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The Lemur Controller.


The Lemur Multitouch Control Surface. An LCD based computer interface and MIDI controller. Sounds like a musician’s best friend, even if the €2190.00 price may not be.

 As a performance interface, the Lemur is immediately appealing. You touch colorful rounded interface objects on the 12″ LCD display to control your computer in any way you can imagine…Make any number of interfaces, store them in an XML-based project file and it’s ready to go…One moment you can be mixing by moving several faders simultaneously. The next moment you can be controlling a software synth or composing real-time video sequences with switches and balls that can be thrown around in a two-dimensional space.


  • Not an expert on MIDI controllers myself (I mean, I don’t even own one, though I’m thinking about it), but this does look very impressive.

    The interfaces are made via an appropriate drag’n’drop editor.
    The bit about “switches and balls that can be thrown around in a two-dimensional space” refers to its real-time physics model (with friction, gravity, etc.). Sounds like a fun thing to play with.

    I can totally see a gadget like this being used for something else than MIDI. Much like using a PDA or tablet for controlling machinery, but easier to setup. Would need a standard event description language though.

    Heh, enough raving. :)

  • Not raving, I agree it does look very interesting. It looks like this type of multi-touch LCD screen is going to become the new ‘tech de jour’ any time now, so it’s probably good to get up to steam with some of the applications now. Perhaps one day we’ll be controlling all of our electronics devices with this sort of tech?

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