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  • Bitwig Studio Released!

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    March 26th brings the launch of the much-anticipated Bitwig Studio 1.0. What more is there to say? We here at Controllerism.com are completely ecstatic, especially since we just received a couple of licences from the Bitwig elves, so expect an in-depth and hands-on article soon!...
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  • AKAI reveals revamped APC line of controllers

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    Musikmesse 2014 saw Akai Professional announce an updated line of APC controllers featuring three new models – the APC40 MKII; a compact keyboard – APC KEY25; and an APC Mini. All three controllers are class-compliant and bus-powered (so, no more power adapter like with the...
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  • Nektar Impact LX49 Walkthrough

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    I’ve recently had the chance to get my hands on a new MIDI keyboard and am completely blown away by the quality of components, build, and integration. Nektar is a company that has been making waves over the last couple of years thanks to their...
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  • The Rainboard: multi-colored arcade buttons for spectacular fun

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    I’ve been following the Rainboard for a while via YouTube videos and it’s official blog. And it looks like a really fun controller. It’s comprised of 61 RGB backlit arcade buttons housed in an acrylic unit, a touchstrip, and an accelerometer that adds some velocity...
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