Kentons new USB controller, with a footprint of only 320mm x 64mm, is the perfect companion to your laptop, whether you are using a sequencer, DJ-ing or VJ-ing. Just plug in the USB cable and go.
The controller features a self-centering joystick, 9 push buttons and 9 endless rotary encoders with led position indicators. With 9 MIDI channels available at the push of a knob, you effectively have 81 controllers and 81 buttons at your fingertips in a compact attractive brushed aluminium unit.
This design is the result of collaboration between Ableton Live expert Martin Delaney and John Price of Kenton.
Features & Specifications
– The controller communicates via USB, has 9 endless rotary encoders, 9 push buttons and a joystick. It is USB bus powered for convenience.
– The 9 encoder knobs can also be pressed to select any MIDI channel from 1 to 9, LEDs indicate which MIDI channel is currently active.
– The encoders also ‘remember’ where they were when they were last used on that channel and display their position on the ring of leds around each knob, so you can change channel without fear of data jumps.
– The self-centering joystick can send information on the currently selected channel, and can be used for bending pitch or modulation control, or any other operation you wish to assign it to.
– The 9 push buttons send data on the selected MIDI channel and can ‘remember’ their on-off status, which is shown by internal LEDs.
– With the 9 channels available at the push of a knob, you effectively have 81 endless controllers and 81 buttons at your fingertips in a very compact unit.
– The whole unit is attractively styled in a sturdy aluminium box, finished in brushed aluminium and with matching solid aluminium knobs.