Sounds And Gear – K-Board Review

Sounds And Gear – K-Board Review

March 12, 2015
I give the K-Board 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a super portable and very expressive controller that works without any fuss. Read more »
K-Mix : Most Innovative of NAMM 2015

K-Mix : Most Innovative of NAMM 2015

February 17, 2015

"Most Innovative"

Ever see something that just makes you go, hmmm . . . this really makes you think? Indeed, I think Keith McMillen Instruments has something totally unique here, a new audio interface and mixer control surface called the K-Mix. Read more »
TapeOp – Not Your Parents’ MIDI Controllers

TapeOp – Not Your Parents’ MIDI Controllers

January 28, 2015

Review of KMI's QuNeo, 12 Step, SoftStep & MIDI Expander

Berkeley, California’s Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) has a solid reputation for innovation in an industry sometimes known for releasing products that are often just another variation on a common design. The QuNeo is unlike any other pad controller available, the SoftStep takes MIDI foot controllers to the next level, and the 12 Step fills a... Read more » Read more »
Keith McMillen Instruments Intros K-Mix Audio Interface And Programmable Mixer

Keith McMillen Instruments Intros K-Mix Audio Interface And Programmable Mixer

January 27, 2015

"Next Generation audio interface and programmable mixer"

At the 2015 NAMM Show, Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced the K-Mix – described as a ‘next generation audio interface and programmable mixer’. The KMI K-Mix is a genre-blurring device. It’s a powerful control surface, like many of the company’s previous devices. But it’s also a hardware mixer and an 8 in/10 out audio interface. Read more »
NAMM 2015 VIDEO: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface + mixer demoed

NAMM 2015 VIDEO: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface + mixer demoed

January 27, 2015

More touch-panel innovation from the US controller maker

After gaining renown for their attractively priced, minimal and portable touch panel controllers, this year sees Keith McMillen getting altogether more serious with the launch of the K-Mix. Read more »
NAMM 2015: Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix

NAMM 2015: Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix

January 23, 2015

Audio Interface, Programmable Mixer, Control Surface!

This is a very neat looking thing, with three different tricks up it’s sleeve; a pro-quality USB audio interface with Keith’s own design µPre preamps, a fully programmable mixer with flexible routing and per-channel DSP which can function without a computer and a control surface, designed from the ground up to command any DAW! Read more »
Keith McMillen K-Mix Unveiled

Keith McMillen K-Mix Unveiled

January 23, 2015

Winter NAMM 2015 – House of Worship: Keith McMillen Instruments unveils the versatile K-MIX control surface for DAWs

Matt Hettich gives us a first look at the Keith McMillen K-MIX 8 in 10 out Audio Interface Programmable Mixer. Read more »
KMI Introduces K-Board

KMI Introduces K-Board

October 16, 2014

Make Music Everywhere With Ultra Portable 13-inch Usb Midi Keyboard For Tablets, Laptops, & Computers

Unbreakable K-Board with Smart Sensors Lets You Make Music Whenever Creativity Hits Available Exclusively at Guitar Centers Throughout the U.S. Works with All Music Software & USB Devices October 16, 2014, Berkeley, CA – Keith McMillen Instrument (KMI) www.keithmcmillen.com, a leading developer of innovative music hardware and software technologies to make computers feel and respond... Read more »
KMI Announces 12 Step v2.0

KMI Announces 12 Step v2.0

September 3, 2014
Announcing 12 Step Version 2.0 Keith McMillen Instruments is proud to announce the new 12 Step Version 2, the road-proof, brilliantly backlit, chromatic keyboard controller for your feet. Version 2 is faster and easier to use than ever before. The new Editor Software was designed from the ground up, optimized for speed and ease of... Read more »
Premier Guitar – SoftStep2 Review

Premier Guitar – SoftStep2 Review

June 18, 2014
Digital guitarists cheered when Keith McMillen Instruments introduced the original SoftStep in 2011. Until then, players seeking foot control for software amps and effects had to contend with large, clunky controllers, usually requiring MIDI-to-USB adapters. Read more »
KMI Announces SoftStep 2

KMI Announces SoftStep 2

January 20, 2014
BERKELEY, California – January 20, 2014 – KMI announces the release of SoftStep 2, the next incarnation of its wildly popular programmable foot controller. Everything you ever knew about foot controllers is about to change… again! After carefully listening to our users, KMI has refined the SoftStep experience from the ground up. SoftStep 2 hardware... Read more »
KMI Announces New SoftStep Editors and Firmware

