MIDI Controllers for Your Gear: MIDI Designer Community Layouts: Rated Layouts
25 Layouts by MIDI Target Manufacturer (5 manufacturers)
LAYOUT: Xpressive Keys by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 934 downloads ]
Sequential (was DSI)
Kawai [ Show All 7 ]
- LAYOUT: Sound Programmer for Kawai K1 by ibo-kai, Rating: Platinum [ 1728 downloads ]
- Sound Programmer for Kawai K1 for MDP2 by ibo-kai, Rating: Platinum [ 2237 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Kawai K5000 Macro Control by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 822 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Kawai K1(r) sound programmer V2.0 by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 810 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Kawai K3m Editor by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 164 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Korg MonoPoly VST (from Legacy Collection) by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 897 downloads ]
- Layout: Korg 707 (released V1.5) by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 1647 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Korg DW-8000 Patch Editor by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 477 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Korg Polysix VST (from Legacy Collection) by ibo-kai, Rating: Silver [ 787 downloads ]
Yamaha [ Show All 11 ]
- LAYOUT: Yamaha SY77/TG77 Voice Editor by ibo-kai, Rating: Platinum [ 2566 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Full Editor for Yamaha Reface DX by ibo-kai, Rating: Platinum [ 1022 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Voice Editor for Yamaha DX21 by ibo-kai, Rating: Platinum [ 2220 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Yamaha DX21 editor v3.1 by ibo-kai, Rating: Platinum [ 554 downloads ]
- LAYOUT: Yamaha reface CS editor update by ibo-kai, Rating: Gold [ 581 downloads ]
LAYOUT: Yamaha SY77/TG77 Voice Editor by ibo-kai2566 downloads
Yamaha released the SY77 keyboard -- and the TG77 rack-mount -- in 1989. They coined the term "Realtime Convolution and Modulation Synthesis" to describe the sound engine. It's an FM-synthesis and sample-based hybrid that creates amazingly rich, layered and multitimbral sounds.
This Platinum layout is well-thought-out, well-designed, well-executed and brilliant on every level. Master Layout Author Ibo Kai, winner of the Rainer Award for layout-design excellence, goes deep with this layout. He not only shows a particular vision of the TG77 through the layout, but he also provides a particular workflow. And that's EXACTLY what great editor design is about.
We're so fortunate to have Ibo Kai and his many contributions. Some of this others include brilliant editors for the Kawai K1, Yamaha Reface DX, and the Korg 707. Big ups, Ibo Kai!
SY77-TG77 Editor v1.45 | TG77 Editor v1.42 (admin's mod) | TG77 Editor v1.3 | TG77 Editor v1.2 (old)
LAYOUT: Full Editor for Yamaha Reface DX by ibo-kai1022 downloads
Master Layout Designer Ibo Kai brings us his Complete Editor, a Platinum Layout, for the Yamaha reface DX.
Yamaha released the Reface Mobile Mini Keyboards at Summer NAMM of 2015, including the exciting reface DX. DX is synonymous with FM synthesis since the 1980s. The reface DX itself is a modern version of the DX100, which is one of the most underrated synths of the 1980s. Like the DX100, the reface DX focuses on portability. Some things are the same as the DX100, and some, like the built-in speaker.
This editor is the basis for the related performance editor, and includes five pages, including: "Quick Access" Parameters, Operator Controls, Common Parameters, and 2 FX Units, Master Settings, and Util. Like all of Ibo Kai's layouts, it's beautiful, functional, and takes the reface DX to a whole new level.
LAYOUT: Sound Programmer for Kawai K1 by ibo-kai1728 downloads
A full sound editor for the Kawai K1 by Master Layout Author Ibo Kai!!! The Kawai K1 (and K1m for desktop, and K1r rack-mountable) was released in 1988 and is still a well-loved, 16-voice polyphonic sample-based PCM synthesis. Vintage Synth Explorer says, "The K1 is one of Kawai's most economic digital synthesizers in the K-series. The K1 has 256 digital samples of waveforms, 50 of which are from acoustic instruments. You combine up to four wave shapes to create very new and unique sounds. The K1 is capable of very good acoustic recreation, excellent unique synth sounds or at times, completely noisy walls of complex sound." Lots of hurdles were overcome to create this masterpiece, including... errors in the MIDI spec. We are very lucky to have this amazing layout, and aside from how comprehensive it is... it looks great!
