Music Gear News
Musikmesse 2010: Ableton and Novation announce new SL Mk II integration
Novation controllers now fully integrated with Live 8.
Having co-developed the Launchpad, Ableton have worked with Novation to make the Novation SL MkII range fully integrated with Live 8.
Now, SL MkIIs are the most comprehensive bus-powered Ableton Live 8 controllers on the market, and the only ones with on-board keyboards.
The new integration makes controlling Ableton's Session view, Mixer and plug-ins and devices quick and easy, because all of Ableton's major controls are instantly assigned to SL Mk II's 56 knobs, faders and buttons:
Live's plug-in devices are assigned to controls as you load them up.
Open 'Auto Filter', for example, and instantly see parameters such as 'Cutoff' and 'Res' along with their current values appear on the LCD above each knob on the SL MkII, with LED rings around each rotary encoder.
Comprehensive mixer control. Touch a fader on the SL MkII and see the channel name and volume level on the large LCD; activate and record-enable Ableton tracks using the fader's corresponding backlit buttons, and take control of all Sends.
Launch clips and scenes. Launch and view the status of Ableton scenes and clips with the SL MkII's backlit buttons.
Real-time LED feedback ensures you always know what's playing and what's waiting to be launched.
25-, 49- and 61-note variants of the SL MkII are available alongside the compact, keyless Zero SL MkII. All products in the range are USB-powered, so they require no external power supply.
This makes the SL MkII the most versatile Ableton controller solution available, whether on stage or in the studio.
To take advantage of the new functionality, the latest version of Novation Automap is required to update the SL MkII firmware.
This is free for all existing SL MkII users and is available now from www.novationmusic.com.
The latest Live 8 update is also required, and will be downloadable from www.ableton.com when it becomes available shortly.Posted on 24 Mar 2010 10:14 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
With 17 touch sensitive, motorized faders and 17 recallable XMAS preamps, the StudioLive 16 brings the user complete recording versatility when operating in the field.
Building on the foundations of its predecessor the Prophet 08, the REV2 features a whole array of interesting and innovative additions to its format.
In a variety of different finishes and sizes Mapex's new Saturn V Tours express classic Mapex tone with a new ergonomic design
A compact and lightweight Electric Acoustic Bass Guitar ideal for those who value playability and ultimate accessibility to their instrument
Elektron's Digitakt Drum Machine is the answer to all your of your percussive desires
Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality
Recent Music News
Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone
With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up
With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits
A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original
Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.
Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.