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NAMM:Midiman Get Busy
A fine brace of new goodies 20/01/01
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Starting with the exceedingly colourful Surface One (see pic) It's a controller with a difference. As well as the generous helping of knobs, theres a bunch of unusually shaped pads made of wait for it, ' fibre optic based smart fabric' (originally developed by the Canadian Space Agency!) that respond to speed of movement AND velocity- you can assign all sorts of controller info as well as SYSEX giving a greater degree of flexiblillty. Theres also a USB connection..
Buttons may transmit any info variation
Different types of motion ( touch, double tap, pressure) trigger different commands
Shift function to access second layer of objects
User defined object resolution
Pressure applied to top or bottom of object results in fade in /out
Objects and presets can be copied and pasted
Flash ram upgrades
Audiosport QuadPC - 4 in 4 out USB audio interface
4 in/out on bal/unbsl 1/4" TRS connectore
1 midi I/O
switchable -10/+4 dB I/O
ASIO drivers for PC
24bit/96khz ready (2 ch only)
MIDILINK PCMCIA Midi card
'Bout time someone did it. You can now have miidi I/O on your pre USB laptop witrh this new card. Top marks to Midiman for supporting the older gear - you might just take that old tired laptop on stage rather than you spanking new pride and joy.
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