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Controllerism with an Iphone

Our friend Dj Mei Lwun invited us down to his club in San Francisco to check out a new toy he has been playing with. Its a fully configurable midi app for the Iphone that allows you to essentially create your own midi interface with custom labels and all. Mei-lwun is a fan of all things ironic so he thought is would be funny to tap out “i got hoes” on his iphone in the middle of the dance floor. We have similar tastes and sometimes they collide in interesting ways. You might remember my ironic guitar hero performance (he shot the video) or the faux communist party he and I created back in 2004 that “distributed” mash-ups to the masses. We also teamed up to create the greatest dj equipment review ever. How could I pass on filming this one?

The Video

The App

The app above is called “the matrix” and was created by a company called ITM (iTouchMidi). They have a whole line of different control interfaces but this one allows you to create a scalable matrix of buttons, then color and label each one according to their function.

  • Jso

    Where can i get this app?

  • Mescaline

    looks like a fun toy. but who’s gonna spin with it? and why? haha

  • dj raffy boy

    i cant find it at da app store

  • Anonymous

    coollllllllll

  • Charles

    Can someone please help me set mine up? I bought the app but the support on the page leaves me hanging. Anyone? I’m trying to use it with SSL. Thanks for your time.

  • Anonymous

    Can I use this with traktor 3 L.E?

  • al2ura

    [quote comment=""][…] may remember this previous article: Controllerism with an Iphone, where Dj Mei Lwun used the iTM Matrix to trigger samples from the dancefloor. Well, looks like the […][/quote]

    It would be interesting to see peoples midi map layouts… in particualr to SSL. I'm curious how DJ Mei Lwun has midi mapped his 4 x 5 banks with SSL since this is what I use. I think he has the 1st and 5th vertical rows mapped to his cues and don't know what the 2 center rows are mapped to. Does anyone know or have an idea?

  • ?????????! ???????, ??????? ????????? , ????? ? ????????? ???? ?????????? ??????????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ???????????? ????? “????????? ?????” ? ???????? ?????? ?????? ?? ?????????. 🙂

  • [quote comment="14671"]there's this german, berlin based dj called housemeister, he is signed on boys noize records and is regularly entering the stage with just a psp and a dj app runnin on it. i guess youtube will show you, havent seen it so far, but read it on his myspace…[/quote]

    He's probably using PLay Live?

  • I like the t-shirt!!!!100% ?????=)))

    (it's russian says 100% men)

  • there's this german, berlin based dj called housemeister, he is signed on boys noize records and is regularly entering the stage with just a psp and a dj app runnin on it. i guess youtube will show you, havent seen it so far, but read it on his myspace…

  • What they need to do is make a fader. Maybe a "flashformer" too!

  • djs

    @flashbak. Works great with Traktor. I was playing with ITM Matrix and Tilt for a while last night. The X/Y pad and Accelerometer can be pretty interesting with efx. The app are pretty flexible, you can change layouts, notes, midi channels etc. I'll wait for T.Pro before I finalize a layout. Not sure if I'd actually use it on stage yet… but for $6 its worth the novelty and supporting the project.

    @Cowboy. No. Can't use Airplane mode, you need WiFi on. An incoming call or txt will disrupt what you're doing until you click ignore.

  • Dr I'm a cuss

    "Lemme hit Ho's"

    Bro, You gotta do that outside the club.

  • If someone calls you can ignore it and keep on playin. It's made to be a general midi controler so you should be able to use it with tractor.

  • CH CH CH CH CHECKKK IT OUTTT ..

    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?p

  • Dammit, I want it on windows mobile for my Samsung Omnia! 😀

  • [quote comment="14647"]what if someone calls?[/quote]

    airplane mode

  • Here is another iPhone DJ application



  • mycole (B33SON)

    [quote comment=""]what if someone calls?[/quote]

    Then your mix must wait. iPhone can only one run app at a time.

    …I can't wait to see some multi-touch midi applications out there soon.

  • Sep

    what if someone calls?

  • flashbak

    any responses toward traktor on this?

  • Very cool!

  • wow

  • Walid Ismail

    nice, i got the free version and control ableton live with it, although in mine i can't rename or color code what each button does.