Oh boy! NAMM hasn't even started and Livid Instruments are already whetting the appetites of musicians and controllerists across the world with their newest product, BASE.
Launch date is set at March 1st, 2013 at the very attractive price of $399 USD!
And to say I'm intrigued is an understatement... I'll be doing my best to get hands-on with this portable, touch sensitive (and knob-less) controller at NAMM very soon.
In the meantime, here's what the good people at Livid have to say about it...
Introducing Base: a new foundation for all your creative productions. Combining the technology of drum machines and touch screens, Base merges pressure sensitive pads with touch faders, all brilliantly lit with full-color LEDs. The Base inspires beats, new melodies, instant sound tweaks, and invites control of just about anything that supports MIDI. Designed in an ultra sleek, high-quality aluminum body with no moving parts, it's the ultimate mix of ruggedness and portability.
Base puts your fingers in the mix with 32 pressure and velocity sensitive pads, eight function buttons, nine capacitive touch faders, and eight capacitive touch buttons. Full RGB backlighting keeps you connected to your set and focused on control. An LED character display shows which of the ten presets you're using. Creative coders will be pleased to discover the characters are MIDI-controllable, too! The Base editor web application allows you to customize all its settings for your favorite DAW, VST, plugin, or application.
Designed to Travel
No sliders to bend, no knobs to catch: under two pounds, less than an inch thick and a face that's probably smaller than your laptop (10.25'