Will the KNTRL9 MK2 work with other DAWs than Ableton?

Yes. The KNTRL9 MK2 works with MIDI which will work with about any DAW.

Will it work in my hardware setup?

Yes. The KNTRL9 MK2 can be fully customized and has both USB and MIDI DIN OUT support.

Where and when can I buy the KNTRL9?

The KNTRL9 MK2 will be available via this website. Current planned preorder date is end of January 2022. Shipping of the first batch is planned for spring 2022.

How much will the KNTRL9 MK2 cost?

The price is € 264,35 (excl. VAT) or 299.99 USD (excl. VAT).

Note that both prices are excluding VAT. This might be added depending on your location so please keep that in mind when buying. I’m currently preparing to sell in the EU, UK, USA and Australia. If your location is not there, please send me a message (koen at midique dot com) and I will look into the requirements for that and add it to the list.

Does the KNTRL9 MK2 have motorized faders?

No. I looked into this when I started this project, but I had to decide against it for the following reasons:

  • Price: The cheapest (still decent) motorized fader, costs about € 20 a piece. Times 9 for the KNTRL9 MK2 makes €180, just on faders. 
  • Power: A motorized fader draws a lot more current than a normal one. Since I want the KNTRL9 MK2 to be powered over USB, this wouldn’t work.
  • Space: Motorized faders unfortunately are quite bulky. It would make my controller a lot bigger (higher and wider) if I would have to accommodate for such faders. Since my goal was to create a compact and portable controller, this wasn’t really an option. 

Does it have a MIDI in/out DIN socket?

The KNTRL9 MK2 will have MIDI DIN OUT.

Can I get the KNTRL9 MK2 in another color?

For now, the KNTRL9 MK2 is available in metallic only. The idea behind this is that it kind of resembles classic equipment from the 1970s.

My question is not answered here

If your question is not answered, just send me an email (koen at midique dot com), or visit my Discord server where I answer questions and discuss everything related to the KNTRL9 MK2 and Midique