Getting your hands on the ROLI Seaboard Rise 49 keyboard controller is like experiencing a new instrument for the first time, albeit one that will feel familiar to any keyboardist or pianist. A squishy keybed with 49 "Keywaves" is more sensitive to your touch than any traditional keyboard ever was and offers polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch. Slide notes like a cellist, add vibrato like a guitarist, and make tonal changes on a per note basis, either with the included Equator software synthesizer or your own favorite software instruments. You'll be able to create more depth and dynamic interest in your performances than ever before with the ROLI Seaboard Rise 49.
Part pad controller, part control surface, and completely ready to rock, Akai Professional's MPD226 lets you set up your music-creation to fit the way you like to work. It starts off with the same 16 MPC pads? and it only goes uphill from there. RGB backlighting behind those pads makes it easy to color code your layout, which is especially handy when you're switching between four banks of pad assignments. On the other side of the MPD226, there are four sliders, each with an assignable button and encoder. You can use these to set up track controls, ADSR envelopes, EQs, and much more. Top it off with classic MPC Note Repeat, dedicated transport controls, and a killer software package, and the MPD226 is a creative goldmine.
The Launchpad Mini is our most compact and portable 64 RGB pad MIDI grid controller. It gives you everything you need to start performing in Ableton Live - and it'll fit in your bag. Start making and performing tracks with Ableton Live wherever you are, using the huge array of sounds in the box to get you started.
The NV II with its sleek design, seasoned with red and white colors, really grabs your attention. But it’s so much more—it improves on the superior performance of the original NV! Suited and tailored with an eye-catching symmetrical design, the NV II features an upgraded layout with clear markings for fast, responsive operation. Its striking platter design with hints of red make the NV II one hot controller!
In creating the MPC Touch, Akai Professional has once again established the iconic MPC series as the thought leader in music production technology.
Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. How producers interact with all aspects of their sound has been forever changed.
Introducing a new approach to music production with an ultra-fast and super intuitive workflow, the Touch is powered by a radiant 7” color multi-touch display. Literally grab and pinch waveforms, draw midi events, adjust envelopes, chop samples, add effects and precisely set your controls using your fingertips. Combined with the classic MPC feel, sound and vastly improved pads, the Touch embodies the best elements of our past while taking music production tech into the future.
At under one-inch thin, with low-profile controls and a brushed aluminum body, MPC Studio made to move. MPC Studio merges real MPC pads, iconic workflow, and the same MPC Software used by MPC Renaissance to give you a fully integrated portable production solution. Welcome to production anywhere. The world is now your studio.
For anyone who prefers the hands-on experience of hardware sequencing and works with a wide variety of electronic music gear, the Arturia BeatStep Pro is a dream come true. Designed to play well with MIDI, USB, CV/Gate, and even DIN Sync platforms, the BeatStep Pro offers a combination of two independent sequencers, each with 64 steps per sequence. There's also a 16-track drum sequencer onboard with real-time recording and old-school step sequencing available. Now add on performance effects, a looper, a randomizer, and amazing tactile controls, and you can start to see the power of the BeatStep Pro.
M-Audio’s revival of the Trigger Finger proved there’s still a healthy market for generic MIDI Pad controllers, in spite of the popularity of all-in-one workstation hybrids like Maschine, Push and Akai’s own MPCs. Now Akai have refreshed all three of their MPD models with the new slimline styling we saw recently on their updated APC. As well as the physical update, the high-end model adds a built-in sequencer, and there’s a bundled software package to sweeten the deal. We had the 226 and 232 models on test.
This B&H Kit combines the MC4000 Professional DJ Controller for Serato with a carrying case to create a mobile DJ setup with protection from on-the-road wear and tear. The MC4000 is a two-channel Serato MIDI controller designed for professional DJs. The controller features precision touch-activated jog wheels, hot cue & sample pads, long-throw 100mm pitch faders, and an integrated premium 24-bit audio interface. The two high-quality microphone inputs are complemented by a studio-grade echo effect and a ducking feature, which moves the vocals to the top of the mix without having to ride faders. The MC4000 features a robust steel chassis and is compatible with Traktor 2 and Virtual DJ 8.
The MIDImix from Akai is a portable and compact high-performance MIDI mixer offering single-button control over virtually any DAW. The MIDImix offers an intuitive mixer layout with 8 individual line faders and a master fader, 24 control knobs arranged 3 per channel, and 1 to 1 mapping with Ableton Live. The controller can send all the mixer's settings to the connected DAW with a single press of a button, for unprecedented management and precise control over your DAW's functionality. The bus-powered MIDImix ships with a USB cable and a license for Ableton Live Lite.
The Denon MC200 is a two-channel digital DJing hardware unit bundled with, and tested on, Serato's DJ Intro software - MIDI-mapping also allows it to run on other platforms like Traktor and Virtual DJ.
The first noticeable feature is how sturdy this thing is, both in terms of weight and design. Its metal casing and resilient knobs and faders are designed to take the kind of knocks an item routinely lugged about on DJ travels is prone to.
