CatSynth pic: KMI QuNexus and Crazy Cat

Crazy cat with QuNexus

From Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI), via matrixsynth.

“To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of QuNexus, KMI is proud to announce the QuNexus Video Contest.

For full contest details visit: http://www.keithmcmillen.com/QuNexus/contest.

Coincidentally, I just acquired a QuNexus, but I don’t think I will be participating in the video content. But if you have one, you should. And if your entry includes a cat, send it our way (either via the contact button or leaving a comment here) and we’ll repost it 🙂

Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo (NAMM)

Yesterday at NAMM I had a chance to see the new Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo. It was a prototype, so it was demo-only at the time. It was definitely designed with Ableton Live in mind, with a layout and style that would be familiar to users. I liked the use of lighting to provide feedback, and the controller had a comfortable touch. In all, it seemed more “graceful” than the other Ableton Live controllers that have proliferated in the last few years. And it is about the size of an iPad. Which of course opens up the question of how such a controller compares to using an iPad. Certainly, the tactile feedback is helpful.

I would be curious to see how it does with other software or in a custom environment.