JazzMutant has announced that owners of its Dexter controller can now have all the functionality of its Lemur controller as well. This is because of a new firmware upgrade that adds a Dual Mode to the Dexter hardware.
Both of JazzMutant's controllers feature a 12-inch 'multitouch' display, but they have different operating systems. Dexter is designed specifically as a DAW controller (Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo and Sonar are all supported), whereas Lemur is a more flexible device that can be configured to control any MIDI- or OSC-compliant software or hardware.
Once Dual Mode has been installed, you can simply choose whether you want Dexter or Lemur functionality when you boot up the controller.
The upgrade is a free one for all Dexter owners, while Lemur owners can get it for €390. All new Dexters now have Lemur and Dexter functionality out-of-the-box.
You can find out more about Dual Mode and the differences between the two controllers on the JazzMutant website.