Students from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen have redesigned the MIDI hardware interface to combine the freedom and simplicity of a computer mouse with the functionality of a hardware control interface
An unmodified version of the Native Instruments MASSIVE Synthesizer with the circular cursor overlay of four FlexiKnobs
The current version of the FlexiKnobs offers four different control modes: direct VST-control for virtual software instruments, MIDI, OSC and standard mouse-events. Users are free to choose which mode to use
Assignments between an on-screen control and a FlexiKnob can be easily locked and released on-the-fly, without interrupting the user's workflow
Digital Audio Workstation software applications put the power of the recording and editing studio right in front of you on a computer screen. Tweaking the hundreds and hundreds of settings and parameters offered by such applications has been made easier with the addition of physical controls on a MIDI interface. But rather than be limited to a rigid set of pre-defined buttons, knobs and faders, students from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen have built a set of wireless, wooden devices with rotary dials called FlexiKnobs.
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