Livid Instruments' Block is a lovingly-crafted aluminium and wood matrix-based controller that's been highly praised since its launch in 2009, and now the company has released a version â the Block Station - for iPad users.
Basically, this extends the horizontal footprint of the standard Block so that an iPad holder can be accommodated - this slot can also house a netbook if you'd prefer.
Full specs are below; if they hit the mark for you, we'd advise you to order early, as the Block Station is a limited edition product and once out of stock, won't be available again. It costs $460, exclusive of import duty and taxes. Click here for a full gallery of images.
â¢ 20.5 x 9.5" x 2.5" (WDH) / weight 5 lbs.
â¢ iPad holder (doesn't power the iPad). Also fits a net book.
â¢ USB Powered
â¢ MIDI in and out jacks
â¢ Bi-Directional MIDI communication (talkback)
â¢ Class-compliant: no drivers needed for Mac, Windows, or Linux.
â¢ 64 Programmable backlight buttons for talk-back and interactive performance
â¢ Programmable MIDI mapping allows you to change the MIDI settings on the hardware
â¢ Anodized aluminium body
â¢ Open Source software tools to create your own LED talkback interaction
â¢ Editor included for MIDI editing, and LED talkback programming
â¢ Made in the USA
â¢ Expansion jacks for additional connections
â¢ Two 1/4" jacks for Roland style foot pedals
â¢ Compatible with any software that supports MIDI learn
â¢ ROHS compliant
â¢ USB cable included