2-way DJ controller with integrated audio card. Upgraded design, large, ultra-precise capacitive 6-inch platters, a very complete effects section with two FX performance levers and 16 multi-function performance pads. Included Serato DJ Lite. Numark sets new standards at this price level!
If you perform with Serato DJ, then chances are pretty good that you already have a pretty sweet DJ controller already. So, why bother with an Akai AFX? It's simple, really. It puts all of your iZotope FX, DVS, and Flip controls in the same place as your cue and loop functions, so when it's time to get crazy with your mix, just grab your AFX and go nuts. With a wave of your hand and the twist of a touch-activated knob or two, you can assign effects, tweak parameters, and even set up cool complex layered effects. And if you're a digital vinyl slinger, then you'll love the way the AFX's DVS mode switching keeps you hands off the mouse and on your rig.
Akai Professional's MPK controller keyboards have become standard equipment in many professional MIDI rigs. The latest MPK225 rocks improvements in every major area, from its new RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads to the superb action of its aftertouch-enabled 25-note keybed. The MPK225 gives you boatloads of workflow-enhancing features such as MPC Note Repeat and an arpeggiator for complex rhythmic and melodic manipulation. With its assignable encoders and buttons, eight performance pads, transport controls, LCD screen, and USB/iOS modes, the MPK225 gives you absolute control over your software.
Get essential hands-on control over Ableton Live with an Akai Professional APC Mini controller. This USB-powered Ableton Live controller serves up 64 clip-launch controls arranged into an 8 x 8 matrix that's perfect for live performance or remixing. You also get a set of nine, low-profile sliders offering control over volume, pan, and other major functions. A handy set of soft buttons gives you easy access to controls you need often, and the plug-and-play Ableton integration makes the Akai Professional APC Mini controller intuitive enough for studio and stage.
If you're after a straight-to-the-point USB pad controller, then you could hardly do better than the Akai MPD218. The MPD218 comes loaded with 16 genuine MPC pads for that unmistakably thick and fat feel, plus you can switch between three banks for up to 48 pads worth of control. The same goes for the six assignable pots, which let you take control of 18 parameters, such as volume, pan, filter cutoff, and more. One of the other MPC features on the MPD218 that the old-school music creators
With its compact size and light weight, the Numark DJ2GO2 is a featherweight. But this control surface has a DJ-friendly layout that includes two platters, a crossfader, pitch and level controls, as well as Deck A, Deck B, Master and headphone gain controls. What's more, you can load and assign tracks to either of the two included deck control sections without so much as touching a mouse. DJ2GO2 gives you the flexibility to instantly sync two tracks and monitor either deck section using its sync and headphone buttons. And with the included Serato DJ Lite software to get started with,
Native Instruments' Traktor Kontrol Z1 mixer module brings powerful hands-on mixing control to your digital DJ rig. Designed to integrate effortlessly with Traktor DJ (for iOS) and Traktor LE, the Traktor Kontrol Z1 is both the intuitive controller you've been looking for and the high-end 24-bit/96kHz audio interface your music deserves. All three of its faders are extremely touch-responsive, and you'll be blown away by the feel and texture of each knob. And, to top it off, there's even a full cue controller onboard the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z1.
The redesigned Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2 DJ Controller offers a new multi-purpose touch strip and intuitive touch-sensitive encoders for a powerful and portable DJ solution fit for any situation! Use the touch strip to control track position, pitchbend, loops and FX. The NI X1 allows you to control two track decks and two Traktor FX units for great flexibility. The X1 MKII delivers instant control over all essential DJ functions on 2 track decks for seamless command of Native Instruments Traktor software in a familiar design.
iDJ Pro from Numark is a professional DJ controller that expands your iPad’s interface, seamlessly integrating with Algoriddim's djay app for iPad (sold separately) to form a completely new DJ experience. Featuring a sleek brushed-aluminum casing, iDJ Pro is equipped with all the professional controls you need, plus some design features and capabilities that will inspire brand-new surges of musical creativity.
Getting your hands on the ROLI Seaboard Rise keyboard controller is like experiencing a new instrument for the first time, albeit one that will feel familiar to any keyboardist or pianist. A squishy keybed with 25 "Keywaves" is more sensitive to your touch than any traditional keyboard ever was and offers polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch. Slide notes like a cellist, add vibrato like a guitarist, and make tonal changes on a per note basis, either with the included Equator software synthesizer or your own favorite software instruments. You'll be able to create more depth and dynamic interest in your performances than ever before with the ROLI Seaboard Rise.
The DDJ-SX 3 from Pioneer DJ is the replacement for the DDJ-SX 2, which comes with Serato DJ Pro and is the most powerful controller in its range. Composed of a fully autonomous mixer you can connect your players and turntables.
