MIDI Controllers reviews

  • Review of the Akai Advance 49 Keyboard Controller
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    Review of the Akai Advance 49 Keyboard Controller - Advancing the State of the Art

    06/01/15

    Imagine a MIDI-controller keyboard that lets you seamlessly switch between virtual instruments from different manufacturers, keeps all your patches together in a single browser, and automatically maps controller information to its knobs and switches.

  • Akai APC 20 Review
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    Akai APC 20 Review - Live at your Finger Tips

    10/04/10

    With the APC40, a control surface fully dedicated to Ableton Live, Akai created an extremely successful tool, so the launch of the APC20 comes as no surprise: an APC40 amputated of its right section and sold at half the price, to beat all competitors.

  • Novation Launchpad Gear Review
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    Novation Launchpad Gear Review - Novation Launchpad: Who's Pad?

    01/26/10

    Novation surprised everyone by bringing out an Ableton Live dedicated control surface. Like Akai's APC? Not really, and obviously not at the same price.

  • M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 Review
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    M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 Review - Axiom Truth

    11/18/09

    It used to be black and now it's white. M-Audio's controller keyboard is back with a new look and on steroids...

  • Review of the Novation Zero SL Mk II
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    Review of the Novation Zero SL Mk II - Novation Remote Zero SL MKII

    09/03/09

    When Novation announced Automap Universal at the 2007 NAMM many were instantly intrigued by the concept. Many producers and long time fans of MIDI control were eager to get this revolutionary product integrated into their set up. Now with the Mk2series and Automap 3 available, Novation seems to have taken their product to a new level. Does it live…

  • Percussa Audiocubes: The Test
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    Percussa Audiocubes: The Test - Audio Cubism

    04/30/09

    Out of the blue, it just appeared in my office, like the megalith from Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. A cube: 7.5 cm long, as white and smooth as paraffin, with a pair of LEDs on four of its six sides, two ¼ inch jack inputs, a USB connector...and a button ... ... that I press ... Let there be Light, as someone once said: the cube shines!

  • Novation's Nocturn: The Test
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    Novation's Nocturn: The Test - Night Controller

    10/31/08

    Novation is well known for quality keyboards, MIDI controllers and synthesizers, whether it be hardware or software. Does Nocturn, the newest member of the Novation controller family, featuring the Automap system and a low price, live up to the brand’s reputation? Let’s take a look…