MATRIXSYNTH: E-Mu Launchpad Retro MIDI Controller - iPad Compatible?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

E-Mu Launchpad Retro MIDI Controller - iPad Compatible?

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"Totally cool, totally retro. This midi controller would look amazing next to your iPad, laptop, or DJ setup. (Yes, iPad: no midi drivers needed, just the Apple camera connection kit plus the included MIDI-USB cable!)

The EMU launch pad midi controller was designed to work with the popular sound modules EMU made in the late 90's but it takes on a whole new image here in the 21st century. It works with any midi device. You can go old school and connect the Launchpad inline between your keyboard and the rest of your setup (it merges its MIDI In into its Out). Or you can connect it directly to you laptop or iPad/iPhone with the included MIDI-USB cable. (This item does not make any sound on it's own.)

Works with any iOS7 devises, with an added Apple connector kit ,to control any core-midi app.

It gives you a good number of MIDI control: 5 sliders, 1 button, 1 footswitch input, and 1 proportional pedal input (voltage or resistance). You also get a pitch wheel, increment/decrement buttons to switch songs, banks, and programs , a MIDI Beat Clock feature, 13 transposable velocity-sensitive "drum pads" that is also a one octave keyboard, and a bank of 6 buttons that can be in either "transport mode" (sending MMC/Sequencer Control SysEx) or "trigger mode" (locking on notes to play background pads or rhythms, assignable to any note and channel).

This piece of kit is pretty rare and no one even realizes how great it is! Check out those totally retro olde-computer keyboard style "drum pads." How great are they!! And velocity sensitive!

Includes MID-USB cable and power supply.
Built like a tank in the U.S.A!

Did I mention those great drum pads?? :)"

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