Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith, Bassnectar, The Ting Tings and Richie Hawtin are all among the many artists around the world that use Livid instruments. The company is known for its grid-based MIDI and DJ controllers, allowing musicians to bring some of their favorite (just about any) software gear into the real world. While its main offerings consist of larger MIDI/performance controllers, mixers and this odd little Guitar Wing add-on, Livid has condensed years of experience into its new mini-sized music maker: Minim.

Described as the “world’s first wireless, pocket-sized instrument designed for mobile music making,” the tiny instrument has 8 main velocity (touch) sensitive pads, surrounded by 15 assignable function buttons and a touch controlled fader. While we haven’t gone hands-on with the device, we are likely talking about a well built little machine if the company’s past work is any indication.


Already surpassing its Kickstarter goal with 28 more days to go, the iPhone 6 Plus sized controller integrates wirelessly over Bluetooth with most of the best production apps on iOS and Mac including Ableton Live and the wealth of MIDI/synth gear available on our mobile devices.

The Minim has a suggested retail price of $149, but you can grab one right now via the Kickstarter campaign for $79 (the $69 option is already gone, so move quick if you’re interested).

More features:

  • Minim is the world’s first wireless, pocket-sized instrument designed for mobile music making.
  • Use Minim with your favorite music creation apps with tactile control that goes beyond the touchscreen.
  • Minim’s expressive pads, 3D motion control, and touch sensitive technology allow you to play intuitively.
  • Play any sounds like drums, guitar, synths, or samples all on one device.
  • Minim’s long-lasting battery empowers you to sketch out songs on the go.
  • Designed with over a decade of experience manufacturing innovative instruments in Austin, TX
  • Eight ultra expressive pads, 15 buttons, one touch fader
  • RGB LED’s for colorful feedback
  • 3D motion control to make music with movement
  • Connect wirelessly to iOS and OSX devices
  • Long lasting lithium ion battery
  • No-slip rubberized bottom surface
  • Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.5 inches

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