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New MIDI Products at CES 2018

CES 2018 hasn’t even started and there is already buzz around some new MIDI products. For the past several years a MIDI product has always been in the Best of CES product list including the Roli Seaboard and the Zivix JamStick.  It seems that MIDI and innovation natrually go together. 

The Enhancia Ring MIDI Controller


The Enhancia Ring is one of the generation of controllers that use advanced sensors with accelerometers to allow more natural control of MIDI via gestures.  The CES theme this year is that we have moved from the connected era to the data era.  Enhancia is part of that trend as accelerometers provide more data to control MIDI  with several different gestures at once.  For example, wiggling from side to side will produce vibrato and moving up and down can mapped to control volume. 

We wanted to create the shortest path between musical intention and musical creation


by Damien Le Boulaire, CEO and one of Enhancia’s four co-founders from Grenoble, France.from an article in Engadget. 


The Enhancia ring turns your gestures into musical effects

Enhancia consists of a rubber ring that you wear while playing the keyboard, connected to a larger hub. Its purpose is to augment whatever tune you’re playing w…



Enhancia | MIDI Ring Controller

Enhancia is developing a connected ring that revolutionizes your relationship with music. It interprets the subtlest movements of your hand in order to enhance control of your digital instrument

Hermmutt Lobby

We just recently did an article on Hermmutt Lobby and they are displaying at CES2018.  They will have their CapCom and other projects on display.  Tomorrow we will be visiting all the MIDI related booths at CES and providing more information on what’s happening for MIDI at CES2018.   Again we recommend that everyone watch the Intel Keynote January 8 at 6 PM  PST.


Herrmutt Lobby –

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 on everything that Hermutt Lobby does.