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Livid Instruments CNTRL:R MIDI Performance Instrument

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You Pay: $699.00
Product Highlights
  • 48 Programmable Backlit Buttons
  • 12 Pushbutton Encoders
  • 8 High Quality Sliders
  • 24 Rotary Knobs
  • Multicolored LEDs
  • Roadworthy, Black Aluminum Body
  • Upgradable Expansion Module
  • MIDI I/O and Expansion Jacks
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Made in the USA

The CNTRL:R MIDI Performance Instrument by Livid Instruments is a portable control surface ideal for creating, producing and performing electronic music. It provides hands-on control for popular software such as Ableton Live, Native Instruments Traktor, Propellerhead's Reason and Record, Max/MSP, Max for Live, Renoise, MLRV2, Luminair, Cell DNA, Arkaos Grand VJ and more.

With its lightweight, 5 lb (2.26 kg) aluminum body the CNTRL:R is stylish, roadworthy and portable. Every button is programmable and feature multicolored LEDs to create visual maps and indicators for use during performance. It also offers 48 programmable backlit buttons, 8 high quality sliders, 24 rotary knobs and 12 pushbutton encoders. What's more, CNTRL:R is bus-powered and completely reconfigurable offering simple plug-and-play connectivity and versatility.

Portable, compact control surface for creating, producing and performing electronic music
Features 48 programmable buttons, 8 sliders, 24 rotary knobs and 12 pushbutton encoders
Standard MIDI in and out for easy connectivity with multiple devices and computers
Stylish and roadworthy black aluminum body for ultimate portability
Expansion module for added adaptability, flexibility and control
Two 1/4" jacks allow you to connect Roland-style foot pedals and single analog controls
Editor allows you to remap controls, change MIDI assignments, create LED maps and save
Completely USB bus-powered with no software, third party applications or drivers needed
Open Source software tools to create custom LED talkback interaction
Buttons 48, multicolor LED
Knobs 24
Faders 8
Encoders 12
Jacks 2 x 1/4" footswitch jacks
Expansion 2 x expansion jacks with pin header connection
USB Type-B
Material Black aluminum
Power USB bus-powered
Compliance RoHS
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.5 x 9.75 x 1.75" (36.83 x 24.76 x 4.44 cm)
Weight 5 lb (2.26 kg)
Livid Instruments CNTRL:R MIDI Performance Instrument
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 180 Day Warranty

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    Livid InstrumentsCNTRL:R MIDI Performance Instrument

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    Super high quality, great controller

    By Chris

    from Seattle, WA

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    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use


      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Livid Instruments CNTRL:R MIDI Performance Instrument:

      - Incredibly easy-to-use and powerful remapping tool
      - rock-solid knobs and sliders, great feel
      - button feel is good, although they are a little bit tall
      - built like a tank (but compact, and surprisingly lightweight)

      - Expensive
      - Lights are a bit dim in full "normal" lighting (but not blinding in a dark room :)
      - Wish there were a small set of velocity-sensitive pads to make it really all-in-one

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