Lemur

Lemur is a control surface for audio and media. Its uniqueness comes from its core technology: multitouch. The multitouch modular controller is used for sequencers, synthesizers, virtual instruments, VJ and light.

The Lemur’s multitouch technology makes it possible to use all ten fingertips to accurately control multiple objects simultaneously.  It also gives the ability to enhance precision, by zooming-in on any control.

By the touch of a button, the user can save and navigate through all of the created interfaces.

Using the Up and Down buttons above the display gives the ability to flip through the pre-defined interface layouts or make use of the preview function, allowing the user to have a look at the interface in thumbnail, before selecting it.

Lemur can manage an unlimited number of interfaces for any type of need. Create a custom interface by using “JazzEditor” – the template design application – using a library of standard objects, including faders, knobs, pads, switches and more.
Or download and customize an existing template from the community of developers.

In addition, JazzEditor gives a full set of options to customize each object: adjust the dimension, shape, appearance, status and behavior.

Lemur is one of the first controllers that comply with the OpenSoundControl (OSC) protocol. OSC is an emerging network-based standard for a controller that has advantages over MIDI, including low latency, higher data capacity, 32-bit numerical precision and easy set-up. Supported by an emerging number of applications, this protocol opens a new era in the field of real-time control and human-machine interfaces.

Connectivity is assured through a fast Ethernet connection as well as its built-in 100BaseT interface, which means Lemur is capable of exchanging thousands of control messages at once with the application. It also means that several computers and Lemurs can be connected on a local area network (LAN).

Software applications that are compatible to the Lemur include Reaktor, Max/MSP, Audiomulch, SuperCollider, Pure Data or Bidule. When sliding one finger it can tweak the 32 bands of a vocoder, control complex polyphonic granular synthesizer, or even generate rhythmic patterns with the MultiSlider.

The Lemur communicates with loop based sequencers such as Ableton Live: triggering clips with switches, grouping several tracks together, or controlling filters with bi-dimensional objects, can generate any type of LFO for effective auto-driving.

JazzDaemon is a background application running on the host computer that handles MIDI communication between the Lemur and any number of MIDI applications or devices connected to the host computer. This single interface gives the option to control the track levels of the sequencer with one hand while playing the hardware sampler or virtual instrument with the other.

Lemur’s casing is made of solid steel for mechanical protection. Lemur’s screen was developed with a special coating that is resistant to scratches and humidity. And since it’s glued onto a 3mm glass plate, the touchscreen also protects the TFT display from being damaged.

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