Native Introduces Komplete Kontrol S-Series Control Keyboards

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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.

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Roland SBX-1 Sync Box Lets You Connect All Your Gear Together & Swing It

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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.

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Simmons Intros Stryke6 iPad Drum Controller

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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

USB MIDI Breath & Bite Controller Adds Expression To Virtual Instrument Performances

usb-midi-breath-bite-controllerTEC 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 Intros AFX & AMX DJ Controllers

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