The Black Dog - Machinewerks CS X51
Electronic duo “The Black Dog” about their own MIDI controller Machinewerks CS X51.
The Black Dog has been one of the most respected acts of the UK electronic music scene for the past twenty years and even more…
From ambient to dancefloor techno, The Black Dog explore every aspects of electronic music with success and it’s no hasard to find their EP’s and LP’s in worldwide DJ’s crates.
They now have extended their activities and are the proud makers of an original and well designed / built MIDI controller.
The Machinewerks CS X51.
We decided from the start to design something beautiful, something pure, something people would want to use and own.
With 30 years experience of playing live and in the studio we know what’s needed for a working artist/DJ; This is why we’ve designed the Machinewerks CS X51.
Machinewerks CS X51 Specification
28 x Potentiometer Rotaries: All fully assignable
7 x 45mm Potentiometer Sliders: All fully assignable
24 assignable buttons in a 6×4 matrix, each with a cool blue assignable LED
USB and 5 pin DIN MIDI In & Out for full bi-directional MIDI support
9v DC power connector for computerless setups
Plug & Play: USB Powered, no additional drivers required
100% programmable MIDI mapping to any hardware or computer
MacOS, Windows & Linux Compatible
Works out of the box with all major DAW and DJ software, including Ableton Live, Traktor, Reason, Cubase, Nuendo and Logic
Anodised Aluminium Body with Powder Coated Base
Portable: 400mm x 190mm x 57mm and weighs 1.54kg
Designed & Built In Sheffield, UK
The Black Dog was recently interviewed for Music Radar website and discuss about the Machinewerks project, it is very interesting to know about the development of such a product and how they had to adapt from putting out records to start raising funds in order to produce such a new product.
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