Sound Force Controllers Offers Custom MIDI Controllers For Software Synths


Dutch designer Nicolas Toussaint let us know about his line of boutique MIDI controllers, sold under the name Sound Force Controllers.

“A couple of years ago,” explains Toussaint, “I started to build a dedicated controller for the TAL-U-NO-LX synth plugin (the excellent model of the Roland JUNO-60).”

“It all started a bit of out of necessity,” he notes, “as I couldn’t replicate the analog synth experience in the box. I missed the touch and the fun of fiddling with the knobs. And so was my first product born, the SoundForce SFC-60,” (pictured above). Continue reading

Watch Band A Wrist-Based MIDI Controller For Apple Watch

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FingerTaps has introduced Watch Band – an app that turns an Apple Watch into an instrument and MIDI Controller. Continue reading

Roli Unveils Equator Synthesizer, Because More Powerful Controllers Need More Powerful Synths

ROLI_Seaboard_GRAND_handsplaying In the last few years, there has been an explosion of innovation in the area of MIDI controllers, like the Roli Seaboard Grand multi-dimensional controller, above.

Today at Musikmesse 2015, Roli, the creators of the Seaboard Grand, introduced new cross-platform synth that’s specifically designed for advanced multi-dimensional controllers, Equator. Continue reading

Alesis SamplePad Pro Review – ‘8 Pads Of Pure Awesomeness’

This video, via SPEARFISHER (Peter John) takes a look at the Alesis SamplePad Pro percussion instrument.

The SamplePad Pro has onboard sounds or can play custom sounds, via SD card. It has stereo output, headphone out and MIDI In/Out.

Npte: John notes that the ‘crosstalk’ issue he mentions in the video demo has been solved with the latest SamplePad Pro firmware update.  Continue reading

Versus Controller Introduction

Faderfox and Glanzmann DDS have introduced the VERSUS controller, a collaboration between Magda and NYMA.

The functions of the VERSUS controller are aimed at bridging the gap between live and DJ performances, at maximizing creative possibilities and at making the process as smooth and practical as possible.

Features include: a uniquely laid-out ‘V Section’, 32 fader commands, versatile MIDI integration and a solid aluminum design. Continue reading