FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

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beatz01
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FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by beatz01 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:33 pm

OMGOMGOMG i'm so excited !

Totally didn't expect this, but always hoped for it and now out of the blue they have just fucking finally produced it:

The Launch Control XL

Why am i so excited ?

Because i always hated the fact the APC40 had only a 5x8 grid but got the better controllers (knobs, faders etc) in comparison with the Launchpad whereas i love the Launchpad but totally missed the controls of the APC40.

With the Launch Control XL and the Launchpad combined, this is gonna beat the shit out of the APC40 !

Yeah !

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by beatz01 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:49 pm

Ok.Wait.Sorry.

The rotaries are not endless encoders.APC40 wins.

The buttons beneath the faders have the same shift fest goin on like the normal Launch Control and the APC Mini.APC40 wins.

Gawd i "really don't like" shift buttons.

Actually everything could be perfect if only there was either a APC40 with 8x8 grid or a Launchpad controller with faders, 3 dedicated buttons and 3 ENDLESS rotaries for each track.Something like the Korg Nanokontrol2, just better (the only thing the NK needs added is 2 more rotaries per channel and make them endless, thankyou).

Sorry for my unusual early excitement.

:( :?

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by chapelier fou » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:52 pm

Was i the only one to see that in one of the minor releases changes ? Shortly removed from the announcement...
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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by chapelier fou » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:59 pm

Looks cool anyway. I wonder how "customizable" it is. What i would love is customize what it does in control surface mode, not in a classic midi user mode...
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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by chapelier fou » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:00 pm

And if launchpad and LCXL have a linked 'red box'.
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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by leisuremuffin » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:25 pm

https://store.djtechtools.com/products/ ... er-twister

I bought two of these to augment my other controllers because there is such a serious lack of knobs on most controllers today. it's not quite 100% yet and there's been some issues with the newest firmware and editor that are still unresolved, but overall they are really handy. I have no idea what the state of the premade mappings and scripts are, I only use it by assigning the mappings manually in live. 4 banks of 16 push button encoders with multi color LEDS underneath. Encoders can be configured to have a second rotary function when the button is pushed, which is really nice.
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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by login » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:48 pm

This was really needed, livid instruments announced the DS1 at namm, I was really looking for it but if this enw novation xl has the same price as a alunchpad 150 i ouwld get it.


I will use it along push, i hate controlling volume with the encoders.

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by login » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:58 pm

Now we need an script by Stray to it can control even more stuff.

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by login » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:39 pm

$199 USD, expensive for what it is.

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by TomViolenz » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:26 pm

^This
Especially since the APC mini will cost $99 and is basically a Lauchpad with faders

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by Theo Void » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:26 am

Looks decent but the last thing I need is ANOTHER MIDI controller.
I agree, the APC Mini looks way better.

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by Timbeaux » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:32 am

Theo Void wrote:Looks decent but the last thing I need is ANOTHER MIDI controller.
I agree, the APC Mini looks way better.
same here

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by IP » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:35 am

no encoders no party.

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Re: FINALLY ! Novations new controller !

Post by Cool Character » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:38 am

God, I wish the Livid DS1 was made with the touchstrips on Base and the encoders on Code.

I wanna have this. :(

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