A German company called Faderfox has developed 2 control surfaces optimized for Ableton Live and 2 for Traktor. These control surfaces look fantastic. I was curious how we get them in the US, so I emailed Faderfox who told me that their products were being distributed in the us by ROBOTSPEAK in San Francisco. I’ve provided links below for info and purchasing.
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 Am Self-Determined" and the lyrics are Chineses with English sub-titles. I found a copy of it on youtube.
If you have trouble with the embeded player, use this link.