updated 04:40 pm EST, Thu January 24, 2008
Ohm hardware instrument
Livid Instruments today introduced Ohm, its latest hardware instrument that serves as a real-time MIDI control surface designed to give digital audio and video performers an interface for performance and presentation. Ohm is a custom-built instrument for digital artists provides hands-on control, and is designed for performance with a bank of 36 buttons centrally located over a DJ style cross fader. The device includes eight faders with button triggers, 10 rotary knobs, 12 function buttons, and a BPM tap button. Ohm is priced at an introductory price of $800, and comes with a free fully functional copy of the new Livid Union 2.5 VJ software.
Ohm also comes with demo versions of Ableton Live and FLStudio. Two models include a handcrafted mahogany version and a rackmount metal edition.
Livid custom manufactures their controllers with the same techniques used in traditional instrument building. The device also provides easy USB connectivity and also has a standard MIDI out connector for both digital and analog MIDI integration. All of the controls on the instrument are fully LED backlight.