Starr Labs introduces the Clipper MIDI controller
Starr Labs, the creator of the iTar, launches a new visual MIDI guitar and synth controller called Clipper.
The Clipper (for Clip-based Live Interactive Performance Controller) is designed for DJs and electronic musicians who play and record with Ableton Live / Max for Live DAW. Just like the iTar, the instrument has the shape of a guitar but has no headstock, and the fingerboard is equipped with 144 velocity sensitive buttons which are also multicolor LED backlit. You can use it to record and play guitar, bass, drums, synth or any instrument/sound/clip in Live. You can also assign distinct sounds to different areas of the Lightboard (the fingerboard) and an arpeggiator and sequencer are included.
The controller offers a choice of 32 000 colors and can adjust the color code to the one in your Live session. You can even program Clipper to display texts, images and animations, a feature that is interesting for live performances.
Clipper also includes 6 knobs, 6 touch pads for notes, chords, clips, MIDI CC and lightning effects, as well as a multifunction slider, 4-way joystick, all programmable. The connection panel features volume and sustain pedal inputs, MIDI in/out and USB 2 port.
The Clipper can communicate wirelessly with your computer via the optional MIDI bidirectional connection kit.
The price of the Clipper controller is $1695 or $1995 with the wireless MIDI kit and battery pack. Visit www.starrlabs.com for full features.
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