October 29, 2013
The latest in the line of impressive BASE reviews comes from Earmilk. In the article published, they explore both the features and functionality of BASE and share their experience of using it for the first time.
“As soon as we plugged the controller into the computer and loaded up Ableton it was clear that this was meant for performance right out of the box.”
Furthermore, Earmilk acknowledges that “packing everything into one controller might be ambitious, but Livid makes it all possible with velocity sensitive pads and touch faders and buttons meant for immediate enjoyment in the studio or in a live performance.”
Check out the full review, here; “Earmilk_Gear News & Reviews_BASE.”
October 24, 2013
Since its debut in early 2013, BASE has been steadily building a loyal following of users who have discovered the benefits of its well crafted templates, exceptional build quality and unlimited potential for customization. DJ Tech Tools recently published a thorough review on BASE, available in full, here: DJ Tech Tools BASE Review
“Some of the best drum pad response available for the price. Excellent construction. Compact and lightweight for travel. Deep programmability and pre-built templates for Ableton Live, Reason, Traktor, and others.” – DJTT October 1, 2013
October 22, 2013
DJ Mag published a review of BASE in the Tech section of their October 2013 issue. In their own words, “Livid’s BASE is one tasty-looking mother.” Scoring exceptionally high on their rating for build quality, features and value, the final verdict on BASE was an 8/10 on their scale.
“If you’re in the market for a controller that can be -and do- so many things, is well built and looks pretty damn slick, Livid’s BASE could be the one.” -DJ Mag, October 2013
October 14, 2013
Musicradar recently published a review of BASE in Computer Music mag. They’ve prepared a good overview of the product features and had some very nice things to say about its customization. Read the full article, here: Musicradar BASE Review
“(If) you want to be able to control multiple applications with one incredibly customisable controller, like the idea of hot-switching from controlling DAW to synth to effects plugin during a live performance – or even all three simultaneously – then we know of no better option.”-Musicradar September 27, 2013
August 3, 2013
XLR8R just reviewed the BASE. Here’s what they had to say.
How It Works
…The pads feel great (and quite similar to Push’s pads), but what makes Base special—beyond its design and build sensibilities—is the ability to combine control of the pressure-sensitive buttons with the responsive ribbon controllers. The immediacy of playing these touch strips as faders and filters feels significantly different from doing so with standard sliders, and the embedded LEDs within each make sure that the communication flows in both directions (this is aided by the touch buttons above each of the main eight ribbon controllers, which have embedded LEDs as well). These vertical, virtual faders can send note-on and -off values (with velocity), allowing for quite unique forms of musical expression.
The Livid mapping software is relatively straightforward, and setting up Base as something tailored to a specific workflow is easy enough. In order to get Base up and running as quickly as possible with, say, Ableton, there are presets that allow you to do so: The bank buttons switch the pad functionality between drums, clip triggering, and instruments, while the faders easily swap between mix, sends, and device parameter controllers….
Read the full review at http://www.xlr8r.com