Spark D-Fuser / Glitch Grinder / VMX Activ8 progress report

December 30, 2012 | Posted by admin | Comment
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There has been three projects that caught my interest on first sight and that I’ve been keeping tabs on the last few years. And since one project was finished and released this year and there was some major developments in the other two, I find this a perfect moment to present a progress report.

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Two new tutorials

December 21, 2011 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comment
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I’ve made two new Modul8 tutorials. The latest one covers a question that I get asked very often, how to animate still images and videos to the beat (bpm) in Modul8. The other tutorial teaches you how to connect TouchOSC with Modul8 over Core MIDI with MIDI feedback. It was made in conjunction to one of my workshops at the audiovisual program at the University of Dalarna.

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The new Twitch controller

April 06, 2011 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comment
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Novation has just announced the Twitch controller that has been developed together with Serato. It’s a hybrid of a conventional DJ controller and controllers made for softwares like Ableton Live. It has also been inspired by the Monome and the controller hacking communities.

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New beer proof Midi controller

May 17, 2010 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | 2 Comments »
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We had heard rumors about a new VJ Midi controller from Codanova that was supposed to have controls similar to the first iPod. This funny teaser movie premiered during the Mapping festival and was uploaded to Vimeo earlier today.

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Steim releases Junxion v4 for OSX

December 15, 2008 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comment
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I haven’t used JuXion for quite a while, but today I got an email from Steim saying that JunXion has been updated to version 4 and that they have added support for a lot of techniques: MIDI, OSC, HID (joysticks, mice, touch screens), audio, Arduino and video tracking.

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The Interactive Institute’s 10 year anniversary

December 08, 2008 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comment
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On wednesday december 3 the Interactive Institute celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a big party at Enskilda Galleriet that I had the honor to produce. Together with a party committee from the institute we created a really successful evening.

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Muti-touch controller from Stanton

October 02, 2008 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | 1 Comment »
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Three new MIDI controllers will be released from Stanton shortly. One multi-touch controller, one mixer with a FireWire sound card and one player that they claim is better than all Serrato like systems. They are marketed as DJ/VJ controllers but it remains to see what they can do for a VJ.

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Updates from iTouch Midi

September 18, 2008 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comment
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Yesterday iTouch Midi released some updates in their range of midi applications for the iPod and iPod Touch. They have improved the xy-pad app and changed the name to iTM Pad and they have also released a new app called iTM Tilt that is using the gyro.

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The iPhone as midi controller

September 03, 2008 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | Comment
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It has started pop up some interesting midi applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch now. iTM MidiLab from iTouchMidi is the most interesting one for the time being.

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Mini Midi Maxi

September 03, 2008 | Posted by The MIDI Thief | 1 Comment »
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Before summer Futuremusic dropped some interesting news that Korg will release their new Nano series around christmas. The Nano series is three midi controllers in mini format. Who hasn’t longed for something smaller to lug around?

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