LEMUR is a handy and modular touchpanel based controller designed for audio and multimedia real-time applications. Our technology associates multitouch capabilities with visual display. LEMUR is provided with an extensible library of User Interface Objects such as faders, switchs, pads, keyboards, strings, etc. A software editor (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux) allows the user to build easily his own interfaces by dragging and dropping objects on the control area. The JazzMutant software editor also provides advanced tools to map and setup objects and control parameters.
What do you mean by «Multitouch capabilities» ?
It means that it allows the use of multiple fingers at once, thanks to its multitouch sensitive LCD.
What is LEMUR designed for ?
Among other applications, LEMUR can be used as :
-a live performance instrument to play OSC compatible virtual synthesizer (Max/MSP/Jitter, Reaktor, audiomulch, Sonasphere, Pure Data, SuperCollider, etc.)
-a DJ, VJ and Light Jockey modular deck
-an intuitive tool to control DSP plugins and virtual instruments
-other music, video and sound processes
Is LEMUR a MIDI Device ?
LEMUR is NOT a MIDI device. It includes a built-in100 BaseT Lan interface which can be directly linked to the host computer ethernet port. The protocol used to exchange data is OpenSoundControl (OSC). Compare to MIDI, OSC is much more efficient, convenient and reliable. Among other advantages, OSC has the following features : 32-bits precision, no additional hardware interface, no latency, simple specification and easy setup. At last, several LEMUR and computers can be linked together using a basic hub.