"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
It is surprising how MIDI - a technology invented in the early 70s and introduced to the wide public in 1980 still is so alive, kicking, and universally supported. In this blog, you will see both "old fashioned" and "future proof" devices relying on this universal standard. One super clever example of MIDI-based new breed … Continue reading Artiphon Instrument One
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
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.