KMI Announces New SoftStep Editors and Firmware

December 19, 2013
BERKELEY, California – December 19, 2013 – Keith McMillen Instruments announces new editors and firmware for its wildly popular SoftStep programmable foot controller. The new editors feature 8 times faster load time using 500 MB less memory. A new UI makes the Editor easier to use and covers 95% of most user needs. The Advanced... Read more »
Electronic Musician – QuNexus Review

Electronic Musician – QuNexus Review

October 22, 2013
For a compact MIDI/CV controller, the QuNexus reaches for superlatives both in build quality and flexibility. Decidedly not your average mini-keyboard, the QuNexus integrates with more gear before 6 a.m. than most MIDI products do all day. Read more »
KMI Confirms iOS 7 Compatibility

KMI Confirms iOS 7 Compatibility

October 9, 2013
BERKELEY, California – October 9, 2013 – Keith McMillen Instruments, developer of the most expressive instruments for making music with mobile devices and computers, today confirmed that QuNexus now works natively with iOS 7, and can be powered by your iPhone or iPad without any additional software drivers. So, artists are free to create on... Read more »
KMI Announces Community Projects Page

KMI Announces Community Projects Page

September 24, 2013
User community site acts as a hub for artists to unlock the potential of KMI gear to get the sounds they crave BERKELEY, California – September 24, 2013 – Keith McMillen Instruments, developer of the most expressive instruments for making music with computers, today announced a new destination for users to share software templates and... Read more »
KMI Launches QuNeo Rogue Indiegogo Campaign!

KMI Launches QuNeo Rogue Indiegogo Campaign!

September 9, 2013
Berkeley, California – September 9, 2013 – KMI has officially launched an Indiegogo campaign for its newest product— QuNeo Rogue, an integrated wireless connectivity and long lasting battery power accessory for KMI’s QuNeo pad controller. Giving artists unprecedented freedom, now anyone with a QuNeo can use Rogue to get out from behind their gear and... Read more »
Resident Advisor – QuNexus Review

Resident Advisor – QuNexus Review

August 21, 2013
QuNexus has earned a place at the very top of the micro-keyboard rankings. The superb accuracy and feel of the rubber pads is second-to-none among its competitors. Read more »
Create Digital Music – QuNexus Review

Create Digital Music – QuNexus Review

July 12, 2013
QuNexus is well-suited to anyone wanting a unique input that they can easily carry around. It’s perfectly playable, and small and light… for many musicians, it will be a must-buy. Read more »
KMI Announces QuNexus Now Shipping

KMI Announces QuNexus Now Shipping

May 21, 2013
BERKELEY, California – May 21, 2013 – Keith McMillen Instruments is proud to announce the shipping of its QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller to customers around the world. The next generation of portable keyboards Featuring huge performance capabilities in a tiny footprint, QuNexus gives unprecedented expressive control with KMI’s patented Smart Sensor technology that transmits... Read more »
Wired – QuNeo Review

Wired – QuNeo Review

February 26, 2013
Currently the only pad controller on the market that can pass three input parameters at once. Very affordable. Communicates via OSC or MIDI over USB. Compatible with accessories like mic clips and stands. A lot of fun if you know what you’re doing. Read more »
Sound on Sound – QuNeo Review

Sound on Sound – QuNeo Review

December 1, 2012
Keith McMillen’s idiosyncratic controllers go from strength to strength — and in this case do so with a spectacular blaze of colour… QuNeo is an impressive piece of design. Read more »
KMI Announces QuNeo Rogue: Go wireless!

KMI Announces QuNeo Rogue: Go wireless!

November 28, 2012
BERKELEY, California – November 28, 2012 – KMI has announced today it’s newest product— QuNeo Rogue, an integrated wireless connectivity and battery accessory for KMI’s QuNeo pad controller. Giving artists unprecedented freedom, now anyone with a QuNeo can use Rogue to get out from behind their gear and into the spotlight. “QuNeo is already a... Read more »
KMI is First to Return to Kickstarter with 2nd Successful Consumer Product

KMI is First to Return to Kickstarter with 2nd Successful Consumer Product

November 20, 2012
BERKELEY, CA – November 20, 2012 – With last year’s most successful music technology campaign on Kickstarter already under their belt (DJ controller QuNeo), Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) has announced their second act on the popular crowdfunding site. With its latest product, called QuNexus, KMI is the first startup company to have successfully funded a... Read more »
Announcing the QuNexus Kickstarter Campaign!

Announcing the QuNexus Kickstarter Campaign!

November 5, 2012

Vividly illuminated keyboard controller is fun for beginners and a must-have for pros.

