2018
01/09
Akai Wireless Keyboard Controller
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Always wanted to play and record keyboard parts without the tangle of annoying wires? Never will you have to feel this way with the LPK25 Wireless. Now you can control your plug-in instruments from anywhere in the room and not feel tied down to your desk.

Powered by 3 AA batteries for a truly wireless experience, the LPK25 Wireless is optimized for long battery life which can make the LPK25 Wireless a go-to piece of gear even in a live stage setting. No batteries? No problem. The LPK25 Wireless can also be powered with the included USB cable even if your batteries die, giving you no excuse to call it a day and stop your creativity.

At the center of the controller is a solid, 25-note mini-keybed that’s nice to the touch. Octave up and down buttons ensure you are playing in the right note range. The Arpeggiator mode turns chords into exciting and complex music phrases with ease. The LPK25 Wireless also comes equipped with a sustain pedal input for enhanced control over every chord, riff and run.

The on-stage musician will get to love the LPK25 Wireless just as much as the studio producer since the LPK25 Wireless doesn’t require a MIDI cord, making it an especially lethal tool on stage.

The LPK25 Wireless is ultra-portable and laptops are just… portable. You can make your whole workstation ultra-portable with the LPK25 Wireless’s iOS compatibility. Feel free to produce on your iPad with your favorite beat making app, such as the iMPC Pro. Also, pairing your LPK25 Wireless with the LPD8 Wireless, our Bluetooth MIDI enabled pad controller, will put your creativity into overdrive, all while maintaining a truly mobile setup.

  • Portable keyboard MIDI controller with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Powered by (3) AA batteries for up to 12 hours use or via USB connection
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and iOS and available music-making apps
  • Includes Octave Up/Down buttons, Arpeggiator mode, and Sustain Pedal input
  • Compatible with Akai Professional LPD8 Wireless drum pad controller

BUY Akai Professional LPK25 WIRELESS | 25 Mini-Key Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard

 

The LPK25 Wireless is the pioneer of a new generation of MIDI controllers by keeping you connected to your production and live performances – no cables necessary.

2016
01/18
Sidecar MIDI Controller For Split Screen
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Sidecar Midi Controller

Sidecar is designed to work with the slide-over and split-view features of iOS 9 on the iPad — pair it with DAWs, synthesizers, sequencers, audio loopers, or guitar amp simulators, to add quick and easy control of settings, trigger notes and chords, and more. Sidecar supports external Bluetooth keyboards and game controllers.

* Easy MIDI Configuration
With ten separately configurable MIDI destinations you can quickly set up a set of assignments for each of the MIDI apps that you use. Have a set of chords for Animoog, choose different presets for ToneStack, or assign pads to different samples for DM1. Each MIDI destination has ten configurable pads, which can be assigned to chords, single notes, a program change message, or a controller change message. For notes and chords, the touch position controls note velocity. For controller change messages, the location of a touch on screen can be used to determine the controller value.

* QWERTY Keyboard Support
Toggle on support for the external keyboard, and you can switch between the ten MIDI destinations quickly (using the keys in the QWERTY row). Toggle on or off any of the ten pads by pressing the number keys. The two lowest rows of keys are mapped as a standard piano keyboard, providing a musical play surface with an ordinary text keyboard. Note that QWERTY keyboards only send “key press” information to your iPad — to silence a sounding note, you simply tap the space bar.

Sidecar QWERTY Midi Controller

* Game Controller Ready
Sidecar also supports the iON iCade game controller, mapping the buttons of the iCade to the pads. Because the iCade was designed for games, it sends button press and release information, which makes it easy to toggle on and off the pads.

* MIDI Relay
If you have an external MIDI controller, you can have it send MIDI events to Sidecar — and these will be relayed to any of the ten MIDI destinations you select. Use this to quickly switch from one synth to another.

*Control Background Synths
Because Sidecar sends MIDI messages, it can be used to control background synthesizers, sequencers, and effects apps.

* Guitarists!
Sidecar is a great companion to the pitch-to-MIDI app MIDImorphosis — you can set up the mapping to control processing of notes, and to toggle between polyphonic and monotonic mode, or to toggle on and off support for pitch bend. MIDImorphosis has opened up a world of synthesis to guitarists, and Sidecar makes it even better. Because Sidecar uses MIDI, you can have MIDImorphosis in the background, and still control it. And with support for QWERTY keyboards, you have an inexpensive remote pedal controller. The app is a great addition to guitar effects apps too.

Sidecar is designed to work along side your other iOS music apps, and takes advantage of the latest features of iOS 9. For slide-over, you must have an iPad Air or an iPad Mini 2 or better. For split-view, you’ll need and iPad Air2 or an iPad Pro.

Sidecar

2012
04/24
Midi Studio Control Surface App For iOS
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Midi Studio Control Surface App For iOS

Midi Studio is a modular MIDI control surface for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad.

It supports sending CoreMidi messages over a Wi-Fi network using the UDP protocol for sending and receiving MIDI messages.

The application allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implement the MIDI protocols such as Apple Logic Pro/Express, Ableton Live, Max for Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, FL Loops and many others.

The interface provides a number of different touch controls to send and receive messages:

Faders / Rotary controls / Encoder controls / Push buttons / Toggle buttons / XY pads / LEDs / Labels, etc. Warning: This app is a Midi controller and does not include a sound engine or synth.

!!!WARNING, by default app not include “Ability to create custom layouts”. This feature available only through built-purchase or you can buy a “Midi Studio Pro” version.

Midi Studio Features:
-[Ability to create custom layouts]
-[CoreMidi]
-[WI-FI]
-[USB adapters, like “Apple camera connection kit”, etc], with original Apple’s pc to iPhone/iPod cable it will not work!
-[True Velocity Sensitive ] (with the force of impact)
-[Modulation]
-[Drums]
-[Faders]
-[Knobs]
-[Buttons]
-[Touch pads]
-[Two Keyboards]
-[Different Keys Size]
-[Custom Key Scale] – (Like: Major, Minor, Klezmer, etc…)

iPAD VERSION INCLUDES:
-Keyboard Layout – free
-Drums Layouts – free
-Drums 4×4 – free
-All XY Pads – free
-Live Pad – free
-Mixer – free
-Ability to create custom layouts – Built-in purchase only
-CD PLAYER layout – Built-in purchase only
-VINYL PLAYER layout – Built-in purchase only
-DJ MIXER layout – Built-in purchase only
-Surface and Transport Layouts (DAW CONTROL) – Built-in purchase only
-Live Drums Layout – Built-in purchase only

Transport and Surface Layouts works with:
-Generic mode
-Logic Pro
-Live
-Cubase/Nuendo
-HUI / PRO TOOLS
-Reason
-Reaper
-FL Studio

iPHONE/iPOD VERSION INCLUDE:
-Keyboard Layout – free
-Drums Layouts – free
-XY Pads – free
-Mixer – free
-Ability to create custom layouts – Built-in purchase only
-Live Drums Layout – Built-in purchase only

Midi Studio is available for $6.99

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