The new Ableton Push controller is an uber-controller for Live, featuring the usual button matrix, but with added velocity sensitivity and more.
In this video review, via sonicstate, Nick Batt takes a deep look at the Ableton Push controller.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
This video, via TheManWithTheSynth, follows up his Waldorf Rocket synthesizer review, focusing on audio demos of the new synth’s sound:
Following the feature rundown I am now giving you a sound demo of the Waldorf Rocket with some commentary on how I produced the sounds. The signal path is synthesizer going directly into the audio interface with the exception of lead sounds where I use Boss Space Echo (the modern emulated version) for delay.
If you’ve tried the Waldorf Rocket, let us know what you think of it!
Keyboard Magazine’s Mitchell Sigman reviews the new Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI keytar controller.
Sigman focuses on the the Vortex’s unique accelerometer control. The Vortex features a MIDI-assignable accelerometer, so you can control virtually any parameter by moving the Vortex?s neck: volume swells, pitch bends, vibratos, filter cutoffs, etc. Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: This video review, via TheDaydreamSound, takes a loving look at the vintage Ensoniq EPS 16+ sampler.
Nick at Sonic State gives the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo MIDI controller a thorough workout. He calls the QuNeo “an unusual and extremely powerful 3D MIDI controller” with “massive amounts of control potential”.
The QuNeo differs from other common MIDI controllers by sensing pressure, velocity and location. It’s available for about $200.
For more on the new controller, see our earlier QuNeo posts and the KMI site.
If you’ve tried the QuNeo, let us know what you think of it!