We got several entrees for suggested content from the December 2017 MIDI Association newsletter. One was for an article on CTRLCap from Edwin Joassart. We did a little more research and decided to do an article not just on CNTRLCap, but on the developers behind it -Herrmutt Lobby.
Herrmutt Lobby has created not just music, but hardware and apps to allow people to interact with music. After all, their mission is Empowering Real-Time Electronic Music.
They have four major projects-
- Playground-Music At Your Fingertips
- BEATSURFING-The Organic MIDI Controller Builder
Le U(20syl)-The Interactive Skateboarding Ramp
- CTRLCap, the cap you squeeze to control FX
Founded in 2003, Herrmutt Lobby is a collective of musicians, handymen, and programmers. Since 1997, the individual members of the group have released music on various labels – DUB, Studio !K7, Vlek, Eat Concrete, Thin Consolation, Catune – and across genres.
Alongside music, they've also devised and built various
softwares, controllers, and apps that help musicians perform live with the freedom to express at the moment's inspiration/instinct.
Their ever-changing musical universe grows through encounters with musicians from diverse horizons, most recently the Belgian jazz player Stéphane Mercier and UK rapper Lord Rao.
by Herrmutt Lobby Website1
CNTRLCAP-The cap you squeeze to control FX
Ever tried to add FX while scratching without breaking your flow? With both hands busy controlling the fader and the record, it's pretty much mission impossible...
Unless you own a CTRLCap.
PlayGround • Organic Remix
BEATSURFING The Organic MIDI Controller Builder
This Application lets you to draw a 3-dimensional controller which you can use, like any other, by tapping. But Beatsurfing allows more: you design your own paths until they suit you, follow routes, take turns and cuts with your fingers and collide with objects along the way, triggering melody, beats,
It can control any MIDI-enabled device (Software, Hardware, or even selected iPad apps), features a very intuitive in-app editing system and integrates seamlessly
Objects Behaviours can be set to link objects together and multiply the available commands on the surface of the iPad.
LE U - Interactive Skateboarding Ramp by 20syl
Skateboard culture and electronic music, those are the two
We want to thank Edwin Joassart from Herrmutt Lobby for reaching out to us and