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fuzzface777 7th May 2006 05:14 PM

Which MIDI controller should I buy?
I am not a piano player, I just want a midi controller for simple tasks such : drums, bass maybe some ambient synth. I think I want an M-audio MIDI controller such as Radium 49, oxygen 8 or M-Audio 02

What do you think?

artbeat77 7th May 2006 05:16 PM

All very good choices. The new drivers are stable as a rock. I guess your decision will be how many keys you want.

macr0w 7th May 2006 08:22 PM

I have a Novation Remote 61 that I love. heh

Matt Grondin 7th May 2006 08:52 PM

In my virtual synths thread, I was looking for opinions on a controller that has polyphonic aftertouch for use with the CS-80 plugin. Thanks.

Jazzpunk 7th May 2006 11:56 PM

Another vote for the Novation Remote 61...great feel and great customer support. kfhkh

Reza 8th May 2006 12:57 AM

The new novations are amazing!

The 'Novation Remote SL' series.

The SL stands for 'Soft Label'. Basically there are screens running accross the top that tell you what each knob, fader and button are controlling, and at what level they're set to.

What's better, is that whichever window (be it a softsynth, sequencer or whatever) is active, that's what the novation is controlling, with all the values on the screen updated instantly. This allows a much faster workflow in the studio, plus is awesome for live!

It's hard to explain, but check out their site and some reviews. Highly recommended!

I know Novation moved production for these to a new factory, and the build-quality is greatly improved over the old Remote's and X-Station's.

They come in all the usual sizes, and though a little more pricey are worth every cent in my opinion. Especially if you're mainly ITB.

Bhang 9th July 2006 06:50 PM

another vote for the Remote SL 61
Placed my order for the SL ... I have tried quite a few controllers and here are the 2 biggest problems I found. 1 build quality on most cheaper units is terrible, and 2 the chinsy editing with small or no LCD. I suggest to go with a quality unit and I have heard great things about Novation.
( I quess I am about to find out)