VMeter™ is a USB MIDI touch strip that provides nuanced musical control and visualization for DJs and other laptop musicians.
Blue LEDs react to volume, touch or MIDI. The versatile touch strip is actually several controllers in one, giving you new ways to "play" effects and tracks.
The VMeter is a class compliant USB MIDI Device, which means that just about all software can receive data from it. Unfortunately, some software does not send data back out, so mouse changes to faders and automation don't always playback. We're working to emulate Mackie Control Surfaces to make the VMeter compatible with just about everything. (This is what iPad apps like TouchOSC and TouchDAW do).
Here is a brief summary of testing, see the tutorials & compatibility page for more details.
Ableton Live: Control any knob, VU Meter output with special plugins.
Torq DJ Software: Full bi-directional support + VU outputs.
Reason: Control any knob or fader, VMeter --> Reason only.
Cockos Reaper: Anything can be controlled via Actions, visual feedback only for MIDI track recordings.
Sonar X1: Control any knob or fader, VMeter --> Sonar only. New: can be used as a visual metronome.
Logic Pro: Control any knob or fader, VMeter --> Logic only.
Cubase: Full bi-directional support, limited VU Meter.
Presonus Studio One: Full bi-directional support. Automation and mouse-changes show up on VMeter(s).
Resolume (Video DJ Software): Control any knob or fader, VMeter --> Resolume only. Pitch wheel mode not supported.
ProTools: Very minimal support. The fader controller numbers are hard-coded to 33-40, and pans on those tracks are hard-coded to 17-24. Some plugins let you "learn" a mapping, but not all plugins. No output back to VMeter(s).
GarageBand: Extremely minimal support. Volume and Pan control over currently selected track only.
Standard Keyboards: Unless your manual specifically says "USB Host", it's very unlikely that you can plug in a VMeter directly. However, the Kenton MIDI USB Hostbridge is an option.
"...The touch sensitivity is great and works incredibly well, even giving the ability to jump to higher or lower levels instantly..."
Customer Pics and Vids:
Long-time collaborator recompas posted a short demo using his modular synth + ring mod goodness:
Marc of http://twitter.com/#!/abletondenver sent in a quick video of Ableton Live filter control:
janw's binary clock using the 0.19 firmware & USB HID Interface - low level hacking!
Dana's desk (using it as a volume control with v0.19 firmware):