Monday, January 24, 2011

Introducing the ZeRO SL MkII

ZeRO SL Mk II has been designed to give you complete control over your music making software. We have worked with each of the main DAW manufacturers to make sure each of the 56 knobs, faders and buttons control the things in your software that you need them to control. However, the really clever bit is that SL MkII can directly control your plug-in instruments and FX. The control surface is almost identical to the SL MkII keyboards, but it has longer throw faders (60mm) and a central crossfader. Weighing in at ???gms and being bus powered, it is already a firm favourite with performers.

ZeRO SL MkII comes with Automap Control Software

What is Automap?
Automap is a piece of software that comes with all Novation controllers. It has been designed to make the job of assigning your hardware controls to various software parameters quick and easy. 

In Control
Automap enables knobs, faders and buttons to instantly control plug-in instruments/FX, as well as your sequencer's mixer, transport controls and more…

Click, touch Its assigned!
Open a plug-in instrument/FX, and you have instant access to all the plug-in parameters. This allows you to assign knobs, faders and buttons, by simply clicking on the software parameter, and touching the control!

For more information about Automap click here
Turning MIDI control on its head
Why most MIDI controllers are rubbish:
Although they may have faders and knobs, assigning them to things in your software means digging through 100s of MIDI controller numbers. Or even worse, knobs and faders can only control a few basic functions.

Computer musicians often work with lots of plug-in instruments and FX. Keeping track of what your knobs and faders are controlling is next to impossible. So, you end up just using a tiny number of them, even if you have loads on your controller.

Why SL MkII is brilliant:
We have worked with the major software companies so when you want to control instruments and effects, you simply click on the thing you want to control, touch the knob, fader or button, and its instantly assigned! Mixer and transport control also work seamlessly in all major sequencers.  

Works with your sequencer
SL MkII will give you transport and mixer control in all major DAW/sequencers. You can also get instant control of external plug-in instruments/FX (like Native Instruments and FXpansion which are not included with your DAW).
SL MkII will also give you instant control over major DAWs own plug-in instruments/FX - see below: