Music Computing Intros ControlTouch USB Touchscreen Control Keyboards

Music Computing ControlTouch MIDI Controller

Music Computing has introduced a new line of touchscreen control keyboards, the ControlTouch 25 & 61.

The ControlTouch controllers combine a traditional keyboard MIDI controller with a touchscreen display.

“The ControlTOUCH was designed to allow the user to focus on a musical instrument instead of a laptop.” Said Victor Wong, CEO, Music Computing, “This is something I strongly believe is important to the creative process.”

  • ControlTOUCH 61: The 61-key version provides the following controls and features: 8 velocity sensitive trigger pads, 2X Assignable Pedal Interfaces, 8X Assignable Faders (61-key only), Pitch Bend Wheel and Modulation wheel, 6 Buttons for MTC, Master Volume Fader (61-key only), 8 double Function button with shift, providing 15 functions like (PROGRAM, CHANNEL, CURVE, OCTAVE, TRANSPOSE, BANK M, BANK L, DUAL, SPLIT, MUTE, AFTER TOUCH, CONTROL ASSIGN, etc), 10X numeric pad with +/- buttons, Built-in Memory, which can store/load 6 groups of user’s parameters, MIDI/OUT, and MIDI/IN.
  • ControlTOUCH 25: The 25-key version provides the following controls and features: 8 velocity sensitive trigger pads, 2X Assignable Pedal Interfaces, Pitch Bend Wheel and Modulation wheel, 6 Buttons for MTC, 8 double Function button with shift, providing 15 functions like (PROGRAM, CHANNEL, CURVE, OCTAVE, TRANSPOSE, BANK M, BANK L, DUAL, SPLIT, MUTE, AFTER TOUCH, CONTROL ASSIGN, etc), 10X numeric pad with +/- buttons, Built-in Memory, which can store/load 6 groups of user’s parameters, MIDI/OUT, and MIDI/IN.

The ControlTOUCH, with a 10″ touchscreen and is $599 for the 25-key version and $699 for the 61-key version. Check out the details and let us know what you think of the ControlTouch USB Touchscreen controllers!

The ControlTouch is designed for use with Windows 7 or Mac OS X. Simply plug the USB cables into your laptop or desktop and the ControlTOUCH is ready to go for Windows 7. For Mac OS X, just install the included touchscreen driver.

Included with each ControlTOUCH is Music Computing’s SonicSource Producer, a virtual synth (VSTi / AU) containing over 3,000 sounds and equipped with three sample-playing layers, two multi-effect racks, and a library of multi-sampled instruments. The sample playing layers allow blending of waveforms and instruments into a wall of sound or alternatively, the use of the three multi-timbral layers as a workstation. These layers can then be further processed through SonicSource’s powerful multi-effect racks.

Over 8GB of modern and vintage sounds such as those produced by legendary electric keyboards including the Rhodes electric pianos, Hammond and Vox organs, Hohner clavinets, and Moog synthesizers are present as well as effects like tape based delay lines, rotating speaker cabinets, guitar distortion pedals, wah wah, phasing, and flanging are included.

4 thoughts on “Music Computing Intros ControlTouch USB Touchscreen Control Keyboards

  1. I am a cheerleader when i visit this blog. I love anything creative and ppl taking risks for products and stuff.
    Since I do not have anything positive about the timing+price of this product as to other more obvious solutions right now, I will say that astronomers have discovered more Tatooine like worlds ( a planet with 2 stars…). 3 so far!
    Amazing!

  2. At least Victor is trying to please his customers. First, they complain about the computers… so he makes them macs. Then, they complain about already owning a computer… so he makes a controller. He’s trying.

    My problem with these systems is the way in which they are advertised. He advertises one nice price, but then when you go to check out, the one you wanted is actually thousands more (and the cheap one is under-whelming).

    He could easily make these cheaper, and more powerful. Who on earth wants to pay $3000 and up for a computer (a decent but not awesome one) with a crappy Presonus sound card? The keyboard feel is nice though… and the controllers are cool but not nearly as awesome as Novation automap (which is much cheaper/works better) IMHO, he’d be better off designing his own platform, ala Muse Research. Right now, it seems he is just mashing together a bunch of already available products, and selling them as one unit at a premium.

  3. hehe this looks like steve balmer saw the ipad for the first time, and that its possible to hook up midi keyboards, and then after 14 years of developing microsoft comes with a touch device too, its called “controltouch usb”

    screenshots look like it comes with win 95′ … funky 🙂

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