Elephant gives the Surface Dial MIDI and mouse-over control of all your plug-ins

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We first saw the innovative Elephant software about a year ago but this latest version has evolved it and enhanced it into a sublime software synth controlling experience. Elephant 1.92 This is really version 2 but developer Pablo Martin felt the need to hold back to allow for some additional tweaking if it was necessary. […]

NAMM 2019: iCON introduce Platform Nano DAW control Surface

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Taking a nod perhaps from the PreSonus FaderPort iCon has revealed the Platform Nano DAW and MIDI Control Surface. It’s a small footprint DAW controller with a single motorised fader and all the most commonly used buttons for DAW navigation. iCon Platform Nano In total you get one touch-sensitive full-sized motorised fader with a dedicated […]

Haken Audio ContinuuMini Electronic Instrument now on Kickstarter

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The ContinuuMini is the baby sibling of the Continuum Fingerboard a huge multi-dimensional keyboard-like controller and synthesizer. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s an MPE controller but it’s actually much more than that because it includes an internal sound engine. So, the ContinuuMini is an instrument all of its own. ContinuuMini The Fingerboard is big and expensive […]

Is Windows 10 S Mode any good for music making?

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Windows 10 S Mode is a streamlined version of Windows 10 that only allows software from the Windows Store to install and run. This has the potential of being a very slick and uncluttered computing experience – but is it any good for music makers? Windows 10 S Mode This is cropping up on a […]

Transform the Microsoft Surface Dial into a MIDI controller with Elephant

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The Microsoft Surface Dial is one of those fabulously designed pieces of tech that struggles to find an interesting use for itself. Outside of turning the volume up and down on your laptop or Surface, or scrolling web pages it’s never found the ability to be musically created. And that’s a shame because in music […]

Surface Go: A £379 iPad killer from Microsoft?

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Microsoft has just announced a new addition to their Surface range of hybrid laptops. Although it’s the spiritual successor to the Surface 3 they are going with the name Surface Go. It has the look and feel of the Surface Pro while being smaller, less powerful, more portable and a heck of a lot cheaper. Could […]