The Novation ReMOTE SL MIDI Controller is a limited-edition take on the popular semi-weighted 37-key ReMOTE 37 SL USB MIDI controller. This version of the keyboard has been made over with a hip, green... Click To Read More About This Product
The Novation ReMOTE SL MIDI Controller is a limited-edition take on the popular semi-weighted 37-key ReMOTE 37 SL USB MIDI controller. This version of the keyboard has been made over with a hip, green dotted theme. The ReMOTE 37 lights up the murky world of MIDI control with 2 giant, brightly lit LCD screens. The Novation MIDI controller's intelligent Automap mode, detects the instruments you're using in your project and intelligently and logically maps the controls to the SL's front panel. The Novation ReMOTE also features 8 trigger pads, an expressive X/Y touchpad, transport controls, and a built-in MIDI/USB interface.
2 giant LCD screens display 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 the Novation ReMOTE SL controller in the dark a thing of the past, and does away with template overlays or the need to remember the function of each control. It also makes navigating 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 among controlling various 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
These dynamic trigger pads are 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 how hard the pad is hit.
Semi-weighted keyboard action with aftertouch
At the heart of the ReMOTE is a superb-action, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch. Unlike many controllers, you can play your favorite software synth or sampler with the care and precise control that can make a huge difference to the final performance.
Hands-on responsive control for every action
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 memorized 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 recharger.
X/Y touchpad for total expression
Indicative 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 cutoff on the top to bottom movement - total expressive and creative control.
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.
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Great product! And at this price it's really great value! Automap feature is even better than expected, and even with all it's features, the sl is as close to plug-and-play as any other controller I've tried! I currently use it with cubase, ms-20, pro-53, legacy, minimoogV, and a access virus b. Really a great controller:-)
After having tried the Axiom49 and the MPK49, I picked up this controller in hopes of finally finding one that suited my style and needs. It fits the bill perfectly for me. While I'm no pianist, the keyboard action is very solid and responsive. The rotary encoder caps feel a bit cheap, but the pots themselves feel well mounted and durable. As many have mentioned, the pads aren't exactly a joy to play, but will work in a pinch. Make sure you try the pads before selling your PadKontrol just yet. The LCD screens make controlling your plugins a breeze, and the pitch/mod control allows for serious expression. Make sure you update the Automap software, as well as the drivers, and you'll be sure to enjoy this controller. I use it with Live 7 and I much prefer it to my controllers of the past.
The saying remains true- you get what you pay for. I started out with a lesser brand only to return it due to cheap-feeling keys and general usability issues. I tried the non- LE edition ReMOTE 37 and the keys alone impressed me from the start. In fact I found that all of Novation's keys were the best on a MIDI keyboard I could find. The software bundle and Automap are very cool extras - but if you're looking for pure key action and quality it does not get any better than this in my opinion. Also, the size is perfect and the look is nice.
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