Pre-order (Estimated delivery date: February 2021)
Comes with USB-C to Micro USB adapter cable
Light sensitive MIDI controller – IO-Lights is a MIDI controller that controls MIDI CC or MIDI Note messages via environmental light. A high-resolution light sensor in the center of the product makes it possible. In addition, MIDI notes can also be sent to IO-Lights, which are then represented as light by the 12 LEDs on the device.
How to use IO-Lights?
IO-Lights is used as a common MIDI controller. Just connect it via USB to the music software of your choice and start controlling sounds with light. You want to connect IO-Lights to your hardware synthesizer? Then simply use an additional USB MIDI host (e.g. this). The internal MIDI configuration can be changed via MIDI SysEx in a web app, which we will present to you soon!
Light to MIDI:
In the center of IO-Lights is a high-resolution light sensor that measures brightness. Use your surrounding light or a light source of your choice and point it at IO-Lights to control your sound.
MIDI Notes: Use IO-Lights to play notes via light.
MIDI Control Change: Use IO-Lights to control parameters via light.
MIDI to Light:
IO-Lights can not only control MIDI signals, but also visualize MIDI notes by the 12 LEDs on the product UI. Therefore simply send MIDI notes to IO-Lights. This is where the magic happens: the resulting light also influences the MIDI signals that IO-Lights emit. This creates a generative sound-light interaction.
Let IO-Lights generate light randomly. This looks nice. And? – And also influences your sound parameters by the resulting change of luminosity.
– Integrated light sensor to control MIDI compatible software
– Output: MIDI Notes or Control Change
– Input: MIDI Notes, Control Change or Clock
– 12 white LEDs to visualize MIDI data
– Random light mode
– Feedback loop mode
– Internal Note quantizer and Control Change slew limiter
– USB-MIDI class compliant. No additional drivers are needed
– MIDI clock synchronization
– Web App to configure MIDI settings and update firmware
– Micro USB (comes with USB-C to Micro USB adapter cable)
– Under 3 milliseconds latency