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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.

    Reviews Jun 2002
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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?

    Reviews Apr 2002
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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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    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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    Steinberg Houston

    VST Studio Controller

    Steinberg's new Houston hardware controller certainly looks space-age, but is it a small step or a giant leap for the 21st-century computer musician? Martin Walker takes his protein pills and puts his helmet on...

    Reviews Sep 2001
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    Digidesign/Focusrite Control 24

    Pro Tools Hardware Control Surface

    More Pro tools users than ever will now have the option of ditching the mouse and mixing from a full-featured hardware control surface, thanks to this collaboration between Digidesign and Focusrite. Hugh Robjohns and Paul White get their hands on the Control 24.

    Reviews Mar 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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    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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    Roland HPD15 Handsonic

    Hand Percussion Pad

    Nicholas Rowland is star-struck by Roland's frankly fabulous new hand percussion controller.

    Reviews Oct 2000
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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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    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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    Peavey/Cakewalk StudioMix

    Digital Recording Station

    Offering an integrated MIDI + Audio sequencer and hardware controller with motorised faders, StudioMix mimics some of the features of high-end digital audio workstations — but at under £800, how good can it be?

    Reviews May 1999
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    Digidesign Procontrol

    Pro Tools Hardware Control Surface

    Pro Tools is virtually an industry standard for music production and post-production, even though its powerful mixing and signal processing capabilities have previously only been fully accessible through a computer screen. The recent introduction of Digidesign's own ProControl addresses that problem. Hugh Robjohns just loves being in control...

    Reviews May 1999
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    Peavey PC1600X

    MIDI Command Station

    As studios became more and more virtual, musicians begin to miss having real knobs and faders to play with — hence the success of Peavey's original PC1600 MIDI hardware fader box. Six years on, it has just been replaced with a new version.

    Reviews Mar 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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    Mackie HUI

    Control Surface For DAWs

    Users of computer-based recording systems often feel restricted by the limited degree of physical control available when it comes to mixing, especially when compared to a traditional setup centred around a hardware mixer. Mike Collins tries out a new system from Mackie which aims to improve matters.

    Reviews Dec 1998

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