[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom – Air Craft Media Ltd announces update v1.2.0 to the AC Sabre Motion MIDI Instrument, with support for the new MIDI MPE extension (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) allowing a whole new level of physical-realistic expressiveness in performance and sound design. AC Sabre showcases MPE and other features in a new video with WizdomMusic’s GeoShred Guitar Synth app: “The Apex of Air Guitar”. Finally, AC Sabre will be 50% off until 11 December.
The new AC Sabre v1.2.0 adds the following new features…
* Support for iOS 11
* MPE (Multi-dimensional Polyphonic Expression) MIDI support!
* New “Guitarist” Panel Set with POWER CHORDS
* Vertical pluck axis
“…mind-blowing videos…AC Sabre enables a sound engine to go well beyond the boundaries of typical keyboards and more expensive MPE controllers…The future is here!” -DJ Mag
“The sound from physical instruments is very sophisticated compared to synthesisers. Thus they have a life that is hard to recreated digitally. The new MIDI MPE standard is a major step in direction of that human-linked complexity and AC Sabre allows that connection to be one of live ‘touch’ and ‘feel’ rather the offline automation curves and cerebral calculation. I’ve played guitar for years but this AC Sabre Geoshred combo lets me do things I couldn’t dream of on my electric guitar.” – Hari Karam Singh, creator of the AC Sabre
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MORE ABOUT AC SABRE
AC Sabre is a revolutionary new music composition app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that allow electronic music artists and composers to push the boundaries of their craft. The app uses the device’s built-in gyroscope and accelerometer, and translates movements into musical actions allowing performers to control their music intuitively with their movements.
Composers can make use of the app to create distinctive hooks that go beyond the normal MIDI keyboard, conduct automation in realtime, and add sophisticated musical elements without the need for long years of theory and training. DJs and performers can play electronic instruments without the need to stay shackled to their gear, adding spontaneity to their live performances. The app makes it easy for artists to infuse their performances with their own signature attitude and style.
AC Sabre excels over other Multi-dimensional, Polyphonic, Expression (MPE) controllers such as the ROLI Seaboard and MiMu gloves by providing instant setup and a sophisticated musical palette that doesn’t require traditional instrument skills. Musicians of all levels can be up and performing immediately without the typically long learning curve of traditional instruments. With AC Sabre, notes are triggered via invisible strings that can literally be “plucked” in mid-air, while gestural motions control up to 7 additional parameters via MIDI CC messages. This combination results in a level of nuance and expression not achievable by the current tools of studio and stage.
AC Sabre’s rich musical features include:
* Scale-synced, velocity sensitive note play
* Harmonies, trills, arpeggios
* Gesture-based vibrato
* Polyphonic Aftertouch
* Over 150 musical scales
* Note shift (for playing out-of-scale notes)
* Circle of Fourths/Fifths key changes
* Note range and octave shift
* Legato and Portamento modes
* Note-clamping pitchbend
* A Drone for sustain and guitar tapping-style effects
The app offers powerful expressive control, with six assignable motion controls. Pitch, roll & yaw angels, play intensity, configurable touch ribbons, a configurable user button, as well as vibrato on shake are all available. It’s 150 musical scales include major, minor and pentatonics, jazz modes, exotic scales such as Bebop Dominant, Octonic, Nine-tone scale, arpeggio scales, bassline scales, and a large selection of Indian raag scales.
AC Sabre is honed for professional use:
* Low latency (<10ms), 50m range via Wi-Fi
* QuickPanels allow realtime access to most common parameters
* Save/load/export configuration Patches
* Wi-Fi/Bluetooth support & Bonjour auto-detect
* Supports multiple devices running AC Sabre as separate MIDI inputs into your DAW
* MIDI Learn wizard for quick CC assignment
* MIDI channel selector for playing multiple instruments
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.3 or later
* Universal Application
* 70.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GeoShred 2.5.2 is $24.99 USD (or an equivalent amount on other currencies) and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category.Air Craft Website
Purchase and Download from iTunes
AC Sabre Demo Videos
GeoShred & AC Sabre �” Demo Video
Air Craft is a London-based, technology studio which specializes in designing next-generation musical instruments that use the motion sensors available in today’s mobile devices. These instruments bring the dynamic feel and performance energy associated with traditional, physical instruments into the realm of electronic music. The result is a level of expressiveness that is not possible with the current tools of studio and stage. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2017 Air Craft Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.