A Kickstarter project that is worth checking out: the CS X51 USB/Midi Control SurfacePosted on 26/09/13
Here's a KickStarter project that could interest more than just one musician: the CS X51 USB/Midi Control Surface. British electronic music group The Black Dog are fundraising to enter the USB/Midi Control Surface into production. Says Klive from In The Nursery: "This is going to be a great product - bringing back manufacturing to Sheffield / Yorkshire. Developed by a band for use by musicians."
The Machinewerks CS X51 was born out of the sheer frustration of not being able to find the Control Surface the band wanted. Says the band: "Everything was either too big, too heavy or didn’t have the controls we needed, often they would have a lot of things that nobody wanted. It seemed to us that the market place is flooded with control surfaces that set out to be everything to everyone and have ended up being no use to anyone! The design of many existing Controllers also left us cold. Cheap lumps of plastic designed to keep the costs down, with no look or feel to them at all."
The Machinewerks CS X51 Spec:
- 28 x Potentiometer Rotaries: All fully assignable
- 7 x 45mm Potentiometer Sliders: All fully assignable
- 16 assignable buttons in a 4x4 matrix, each with a cool blue assignable LED (LEDs can respond to clip status messages)
- USB and 5 pin DIN MIDI In & Out for full bi-directional MIDI support
- 9v DC power connector for computerless setups
- Plug & Play: USB Powered*, no drivers required
- 100% programmable midi mapping to any hardware or computer
- MacOS, Windows & Linux Compatible
- Works out of the box with Ableton, Traktor, Reason, Cubase, Logic and any other programmable DAW
- Aluminium Body
- Anodised Body with Powder Coated Base
- Portable: 390mm x 184mm x 57mm Weighs 1.4kg
- RoHS compliant
- Designed & Built In Sheffield, UK
You can view a demonstration video below.
Posted by B. Van Isacker
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