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A fine brace of new goodies      20/01/01
Starting with the exceedingly colourful Surface One (see pic) It's a controller with a difference. As well as the generous helping of knobs, theres a bunch of unusually shaped pads made of wait for it, ' fibre optic based smart fabric' (originally developed by the Canadian Space Agency!) that respond to speed of movement AND velocity- you can assign all sorts of controller info as well as SYSEX giving a greater degree of flexiblillty. Theres also a USB connection..

Main Features:
  • Buttons may transmit any info variation
  • Different types of motion ( touch, double tap, pressure) trigger different commands
  • Shift function to access second layer of objects
  • User defined object resolution
  • Pressure applied to top or bottom of object results in fade in /out
  • Objects and presets can be copied and pasted
  • Flash ram upgrades There's more...
    Audiosport QuadPC - 4 in 4 out USB audio interface
    4 in/out on bal/unbsl 1/4" TRS connectore
    1 midi I/O
    switchable -10/+4 dB I/O
    ASIO drivers for PC
    24bit/96khz ready (2 ch only)

    'Bout time someone did it. You can now have miidi I/O on your pre USB laptop witrh this new card. Top marks to Midiman for supporting the older gear - you might just take that old tired laptop on stage rather than you spanking new pride and joy. more @

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