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    Tascam US2400

    25-fader USB Control Surface

    Hardware control surfaces promise to make working with a software DAW more intuitive and 'hands on'. Tascam's new offering has more knobs and faders than most, but also keeps things deliberately simple. Is it an essential accessory, or an expensive gadget?

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    JL Cooper AXOS Panner

    Surround Pan Controller

    Physically, the AXOS Panner is a compact free-standing control unit, which connects via a single USB cable to the DAW host....

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    Arturia KeyLab 88

    Controller Keyboard

    A fully-weighted master keyboard at this price is unheard of. Is the KeyLab 88 too good to be true?

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    Roger Linn Design LinnStrument

    Controller Instrument

    Never one to rest on his laurels, Roger Linn’s latest creation aims to bring unprecedented expressivity to MIDI musicians.

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    M-Audio iControl

    Control Surface For Apple Garage Band 2

    There are dedicated (and expensive) control surfaces for Logic, Pro Tools and Cubase... so why not an affordable one for Apple's semi-free entry-level application Garage Band? M-Audio must have thought exactly the same thing...

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    M-Audio Project Mix I/O

    Firewire Interface & Control Surface [PC/Mac]

    M Audio have packaged a fully featured control surface with motorised faders, an 18-input Firewire interface and eight mic preamps in one box — at a very competitive price.

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    Akai MIDIMix

    MIDI Controller

    Akai’s new controller keeps the design simple and the cost low.

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    ROLI Seaboard Rise

    Keyboard Controller

    ROLI’s new instrument further develops the technology of their revolutionary Seaboard Grand — at a much more affordable price.

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    Novation Remote 25SL

    'Intelligent' Controller Keyboard

    Novation have an elegant solution to the tedium of configuring hardware controllers — the Remote 25SL can read your sequencer and automatically map plug-in instrument parameters to its controls. Is this the first 'intelligent' hardware control surface? We find out...

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    App Works

    Making Music On The Move

    This month we look at the Apple Watch and the BandLab collaboration app.

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    Akai MPD226 & MPD232

    MIDI Controllers

    Can new pads and a step sequencer keep Akai’s MPD pad controllers top of the class?

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    Ableton Push 2

    Hardware Controller For Live

    Ableton have released major new versions of their two flagship products, Live and Push. Live 9.5 is free to owners of Live 9. Meanwhile, and more importantly, there is a new Push controller. 

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    Novation Launchpad Pro

    Control Surface

    Novation’s popular Launchpad comes of age with the new Pro model.

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    Akai Advance 49

    Controller Keyboard

    Akai’s Advance 49 is a tightly integrated controller/software package designed to bridge the gap between musician and computer.

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    Digidesign Icon

    Hardware Control Surfaces For Pro Tools

    Digidesign's D-Command and D-Control represent perhaps the most ambitious attempt yet to integrate recording and mixing systems. Do these Icons symbolise the future of digital audio workstations, or are they merely expensive control surfaces for Pro Tools?

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    Tascam DM3200

    Digital Mixer

    Tascam's new 48-channel digital console is an imposing sight, full of features and attractively priced. We get to grips with it...

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    ROLI Seaboard Grand

    Keyboard Controller & Synthesizer

    With its familiar interface and enormous potential for expressive control, is the ROLI Seaboard the future of the keyboard?

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    CME Xkey37

    Compact Keyboard

    I tested CME’s first Xkey 25-note compact keyboard for our March 2014 issue. Now they've added an extra octave and released the Xkey37.

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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...

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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?

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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.

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