Messe: Dexter, the DAW-Friendly, Surround Sound Follow-Up to Lemur Touchscreen

JazzMutant’s Lemur touchscreen turned a lot of heads, at least as a concept: precise, multi-touch tracking that could follow all ten of your fingers independently, and interactive, custom controller touch layouts looking like something out of Star Trek: The Next Generation. That was the good news. The bad news: difficult assignments for OpenSoundControl (OSC), extra […]

Akai MPK49 Keyboard: Keyboard Controller, MPC, Arpeggiator Love Child

Me-too 49-key controllers have been mind-numbingly dull for the most part. The new Akai MPK49, revealed in Frankfurt at Messe, easily qualifies as different. Not only does it add trigger pads as found on the MPC line, but there’s an onboard arpeggiator, functionality borrowed from the MPC, and additional MIDI control options, as well. It’s […]

Peter Kirn - March 29, 2007

Luxurious VMX Studio 1 Controller Running FL Studio 6

We looked at the VMX controller from Codanova last month on Create Digital Motion, because it instantly looked like a terrific VJ controller. It’s not cheap at EUR500, but it certainly doesn’t want for controls. Now the creators have shot some video of the VMX running FL Studio 6. Look how lovingly he tweaks those […]

Peter Kirn - March 29, 2007

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