Novation ZeRO SL MkIIItem ID: SLmk2zero
USB MIDI Control Surface with 8 Trigger Pads, 8 Encoders, 8 60mm Faders, 32 Buttons, and Automap
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Second Generation of the Innovative SL Series!Novation's ZeRO SL MkII is a retooled version of the acclaimed ReMOTE ZeRO SL keyless controller. Like the other controllers in the ReMOTE series, the ZeRO SL MkII automaps to most of the popular DAW software platforms. Perfect for use in the studio or onstage, this control surface uses a 144-character display to let you keep an eye on the status of your controls. Plus — just like the previous generation, the innovative Automap is fully onboard, greatly simplifying the setup. Take control of your DAW and plug-ins with the ZeRO SL MkII.
Novation ZeRO SL MkII USB Controller at a Glance:
Onstage or in the studio
Use the ZeRO SL Mk II onstage or in the studio for hands-on control. It equips the modern DAW user with every dimension of hardware control, enabling a hands-on approach to navigating software, mixing and controlling plug-ins. It represents extraordinary value as a controller, integrating a DAW control surface with the most intuitive plug-in mapping capabilities available — presided over by Automap 3 Pro, one of the most advanced control software on the market.
Designed for flexibility
The ZeRO SL Mk II is both rugged and built for utmost flexibility. It can be mounted in a 19" rack, or used as a desk-top controller, or angled for performance using legs that are included with the unit. The quality is not just reflected in their robustness, but more importantly in the way the ZeRO SL Mk II has been designed with every detail calculated to maximize workflow. The ZeRO SL Mk II's visually feeds back all controller information to the user with back lit buttons and encoder LED rings, making it absolutely ideal for live performances where parameters need to be identified instantly.
Always know where you're at
Many other control surfaces make it difficult to easily figure out what's set where. That's never a problem with the ZeRO SL Mk II, as it has a giant 144-character ultra-bright LCD screen that displays all the parameter names and values for the currently selected row of controllers. All eight faders and 16 knobs are touch sensitive, so the moment one is touched, the display shows the names and values on that row and puts brackets around the controller that is currently being touched. This enables the user to see which parameter is assigned to the controller without having to change the value, or refer to their software. ZeRO SL Mk II also has a dedicated 'Speed Dial' knob, which can be used to change the value of any parameter the cursor is positioned over without making any assignments whatsoever. The eight continuous rotary encoders have 11 segment LED rings around each of them, allowing encoders to behave like pots so the user can see the value before moving them. All the buttons have LEDs underneath them so users can instantly see their status without having to press them. There are eight soft-feel drum pads which are fully assignable to any parameter with the Automap software. Plus, the heads-up transparent control GUI places a transparent control map across your computer screen — see at a glance how the parameters are automatically assigned to each of ZeRO SL Mk II's controls.
Sets up in seconds
The power behind the ZeRO SL MkII's unique ability to map controllers at the touch of a button is contained within the included Automap software. Automap 3 Pro enables users to map controllers with incredible speed and ease — no more digging through MIDI continuous controller numbers, as the Automap server takes care of it all. Automap's GUI gives the user a visual representation of all the current mappings on screen, as well as the ability to save and manage mappings across different projects. There is also an option to only bring up the GUI when a controller on the ZeRO has been touched!
Novation ZeRO SL MkII USB Controller Features:
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
Zero SL MKII
by from United StatesI love this thing. The learning curve is a bit steep, but once you get the hang of it, mapping plugins is so helpful and easy. I can now map any control in my plugins with the knobs, buttons, or fader... read more [+]s and get a hardware feel and the led screen is very easy to read. Not to mention panning and send controls which save a lot of time, and the best part to me is being able to program qwerty assignments straight onto any button, so you dont have to do all your keyboard shortcuts on the keyboard, you can use one of the buttons on the zero, with one touch! thats amazing. This thing is a must if you are sick of using a mouse and keyboard, nothing can beat it for the price. close [-]
April 17, 2013
ZeRO SL MkII Seamless With Pro Tools
by Scott from Rhode IslandEasy set up.Was up and running in less than an hour.Automap did all the work and walked me through step by step.In less than an hour I was working on a mix in Pro Tools.It also mapped all 91 of my plu... read more [+]gins and was able to control them and the mix and transport.Great inexpensive unit well built and easy to get out of the way.Can not beat it for the money. close [-]
April 26, 2012
Music Background: Recording engineer
Great Budget Control Surface
by Charles Larish from Bellevue, NEThis unit was very easy to install and setup with the Automap software. You will spend a fair amount of time customizing the plug-in control maps to your liking but once your favorite plug-ins are map... read more [+]ped, your fingers will be flying like a pro. Thankfully, the Automap options are mostly what I need from it but If you want to control software that is NOT supported by Automap, get ready for a steep learning curve and a thorough exploration of the MIDI protocol, not for the faint of heart. I'm looking forward to forcing it to work with Pd! Check Automap's list of supported software first!
May 16, 2013
Music Background: Music Instructor, Pro Musician, Composer, Recording/Mixing Engineer
I only have one big complaint and one small complaint. The big complaint: No AAX plug-in support for Pro Tools users and there is no timeline for support (according to their tech support reps). AAX isn't going away any time soon and Avid is only going to increase their support of their own format so either Novation gets on the ball and adds AAX support ASAP or this unit will eventually not be at all useful to Pro Tools users.
The small complaint: I wish there were a few more commands controllable in Mixer mode such as changing track automation modes. But ultimately, for the affordable price, this is a great entry-level control surface. close [-]
Novation ZeRO SL MkII
by J Dowding "Fluteman" from Illinois, USAI love the easy of operating my DAW for this unit. Once it's loaded into the system, it intelligent to find it's way to each task. This particular unit is a replacement. The first one I bought took a ... read more [+]dive one month after the warranty expired. I hope this replacement unit last longer that the first. close [-]
April 25, 2013
Music Background: Recording, Live sound, Pro Musician
AutoMap now works with Logic 9 plug-ins!! You can now control all of your built-in Logic 9 plug-ins and not just 3rd party plug-ins!
Novation ZeRO SL MkII
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