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Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby SecretSam » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:27 am

I really want one of these:

multitouch midi controller

... as long as they cost less than £1000
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby Zukan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:36 am

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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby feline1 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:05 am

To be honest, I don't think I WOULD like that so much, I wouldn't be able to GRIP it.

What I *really* want for all my softsynths is a custom MIDI controller with proper knobs like THIS guy builds!
http://www.synth-project.de/Welcome.html

He made one for ImpOscar and for an Oberheim emulator, both look amazing!
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby SecretSam » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:13 am

... and some better news:

software

The software costs just US$75.

The bad news .... you still have to buy a multitouch control surface and have a Win 7 machine. Although the prices for 20" multitouch screens are getting pretty reasonable.

Dunno how much the beauty on the vid costs, though ...

According to the developer, only Windows machines are supported: OSX doesn't yet do multitouch, he says. And who am I to argue ?
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby feline1 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:19 am

I tried to read his site but didn't really understand it - what is his emulator for?
Can ye not just put any software on your multitouch screen and play with it?
Or does software have to be specially multi-touch enabled rather than mouse enabled?
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby Mixedup » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:20 am

feline1 wrote:does software have to be specially multi-touch enabled rather than mouse enabled?

Anything will work to some extent with a multi-touch screen, but not necessarily in the way you'd want. Most software — including most DAWs — hasn't been written to allow multiple mouse pointers, which is effectively what you're doing. So, say, riding two faders at once isn't a simple matter of touching two faders on the screen. Control surfaces get around this by not using the GUI as the means of input — their controls are mapped to specific parameters. Quite a big job to recode for that... though it will be welcome when it comes!
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby feline1 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:24 am

I see - so his emulator for Traktor is actually just a kinda virtual MIDI control surface thing, mocked up to look like the actual Traktor GUI?
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby SecretSam » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:30 pm

Yup, that's all.

And a guitar, all said and done, is just a few bits of wood glued together, with six lengths of tensioned wire on the front.
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby grab » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:38 pm

Very cool! Especially the fact that it's transparent - that's just awesome.

But I don't know whether I should be amused or worried that his homepage features a customer called Bez W*nker. I don't know whether that's a name or a job description...
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby feline1 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:55 pm

SecretSam wrote:Yup, that's all.

And a guitar, all said and done, is just a few bits of wood glued together, with six lengths of tensioned wire on the front.

Really? I always thought it was a surrogate phallus.
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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby zenguitar » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:34 am

feline1 wrote:
SecretSam wrote:Yup, that's all.

And a guitar, all said and done, is just a few bits of wood glued together, with six lengths of tensioned wire on the front.

Really? I always thought it was a surrogate phallus.

Nope, it's an additional phallus. Trust me, I'm a Luthier

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Re: Multitouch MIDI controller

Postby Bob Moose » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:05 pm

SecretSam wrote:I really want one of these:

multitouch midi controller

... as long as they cost less than £1000
I would wait for the main manufacturers produce 10-point touchscreens for a decent price...

If you need it immediately and you cannot buy the Microsoft Surface or the Wacom products, maybe send an email to these people:
http://www.displax.com/en/products/multitouch.html

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