The DS1 MIDI Mixer is a portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance. The collaboration grew out of Dubspot’s need for a single controller that they could use in classrooms for teaching mixing, production, sound design and DJing.
“We could never find a single complementary controller on the market to meet our functionality and durability needs,” explains Dubspot CEO Dan Giove, ”so we decided to simply build one ourselves.” Continue reading
At the 2014 NAMM Show, Korg announced the Taktile and Triton Taktile, two new USB/MIDI controller keyboard designs, available in either 25 or 49-key variations.
The Taktile features the same semi-weighted keyboard that’s used on synthesizers and music workstations such as the KingKORG and KROME. It includes a touch pad, inherited from the Kaossilator, that lets you play melodies using a single finger, trigger pads that let you generate chords in the key and scale of your choice and an arpeggiator that includes rhythm patterns.
The taktile also delivers standard functionality that you expect from a MIDI controller, including drum pads, pitch and mod wheels and more. Continue reading
Behringer introduced the new Motör Series, at the 2014 NAMM Show – described as the world’s first MIDI keyboard controllers with fully-motorized mixing faders.
With 61 and 49 keys respectively, the Motör 61 and Motör 49 offer a professional-quality keyboard controller, plus separate banks of 9 touch-sensitive motorized faders and drum padl. And all of these features are designed to integrate seamlessly with all popular DAWs.
“The feel of the key-bed is smooth and responsive, and the new control format lets users tap into DAW functionality” says Product Manager Bert Niedermeyer, “without having to sit in front of a computer.”