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MIDI Controllers

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    Roland SPD6

    MIDI Percussion Controller

    The SPD6 MIDI percussion pad features 113 internal drum sounds, with six rubber playing pads and can run from an optional power adaptor or from batteries.

    Reviews Feb 2002
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    Miditech Midicontrol

    MIDI Keyboard Controller

    Miditech's new 49-key take on the simple MIDI keyboard controller adds a panel of assignable knobs for even more control potential - and all for well under £200.

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    Using Budget MIDI Hardware Controllers With Your PC

    PC Musician

    A little money spent on a hardware control surface for your PC can yield a dramatic improvement in ergonomics and ease of use. Martin Walker explores the options.

    Techniques Oct 2001
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    Soundbeam 2

    MIDI Performance Controller

    The Soundbeam's ability to translate physical movements into MIDI messages, in a sophisticated and customisable way, makes it unique among alternative MIDI control systems.

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    Philip Rees C16

    MIDI Controller

    The new C16 offers 16 MIDI-assignable control faders for the thoroughly reasonable price of £150. Derek Johnson and Debbie Poyser love that feeling of control...

    Reviews Jan 2001
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    Gmedia Phat Boy v2

    MIDI Controller

    Paul Nagle tries out the update to this inexpensive controller for MIDI devices.

    Reviews Oct 2000
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    Roland GR33

    MIDI Guitar Synthesizer

    Roland's new guitar synth is their most affordable yet, but could it also be the best?

    Reviews Oct 2000
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    Doepfer Pocket Control

    MIDI Control Surface

    One drawback of soundcards and soft synths is their lack of physical controllers, but Doepfer aim to bridge the gap with their diminutive PocketC. Paul Ward tries his hand...

    Reviews Jul 2000
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    Kurzweil XM1 Expression Mate

    MIDI Processor

    MIDI can be a creative tool as well as a functional one, and Kurzweil's new stand-alone ribbon controller is designed to help you exploit its artistic possibilites. Derek Johnson & Debbie Poyser open up a new world of expression.

    Reviews May 2000
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    Parker MIDIFly

    Guitar

    Guitarists who use sequencers have been waiting many years for the perfect MIDI guitar. John Walden tries the Parker MIDIFly to see if the wait is over.

    Reviews Dec 1999
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    Oberheim/Viscount MC3000 & MC2000

    Controller Keyboards

    Want to get serious about your music? A quality master controller keyboard is a good place to start. Paul Ward looks at two machines that offer a little more than most.

    Reviews Nov 1999
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    Doepfer Drehbank

    MIDI Controller

    There are now quite a few MIDI Control surfaces on the market, yet the knob-laden Drehbank, which offers interesting possibilities for interconnection between vintage CV synths and modern MIDI gear, is sure to excite much interest. Paul Nagle turns on and tunes in.

    Reviews Jul 1999
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    Deeper Regelwerk MIDI Fader box and Step Sequencer.

    Doepfer Regelwerk

    MIDI Fader Box & Step Sequencer

    Fancy having 24 assignable faders and 72 buttons to control your MIDI gear? How about an eight-track MIDI step sequencer with CV and gate outputs too? Paul Nagle explores a product that gives you both.

    Reviews Feb 1999
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    Kenton Control Freak

    MIDI Control Centre

    Derek Johnson & Debbie Poyser take a look at a new programmable control surface which allows you to set up a physical controller for almost any aspect of a MIDI device.

    Reviews Nov 1998
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    Yamaha B1D/G50

    MIDI Bass Interface

    MIDI guitars have been around for years, but systems catering to bassists are far less common. Derek Johnson sets his sequencer's controls for the heart of the bass...

    Reviews Nov 1998
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    Yamaha WX5

    Wind Controller

    Paul White, with a little help from Rachel Fletcher and Paul Farrer, gives a blow-by-blow account of a controller that allows MIDI modules to harness the power of wind.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Keyfax Hardware Phat Boy

    MIDI Synth Controller

    Paul White takes a turn on a hardware controller box which allows knobularly-challenged GS and XG synths and soundcards to join the rotary club.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Blue Chip Axon AX100

    MIDI Guitar Converter

    MIDI guitar has a long and chequered history, litered with great expectations and expensive failures. Dave Lockwood investigates the latest contender to see if it really is able to bring something genuinely new to the field.

    Reviews May 1998
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    Penny & Giles DC16

    MIDI Controller

    The DC16 is an assignable control surface ideal for use both with gear and software, and with digital audio systems such as Pro Tools. Mike Collins just loves being in control.

    Reviews Oct 1997
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    Interactive Light Dimension

    Beam MIDI Controller

    The Dimension Beam translates physical movement into MIDI data, offering theremin-style control over your keyboard rack. Dominic Hawken explores this new device.

    Reviews Jun 1997
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    Yamaha MFC10

    MIDI Foot Controller

    Yamaha's MFC10 MIDI Foot Controller aims to put control right under its user's feet. Paul Ward boots it up...

    Reviews Apr 1997

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