September 19, 2013
We’ve been covering the Behringer CMD line of modular MIDI controllers for some time now. Mostly we have shown how they integrate with the included Deckadance 2 DJ software, but the beauty of these controllers is that they can be mapped to nearly every performance software on the market. One of the more popular performance softwares of the last few years has been Ableton Live. Ableton allows for tight organization and control of clips within it’s session view, which has powerful applications on a stage in a performance capacity. We asked Behringer product specialist Andrew Luck to walk us through how the CMD controllers can work and integrate with Ableton Live.
For this video, Andrew focuses specifically on the Behringer CMD DC-1. The DC-1 has an endless rotary encoder and 8 backlit buttons at the top for navigating your clips in the session view. Below that are 8 endless …
April 18, 2013
It has been quite a while since the QuNeo made its first debut from its very own kickstarter campaign. While at the most basic level it is only a controller (and there are many of them out there), it did have the advantage of being somewhat modular and the ability for each user to set it up the way they like. Since then, Keith McMillen has kept on, producing a slew of gear; trying to keep up his reputation for creating “next level” gear – and for the most part he has done so. His next creations featured control voltage output as well as many expressive and gesture features that are being integrated into the newest types of mixers today.
So, does of this new gear to drool over make us forget about the humble QuNeo that started it all? Have users actually embraced the QuNeo in the ways that …
February 11, 2013
The iPad and iOS had traditional hardware devices beat in many respects, but it still cannot compete in many others. Take a MIDI controller like the QuNeo or Kontrol F1. These hardware MIDI devices have the luxury of having on boards soft pads developed and manufactured to take abuse from humans, all day long. Even if you were to buy a cheaper unit with built subpar – you wouldn’t feel too bad about damaging a replaceable piece of hardware. On the other hand, if you beat up your iPad, it will cost you much more to get it replaced. Soft or hard pads on a MIDI controller have been engineered to respond to the right about of force, while the iPad; not so much.
However, the iOS does have a few tricks up its sleeve, and it comes down to clever programming. Audulus is a piece of software for the …