LAYOUT: Voice Editor for Yamaha DX21 by ibo-kai2220 downloads
The Yamaha DX21 was one of a new, three-strong range of 4-operator FM synths to appear in 1986. The layout author says, "The Yamaha DX21 was the first synth I ever laid my hands on, when I was a young boy (it wasn't my own one, unfortunately). Just recently I found a used unit in really mint condition in my neighborhood and I decided to buy it, mostly for nostalgia. Of course I didn't bother to program sounds on the synth itself, but instead made this layout for far quicker and easier editing."
Sound Programmer for Kawai K1 for MDP2 by ibo-kai2237 downloads
Ibo Kai's revamp of his own layout, now for MIDI Designer Pro 2! What's different aside from the awesome look with Glow? It's 33% more compact thanks to Picker controls!
Here's the blurb from the other version: A full sound editor for the Kawai K1 by Master Layout Author Ibo Kai!!! The Kawai K1 (and K1m for desktop, and K1r rack-mountable) was released in 1988 and is still a well-loved, 16-voice polyphonic sample-based PCM synthesis. Vintage Synth Explorer says, "The K1 is one of Kawai's most economic digital synthesizers in the K-series. The K1 has 256 digital samples of waveforms, 50 of which are from acoustic instruments. You combine up to four wave shapes to create very new and unique sounds. The K1 is capable of very good acoustic recreation, excellent unique synth sounds or at times, completely noisy walls of complex sound." Lots of hurdles were overcome to create this masterpiece, including... errors in the MIDI spec. We are very lucky to have this amazing layout!
LAYOUT: Yamaha DX21 editor v3.1 by ibo-kai554 downloads
I finally enabled my editor layout to understand sysex from the synth. So now I can drag an existing patch into the layout and adjust it if needed.
In this case the input rule was really …
LAYOUT: Korg MonoPoly VST (from Legacy Collection) by ibo-kai897 downloads
Another functional and beautiful layout from Master Layout Designer Ibo Kai: this one is for the MonoPoly VST Synth from Korg's Legacy Collection. This layout requires you to use the included CMAP for the MonoPoly.
Layout: Korg 707 (released V1.5) by ibo-kai1647 downloads
The Korg 707, released in 1987, has been referred to as a "Multitimbral Yamaha DX27," but the unlike the DX27 the 707 is a keytar: guitar strap buttons, a 49-keyboard, and optional battery power bring FM synthesis to a new way of working. But like all of that 80s tech, the front panel is awkward. That's where Ibo Kai's layout comes in. It's the ridiculously high quality we've come to expect of this Master Layout Designer. He writes that it's "for sound programming. All SINGLE parameters are covered. Only the naming and write process has to be done on the synth itself." As usual, the layout looks great: amazing attention to aesthetics and workflow. And it's in Version 1.5. [As always, be sure to check the release notes on the QA site]
LAYOUT: Kawai K5000 Macro Control by ibo-kai822 downloads
Another tiny masterpiece from Ibo Kai! "This layout resembles the Kawai Macro Control Box, a piece of hardware, that adds certain sound control to a K5000W or K5000R, both of which lack those knobs (which were present in the K5000S only). This is purely MIDI CC and I added the Channel selector as well." The Macro Control is a Unicorn in music tech: it's very useful if you own a K5000 or a K5000R, but almost impossible to find. Enjoy this virtual version thanks to Ibo Kai!
LAYOUT: Xpressive Keys by ibo-kai934 downloads
This is an original instrument from Master Layout Author Ibo Kai. Inspired by the Linnstrument and Eigenharp, Xpressive Keys allows the player to play a key and then modify the pitch (slightly) by moving off-axis in the X-dimension. Moving off-center in the Y-dimension allows the user to change the Modulation (usually to alter the sound character). The layout is made to be modified easily by other users in Design Mode: "when you go to Design mode, 2 further controls will pop up at the top left, below the name. Here you can change the function of vertical and horizontal movements on the keys. This will change the whole keyboard (because the keys are all supercontrols of these)"... it's a brilliant and original entry, and opens the door to further riffs on this layout.
