Livid Instruments has been crafting custom controllers in Austin, Texas since 2004, and offers a line of commercially available control surfaces and DIY products through dealers and distributors worldwide.
We take attention to detail very seriously in the creation of our products and only select the highest quality parts and materials for production. All the wood used in our instruments are hand picked and all components are custom designed for maximum performance and durability. With a set of open source hardware and software tools, we encourage other artists and the creative community to adapt our products to their specific needs. Livid's mission is to empower artists to create with a sense of inventiveness and experimentation.
• While studying at The University of the Arts, Jay Smith designs his first controller in his parents basement. The result is the Editar, an expressive interface and software for editing and mixing video and audio samples in real-time.