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    Euphonix MC Pro

    Assignable DAW Control Surface

    Euphonix's EuCon control protocol first saw the light of day in their high-end digital mixers. Now it has the potential to revolutionise the world of the project studio.

    Reviews Mar 2008
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    Native Instruments Kore 2

    Hardware Controller & Software Host For Instruments & Effects

    The latest incarnation of NI's Kore system introduces an updated controller, redesigned and streamlined software and a generous library of built-in sounds. So is Kore all you need to get the most out of your software instruments and effects?

    Reviews Mar 2008
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    Akai MPK49

    USB Keyboard Controller

    Akai will be best known to SOS readers for their samplers and ever-popular MPC range — so what can they bring to the controller keyboard party?

    Reviews Feb 2008
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    Jazzmutant Dexter

    Touch-sensitive DAW Controller

    Realising that some potential users were daunted by the highly customisable nature of their innovative Lemur screen-based controller, Jazzmutant have added a second controller to their range — and this one specifically supports a range of popular DAWs.

    Reviews Feb 2008
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    CME VX8

    MIDI Keyboard Controller

    The CME VX8 is a particularly ambitious keyboard controller, with an ambitiously low price tag. It's a balancing act — so can CME pull it off?

    Reviews Dec 2007
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    CME Bitstream 3X

    MIDI Control Surface

    This powerful MIDI control surface boasts a lot more flexibility than the budget offerings on the market, yet it's still affordable.

    Reviews Nov 2007
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    Terratec Axon AX50 USB

    MIDI Guitar System

    Is this the perfect marriage to date of guitar and MIDI?

    Reviews Oct 2007
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    Akai MPD24

    Percussion Controller

    Akai combine MPC-style pads with more traditional sliders and rotary encoders in their cost-effective new desktop USB MIDI controller box. Is it destined to be a hit?

    Reviews Sep 2007
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    Fender VG Strat

    Electric Guitar With Roland VG Modelling

    Fender have married Roland's VG technology with the timeless design of the Stratocaster. The result is a cutting-edge classic.

    Reviews Sep 2007
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    Edirol PCR500

    MIDI & USB Controller Keyboard

    Edirol's updated PCR keyboard range offers more controls than ever, and a software editor to make the most of them. Let's check it out...

    Reviews Aug 2007
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    PreSonus FaderPort

    USB Control Surface [Mac/PC]

    Hands-on control of your DAW can speed up your workflow considerably, but what if you don't want or need a console-sized controller? Enter the Presonus Faderport...

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Jazzmutant Lemur

    Touch-sensitive MIDI Controller

    Jazzmutant's Lemur combines both touch-sensitivity and a completely customisable interface, to create an entirely new breed of MIDI controller.

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    Fatar Studiologic VMK176 Plus

    MIDI Controller Keyboard

    This controller comes from a range that, unusually, takes the concept of a quality weighted action into the realm of the shorter keyboard — and offers hands-on knobs and sliders for software control to boot.

    Reviews Feb 2007
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    Korg Kaoss Pad 3

    Dynamic Multi-effects Processor & Sampler

    Korg's tactile effects processor benefits from a major overhaul - so is the third generation the Kaoss Pad you always wanted?

    Reviews Feb 2007
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    Novation Xiosynth

    Synthesizer & Audio Interface

    Synthesizer, USB audio interface, MIDI controller — Novation's Xiosynth does it all, and at a very reasonable price...

    Reviews Jan 2007
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    M-Audio Mid Air 25

    Wireless MIDI Controller Keyboard

    M-Audio's new wireless controller keyboard aims to free you from the restraints of MIDI cables.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Novation Remote Zero SL

    MIDI & USB Controller

    Novation have cut the keyboard and the cost with the latest addition to their Remote SL line of 'intelligent' hardware controllers.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Novation Remote 25 LE

    MIDI & USB Controller Keyboard

    Novation's Remote LE range offers a healthy selection of features from their popular Remote controller keyboards at a cut-down price.

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    Sonalog Gypsy MIDI

    Motion Capture MIDI Controller Suit

    Want to turn movement into sound? Sonalog's 'mocap suit' is probably the world's first wearable MIDI controller.

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    Allen & Heath Xone 3D

    DJ Mixer

    Is an all-in-one mixer, MIDI controller and audio interface the perfect solution for digital DJs and live laptop artists?

    Reviews Sep 2006
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    Korg Pad Kontrol

    USB MIDI Drum Pad Controller

    Pad controllers are aimed at releasing the frustrated drummer in all of us, allowing desktop composers access to rhythm sounds without having to use sticks — and Korg's Pad Kontrol adds a couple of nice twists to the concept...

    Reviews Jul 2006

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