LAYOUT: Yamaha reface CS editor update by ibo-kai581 downloads
I updated my reface CS editor (mainly system setting editor) with a Streambyter input rule, so now I can grab the current settings from reface to see, what they are and change them if required. I had …
LAYOUT: DSI Prophet 12 (Module) Sound Editor by ibo-kai1758 downloads
As I own the P12 module, which apparently has only few direct controls (knobs) for editing/tweaking, I made this layout to control every parameter from my iPad. First page is for oscillators, second f…
LAYOUT: Kawai K1(r) sound programmer V2.0 by ibo-kai810 downloads
New features:Layout now understands single data dumps (patch data) from the synthSingle data dumps can be called from the layout by selecting block, bank and number same as in the K1This was quite som…
LAYOUT: Kawai K3m Editor by ibo-kai164 downloads
After the Korg DW-8000 I got another mid 80s hybrid synth recently: a Kawai K3m. This layout is for editing patches, with one page for oscillator and various performance settings and a second one for …
LAYOUT: Korg DW-8000 Patch Editor by ibo-kai477 downloads
Here is my take on the Korg DW-8000. Full patch editor with all parameters that can be set via sysex and it provides a few extras.
First tab provides settings for the oscillators and auto…
LAYOUT: Yamaha DX21 Analog Editor by ibo-kai1003 downloads
Ever wished you could program your DX synthesizer as easy as an analog one?
My first MD layout was an voice editor for the Korg 707, a synthesizer that did exactly this: making FM synthes…
LAYOUT: Performance Editor for Yamaha Reface DX by ibo-kai1473 downloads
Rainer Award Winner Ibo Kai decided to make a PERFORMANCE layout for the Yamaha Reface DX, and we're ecstatic to have it! All of his layouts are beautiful and well-conceived. This is a one-page layout but it packs a lot of punch. As the author says it: "While I think [Yamaha] created a great UI for programming FM voices, which is lightyears ahead of the old DX synths, plus you can play a loop and change a couple of parameters on the fly, I found I wanted some even more direct access to live-tweaking several things in parallel."
"This layout is pretty simple, just one page shows all the available functions. It is mainly what you find in the 'FM' keypad of the synth: frequencies, levels and feedback settings separately per operator plus the algorithm select."
So this gives you a new way to work with your Reface DX. Exciting stuff, enjoy!
Layout: Kawai K1r Vector Control by ibo-kai1709 downloads
As the author tells it:
This is a layout for live control of the Kawai K1r.
As the rack version of the K1 lacks the vector stick, which you find on the keyboard and the desktop module (in both cases it does neither send nor receive MIDI control), I was looking for a way to get this function from MIDI Designer.
And I got it to work in this layout. The advantage here to the actual vector stick on the K1 is, that this is MIDI sysex, so you can reord it in your sequencer!
I also added 2 knobs to control the amplitude modulation, one for sources 1+2, another for 3+4. For both you can switch it on, off and to reverse mode.
LAYOUT: DSI Prophet 12 Performance Tool by ibo-kai573 downloads
This is a performance control for Dave Smith´s Prophet 12. First of all, considering the 4 oscillators, I wanted to have a vector control to blend between them to bring in a bit of SCI Prophet V…
LAYOUT: Reface Series System Editor by ibo-kai849 downloads
Based on the feedback I got for my system editor for the Yamaha Reface CS, I decided to extend it and included the same functionality for Reface DX, Reface CP and Reface YC. All those system settings,…
LAYOUT: Korg Polysix VST (from Legacy Collection) by ibo-kai787 downloads
Hot on the heels of his MonoPoly VST release (and borrowing elements from it), prolific master layout designer Ibo Kai releases this simpler controller for the Korg Polysix VST (from the KORG Legacy Collection Special Bundle). The Polysix VST is a 32-voice, digital remake of this analog synth released in 1981, and this layout will let you access all exposed parameters. The layout is simple as the VST allows for limited control, but it's well-made and useful. Enjoy!
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