Jazzmutant Lemurs

So the Jazzmutant Lemur's are going out of production...

From their website:
[quote]Since 2002, JazzMutant has been a acknowledged pioneer in the field of Creative Computing and Multi-touch technology, being the first-ever company to develop and bring to the market a product featuring a multi-touch screen as early as 2005. Since its market launch, the Lemur has been endorsed by a fascinating community of music and video artists. Nine Inch Nails, Richard Devine, Hot Chip, Ritchie Hawtin, Matthew Herbert, M.I.A, Mike Relm, Alva Noto, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Daft Punk, Bjork, ... : The list of prestigious and influent artists who have made the Lemur their favorite pet companion on stage would be way too long to be mentioned here. Its visionary concept and groundbreaking technologies allowed the Lemur to win numerous international press awards and was recently elected "Innovation of the decade" by Future Music.

During five years and despite the new fever surrounding touch technologies, the Lemur remained the only Multi-touch device capable to meet the needs of creative people. From now on, this ecosystem is evolving quickly : powerful consumer tablet devices are becoming mainstream, bringing the power of multi-touch to everyone. In the meantime, JazzMutant, renamed Stantum in 2007, has become a technology-centric company and developed partnerships with tier-one industrial partners to speed up this democratization. As a result, the need for a high-end dedicated hardware is doomed to vanish in the near future. This is why Stantum is announcing today that it will close its JazzMutant activity unit and stop selling its legendary Lemur Multi-touch hardware controller at the end of December while the stock lasts! The last batch of Lemurs just came out of the factory. These very last units are now available at a special discounted price from JazzMutant's webstore and from its authorized distributors and retailers. These very last units are now available with 25% discount! Moreover, the Dexter App and an original Lemur T-shirt will come along for free. Don't miss this last opportunity and grab the legendary Lemur from authorized retailers while the stock last! The Technical support and after sale service will be handled until December 31, 2011. The jazzmutant website will stay online in order to let the user community access support resources and share their projects.

We would like to thank all the people involved in this fantastic adventure: first of all the user community which exceeded our wildest expectations in creating the most amazing templates; our devoted resellers, who helped us to show the Lemurs all over the world; finally music software editors for their support.[/quote]

I dunno about you all. but I have been really interested in these for a while. I love the idea of a multi-touch controller for ableton. Watching glitch mob Live in action made me want 1 all the more. Plus being open to program your own templates is really awesome in my mind. But now that they are going out of productions, I wonder what will replace them.

Jazzmutant reduced the price on the lemurs down to $500 instead of the old $1,000.00 for the month of december. I think I am probably going to grab 1 while they are cheap to play with. I have the cash and $500 is reasonable I think.

What do you think about this and any ideas on what will replace these controllers? Multi-touch is the future. I'm wondering if there will be some crazy new iPaD app or if the windows tab pcs will have something for us soon.

I personally think that iPads will replace them. Midi is being implemented and basically you will be able to have a faux lemur with Touch OSC.

yeah thats what I heard as well. do you have an ipad howie?

i love the ability that the lemurs have with making your own templates.

I think im gunna get 1 for now to do some stuff I have been looking 2 do.

once the ipads come out with sweet software to do the same, I will look at it then!

i do have an ipad. they already have sweet software for it. its called touch osc.

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However, I dont think its supported with hardwired midi yet. the second it is, it will be on like donkey kong. i would NOT get a lemur dood. get an iPad. seriously.

[quote]howiegroove (08/12/2010)[hr]i do have an ipad. they already have sweet software for it. its called touch osc.

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However, I dont think its supported with hardwired midi yet. the second it is, it will be on like donkey kong. i would NOT get a lemur dood. get an iPad. seriously.[/quote]

yeah touchOSc is great,

there is also this app:


it can do wired and wireless midi, and you can do custom designs from ipad

get an iPad man, touchAble is worth it alone ! …and then there is iMS20 iElectribe and Angry Birds HD :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

have you guys used your ipads with ableton or logic?

i really just want something digital that I can play with besides the nobs on my midi controller.

lemurs used to be 2k. now you can grab 1 this month for $500. which is the same price as an ipad.

i want something touchable that I can use instead of an apc 40.

I wouldnt dude. Get an iPad. Hands down.

yah i dunno bout this. i hear what ur sayin about the ipad. but a smaller screen, same price, not as many features…

and no traktor controls ( I wanna use the controller for traktor as well…)

still trying to figure out why its better… (and not just because its apple)… I dont have a MAC.

with touchOSC you can control anything mate!

[quote]seanl (08/12/2010)[hr]with touchOSC you can control anything mate![/quote]


So fair enough I’m a fan boy but take a look at some of these:

pfffft. was mad wrong about them being $500.00 as well.

I guess europeans havn’t figured out that your supposed to put a comma after 3 digits in a price!

get on our level Europe!

-80 bajillion trillion in debt!

so thats.


notice the commas! thats how we roll!

def going to just wait for the new ipad in april.


hahahaaha angry birds

I’ve made this video on touchAble 1.1.1 update, is a bit gay but you should get the gist of things :wink: