Controllers

by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 02/24/2023
Accurate focus is a must when working with a cine lens, and Teradek's RT collection has always met a focus puller's needs. To make remote focusing even easier and more accurate, Teradek has just released the completely redesigned RT MOTR.S lens motor, with numerous enhancements over its predecessors, the MK3.1 and MOTR.X. Also
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 05/27/2021
Lovers of authentic plug-in emulations and real-life hardware will rejoice at Solid State Logic’s UC1, a hardware control surface that combines an old-school workflow with the only SSL plug-ins modeled in-house at Solid State Hardware headquarters. If you have ever found yourself frustrated by using the mouse to control your SSL channel strip or bus-comp plug-ins, the UC1 is for you. Solid State Logic UC1 Hardware
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 02/10/2021
Alesis has released its latest update to the Q-Series USB-MIDI keyboard controllers with velocity sensitivity and synth-action keys, making them well suited for stage and studio use. The controllers provide all the essential controls you’ll need to help give your playing character. There are three models available; Q88 MKII, Q49 MKII
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 08/04/2020
Akai has announced the MPK Mini MKIII compact keyboard and pad controller, which builds upon the success of the MKII with several enhancements, including a redesigned keybed, OLED display, eight endless encoders, and the MPC Beats DAW software. The MPK Mini MKIII is available in three color schemes: white,
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 06/18/2020
If you’re a music producer, remixer, performing DJ, or songwriter, you’re probably already familiar with Ableton Live. However, if you are currently confined to a life of pointing and clicking with a mouse, it’s time you leveled up and got a keyboard controller that can transform your creative processes. Available in 25-, 37-, 49-, or 61-key models with a host of improvements over the MK2 versions, the Novation Launchkey MK3 is exactly the type of inspiring controller you deserve.
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 08/15/2017
Roland has introduced two new DJ controllers, the DJ-202 and the DJ-505, to expand the line started by the DJ-808 model. Like the flagship DJ-808, the DJ-202 and DJ-505 are designed for tight integration with Serato software. They serve as solutions for DJs, producers, and remixers who want the same style and essential functions found on the DJ-808 in
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 07/14/2017
Available in black or white, the DDJ-WeGo4 is a compact DJ software controller designed for the mobile or beginner DJ looking for an all-in-one performance controller. The WeGo4 features two jog wheels for scratching and controlling multiple
by Eric Calvi ·Posted 04/05/2017
Arturia announced at Musikmesse 2017 that it is expanding on its KeyLab concept of hybrid controllers to include a new range of controller keyboards called KeyLab Essentials. These feature-packed keyboards provide the hybrid experience and deep virtual instrument integration found in the company’s popular line of KeyLab Hybrid controllers, but at a wallet-friendly price. Two versions are available: The KeyLab 49 Essential and the
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 04/04/2017
The Console 1 is an integrated hardware/software centerpiece for DAW systems. Released in 2014, the original took the industry by storm, offering clear and concise “hands-on” control without ever touching a mouse. The Console 1 MKII offers a straightforward and intuitive approach to computer-based mixing that pairs a hardware-based digital mix controller with the sound of an analog Solid State Logic SL 4000 E mixer. On the
62 Views ·Posted 12/17/2013
In this video we take a look at 4 very portable USB controller keyboards that allow musicians to play music using computer software or iOS apps.