Transform Your MachineDrum Into a 16 Voice Synth

Ruin & Wesen's MIDI Command does the job      26/09/08

Buying Choices
Just got a link sent through to this rather interesting device from the Ruin & Wesen collective, who describe themselves as
"a small but growing company creating digital and analog musical instruments. We build high-quality handmade MIDI controllers, sequencers, analog and digital synthesizers, drum machines and custom creations. We believe that creativity is best served by mixing the analog and the digital worlds. " The new firmware for their MIDI Command device allows you to turn your Elektron MachineDrum into a sixteen voice polyphonic synthesizer – which considering the sonic capabilities of this device, is an exciting prospect. This video, while rather long at almost 10 minutes gives an in depth look at kind of sounds available. The MIDI Command
The MIDI Command is a small and versatile MIDI controller. Featuring 5 rotary encoders, the MIDI Command can control up to 128 parameters and is easily configured using the onboard patch editor. The navigation is fast and intuitive, and specially geared towards live use. The bright blue backlit display shows the name and value of each parameter, even in the darkest club. The MIDI Command also features a powerful Macro Knob, which can modify up to 4 parameters simultaneously, native support for the Elektron Machinedrum, and remote surface control scripting for Ableton Live. Nick Batt
    Features
  • 5 endless encoders
  • Alphanumerical display
  • Elektron MD Midi Map
  • Ableton Map
  • Macro knob
  • Handmade in Germany
  • 8 Patches of 4 Pages
  • Opensource Development
  • Software editor
  • Power Cable
  • Midi I/O
  • Illuminated on/off LCD
MIDI Command is available via the Ruin and Wesen website for €180/$265US

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