ThingTone Software Now Licensing Thing-1 MIDI Music Performance System

Rancho Cordova, CA -- January 19, 2010 -- ThingTone Software today announced the immediate availability of a new product for Mac OS X enabling woodwind players to control MIDI synthesizers for live performance.

Released in a limited trial edition in May 2009, the Thing-1 Professional Edition software is now available for purchase through the ThingTone Software website and to dealers and distributors by contacting ThingTone Software directly.

The new MIDI wind controller, called Thing-1, offers many creative advances:

--Clean, accurate tracking and articulation control.
--An 8 octave range for woodwind players.
--Parallel harmonies of any interval up or down.
--Doubling and splitting to a second MIDI channel.
--Live chord voicing and triggering from any note.
--MIDI program change, control change, sustain / release.

Thing-1 offers an innovation in the field of wind controllers by using software to interpret the musical sound of the soprano recorder in real time. Thing-1 can instantly translate articulation, pitch, and expression into MIDI information to control a synthesizer, turning the sound of a woodwind instrument into virtually any sampled or synthesized sound imaginable.

ThingTone Software is the maker of the popular GrabBack portable backup application for Mac OS X. More information about ThingTone Software products is available at

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