Novation ReMOTE SL Expands
The ReMOTE SL25 heralded a completely new era of MIDI control. It’s the first controller keyboard that detects the software you are using in your virtual studio and logically ‘automaps’ that software’s controllers to the keyboard’s own front panel knobs and sliders, all at the click of a button. In short, no more fiddly overlays as the keyboard takes all the hard work out of assigning its controls to the software you are using.
The SL25 also quite literally set the world alight with two massive, brightly-lit LCDs which can show 16 different parameter names to match with the fascia controls, so that the user knows exactly what all the knob and sliders are assigned to. These, combined with a wealth of additional controls plus an on-board memory for 40 templates, mean that any SL user is in total control of their software at all times.
And now the SL revolution continues with the announcement of two new, larger SL keyboards that bring all of that functionality to the pro playing market. The new models – a 3-octave (37-key) and 5-octave (61-key) version – retain all of the features, ease of use and logical layout of the original and bring its futuristic design to keyboard players the world over.
These larger keyboards complete Novation’s already extensive keyboard portfolio which was itself recently bolstered by the 4- and 5-octave additions to the LE range, the company’s compact series designed to run straight out of the box, plug n play stylee with a host of popular software packages. Like the SL, these retain all of the original keyboard’s features and usability and are a superb, simple and cost effective controller solution.