CME release MIDI controller and MIDI pedal board


CME introduced two cool pieces of kit at the NAMM 2006 show.

Bitstream Desktop

The first is the Bitstream 3X Desktop which can be used to control virtual instruments 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

MIDI pedalboard

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Next up is the GPP-3 pedal controller. It features three polished metal pedals housed in an elegant wooden housing which gives it stability and reliability. All three pedals can be assigned to different MIDI Control Changes, and one pedal is a continuous controller.

Its built in CPU stores user settings and send control data through USB, MIDI or ¼ inch control jacks with voltage trim capability.