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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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    Use Audio Plugiator

    Digital Synthesizer

    This desktop DSP box runs and offers hands-on control of Creamwares ASB range of synth plug-ins — and it costs under $500. Is it too good to be true?

    Reviews Mar 2009
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    Steinberg CC121

    USB Controller For Mac & PC

    Steinberg's CC121 controller is, as you might expect, designed to work seamlessly with their DAW software — so is this the perfect companion to Cubase and Nuendo?

    Reviews Jan 2009
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    Euphonix MC Control

    DAW Controller For Mac

    The MC Control's programmable touchscreen and 'Soft Keys' technology offer the exciting possibility of building your own custom DAW controller. Is it too good to be true? Let's find out...

    Reviews Jan 2009
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    Q. Can I use multiple controllers with my software?

    I'm a Propellerhead Reason user and I plan to Rewire the software to Steinberg's Cubase DAW. My plan leads me to ask two questions about using MIDI keyboard controllers and control surfaces.

    Sound Advice Dec 2008
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    Nintendo's Wii Remote As A MIDI Controller

    Sound Workshop

    Nintendo's ultra-affordable Wii Remote controller can sense movement in every direction, and even knows at what angle you're holding it. Its potential as a music controller is unlimited, and you don't even need a Wii console to use it!

    Reviews Oct 2008
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    Monome 64

    Control Surface

    The Monome may appear to be simple, but hidden beneath its minimalist exterior are practically limitless computer control possibilities...

    Reviews Sep 2008
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    Novation Nocturn

    USB Control Surface

    The Nocturn uses Novation's sophisticated Automap technology to give you integrated, hands-on control of your software — and all for an almost unbelievably low price.

    Reviews Aug 2008
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    Digidesign C24

    Control Surface For Pro Tools

    The Command 8 and Icon have revitalised the affordable and the professional ends of Digidesign's controller range. Now Digi have turned their attention to the middle of the market, with a replacement for their tried and tested Control 24.

    Reviews Jun 2008
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    Fatar Numa

    MIDI Controller Keyboard

    Long-term players in the controller keyboard game, Fatar have brought all of their expertise to bear on the Numa — so is it as sophisticated as it is stylish?

    Reviews Jun 2008
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    CME UF80

    MIDI Controller Keyboard

    The CME UF80 offers a weighted, hammer-action 88-note keyboard at a knockdown price. Is it too good to be true?

    Reviews May 2008
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    Mackie Control Pro

    DAW Control System

    Mackie have updated their popular control-surface system. We find out what's new.

    Reviews Apr 2008
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    Euphonix MC Mix

    DAW Control Surface

    The new Artist series brings Euphonix's innovative EuCon technology to the project studio market. Does the MC Mix put existing fader controllers in the shade?

    Reviews Apr 2008
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    Frontier Design Alphatrack

    USB Controller [Mac/PC]

    If you want hands-on control over your DAW, without the expense or inconvenient size of a multi-channel controller, the Frontier Design Alphatrack could be just what you're looking for...

    Reviews Mar 2008
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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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