Elements Modular System is a Modular Midi Controller Platform made by Livid Instruments that allows everyone to create their controller without any complicated assembly process or any knowledge about electronics. The modules from the Elements Modular System come in many different layouts and configurations so you can replace, mix and rearrange them the way you want. Each Elements Module connects to the main Elements Brain for easy setup. For total plug-and-play integration, the modules are housed in one Eurorack cases, the whole system being based around this format.
Livid Instruments XPC Expansion Controllers are a great addition to your CNTRL:R, Block, or OhmRGB. The controllers are plug and play and don’t require any special setup. Housed in a sleek black aluminum case, these handy modules come in a variety of configurations that adds more continuous control to your rig.
Two new additions to MPC Music Production Controllers has been announced by Akai … Akai MPC Renaissance and Akai MPC Studio. Both will be officially launched at NAMM.
Nektar announces Panorama P4, the dedicated Controller Keyboard for Propellerhead Reason through a contest
Nektar, the California based new brand for Advanced Control Enhanced Workflow Controllers annouce Panorama P4, the first dedicated Controller Keyboard for Propellerhead Reason. This couples with a great prize competition. Musicians can win the very first Panorama P4 rolling off the production line, by submitting their competition entry at www.nektartech.com.
Nektar Panorama P4 is Nektar’s vision of how a great controller keyboard should work. As there are many controllers on the market already, it is still a challenge to find one that offers the feel and flow of operating the software, as if it’s hardware. Nektar Panorama P4 uses a communication protocol that has been custom designed for Reason 6, putting control – every control – at the musician’s fingertips. Panorama, in addition, of course also features traditional MIDI controller capabilities, including a MIDI output, so its possible to switch between the virtual and a hardware instrument rack in real-time. Panorama P4 really provides access to all areas.
Allen & Heath today has announced Xone: K2 a universal controller perfect tool for managing top dj software like Traktor Pro, Ableton, Virtual Dj, PCDJ or MixVibes and even to control lights or VJ Software because if it can receive Midi Data it can take commands from K2.
Viewed from the top, Allen & Heath Xone: K2 is a MIDI controller with a 4-channel internal soundcard, configurable MIDI surface with tri-colour LED illumination, USB bus power, and incorporating Allen&Heath’s proprietary X:LINK to connect with other Xone equipment.
Numark announce the new partnership with Serato Audio Research for includind Serato Dj Intro Software with top Numark Dj Controllers. So, from today MixDeck, MixDeck Express, MixDeck Quad, MixTrack Pro and also the latest Numark Controller, N4, a four-deck digital DJ controller and mixer will come with all new Serato Dj Intro Software. The launch of Serato Dj Intro will be highlighted by Numark at BPM 2011 on October 1st in Birmingham, England.
Numark and Serato are not at the first collaboration, having worked together on numerous innovations in the past. They have produced together professional-level controllers that are unmatched, both in terms of seamless hardware/software integration and market success. Numark NS7, NSFX, NS7FX, V7 and NS6 professional DJ controllers are just some result from Numark – Serato collabo.
Steinberg unveils some new USB controllers that can be individually combined to form a Cubase Control System. Comprising six slim units, the Steinberg CMC Controller Series has all the control options that you need – whether you are recording, editing and mixing music, creating beats or performing live. Each of the six slim-sized controllers is unique in its own way and features a dedicated set of rotary encoders, touch faders or pads designed to take hands-on control of a specific section in Cubase.
Native Instruments announces Maschine Mikro Controller, an affordable new entry into the world of its popular groove production system. By combining the full-featured Maschine software with a compact controller, Native Instruments Maschine Mikro makes the acclaimed tactile and intuitive music creation approach of Maschine available at a significantly reduced physical footprint and price. At the same time, the new 1.7 software version provides advanced integration with the instruments and effects in the Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate bundle both for Maschine and Maschine Mikro users.
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro is based on a highly portable controller that provides hands-on control of the central Maschine features at two-thirds of the size and weight of the full-sized hardware. Utilizing a single display and a dynamically assigned high-resolution master encoder to enable its compact footprint, the bus-powered Mikro Controller retains the distinctive full-sized 4×4 matrix of pressure-sensitive, dynamically backlit Maschine drum pads with their acclaimed response and feel.
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro includes the full-featured Maschine software with its versatile pattern-based live and step sequencing, VST and AU plug-in hosting, real-time audio recording, sample editing and advanced multi-effects. The Mikro version also contains the full 6 GB Maschine sound library, expandable with the series of Maschine Expansions, as well as the free Komplete Elements sound collection. With the new 1.7 software version, both Maschine and Maschine Mikro now also benefit from advanced integration with Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate , providing advanced sound browsing and parameter mapping for all instruments and effects contained in the bundle.
We don’t know what is it and we don’t know when exactly it will come … We are sure that the launch date is near because it is September 1st today so it is autumn … And, yeah, it is coming from Steinberg.
Music Computing, the production and design team for all-in-one music keyboard production stations – StudioBlade Line – announced today the immediate availability of Gen2, the upgraded and updated reality of their computer based music production studio monster. Music Computing StudioBLADE (Gen2) are complete stations with piano keys, drum trigger pads, knobs, sliders, thousands of sound presets and software for live and studio use. They allow you to compose, record, mix, and master songs that are ready for radio or direct … World Wide Web.