Is using a mouse too clinical? We discuss control protocols and check out some of the best DAW controllers for your home studio setup.
The SSL 4K B has arrived along with the 360° 1.4 update! We look at the channel strip plug-in modeled on the famous B-series console.
The Phrader Bank from Music Equipment Concepts is an 8-channel CV generator Eurorack module that can record 30 seconds of automation per fader.
This week’s collection of free plug-ins features a passive Baxandall EQ, a useful triple fader tool and a precise chromatic tuner.
KNTRL9 has 9 faders and 27 rotary knobs cast from stainless steel, housed in a solid walnut or oak case with an aluminium front panel. As MIDI Controllers go this is one beautifully made device.
ELTA Music is squeezing their SOLAR 50 drone synth into a 5 oscillator SOLAR 5 Eurorack module and has a Joystick Dual CV Fader module on the way.
Cyberfader turns the DJ fader into a channel strip plug-in with several effects that seem particularly handy for performance and automation.
It's a mixer! A good looking mixer, too, deliciously thin, jauntily angled, glowing like a space ship and packed with features and interconnectivity. This is WING.
French acoustic guitar firm Lâg Guitars has melded custom designs with the HyVibe System. No cables, cables or extra amplification needed with this new acoustic range.
Continuing their Platform range of DAW controllers iCON introduced the desktop space saving Platform Nano with a single motorised fader, encoders, jog wheel and enough buttons to launch a rocket.
Trying to play creatively on an octave-and-a-half of mini rubber keys is an uphill battle so now Joué is giving us the extended Grand Clavier with 25 notes of MPE expression, a controller strip and bubble.
Fancy dreaming up a MIDI controller? The Highly Liquid MIDI CPU could be the heart of your ideal controller. All you have to is solder on the knobs and faders and tell it what you want it to do.
Intech Studio is hoping to bring their innovative modular MIDI controller to life via crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Each 4x4 unit of controls snaps together magnetically and instantly works with your DAW.
PreSonus has redesigned its FaderPort DAW controller with a jogwheel and more mission-critical controls. It's a sleek and streamlined device for sure, but can it compete with the Behringer X-Touch One?
New mid-range controller keyboards from Nektar get leaked on a French music store website. The Panorama T4 and T6 appear to have all the DAW integration facilities we like at an attractive price point.
With the Axoloti core and Patcher software, Noistation can use many forms of synthesis and generate all sorts of sounds while being a fabulous looking piece of future-retro space furniture.
We assumed the Tinami MD-1 customisable MIDI controller was missing in action, but they were just hard at work developing the idea and forgot to tell anyone. Here's an update on the new features.
Get your fingers into your modular with the Intellijel Tetrapad. Four strips of force, position and pressure sensitive material that can be used to send notes, chords, voltage, control, LFO and all sorts.
With CMixer you could mix all your external hardware drum machines, synths and modular through your audio interface to your computer with plug-ins and EQ without having to mess about in a DAW.
Tinami will let you design and layout your own custom MIDI controller on their website and then build it and ship it to you. Currently in development but this could get really interesting.
PUSH TURN MOVE is a beautiful book charting the design of music technology interfaces. Just arrived on Kickstarter it's packed full of gear, interviews and stunning photography.
Waveform is the latest evolution of Tracktion Corporation's DAW. With a new mixing console, multiple platform support and uncommonly creative tools it's worth a look.
Is this the find of the year? A new touch fader design, modern audio connections and a USB interface - the new Intellimix 2 tries to pack a lot of interesting tech into one unit.
Version 9 of Cubase is here and has fulfilled many a feature request with cool stuff, but have they really innovated?