Livid Instruments' new control surface boasts not only an unusual flexibility — courtesy of its custom editing software — but also some fine handmade wooden end-cheeks...
Numark's Orbit is aimed at DJs, but it also has plenty of potential as an unusual controller for the studio.
What does the current crop of premium control surfaces have to offer? Read our round-up to find out.
As its name suggests, the Nucleus is designed to be the core of your studio. It’s ambitious, but if anyone can pull it off, SSL can...
Some synths sound great, but lack hands‑on control. That’s where the Patch Editor comes in...
It looks like something that should be plugged into a games console, but Inspired Instruments’ You Rock Guitar just might be the MIDI guitar controller you’ve always wanted!
French synth experts Arturia get their groove on with a hybrid software/hardware drum machine. Zut alors!
Sonuus’ nifty gadgets make real-time audio-to-MIDI conversion easy and affordable — as long as you only play one note at a time!
Mouse-free, wallet-friendly groove production is the order of the day as Native Instruments miniaturise their Maschine.
It’s cheap, but is it cheerful? We examine the latest controller keyboard from Alesis.
The Impulse controllers are cost-effective, yet seem generously specified — so where’s the catch?
CME go minimal with their new controller range. But is less really more?
Novation's new controller keyboard has bright lights, friendly buttons and a newt-like orange underbelly. Splendid.
Steinberg’s new CMC Series gives you the building blocks for creating your own custom Cubase control surface.
Pedalboards and foot controllers are usually seen as the preserve of guitarists rather than of DJs and keyboardists — but if one man has his way, that might just be about to change...
Tired of navigating complex audio software with just a mouse and keyboard? Then a control surface might be just what you need. Here’s our selection of current models, with links to the SOS review where available.
Propellerhead’s Reason gets its first dedicated MIDI keyboard and control surface. What can it offer that your mouse can’t?
The new Launchpad is brighter, faster and more powerful than the original, but costs the same. What’s not to like?
At first glance, the Max49 seems much like other controller keyboards, but it’s got a surprise up its sleeve...
Akai’s slimline follow-up to their Renaissance hybrid MPC aims to claim some territory from a certain competing machine...
Few product launches have attracted as much attention as Slate’s touchscreen controller. Is the Raven the future of DAW control — or an oversized iPad?
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