The Novation ReMOTE SL â€“ which comes in 25, 39, and 61 key versions (or will do shortly) is a dedicated USB/MIDI controller interface with a difference. Its twin 144 character LCD screens, coupled with a bristling control surface: 8 pots, 8 rotary encoders, 8 faders, 8 pads and 38 assignable buttons, combined with the after-touch enabled key-bed make it quite the Rolls Royce of keyboard controllers.
The LCDs offer specific feedback of the currently selected values (depending on your application software etc) and work bi-directionally so that information changed with the mouse is reflected on the unit too.
One of the reMOTEâ€™s most endearing qualities is that it features Automap - which senses the software you are using and assigns the controls accordingly - making user programming of the interface, almost totally unnecessary. Novation are committed to rolling more application support and have recently added a new Automap for Logic 7.2 to the growing list of supported applications.
We caught up with Rob Jones at Sounds Expo to get the full skinny on the reMOTE SL and itâ€™s numerous capabilities.
ReMOTE SLs are shipping now in 2, 3 and 5 octave versions. You can upgrade the OS to include the latest Automaps via free download from: