Novation has announced a “revolutionary new two-octave MIDI controller”. This makes perfect sense considering their recent release of the V-Station a VSTi version of the popular K-Station polysynth. The ReMOTE 25 is designed for use in conjunction with a wide range of software and hardware.
The unit can be powered from both the built in USB MIDI interface or from batteries – including rechargeables which will auto charge on connection to a power source. All controls are fully user-assignable and there are 64 user-programmable templates, each containing over 60 parameters.
Novation ReMOTE 25: Key Features
64 user-programmable templates, each containing over 60 parameters
Over 50 factory preset templates for packages including Reason, Native Instruments Cubase, Logic.
High quality two octave semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
Supplied with coloured control identification strips customised to applications or user defined
Portable – runs for 12 hours on 6 C size batteries. Can also be powered from USB or external PSU
24 buttons, 8 knobs, 8 encoders and 8 sliders assignable to each template
Pitch bend and programmable mod wheel joystick mechanism with user selectable static or spring loaded mod wheel action
Programmable X/Y touch pad surface for simultaneous control of multiple parameters
Backlit Blue/Silver LCD display for real-time viewing of parameter data
Built in MIDI/USB interface; can be used as a stand alone controller or as an interface
Dedicated transport controls and four ‘fast template select’ function buttons
Runs on Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP operating systems – driver software included – Mac OSX on the way