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Lemur for iOS. Line Unleashes Legendary Multitouch MIDI/OSC Controller


Original JazzMutant Lemur was released in 2004. The first controller of it’s kind: A highly customizable touch screen controller with advanced features and multi-touch functionality. The concept was simple. Customize a layout of knobs, sliders, buttons, and various other unique objects to create your own MIDI or OSC control surface. Many high-profile artists began using the Lemur, including Björk, Modeselektor, and Richard Devine… Future Music Magazine named Lemur as “Innovation of the Decade”. Price tag was arround $2000.

Liine have come to the rescue. Original Lemur software, with its nearly ten years of development, and released it for iOS. All you need is a device sporting iOS 4.0, and you’re in the building. The new software includes all the things we loved about the original Lemur, without the Lemur. Possibly the best and most unique feature is the incredible physics engine, which enables you to have objects such as sliders bounce around with varying amounts of friction as you fling them across the screen. There are seventeen types of objects that you can duplicate, customize, and even write scripts for, including knobs, fades, pads, bouncing balls, LEDs, switches, and scopes.

The new Lemur software is by far the most advanced touch screen controller software out there, as it gives users the ability to create scripts for their controllers, and build intelligent systems much like in Max/MSP or Reaktor.

Lemur communicates either over Wi-Fi, or USB MIDI. It’s important to note that the software is compatible with Open Sound Control, which is a control protocol much like MIDI, with significant advantages. The latency is much lower, the resolution is higher, and frankly, it can be even simpler to set up. The downside of OSC is that most software (such as Ableton Live) doesn’t support it. It’s useful with programs like Max/MSP, Max 4 Live, Csound, Reaktor, and Modul8. Most users will connect the Lemur software to their computers using an ad hoc network, which is a decentralized wireless network coming from your computer that your iPad can connect to.


Control Everything
Lemur is a professional iOS controller app that doesn’t cut any corners. It lets you control anything, any way you want. Total flexibility means it can go as deep as you need it to. Lemur can control DJ software, live electronic music performance software, studio production software (DAWs), VJ software, visual synthesis software, stage lighting and more.

Sector Standard
Major stadium-touring acts use Lemur on stage. The original hardware version was introduced to the public in 2004 and Lemur software now benefits from nearly 10 years of development. These are just two of the reasons Lemur is the name cited when talking about multi touch control

No Controller like Lemur exist
Lemur has often been imitated but never equalled. The physics engine, which can make fades and balls bounce, is entirely unique: allowing anything from a slight organic feel to absolutely chaotic modulations. Lemur goes deep: it comes with more than twice as many unique objects as comparable apps. Options for adjusting the look and feel of objects are vast, and connection to your gear is simple.

Community Library
Access templates from top artists and the Lemur community. Some of these are real templates used on stage, others are pure studio or creative tools. Share your own or simply browse the library and download whatever suits your needs.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later

User  Guide
Lemur User Guide PDF

Developer Website
Mac App Store

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