WNAMM08: Percussa Audio Cubes In Action

Those crazy Belgians give it some...      19/01/08

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Percussa have debuted a new operating system for its Audio Cubes.
Audio Cubes are a unique and visually intriguing performance tool that can be used as fully assignable MIDI controllers for music and multimedia as well as a standalone wireless digital/analog modular synthesizer and signal processor. The Audio Cubes translate their physical positioning and proximity (including external surfaces) to Trigger and scalable Continuous Controller information, which can be routed via its Midi Bridge software to other applications such as Ableton Live, Reason, softsynths, plug-in FX and physical MIDI devices. Through construct development programs such as Cycling 74’s Max/MSP/Jitter these capabilities can be extended to the control of Lighting, Video, even electromechanical Installations.
New Features:
  • Faster, more accurate MIDI triggering and controller streams
  • Up to 4 receiver cubes can be connected per computer
  • The software GUI now directly reflects the realtime changes in the Cubes display colors
  • 4 midi controllers per cube, one per face
  • Visual display of sensor data lets you fine tune sensor range and monitor current midi controller information
  • Visual display of MIDI note triggers + manual triggering with the mouse
  • Improved selection of cube mode: sender/receiver/sensor buttons that display operating state
  • Working range of controllers can be adjusted and scaled using sliders
  • Streamlined selection of MIDI In/Out per cube
  • Every connected cube can now have individual color control through three MIDI In controllers (red/green/blue channels)
Included content:
  • New collection of sounds by Loopmasters (~400 MB)
  • Ableton Live 6 demo, sound set and template with pre-assigned notes/controllers
  • Reason v3 & v4 set-up examples utilizing the Matrix Pattern Sequencer, Thor, etc.
  • Max/MSP patches for people who want to integrate it into their own work in education, research, performance, interactive art and museum installation, workshops, etc.
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