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    Starr Labs Ztar Z7S

    MIDI Controller

    Fed up with the vagaries of pitch-to-MIDI guitar, but don't have time to learn to play a keyboard? The Ztar offers clean, keyboard-like MIDI from an instrument that guitar players can relate to instantly. It could be just what you need...

    Reviews Feb 2011
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    Focusrite Control 2802

    Analogue Console & DAW Controller

    Offering hands-on DAW control and a 32-input analogue console with bus compressor, Audient's latest mixer is very impressive indeed — and it's not as expensive as you might expect...

    Reviews Dec 2010
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    Black Lion AM/CHA1

    Dual-channel Equaliser

    Does a 'boutique' approach to building outboard have to mean inflated prices? Not according to this manufacturer...

    Reviews Dec 2010
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    Faderfox MIDI Controllers

    DJ3 DL3 DX3 FX3 FT3

    The Faderfox controllers are bijou and boutique, and theres five of them to choose from.

    Reviews Oct 2010
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    Akai APC20

    MIDI Controller For Ableton Live

    The Ableton controller race is hotting up — so how does the latest contender, the Akai APC20, compare to the competition?

    Reviews Aug 2010
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    Eigenlabs Eigenharp Pico

    Controller Instrument

    The follow-up to the revolutionary Eigenharp Alpha is designed to make the essence of the Eigenharp experience more accessible and affordable. How well does it succeed?

    Reviews May 2010
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    M-Audio Oxygen 49

    USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

    M-Audios Oxygen 49 offers competitively priced control over your DAW.

    Reviews May 2010
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    Livid Instruments Ohm64

    MIDI Control Surface

    The Ohm64 is the latest in a recent rash of grid-based control surfaces. Does it stand out from the crowd?

    Reviews Apr 2010
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    Akai LPD8 & LPK25

    MIDI Controllers

    Are Akais mini MIDI controllers the perfect partners for your laptop?

    Reviews Mar 2010
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    Novation Nocturn 25

    Controller Keyboard

    After an extensive programme of selective breeding, Novation have created the Nocturn 25 — an affordable, touch-sensitive controller keyboard.

    Reviews Jan 2010
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    Novation Launchpad

    Control Surface

    Novation have brought their control surface expertise to bear on Ableton Live. The result is the Launchpad: a low-cost, colourful and pleasingly idiosyncratic way to get hands-on with Live.

    Reviews Dec 2009
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    Eigenlabs Eigenharp Alpha

    Advanced Controller Instrument

    Its makers describe the Eigenharp as “the most revolutionary new musical instrument in 60 years”. Could this bold claim be justified?

    Reviews Nov 2009
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    M-Audio Axiom Pro 49

    MIDI Controller Keyboard

    The Axiom Pro showcases M-Audios controller keyboard know-how and debuts their brand-new Hyper Control technology, which is designed to make adjusting software parameters quicker and easier.

    Reviews Nov 2009
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    Akai MPK25

    MIDI Controller Keyboard

    The tiny MPK25 goes beyond knobs and buttons alone, offering MPC-style drum pads for added versatility.

    Reviews Oct 2009
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    Akai APC40

    MIDI Controller For Ableton Live

    Akai and Ableton have collaborated on the APC40, to bring tightly integrated, hands-on hardware control to Live.

    Reviews Sep 2009
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    C-Thru Music Axis 49

    Harmonic Table MIDI Controller

    The piano keyboard is so widespread and familiar that we take it for granted. But, as C-Thru Musics Axis 49 demonstrates, its not the only option out there.

    Reviews Aug 2009
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    Ableton Live Suite 8

    Digital Audio Workstation [Mac/PC]

    The challenge was to add yet more features to Live without compromising its legendary ease of use. Have Ableton succeeded?

    Reviews Jun 2009
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    Novation 61SL MkII

    Controller Keyboard

    The updated SL range rejoices in touch-sensitive knobs and sliders, and in Novations ingenious Automap technology.

    Reviews Jun 2009
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    Alesis Master Control

    Firewire Audio Interface & Control Surface

    Audio interface, control surface, monitor controller — the Alesis Master Control does it all. Could it be the perfect companion to your DAW?

    Reviews Apr 2009
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    Behringer UMA25S

    USB MIDI Controller & Audio Interface

    Whats black and white and red all over? Behringers fantastically cheap new audio interface and MIDI controller, of course!

    Reviews Mar 2009
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    Korg Nano Series

    USB Controllers For Mac & PC

    Can controllers this tiny and toy-like in appearance really do a serious job in the studio?

    Reviews Mar 2009

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