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Kickstarter: Livid Minim

Following their pre-announcement announcement on Monday, Livid has official announced the pre-orders for their latest hardware. Minim is an expressive micro MIDI controller. The key selling point on this one is velocity sensitive pads. Since the controller pairs well with mobile devices, the intention is to have one of these for adding velocity articulation to your playing. The alleged release date for the Minim is set for February 2016.

At $80 for the first 376 orders, and $100 there after, this is the most affordable Livid controller ever.


  • Eight ultra expressive pads, 15 buttons, one touch fader
  • RGB LED’s for colorful feedback
  • 3D motion control to make music with movement
  • Connect wirelessly to iOS and OSX devices
  • Long lasting lithium ion battery
  • No-slip rubberized bottom surface
  • Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.5 inches

Notion for iPad Update

Reader Stub alerted me to a major update for notation app Notion. He noted in his email that although he has the app it isn't one that's fit into his workflow. This update caught his attention though and has earned a second look. For a start the app is no longer called "for iPad" as it is now Universal.

The actual patch notes are too long to include here, so I'm just posting the new features section. Click through to read the Enhancements and Bug Fixes on iTunes.

What's new in Notion for iPad v 2.0.129:

New features:

  • Universal app - for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
  • iCloud support
  • Redesigned interface
  • Quick Access Palette for iPad
  • Sounds menu, to manage which sounds are on device, and which are kept in the cloud. The initial app download contains piano - go to Sounds menu to then choose which sounds you want on the device.
  • Sort scores by date or name
  • Templates tab on launch screen
  • Choose new standard staves from Score Setup
  • Transposing chords
  • Select Special>Chords, for cut/copy and paste
  • New language - Sim. Chinese
  • Alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, and glockenspiel now available as part of the initial bundle
  • 14 new in-app purchase sounds available including ukulele and various brass and woodwind instruments
  • New in-app purchase sound bundles available: Jazz Sounds Bundle, Guitar Bundle
  • 64-bit support

Buy Notion on iTunes: $14.99

Tap Delay Demo

Doug Woods demoed VirSyn's newest app, a tape delay effect called Tap Delay.

Buy Tap Delay on iTunes: $4.99 (On Sale, from $9.99)

Matthew Tyas - Summer Tour #6

Matthew Tyas posted this insane outside jam, which is filmed on a beach but sounds like it takes place in a farm...
during the Apocalypse.

Video Description:

Outside jam, using Samplr on iOS. The portable amp is the Roland mobile cube. This jam was recorded in the Bearn, on the 28th of July 2015

Buy Samplr on iTunes: $9.99

haQ attaQ - Bell Sounds Tutorial for Thor

As a follow up to his recent Bell Sounds preset pack, Jakob Haq has done a tutorial on how to make your own.

Buy Thor Polysonic Synthesizer on iTunes: $14.99

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