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    Logic Control Tips & REX Imports

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    This month we help you work with Logic Control, as well as offering advice on importing REX files.

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    Evolution UC33

    MIDI Fader Controller

    The budget MIDI controller market is pretty crowded these days, but Evolution are giving you the most for your money with the UC33, eschewing expensive rotary encoders and large displays for affordable non-moving faders and wipe-clean overlays.

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    Edirol UR80

    USB Interface & Controller [PC & Mac]

    Edirol's all-in-one UR80 combines USB audio and MIDI interfaces with a fader-based control surface.

    Reviews Dec 2003
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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?

    Reviews Dec 2003
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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.

    Reviews Nov 2003
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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!

    Reviews Sep 2003
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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...

    Reviews Aug 2003
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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.

    Reviews Jun 2003
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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...

    Reviews May 2003
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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.

    Reviews Apr 2003
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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?

    Reviews Mar 2003
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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?

    Reviews Mar 2003
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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...

    Reviews Dec 2002
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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.

    Reviews Dec 2002
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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.

    Reviews Nov 2002
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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?

    Reviews Sep 2002
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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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    Figure 1. A MIDI loop between a hardware MIDI controller and a computer sequencer.

    Software Mixing With Hardware MIDI Controllers

    How To Choose One

    If you're tired of mixing on-screen using just your mouse and keyboard, then it's worth considering a hardware MIDI controller. But with so many different models available, how do you choose the one that's right for you?

    Techniques Mar 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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    David Vorhaus

    Electronic Music Pioneer

    One of the original pioneers of electronic music in Britain, David Vorhaus has remained at the cutting edge of the genre for over 30 years.

    People Feb 2002

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