Touché is a sort of expression pedal on steroids for your hands. It gives you a unique tactile approach to both software and hardware synthesizers, using pressure from your hands to shape and control their sound. It might not be cheap, but Touché is a deep and well thought-out device that can breath new life into all your synths.
iRig Keys I/O is an affordable and versatile option for singers and guitar/bass players that want an all-in-one option for keyboard, controller and audio interface. Kudos to the IK Multimedia team for spotting a hole in the market. Now, can we also have a stereo Pro version?
SEQ is a 32 step, 8 polyphonic track, polyphonic step sequencer. In Polyend’s words, “the idea behind SEQ was to craft the ultimate hardware step sequencer enclosed within the highest quality aluminum and wooden housing”. We think they succeeded. SEQ is seriously addictive and easy to play with, plus it’s built like a tank.
Considering the build quality and the software bundle it comes with, at $99/€99 this is beyond the ‘no-brainer’ category. A must-buy if you’re shopping for a 2-octave USB controller (and don’t need MIDI DIN or CV connections).