Novaton Music Automap 2.0 Now Available for ReMote users

Automap Universal 2.0 is now available for Remote and Remote Compact. Get the scoop here.

Videos on Moldover’s Approach to Controllerism (and the Freebird Button)

Checkout these mind blowing vidoes of controllerist Moldover discusising his use of Ableton Live with a heavily modified Novation Remote SL controller.

Kanye West plays ‘Stronger’ at the Grammys with Surprise Appearance by Daft Punk Playing JazzMutant Lemurs

Kanye West plays 'Stronger' at the Grammys with Surprise Appearance by Daft Punk. What were those cool touch-screen controllers? Check out this article...

Novation Nocturn Compact Intelligent Plug-in Controller – specs, price, availability, video

Fantastic controller with Aotumap Universal 2.0 and cool heads up display...checkout this video...

Happy New Year – Meet My New Controller the Novation reMote 25 SL

Ok, I'm a little late with my New Years wishes - but better late than never. Posts have been scarce as I've been off the grid for a bit with the holidays and all, but I will start posting articles again soon. I've also got some improvements in mind for the blog in 2008 that... Continue Reading →

ArKaos VJ – Use MIDI and ReWire to Create Video for Live Shows or Rock Videos

If you are looking for a way to use VJ software sync video elements to music for a live show or a rock video check out ArKaos VJ. The software not only responds to MIDI, but also supports ReWire so that you sequence video elements from inside your primary music application ( ex. Ableton Live,... Continue Reading →

The NEW ReMOTE SL COMPACT – A More Affordable Alternative to the Remote SL

$299.95 US Novation Remote 25SL 25-Key Compact USB Keyboard Controller $399.95 US Novation Remote 49SL 49-Key Compact USB Keyboard Controller If you've been drooling over Novation's ReMOTE SL series keyboards but didn't find them affordable then you might want to check their latest keyboard the ReMOTE SL COMPACT. According to Novation, "The ReMOTE SL COMPACT... Continue Reading →

Coming in October – The Ohm Real-time MIDI Performance Instrument

http://newecho.typepad.com/flash/ohm.swf Livid Instruments has a fantastic looking controller called Ohm which comes in two models, Wood, and Metal. I created a Flash app above that allows you to toggle between the two models. Looking at the pictures, the build quality looks incredible. This is reflected in the price which is $899, although they are offering... Continue Reading →

M-Audio Posts More Vista Drivers

I just noticed that M-Audio posted 32-bit vista drivers for a many of their products including:   - Fast Track USB - Session 1.5 - M-Audio Micro - M-Audio 02 - Trigger Finger - Axiom 25, 49, 61 - Oxygen 8 v2, 49, 61 - ProKeys 88, 88es - KeyStudio - Keystation Pro 88 -... Continue Reading →

M-Audio Trigger Finger Tutorial & Enigma Preset for FL Studio FPC

None of the default Trigger Finger mappings work with FL Studio's FPC. I've created a preset that works with FPC using the Enigma Editor.  In this article I'll show you how to download my Enigma bank then copy the preset for FPC into one of your Enigma banks. The article is rather long, read on,... Continue Reading →

M-Audio Announces Vista Compatibility for 2nd Quarter 2007

Article update: M-audio has released a ton of 32-bit drivers for their products - see this post. I just received a press release indicating M-Audio will offer drivers for most of their products for Vista by the end of this quarter. "Los Angeles, CA, May 30, 2007—M-Audio®, a leading provider of creative tools for computer-centric... Continue Reading →

Tutorial: How to use the Axiom 25 with Ableton Live and with Live’s Impulse Drum Sampler

+ Ableton provides a free Live Pack containing three custom programs for M-Audio Axiom series keyboards. These programs contain mappings that allow you to control Live's transport, switch scenes, launch scenes, control volume, control instrument/effects parameters, trigger clips, and play impulse sounds with the Axioms drum pads. This article offers tips for setup and usage... Continue Reading →

Will your M-Audio Axiom work with Windows Vista?

Article Update: Check out this article for M-Audios announcement about compatibility. According to the M-Audio knowledge base, "Currently, M-Audio does not offer Vista drivers or Vista software updates (beta or otherwise)."   Despite this information, some users on the Ableton forum are reporting that they are able to use their Axiom keyboards with Vista. I decided... Continue Reading →

Novation ReMOTE SL and Windows Vista Drivers

I just verified with Novation support that ReMOTE SL drivers are compatible with the Windows XP SP2, XP X64, Vista and Vista X64.  According to support, the drivers have not yet passed Windows logo testing, so for those using Vista X64, hold down F8 during startup to disable driver signing. They indicated that logo testing... Continue Reading →

I am self-determined (MTV) by CME

Yamaha is distributing midi controllers and hardware made by CME in China. CME  has some pretty interesting products, like the VX Series that supports motorized faders. Checkout CME's web site here http://www.cme-pro.com/ . Now here is the fun part - CME produced a rock video to promote their product line. The song is called "I... Continue Reading →

M-Audio Axiom Lessons for Live

Article Update: Check out this comprehensive tutorial I've written on using the Axiom with Ableton Live and the Impulse Drum Sampler. Ableton now has released lessons to teach you how to configure and use your Axiom series keyboard with Live 5.2.2. The lessons contain patches for the axiom, information on how to configure, as well... Continue Reading →

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