MIDI controller adventures

All my daily struggles and adventures while making a MIDI controller.

Last blog of 2020 (and before the campaign launch)

Things are really getting exciting now! In two weeks the crowdfunding starts (5th of January 2020!!). I’ve been really busy preparing for the launch. Video The video will be done this week and I will post some more teasers before the start of the campaign (I’ve already posted some teasers, maybe you’ve seen them on …

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Update November 2020

Hey everyone, I hope everyone is still safe. Second wave hit Germany and the rest of Europe quite hard and stricter measurements have been taken. Also here in Berlin. New Prototype I lately have been very busy to get the prototype fully working and even build a new one. The new one got some nice …

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Update July (part 2)

The prototype Despite the problems that I described in my previous post, the prototype is nearing completion. The controller responds to Ableton and is usable. There still are some bugs here and there and at the moment, it only supports MIDI 1. The LEDs acquire the correct color already so it’s already visible which Ableton …

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Update July

Here’s another exciting update on the KNTRL9! I mainly have been busy with getting the knobs done and improving the software. Where in the beginning everything seemed to be going smoothly, the last month some things went a little different than how I’d hoped. But I guess that’s life and I’m positive the KNTRL9 will …

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Update June

Due to some private events it has been a while since I’ve posted an update. That doesn’t mean that nothing has happened though. On the contrary! The last month there has been quite some progress which I will talk about in this post. Rotary knobs came in The first test batch of rotary knobs came …

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Perfect fit!

  This week a few exciting things happened: I ordered the top panel The first oak frame is ready I finally got a smooth signal from the controller I started working on a programmer manual in order to make DAW scripts (mainly Ableton MIDI remote scripts) I got some amazing responses from the Ableton communities …

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