2006 NAMM Show Update: CME announced two new MIDI controllers, the Bitstream 3X desktop and GPP-3 pedal controllers, which have feature sets never before seen in MIDI controllers.
The Bitstream 3X is designed for controlling Virtual Instrument, DAWs, and other MIDI hardware. This compact desktop unit is the only 3 axis (X,Y and Z) controller on the market and includes 5 knobs, 8 sliders, 16 buttons, a joystick, a cross-fader and an infrared controller. The joystick controls the X and Y axis while the infrared beam controls the Z axis. The Bitstream 3x is fully programmable and includes more than 13,000 presets for popular samplers, synthesizers, and software including Propellerheads Reason and Rebirth, Steinberg Cubase, Ableton Live, Native Instruments Reaktor, Traktor, Kontakt, and Absynth, Fruity Loops and more. An 8 track motion sampler, transport functions, and a large LCD display round out this versatile unit.
The GPP-3 Programmable Grand-Piano Style MIDI Pedal includes three polished metal pedals housed in an elegant wooden casing for complete stability on the floor and reliability on the road. Designed to be used with any synthesizer, digital piano, or any MIDI control applications, all of the GPP-3’s polar-switchable pedals are programmable to any MIDI CC# and one is a continuous controller. It’s built in CPU stores user settings and send control data through USB, MIDI or ¼ inch control jacks with voltage trim capability.
The Bitstream 3X will be available in April, 2006 for $399.99 MSRP.
The GPP-3 will be available in March, 2006 for $109.99 MSRP.
More information is available at the CME Pro site.