Here’s an overview of the new Akai Max25 from Marketing and Artist Relations Manager Nate Lane at the 2013 NAMM Show.
Key features of the Max25 include:
- 4 LED touch faders
- 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
- 4 pad banks
- 4 fader banks
- 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons
- Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator
- CV & Gate outputs
Expect it to be priced at about $350.
This video is a demonstration of a unique control voltage controller, The Magnetic Table, created by Jon Sonnenberg.
Here’s what he has to say about The Magnetic Table: Continue reading
One of the more surprising introductions from last year’s NAMM Show was the Akai Max49 controller – because it’s not only a MIDI controller, but also a CV/Gate controller and sequencer.
In this video, Sonic State’s Nick Batt takes a deep look at the Max49 controller, testing out its expected features and some of its unexpected ones, too.
KOMA has introduced a new touch screen controller for modular and CV synths, the Koma Kontrol Surface
The Kontrol Surface is a 2-axis touch screen controller that offers:
- 1 x CV output
- 1 x inverted CV output
- Manual gate output
Here’s a demo video and details:
Ken MacBeth of MacBeth Studio Systems has released this image and video demo of his prototypes for touch capacitance keyboard controllers.
Check it out and let us know what you think of it!
This video, by Rastko Lazic, demonstrates using two Koma Elektronic Kommander infrared motion sensors as gestural controllers for a modular synthesizer.
The Kommander is a handheld dual infrared X-Y motion controller, designed to make ‘controlling your electronic instruments intuitive and fun’.