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    Mackie Control

    DAW Control Surface

    Building on the success of previous mixer and control surface designs, Mackie's affordable Mackie Control promises the best of the soft- and hardware worlds — but will it make you hang up your mouse?

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    Tascam FW1884

    Firewire Control Surface, Audio & MIDI Interface

    The FW1884 is more than just a well-specified Firewire audio and MIDI interface: it also offers detailed control over almost every MIDI + Audio sequencer thanks to its motorised faders, rotary controls, transport buttons and more.

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    Kenton Spin Doctor

    MIDI Controller

    Kenton's affordable MIDI controllers continue to come down in price — the new entry-level rotary-control Spin Doctor offers a lot of control (and controls) for a mere £125!

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    Novation Remote 25

    Portable USB Controller Keyboard

    The concept of the portable laptop-based studio is enticing, but you still need a musical input device — hence the current popularity of compact MIDI keyboards. And although it's not the cheapest, Novation's Remote 25 has much to offer...

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    JL Cooper CS32 Minidesk

    Portable Control Surface For DAWs

    JL Cooper's miniature controller packs 155 controls into a box the size of a book.

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    Radikal Technologies SAC 2.2

    Moving-fader Controller

    Moving-fader controllers for computer-based studios are big news at present, and Radikal's SAC 2.2 can be used with a wide range of software sequencers and instruments. Jack of all trades, or master of none? We find out...

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    Edirol PCR50

    USB & MIDI Controller Keyboard

    Edirol's latest desktop music product is a controller keyboard that can also be used to control your sequencer's on-screen mixer.

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    Serato Scratch SE

    Turntable Controller For Pro Tools TDM, HD & LE

    We are used to the idea of using fader boxes and other MIDI controllers to manipulate our music software, but now Serato want to get us using our turntables to scratch digital audio. Can it possibly work?

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    Roland MC909

    Sampling Groovebox

    The latest in Roland's line of MC-series workstations is their best (and most expensive) yet, incorporating synthesis, sequencing, real-time control, and sampling. But in an increasingly software-driven world, can a Groovebox still cut it?

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    Digidesign Digi 002

    Digital Audio Workstation

    FireWire audio and MIDI interfaces are gaining in popularity, as are fader surfaces designed for hands-on control of computer recording packages. Now Digidesign have combined the two.

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    Kenton Control Freak Live

    MIDI Control Centre

    Kenton's latest take on their affordable hardware control surface concept eschews the faders of previous Control Freaks in favour of 16 knobs. And it manages to be cheaper than the fader versions...

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    Tascam US224

    Control Surface, USB Audio & MIDI Interface [Mac/PC]

    With their latest recording tool, Tascam aim to entice hobbyists away from their cassette multitrackers and onto their computers.

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    Akai MPC4000

    Sampling Workstation

    Akai's MPC sampling workstations have been a studio fixture for nearly 15 years, and the MPC4000 is the most powerful one yet. But the world of sampling has changed dramatically since the MPC2000XL was released. Can an MPC still cut it in the 21st century?

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    Midiman Oxygen8

    USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

    For applications where space or portability are at a premium, it is hard to beat this compact, two-octave MIDI master keyboard, which also incorporates eight assignable real-time MIDI controllers.

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    Emagic Logic v5 & Logic Control

    MIDI+Audio Sequencer & Hardware Control Surface

    Users of Emagic's Logic sequencer have been itching to get their hands on the latest version 5 and Logic Control, the company's dedicated moving-fader control system. Has it been worth the wait?

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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.

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    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.

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