Novation is now available in its most compact format to date. The ReMOTE LE 25, 49 and 61-key USB controller keyboards includes features found in the ReMOTE Series, which have been tailored down into a smaller, more portable package.
The new Novation ReMOTE LE started shipping in September and will be on hand at the 119th AES Convention (Booth # 237, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY; October 7-10, 2005).
Among its features are the X/Y Touchpad, allowing up to four parameters (two per axis) to be modified simultaneously with just a simple finger glide. The pitch bend/modulation joystick enables a host of interesting performance effects. Dedicated transport control is provided, but now with an additional Loop button.
A total of nine buttons and nine knobs can be found on its surface, together with a Group switch. Any area of the receiving MIDI device (hardware or software) can be modified with ease. The MIDI spec enables any MIDI message to be assigned to any of the controls (buttons, knobs, X/Y Touchpad and joystick), providing many configuration options.
There are 16 onboard template memories for saving ReMOTE LE setups, 12 of which are factory preset. Many more are available for free online at www.novationmusic.com. Also featured on the CD-ROM that comes with the ReMOTE is a template editor, which makes constructing Templates simple and intuitive. Ten physical Template overlays, seven printed and three blank come with the ReMOTE LE to help customize a user’s software choice: simply places these over the ReMOTE LE to see what control is assigned to what parameter.
The keyboard is semi-weighted and velocity-sensitive, offering the highest quality action, giving the ReMOTE LE more of a synthesizer feel.
ReMOTE LE ships with Novation’s Bass Station, a VST and Audio Unit plug-in which flawlessly re-creates the warmth and character of the Bass Station keyboard and rack analog instruments.
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