by Eric Calvi ·Posted
After 15 years of meticulous development and building on its groundbreaking hexagonal keyboard technology, French-music tech innovator Intuitive Instruments unveils Exquis, a game-changing USB MPE MIDI controller and companion app. Designed for playing and composing today's music intuitively, Exquis offers a visual and ergonomic approach to harmony on your laptop, tablet, and phone. Intuitive Instruments
by Robert Rives ·Posted
The bountiful harvest of audio gear that is NAMM 2024 continues with the fine folks at Steven Slate Audio unveiling the new RAVEN MTi MAX multitouch DAW controller. The unit provides virtual long-throw faders, high-precision controls, and a gorgeous new interface to deliver intuitive control over your digital audio sessions.
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a programming language that connects a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related devices for playing, editing, and recording music. When we record with MIDI, we are capturing the performance of how an instrument was played, not the audio waveforms produced by the instrument. This has many benefits because we can add notes, edit velocities, correct the performance, or change the sound of the instrument altogether. MIDI controllers are the devices we use to create a
ARRI has improved its camera controller ecosystem with the addition of the new, versatile ARRI ZMU-4 hand controller. Providing faster, more efficient camera control workflows, the ZMU-4 effortlessly switches between wired and wireless connectivity and features a rugged, ergonomic design for any production environment. Perfect for those already in the ecosystem, the ZMU-4 works seamlessly alongside the
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
All year long, and especially around holidays, many of us have to travel—to our family homes, across cities, over oceans, enduring whatever the TSA throws at us each time, cramming ourselves into airborne Petri dishes while a pilot with the voice of Chuck Yeager slingshots us across the continents. If that doesn’t sound fun, don’t worry: we at B&H have solutions to make the trip less painful—even more fruitful, if you’re a creative person in the audio sphere. After all, nothing speeds time like creative enterprise. So, whether you’re