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Dreaming of a multi-touch touchscreen future? For musicians, the future is now — if you can pony up the $2500 price of admission, that is. The Lemur, the Star Trek-like touchscreen hardware built for musicians, has now found its way into the hands of actual users. What's the verdict? Depends on whom you ask. The colorful interface, with floating circles and faders that respond to simulated physics, can indeed be programmed to perform some amazing tasks. Getting it up and running is a challenge, however, and might have you running back to dramatically cheaper MIDI controllers with old-fashioned faders and knobs. Keytar, anyone?

Dualing Reviews of Lemur Multi-Touch Control Surface [Create Digital Music]