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We ran a story on this from NAMM but at that time the download was not yet available. The latest news is that Novation have been in touch to tell us that Automap Universal
is now available to download for free from their website. Automap Universal takes on where the original Automap left off, allowing users to instantly control absolutely any automatable plug-in, in any sequencer, automatically without ever having to refer to a manual or worry about complex MIDI data and assigning. Parameters can be â€˜learnedâ€™ and saved at the touch of a button.
Novationâ€™s original and revolutionary Automap technology took advanced MIDI controlling one giant leap forward. Reviewers the world over heralded the ReMOTE SL as â€œquite simply the best USB-powered MIDI controller weâ€™ve ever used.â€� This was because the SL finally allowed for automatic mapping of sequencer and instrument parameters as soon as supported applications booted up. All mixer parameters, transport controls and instruments appeared instantly on the faders, knobs, buttons and pads, with all parameters and track names being displayed clearly on the SLâ€™s two massive LCD displays.
In order to work stunningly with all major applications, Automap relied upon the code within each of the independent sequencers. Automap Universal on the other hand, is a completely independent system that works in all applications, and as a result it works exactly the way you want it. With Automap Universal, any plug-in (VST, AU or RTAS), effects, instruments or otherwise, can be opened on any audio platform and be instantly controlled*. The â€˜Automappedâ€™ plug-in appears as normal, only it now displays an Automap Universal logo, which glows when actively controlled. As soon as any plug-in is selected on the SL, parameters appear on the screens, laid out logically across all 64 assignable controls and displayed on the screens above.
In addition to instantaneous and comprehensive control of all plug-ins, Automap Universal provides a simple yet powerful â€˜Learnâ€™ facility, allowing any active plug-in to be â€˜Automappedâ€™ in any way the user chooses; simply move a parameter on the plug-in and then move a control on the SL to auto-assign. Parameters can be easily renamed on the â€˜Automap-wrappedâ€™ plug-in GUI and the unique customised Automap template then saved for later use. As such, Novation believe that the SL series of MIDI controllers has become the best controller solution for every sequencer platform, from Garageband and Reason, to Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools and beyond.
As well as seamless plug-in control, Automap Universal delivers a number of features requested since the original launch of Automap, including enhanced Mixer and session control.
* *VST support on PC only on version 1.0 release