Buy Jazz Mutant Lemur – Control Surface featuring Multi-Touch Control Surface, Built-In Computing Resources Mu Plug-In for Tight Live Integration. Review Jazz . It’s not so often that I write obituaries for hardware, but this time, it seems appropriate. JazzMutant has announced that its Lemur, the multi-touch. We’ve just heard the sad but now wholly unsurprising news that JazzMutant is to stop selling its multitouch Lemur controller. In fact, Stantum.

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The device looks beautifully designed and we believe it has the potential to revolutionise the whole creative industry. Thanks for the new blog sharing. Some of the coming models will seem more like conventional jxzzmutant with touch displays, others more like tablets in the mold of the iPad. I am actually interested in your old lemur, still have it? This includes three new objects: Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia.

They should just sell the hardware cheap and users worry about the software. However, we believe that it’s not really the same kind of product. Design your templates on the fly, without a computer in sight. The internal jazzmuatnt of the Lemur enables the storage of many interfaces, each one controlling a specific software for instance.

The thing was WAY too expensive for a controller and like some of my other cohorts above, you couldn’t do much for customization like you can with the ipad.

I just don’t trust OSC. From now on, this ecosystem is evolving quickly: JazzMutant, though, deserves a lot of credit for getting people talking about multitouch in the first place – it’s worth noting that the reason a lot of producers were excited about the iPad is that they saw in it the opportunity to get Lemur-like performance.

Technical support and after-sales service will end on 31 December The Lemur from JazzMutantdistributed by Cycling 74is a 12″ LCD touch-screen software controller that can track multiple finger motions simultaneously.


Price, price and perhaps consequently, small user-base. See any errors on this page? Its place in music technology history is assured. It is a case of David and Goliath http: Users can build interfaces using a selection of 15 different objects including fader, knobs, pads, sliders Experimental musical instruments Music hardware.

Makes me wonder if Steve Jobs almost had the Lemur in his head when they all came up with the ipad. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

Its all about cost. A Clip Launcher shows the name, color and the playing status of clips in your session. Refund Policy Copyright organism. So the era of accessible multi-touch music controllers will begins with developing such software for iPad. At the end ofwriting a review for Keyboard Magazine of the LemurI concluded that powerful as touch was, it should be viewed as a complement, not a replacement, for tactile hardware — a tool ideal for certain tasks:.

Control DJ software, live electronic music performance software, studio production software DAWsVJ software, visual synthesis software, stage lighting and more. The limitation is based on the amount of available memory which, in the Lemur, is not much.

The object is adapted from the HTML5 Canvas element, which means you can design widgets featuring uazzmutant shapes, animation, shadows, and transparency. Furthermore, its aggressive pricing is definitely a huge advantage which will appeal to many consumers. SinceJazzMutant has been a acknowledged jazzmugant in the field of Creative Computing and Multi-touch technology, being the first-ever company to develop and bring to the market a product featuring a multi-touch screen as early as It’s the only multi-touch unit you can fully customize… The ipad couldn’t try to replace it if it tried… its just not powerful enough.

elmur The knob, the piano keyboard, strings and frets, and other tactile interfaces live forever, but touchscreens can at least be powerful options for the digital realm between tactile musical control and composition, as a more direct way to reach out and touch interactive interfaces for sound.

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All commercial, marketing and development activities related to the JazzMutant music product will not be continued after this date. A 5 year product cycle sounds pretty decent. The In-App Editor makes multitouch control truly improvisatory by letting you shape your controller the same way you shape sounds.

No new information there. The Lemur is an unusual piece of hardware. Reliability and consistency are two key factors for people playing live, and we are a little sceptical about the iPad’s performance on stage.

JazzMutant Lemur Controller is Dead; Long Live Multitouch

As a result, the need for a high-end dedicated hardware is doomed to vanish in the near future. Control is not limited to linear functionality. The problem is that while Stantum says they’re having a firesale on the thing, it’s still being sold on their site for a cool 1.

I have v2 of the Lemur.

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I bet you they will be reborn in a new form! Also, if the hazzmutant is anything like the iPhone, it doesn’t make a very good drum pad. A particularity of the Lemur is the ability to modify the physical behavior of each object for instance adding or removing friction on faders. I can’t see that it’s that complex, and would make an interesting controller for other applications.