Minim – The iPhone Sized MIDI Controller

Livid Instruments' Minim

The Minim is the new MIDI controller from Livid Instruments and separates itself as an individual amongst the plethora of MIDI controllers available nowadays.

The most significant difference you will notice is that the Minim is roughly the size of an iPhone coming in at 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.5 inches (LxWxH), so can fit in your pocket to take with you anywhere.

The size isn’t the only thing of note with the Minim though as it also comes with 3D motion control allowing you to adjust effects and settings through movement of the pad. The Minim’s expressive pads also feature toach sensitive technology so it will play intuitively to your touch.

As with any MIDI controller you can set it up to play the sounds of drums, guitar, synths, samples and whatever you like on the one device.

So what does it feature technically? The Minim comes with 8 ultra expressive pads, 15 buttons and 1 touch fader. Minim’s can connect wirelessly to iOS and OSX devices for use with DAWs allowing the ability to use it with iPhone and iPad devices for true on-the-go recording.

Minim also features a versatile design so you can clamp it to your mic stand, hold it with it’s no-slip rubberised bottom surface, play it on a table top or anywhere you want.

The company behind Minim, Livid Instruments, have been creating instruments made for musicians since 2004 and have gained significant popularity since. Livid Instruments say that with the Minim they want to make their instruments available to everyone, believing that anyone can create music.

The Minim is currently on Kickstarter where it has surpassed it’s $40,000 goal by almost half. For the chance to get the Minim early and discounted visit their Kickstarter page here.

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