.
Retronyms shared a new iMPC Pro Log video, outlining a new sample slicer coming in the next update. They also posted a video showing off the internal guts of the Wej, the prototype of which is assembled from off-the-shelf electronics.
Casio's official CZ app got an update today.
What's new in CZ App v1.0.4:
- Added audio control in MULTI PLAY.
- Added knob control mode selection in confg menu.
- Changed right and left button's function in keyboard position pad.
- Fixed a bug in keyborad view.
- Fixed KEY TRANSPOSE in using external MIDI devices.
Perplex On's latest video is a combination of many fun toys and gritty sounds. He's got a bunch of Nintendo Wiimotes embedded in illuminated orbs acting as MIDI controllers. This creates the same effect as Percussa Audio Cubes for $700 less! It takes him a while to get going with all the sampling and looping set up, but it is worth the wait!
This is a live and uncut homestudio improvisation / test-drive starring: toy robot, kalimba, illuminated orbs, Ableton Push, iPad loaded with Soundscaper and Dedalus, Waldorf Rocket, Korg Volca Keys, Volca Bass, Arturia Microbrute.
illuminated orbs with enclosed wiimotes, which are sending various motion data (acceleration, pitch, roll etc.) this data is converted to midi data which is controlling the various analog synths (e.g. acceleration is triggering notes and pitch is controlling the filter cutoff) iPad loaded with the apps Soundscaper an Dedalus Ableton Push for piano
00:00 - 00:40: Live sampling of a toy robot and a kalimba
00:40 - 02:00: mangling with Soundscaper for creating a drone
02:05 - 03:25: illuminated orbs triggering and controlling the analog synths
03:25: some piano with Push
04:45 - 05:55 orb triggering some glitchy drums which are live processed with the iPad app Dedalus
06:07 - end: some little mallets triggered by the orb