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Novation ReMOTE Zero SL MIDI Controller
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If you've already got a great keyboard-style MIDI controller but have always desired the incredible functionality of Novation's ReMote series control...Read More
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If you've already got a great keyboard-style MIDI controller but have always desired the incredible functionality of Novation's ReMote series controllers, then the Zero SL is for you. It's the control section of the ReMOTE controllers with its two giant, brightly lit LCD screens and intelligent Automap mode, which detects what instruments you have in your project and intelligently and logically maps the controls to the SL's front panel.
2 giant LCD sreens for displaying control names and values
Running along the top of the ReMOTE SL front panel are two 144-character screens, which can display up to 16 parameter names and values simultaneously. This makes controlling in the dark a thing of the past and does away with template overlays or having to remember the function of each control. It also makes navigating though menus simple, as each page is laid out side by side and edited using the buttons or knobs directly below.
Fantastic Automap mode
This intelligent mode is set to revolutionize the way you make music! When an Automap-supported application boots up (currently Reason 3, Cubase SL/SX 3, Nuendo 3, Logic Pro 7 and Ableton Live 5, with more on their way), the SL loads up the Automap Template and all the parameter assignment is done for you, showing you everything clearly on the gigantic screens. All you have to do to switch between controlling different instruments or areas of your session is click once with the mouse or press one button on the SL, depending on the application.
8 musically-responsive trigger pads
You get dynamic trigger pads for sketching out beats or bashing out samples. Each pad can be calibrated any way the user desires, with sensitivity and assigned data both fully programmable. For example, the pads can be set up as velocity-sensitive MIDI notes or buttons assigned to a CC number, where the value of that number is defined by the strength the pad is hit.
Hands on responsive control for every application
The ergonomically designed front panel is inviting and simple to use. And it's all there”8 rotary potentiometers, 8 sliders, 8 rotary encoders and 24 switches that are entirely programmable. All controls can be named and memorised as a collection with a group template name, then saved in any one of the 64 template memories.
Use-anywhere portability and rechargeable power
The ReMOTE SL may be powered by six C-size alkaline/rechargeable batteries or external mains PSU. When connected to a computer via USB, rechargeable batteries are charged without the need of a mains re-charger.
Dedicated transport controls and fast template function buttons
Total control over your sequencer's transport and locate functions are yours via the dedicated transport and four function button controls. Select a new template, scroll through templates, send snapshots, transmit a panic command, etc. this kind of instant flexibility will streamline your working practice.
Built in USB / MIDI interface
Now shipped with both Windows and Mac OSX USB MIDI drivers, just plug into the USB port, install the driver software and the ReMOTE is fully operational. Alternatively if your computer system does not have USB then simply plug into the MIDI ports. The ReMOTE SL provides two MIDI Out ports, one MIDI thru port and one MIDI In port. Information originating from the ReMOTE keyboard or its controls can be sent directly to the USB port and/or any of the MIDI out ports. The MIDI ports can be used to integrate the rest of your MIDI gear into your computer system.
The powerful control of the Remote series sans keyboard.
- LCD Display
- LCD: 2 x 144 character silver. Blue LED backlit
- Data Ports: 1 x USB MIDI (Win XP/Mac OSX class-compliant)
- MIDI: 2 x MIDI Out, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI Thru
- Rotary Encoders: 8 - Infinite Rotation
- Rotary Potentiometers: 8 - Rotation 0 to 270 Degrees
- Sliders: 8
- Buttons: 32
- Trigger pads: 8
- Transport Controls: Rewind/Fast Forward/Stop/Start/Record/Loop (assignable buttons)
- TAP TEMPO Button: 1
- General Operation: Play/Edit/Template/Global/Write buttons
- Data select: 1 x rotary encoder, press to change function
- Battery Operation: 4 x Standard 'C' Size
- External Power Supply: Standard 'Centre Positive' 9V DC 600mA Power Supply (optional)
- Size: W=468mm, H=68mm, D=163mm
- Weight: 1.6kg
- Pre-installed onboard Templates and Automaps
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Comments about Novation ReMOTE Zero SL MIDI Controller:
Have this controller for about 6 months. Using with Ableton Live its a very comfy experience, since it comes with 2 indicative blue screens (not very bright when in dark gigs), and most of all the Novation Automap, get it right, this automation is a real autmoation when it referes to integrating Ableton and the controller (no need of setup, it recognizes automatically - wonderful and cuts the boring job of setting up manually controllers for every effect or channel... no more pain). Unfortunatelly is not a perfect match for Ableton, since many controllers down in the left side are not assignable... WOuld be a dream if it had 4 attributes: 1- automatized faders; 2 - x y integrated controllers; 3 - fully integrated with Ableton Live; 4 - cheaper. All pointed out, I cannot imagine working without it, both in studio and in live performances.
Comments about Novation ReMOTE Zero SL MIDI Controller:
It only comes with the Novation products that have a keyboard.X/Y touchpad for total expressionIndicative of Novation s forward thinking design is the touchpad. Being fully assignable and programmable in both X (side-to-side) and Y (up-and-down) directions, stunning and unique performance effects are just a finger-glide away. Imagine setting a distortion amount and a pan position on the left to right movement and an LFO speed and filter cut-off on the top to bottom movement - total expressive and creative control.