If you’re not familiar, Ableton Push ($600+) is an intelligent midi controller that gives you everything you need to create music. The controller ups the ante with 64 touch-sensitive pads that allows you to create beats, step sequence and navigate loops all at the same time. The basic package gives you the midi controller and an Intro version of the Live 9 Suite. If you require additional instruments, effects or sounds, other Live 9 software packages are available for purchase. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=1xxWdvotAlo width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the Ableton Push in action.
Once in awhile a product, although not for sale, is simply too beautiful not to write about. The O-bow ($TBA) is an electronic musical instrument. Using a standard bow or even a wooden stick, changes in the midi are produced via an optical sensor which measures the bow speed and horizontal angle with high resolution. […]