MeeBlip has announced availability of the MeeBlip cubit go, a USB MIDI interface that you can use anywhere with any OS, any computer, or any mobile device with MIDI support. The device features integrated hardware MIDI thru circuitry on the four outputs, offering rock-solid, ultra-tight timing with no software delay. It’s got the ports you […]
MOOER Audio has launched two new and compact additions to its product line-up for August: The CT01 Tuner and the Tone Capture Micro Pedal. The CT01 Tuner is MOOER’s first clip-on guitar and bass tuner and is the perfect companion to the pedalboard-essential Baby Tuner. A bright and colorful display, intuitive user interface, and a […]
Roland has announced the DJ-707M DJ Controller, a four-channel, four-deck Serato DJ Pro controller engineered for the perfect balance of functionality and portability. DJs searching for more than song mixing now have tools to manage complex event audio requirements, all-in-one with the powerful benefits of a portable live sound audio console, loudspeaker management system, and […]
The Sensel Morph’s specialized touch control lets you apply both multi-touch position and force (how hard you press). Some new and recent videos make it clear how to customize that for your different tools.
The Morph isn’t alone in the force + multi-touch position game. The growth of MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) depends on multiple controllers. But the Morph tool is uniquely adaptable, thanks to specialized overlays that let it adopt different layouts. So, as I’ve written before, you can swap between a musical control setup for a live show (say, with the Buchla Thunder overlay), and a different overlay for video editing (and fire up Premiere or Final Cut), and so on.
Peter Nyboer from Sensel is a perfect person to explain all this. Now we get to see his full presentation from Perfect Circuit in LA, right in the comfort of our own home. (The magic of the Internet – behold! It’s like we can be everywhere at once, instantly! Or something.)
Here’s his full talk on the overlays and how the customization software works – that last one being a big point, I know:
If you’re looking for a standalone control device, this isn’t it – it’s really more about being lightweight. But I do find the nice thing about the Morph is that it’s small enough you can put it in your backpack and forget about it – even more so than the iPad, and with greater accuracy and force sensing that the iPad lacks.
Sensel have also been busy with additional tutorials on how to work with the Morph. Bitwig Studio gets interesting because of its native MPE support – and there are custom control surface scripts there. (Bitwig seems well-suited to just this sort of tinkerer application.)
You don’t even need to buy a Bitwig Studio license to get started – there’s an included Studio 8-Track license included with the Morph.
It’s really the Buchla overlay that puts things over the top for me. Buchla himself had it right – this diagonal layout just ideally fits under the hand, especially for something performative.
And yeah, here’s the Buchla looking right at home with a modular setup – just as this controller was intended:
Serato has announced the all-new Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT, the first hardware to create a professional CDJ-and-mixer workflow with a Serato DJ Pro controller. This means you get CDJ-sized jog wheels, Pioneer DJ’s coveted DJM mixing section and industry-leading software running the show. The first 5,000 units sold also come with a free Serato DJ Suite […]
ESI has announced availability of its previously introduced U22 XT cosMik Set, an all-in-one solution for home recording. With this set, even beginners can create professional sound recordings. It works quick and easy, following the motto “bring your IDEAS to life”. This bundle is designed for a lot of different purposes, like podcasting, vocal recording, […]
Focusrite has announced the 3rd generation of its Scarlett range of USB interfaces, featuring six configurations of ins and outs with the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard, now with Air, high headroom instrument inputs, and high-performance converters. Upgraded audio performance Focusrite has been making mic preamps for 30 years, and […]
Arturia has announced its new KeyLab 88 MkII, a top-tier controller keyboard that features the superb piano-feel 88 note keybed found in the industry-standard original, but with the updated feature set of the KeyLab MkII series, and a software collection worth over $700 USD. Designed for professional musicians, session players, live performers, studio engineers, and […]
Antelope Audio has introduced Synergy Core, bringing the next generation signal processing platform to its Discrete 4 and Discrete 8 audio interfaces. Using FPGA’s massive parallel computation capabilities and industry-standard DSP power combined, Synergy Core frees up your CPU while processing your FX with extremely low latency. Now named Discrete 4 Synergy Core and Discrete […]
IK Multimedia has announced the immediate availability of UNO Drum, expanding the UNO line with an ultra-portable, easily programmable drum machine. Designed in collaboration with Italian analog specialist Soundmachines – the same team behind IK’s acclaimed UNO Synth – UNO Drum offers a wide sonic palette combining fat, punchy analog sounds with digital flexibility and […]