Submitted January 8, 2019 by Nathaniel T in Beaverton, OR
"The end all controller to rule them all"
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This is the midi controller I have dreamed of, way to go Novation!
Uh...there are no sounds, n/a
For me, the most important features in a midi controller:1. 61+ keys that feel good and have aftertouch2. programmable midi cc controller knobs/faders (some DSI synths are a bit weird in this regard, so this is a necessity)3. non-usb bus power option, for dawless adventures. If a unit has a ps, even if I have to buy it separately, I do.
Ease of Use
Updating this unit balked initially, but the second go was fine, the software to do so is a bit heavy IMO, close all other internetikins. My emu xboard49 doesn't always show up as on even though it is, the SLmkIII however hasn't failed to do so, once.
The 'feel' of this unit is on par with what I expect from Novation (owner of BSII, Ultranova, Peak), in fact, the keys kind of feel like the BSII as a reference and I hold every keybed up to my AN1X, which I adore. This...is right there, everything else has fallen short :)
This unit is a smidge on the expensive side, but the value of its versatility and hopefully, longevity makes it well worth it. I am considering purchasing a backup, because they don't tend to make things that are good for very long. The quality of the usb cable is at a level I have never experienced before and I'm going to replace every cable with this woven type.
Never needed to contact to support
The Wow Factor
After the Peak, this unit has the silver in OMG, wow factor. Both are from Novation, interesting...What factors in the wow factor? One word, versatility. A thing can do something, no problem, but when a thing can do...*counts on fingers for a bit* alot, it's value becomes exponential, thank you Novation.
3 decades of hobby
Ambient, experimental, drone
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