Joue Controller

Jouè – A Modular Controller for your Software Instruments

"Joué is an expressive and modular MIDI controller that feels like a real instrument." How many times a MIDI controller promised to feel like "a real instrument"? This time, Jouè is applying a LEGO-meets-MIDI approach to deliver the promise, and judging only by the videos, the results look incredible. The approach here is to have … Continue reading Jouè – A Modular Controller for your Software Instruments

Yamaha MIDI over Bluetooth

Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Dongle

Wireless MIDI devices like the OWOW MIDIS I talked about in this post work by sending MIDI controls wirelessly over Bluetooth. Why Bluetooth and not, say, Wi-Fi? Because Bluetooth is significantly more energy efficient, consumes a lot less power and is less prone to interference than standard 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi. Now, we all know that Bluetooth is vastly … Continue reading Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Dongle

Apple Music

Apple iOS 11 supports FLAC – lossless audio codec. Kind of.

Let's face this, Apple. Sometimes you guys are moronic - you don't support "de facto" standards only to try to impose yours. It happened multiple times over the years. - sometimes you won the battle, sometimes you didn't. This time, you look like you surrendered to evidence - FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Compression) is the … Continue reading Apple iOS 11 supports FLAC – lossless audio codec. Kind of.