If you record a podcast, it may be that you’re looking for a hardware controller for making adjustments on the fly – without having to search with the mouse while discussing the latest hot topic. Well the MIDI fader controller/soundboard USB C is an ideal tool for that scenario and many others, putting a range of high quality faders, switches and buttons literally at your fingertips. No longer will you need to reach for the touchpad!
Sold as a kit to construct yourself, or as a fully finished unit – it’ll send MIDI signals to all manner of supported software, from Ableton Live to Resolume and from MIDI Mixer to Mixxx. It’s made up of heavy-duty components, meaning it’ll survive even your most intensive production encounters, and is powered by USB so no need for external power! It features LEDs to indicate when a button has been pushed so you know when you’ve (for example) muted someone or when a recording is in process.
It absolutely looks the part, exuding a sense of hard wearing fun! The design is completely open source meaning you can customize it to your heart’s content – and it’s also cross platform, so is supported on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu Linux systems. It’s supported with a range of online documentation and a soldering guide, which you’ll find on the product page.
It’s sold by The Current Stuff who are based in Austria, who sell some funky tech stuff!