Novation ZeRO SL Mk II - DAW and Plug-In Control Surface

Novation ZeRO SL Mk II - DAW and Plug-In Control Surface

Novation ZeRO SL Mk II - DAW and Plug-In Control Surface

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Product Highlights

  • 8 Touch-Sensitive Rotary Encoders
  • 8 Touch-Sensitive Pots
  • 8 Touch-Sensitive 60mm Sliders
  • Touch-Sensitive Horizontal Cross Fader
  • 32 Buttons
  • 6 Transport Buttons
  • 8 Velocity-Sensitive Drum Trigger Pads
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista
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Novation ZeRO SL Mk II overview

  • 1Description

The ZeRO SL Mk II from Novation is a DAW and plug-in control surface that is equally suited to live or studio use. A large back lit LED display and LED ringed encoders provides visual feedback of control information, while ultra-quick mapping of all 56 knobs, faders and buttons is managed by the included Automap 3 PRO software.

All 8 faders and 16 knobs are touch sensitive, and the moment one is touched, the display shows the names and values on that row and puts brackets around the controller that is currently selected. A dedicated "Speed Dial" can be used to change the value of any parameter the mouse cursor is positioned over without necessitating any assignment.

Eight soft-feel drum pads are fully assignable to any parameter with the Automap software and provide a convenient way for sketching out beats or triggering samples. The controller can be mounted in a 19" rack or used as a desk-top controller or angled for performance using legs that are included with the unit. The unit is powered via the computers USB bus or by using an optional external power supply.

Touch-Sensitive Controls
16 knobs, 8 faders and 32 assignable back-lit LED buttons support flexible DAW control and auto-mappable plug-in control
Illuminated Controls
Brightly lit LED rings around the 8 smooth encoders, and back-lit buttons provide instant visual feedback for every physical control, reducing reliance on the computer screen
Automap 3 PRO Control Software
Automap software enables the user to instantly map software parameters to faders, buttons, encoders and pots and other controllers
LCD Screen
144-character LCD screen frees the artist from being chained to the computer screen, placing all the essential data right alongside the relevant controls
MIDI Interface
Built-in MIDI interface and comprehensive MIDI implementation provide complete control over all external hardware synthesizers and other external MIDI devices
Speed Dial
A touch-sensitive rotary encoder that instantly takes control of whatever the user's mouse is focused on, providing real time access for composers and performers alike
Fully assignable crossfader making it ideal for live performance with programmes such as Ableton
Programmable Pads
"Soft-Feel" drum pads eradicate the need for a separate set of drum pad triggers, providing the ideal platform for sketching out beats or triggering samples
Dedicated Transport Buttons.
Control the sequencer's start/stop/loop/record/forward/rewind actions, direct from the MIDI controller, reducing reliance on mouse and screen. Switching them out allows them to be used as additional assignable buttons and the controller recalls how these buttons were previously assigned
USB Bus Powered
Provides the artist with a mobile MIDI control solution, freeing them from the confines of the studio
Includes Xcite+ Bundle
Features a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synthesizer and Ableton Live 7 Lite
In the Box
Novation ZeRO SL Mk II - DAW and Plug-In Control Surface
  • USB Cable
  • Software DVD
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Novation ZeRO SL Mk II specs

    Connection USB MIDI
    Faders 8 x Sliders (60mm touch-sensitive)
    1 x Crossfader
    Transport Controls Yes
    Jog/Shuttle No

    Touch sensitive Speed Dial

    Rotary Controls 8 x Encoders (infinite-rotation)
    8 x Pots (touch-sensitive)
    Numeric Keypad No
    Display 144-character LCD screen
    Multiple Units If used alongside a dedicated Automap system for a DAW
    Included Software Ableton Live 7 Lite
    502MB drum loops
    Novation Bass-Station virtual synthesizer
    1GB Loopmasters royalty-free samples
    Software Supported VST
    Audio Units
    TDM/RTAS (Mac only at present)
    Power Requirements Powered via computer USB bus
    Optional 9V 600~1000mA external PSU, centre pin positive (+)
    System Requirements Mac
    G4 1GHz minimum
    OS X 10.4.0 or greater (Leopard supported)
    256MB RAM

    Pentium III 1GHz minimum
    Windows XP SP 2 and Vista 32/64
    256MB RAM (Vista requires more)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.5 x 7.9 x 2.7" (445 x 200 x 68mm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Specialties Control and Expression pedal connectors
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.2 x 10.9 x 6.3"

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