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The Base MIDI Controller from Livid Instruments is a drum machine and software-controlling MIDI device that features 32 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, 9 touch faders, 8 touch buttons, and 8 function buttons. Each control has RGB lights, and is completely user programmable via a web-based editor.
The Base can be used to control any software that supports MIDI learn, and can function with DAWs, plug-ins, and virtual instruments. It can be used to program drums or instruments, control DAW playback, and launch clips in DAWs such as Ableton Live or Bitwig. It features aluminum and rubber construction and is USB powered and class compliant, requiring no drivers for operation.
More Than a Fader
The touch faders on Base offer more than your traditional analog fader. The LED feedback keeps you updated with the current value, and can adapt when you dynamically reassign the faders to your software. But these faders can also deliver a note and velocity when you touch them, potentially acting as a switch for instantly engaging effects, or playing a sound when you touch the fader. And because you can access any value at any time, you can instantly jump to new values as well as make smooth, continuous changes
Pressure is the original modulator, whether it's from breathing through a saxophone or a feathery touch on a violin string.
With 32 pressure sensitive pads, Base provides a variety of options for playing drums and synths as well as the capability for squeezing new performances from your existing gear. Set up a bass synth next to the drum pads so you can access more of your production at once. Turn off the notes on some pads, and use the CC values from "aftertouch" for modulating filters and effects. Setup four mini-kits at fixed velocities to give you the exact sound you need for your production. Because the Base is completely editable, you can reconfigure it for new creative possibilities
No Moving Parts
With no moving parts, the Base puts the "solid" in solid state. An all-aluminum body and extruded aluminum frame makes it sturdy. A rubber-coated bezel adds strength and comfort to the faceplate. No sliders to bend, no knobs to catch: at under an inch thick, Base goes in and out of your bag from studio to show
No matter what application you are using it for, Base is configurable to suit your needs. Load up the web-based editor in a browser to edit all of the controls on the Base. Choose different fader display modes (walk, fill, EQ, and spread), change the velocity sensitivity of the pads, switch buttons from momentary to toggle, customize the colors, and of course, edit the MIDI output. Save settings to the internal memory banks and instantly recall and display the presets with a press of a button
Completely editable with on-board presets
Works with anything that supports MIDI learn
All controls have RGB lights
Designed and assembled in Austin, TX
In the Box
Livid Instruments Base MIDI Controller
Limited 6-Month Warranty
Table of Contents
32x Velocity and pressure sensitive pads with aftertouch 9x touch faders with multiple LED modes 8x touch buttons 8x function buttons