Native Instruments has announced the Komplete Kontrol S-Series control keyboards – a new line of controllers designed to provide tight integration with Komplete 10.
The Kontrol S-Series keyboards are available with 25, 49 or 61 keys, featuring Fatar keybeds.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
Roland has officially introduced the SBX-1 Sync Box, a utility module that’s the lingua franca of electronic music gear – letting all your gear work together, whether its DIN, MIDI or control voltage gear, vintage or new, and hardware or software.
In this video, composer and music producer Mike Verta shares his thoughts on the TEControl USB MIDI Breath Controller. Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: This video, via SynthProject, is pure, unadulterated DIY MIDI controller synth porn. Continue reading
Simmons has introduced the Stryke6, which they describe as the ‘first-ever iPad-based drum controller’.
The Simmons Stryke6 is an iPad controller with six velocity-sensitive pads, plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control. It can also be used to trigger a variety of DAWs and sample programs with any USB/MIDI computer. Continue reading
Electronic music instrument pioneer Roger Linn is featured on the latest episode of Sonic State’s Sonic Talk. Continue reading
TEC has introduced the TEControl USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller - a MIDI wind controller that they say ‘enables musicians and composers to achieve outstanding realism in their performance when using computer-based virtual instruments.”
With a bite sensor integrated in the mouthpiece sensing lip bite force in addition to breath pressure, it is possible to control any two parameters of your virtual instrument, for example expression/vibrato or expression/pitch. Continue reading
Akai Professional today introduced two new DJ controllers, the AFX and AMX.
The AFX and AMX are both USB devices that add hands-on controls to a variety of DJ setups ranging from Serato NoiseMap Control Vinyl (DVS), minimalist controllers, HID-capable CD transports, and more.
The AFX, a controller for both modern electronic dance music artists and turntablists, features an array of knobs, pads and buttons for advanced track manipulation. The AMX is a plug and play mixing control surface, with inputs for Serato NoiseMap control signals. AMX unlocks the full-version of Serato DJ, and features a 24-bit, 96 kHz audio interface for sending the mix to a speaker system. Continue reading