Much more than just a USB pad controller, the BeatStep is ready to serve as a master sequencer for your MIDI or CV-equipped hardware! You've got 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads, perfect for both finger drumming and expressive playing. Assign the 16 encoders to whatever parameters you like, and save up to 16 of your custom setups. Best of all, a built-in step sequencer lets you program 16 different sequences with 16 steps each, ready to control your MIDI or CV gear all by itself!
Arturia's SparkLE drum machine hooks you up with the same awesome groove-making power as the original Spark, but with a more streamlined user interface and smaller, more portable footprint. Fueled by the same software and soundset as the Spark, SparkLE provides you with an incredible range of samples, synthesis, and physical modeling that you can use to create killer beats on your Mac or PC. And thanks to its smart and intuitive hardware layout, you'll be laying down grooves with Arturia's SparkLE in no time.
Getting your hands on the Roli Seaboard Grand Stage keyboard controller is like experiencing a new instrument for the first time, albeit one that will feel familiar to any keyboardist or pianist. This squishy keybed with 61 "Keywaves" is more sensitive to your touch than any traditional keyboard ever was and offers polyphonic pitch bend and aftertouch. You can slide notes like a cellist, add vibrato like a guitarist, and make tonal changes on a per-note basis, either with the included Equator and Synth Squad instruments or your own favorite software instruments. You can even save your favorite sounds to the embedded processor on the Seaboard and play it like a standalone keyboard with no computer required. You'll be able to create more depth and dynamic interest in your performances than you have ever experienced before - with the Roli Seaboard Grand Stage.
Take command of your music with Novation's Launch Control. This compact software controller lets you take command of your virtual instruments, plug-in effects, and DAW mixer functions with effortless efficiency. Eight touch-sensitive pads let you trigger loops and play samples comfortably. At the same time, the Launch Control sports 16 knobs that put a ton of parameter control at your fingertips. Whether you use it on its own or together with other Novation controllers, the Launch Control will add a ton of functionality to your rig.
The new Akai Professional Fire represents the first of its kind, a dedicated hardware controller for the FL Studio Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) platform. Created in close partnership with Image-Line, Fire is a high-performance tool designed to enhance the workflow and music-creating experience for all FL Studio producers.
Setting the pace as the world’s leading innovator of DJ equipment and technologies, Numark presents the Mixtrack Platinum DJ controller. This latest addition to the Mixtrack Numark family series enhances the performance of any DJ, from skilled amateur to the most advanced professional. Mixtrack Platinum offers a host of great features, such as a built-in custom LCD display screen in each 5” capacitive jog wheel, 4-channel mixing capabilities, Filter and gain controllers for each channel, Effects, and 24-bit audio output. Yes—we know with all these amazing features are incredible: it’s like listening to a new song that you know is going to be platinum!
The DDJ-SR2 has dedicated key controls for Serato DJ Pro, allowing you to control the software features with the push of a button. This 2-channel controller takes after our professional DJ gear with multicoloured Performance Pads and a spacious layout. Being compact and 18% lighter than the DDJ-SR, the DDJ-SR2 is easy to transport to any gig.
Level up with the DDJ-XP2 add-on DJ controller for rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro. No matter which DJ application you’re used to, this DJ hardware will enable you to get more out of it than ever before. This DDJ-XP1 evolution adds to the functionality of the original, without sacrificing the intuitive layout and solid build quality. Its sturdy construction and non-slip rubber surround mean you can hit it as hard as you want during performances.
Get essential hands-on control over Ableton Live with an Akai Professional APC40 MKII controller. This USB-powered Ableton Live controller serves up 40 clip-launch controls arranged into a 5 x 8 matrix that's perfect for live performance or remixing. You also get a set of nine low-profile sliders offering control over volume, pan, and other major functions. A handy set of soft buttons gives you easy access to controls you need often, and the plug-and-play Ableton integration makes the Akai APC40 MKII controller intuitive enough for studio and stage.
The Native Instruments - TRAKTOR Kontrol S3 is a professional DJ controller in 4-channel layout and impresses with club-standard features for optimal interaction with the included Traktor Pro 3 full version. The Traktor Controller presents itself with a clearly structured and intuitive user interface. Its identical decks feature large precision jog wheels including an illuminated jog wheel ring, long pitch faders, and 16 RGB pads. The mixer section provides direct access to all four channels with additional 3-band EQs.
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 is an innovative 4-channel DJ controller with flagship features and outstanding sound. The professional Traktor DJ controller introduces the Haptic Drive - high-torque, motorized jog wheels that give performers haptic feedback in 3x modes: Jog Mode, Turntable Mode, and Beatgrid Adjust Mode. DJs can now detect cue points and loops by touch as they scroll through tracks, and turntable mode provides a natural feeling of ventilation matching as the jog wheels are pushed and delayed. The combination of software and hardware within Haptic Drive technology extends its functionality, and it will grow with future updates.
The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3 is a mobile 2-channel DJ system in Club Standard layout. The Traktor DJ Controller offers a clearly structured design, making it easy to use. The dual decks are equipped with 140mm precision jog wheels and provide a total of 16x RGB pads.