It seems someone invents a new music interface every other day, and touch screens are becoming very much mainstream with the growth of touchy-feely mobile phones. I previously wrote about how to make your own touchscreen interface, but there are more ways to keep your hands in the mix…
Time For A Screen Test
CDM recently covered the Sensomusic Usine multi-touch DAW control system, which is basically a DIY version of the more sophisticated (and pre-rolled) Jazzmutant Dexter/Lemur. With a few hardware modifications to your existing monitor, you can then use the software to transform it into a unique and personally customised interface.
The Keys To A Perfect DAW Controller
If that seems a bit too gung-ho for your liking, then perhaps you might be interested in an Ergodex.
This is basically a flat mouse-pad sized platform upon which you can place keys according to your own personal ergonomics, and assign functions to these keys to suit your own preferences – ideal for complementing an existing hardware controller, or perhaps replacing it entirely.
Tim Prebble posted a good overview of the device over at the music of sound…