MP MIDI has announced the availability of the upgraded MP Controller Model 1A+ at the same price as its previous model.

Focusing on controlling VST2/VST3/AU plugins, the controller consists of physical endless encoders and a touchscreen, offering unprecedented control and a totally new experience when interacting with plugins.

The aim of the controller is to replicate the experience we have when working with hardware, but keeping all the advantages of the software world. The system can control up to 128 parameters per plugin (4 pages of 32 encoders) and the touchscreen has no limitation in the amount of parameters it can control. On Windows the touchscreen works natively as a ten point multi touch screen and on the Mac as a single touch device, however on both operating systems UPDD can be installed and offer additional touch related features like the Smart Magnifier.

MP MIDI has recently updated its website, showcasing photos and videos of the controller working with various plugins. It’s worth noting that the controller ships with more than 1,000 pre-linked popular plugins such as UAD, Plugin Alliance, Waves, Fabfilter, U-He, Arturia, Softube, Roland, Acustica, Analog Obsession, Slate Digital and many more.

The MP Controller requires no special configuration in the DAW, except disabling the MP Controller MIDI IN/OUT. The controller works in harmony with a Multihost plugin (VST3, AU and AAX) which allows hosting and controlling up to 12 audio effects or instruments per instance, allowing perfect synchronization and control. One never has to worry whether the controller is synced to the selected plugin.

The new model is an upgrade from the previous and initial model 1A. It features a touch display with twice the brightness (from 250 nits to 500 nits), a glossy display finish instead of the matte display of model 1A, it produces more vivid colors than its predecessor, and an IR remote control for the settings of the display while in model 1A there are buttons.

The MP Controller Model 1A+ is available to purchase for 780 EUR incl. worldwide express shipping.

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