BERKELEY, California – November 5, 2012 – Keith McMillen Instruments, creator of advanced controllers for human-to-machine music making, announces a Kickstarter campaign for its newest product—QuNexus. QuNexus is a controller that everyone can have fun with. 25 vividly illuminated, touch-sensitive keys invite the beginner to explore, and provide valuable performance feedback for the professional. Smart... Read more »
MusicTech Magazine – QuNeo Review

MusicTech Magazine – QuNeo Review

November 1, 2012
It’s nice to find something that’s so revolutionary, powerful and unique at an affordable price. 10/10 Stars. Read more »
Resident Advisor – QuNeo Review

Resident Advisor – QuNeo Review

October 31, 2012
The QuNeo is, first and foremost, extremely versatile… virtually everything you’d want is there. Read more »
QuNeo – New iPad-sized DJ Controller is Hot $199 Device for Holidays

QuNeo – New iPad-sized DJ Controller is Hot $199 Device for Holidays

October 30, 2012

Must-have New Gear for Technophiles, Aspiring DJs & Electronic Musicians

BERKELEY, CA – October 30, 2012 – Just in time for the holiday gift-buying season, Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) today formally announced the release of QuNeo (KYOO-nee-oh), a new, visually stunning iPad-sized multi-touch DJ controller that replaces three pieces of popular DJ gear and boasts a street price of just $199. DJ controllers provide computer... Read more »
QuNeo Now Shipping with Drum Pad Emulation

QuNeo Now Shipping with Drum Pad Emulation

September 6, 2012
BERKELEY, California – September 6, 2012 – Keith McMillen Instruments, creator of the most responsive and flexible controllers for human-to-machine music making, announces new Drum Pad Emulation mode for the QuNeo. QuNeo, the world’s first 3D Multi-touch pad controller, can now approximate the feel and response of popular MPC-style drum pads such as the Maschine,... Read more »
Keyboard Magazine – 12 Step Review

Keyboard Magazine – 12 Step Review

April 1, 2012
If you’re looking for a USB/MIDI foot controller that’s supremely portable, flexible, visible and reliable, your search is over. Read more »
B&H – 12 Step Review

B&H – 12 Step Review

March 15, 2012
Keith McMillen Instruments is among the most innovative and forward-thinking manufacturers in the pro audio industry today. It’s no surprise that the 12 Step is so intelligently designed and easy to use. Read more »
SonicState – 12 Step Review

SonicState – 12 Step Review

March 7, 2012
A single octave MIDI controller device designed to work on the floor and be played with your feet. Plenty of programmability makes it quite a versatile unit. Read more »
Guitar Player – SoftStep Review

Guitar Player – SoftStep Review

June 11, 2011
Keith McMillen’s new SoftStep is part of a new generation of USB, MIDI foot controllers—one with a wealth of revolutionary tricks up its sleeve… If performing with MIDI is part of your musical palette, SoftStep is a must have. Read more »
KMI Announces SoftStep with KeyWorx

KMI Announces SoftStep with KeyWorx

April 14, 2011
BERKELEY, California – April 14, 2011 – KMI today announced KeyWorx, a software application for Mac or PC, is now bundled with SoftStep, the worlds first Multi-Touch foot controller. KeyWorx can select programs, control the cursor, mouse clicks and send out keystrokes, increasing efficiency and reducing RSI (repetitive stress injuries). Using SoftStep in conjunction with... Read more »
Electronic Musician – SoftStep

Electronic Musician – SoftStep

April 1, 2011
Marty Cutler at Electronic Musician reviews the SoftStep saying, “I can’t imagine any modern musician who wouldn’t benefit from KMI Softstep… SoftStep gets my unreserved highest recommendation.” Read more »
KMI announces SoftStep for iPad and iPhone, New Endorsers and SoftStep Stand-Alone Release

KMI announces SoftStep for iPad and iPhone, New Endorsers and SoftStep Stand-Alone Release

January 13, 2011
BERKELEY, California — January 13, 2011 — Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) today announced the iPad and iPhone software release for SoftStep, connecting the world’s first USB/MIDI Multi-Touch foot controller to leading musical iPad and iPhone Apps. KMI is also proud to announce that three legendary musicians, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin/Them Crooked Vultures), Vernon Reid... Read more »
KMI Announces StringPort Developer Program — Releases Acoustic Instrument Message (AIM) Specification

KMI Announces StringPort Developer Program — Releases Acoustic Instrument Message (AIM) Specification

July 13, 2010
BERKELEY, California — July 13, 2010 — Keith McMillen Instruments, an innovator of creative technology for string instruments, today announced the formation of the StringPort Developer Program, which will provide software synthesizer developers with documentation and sample source code to easily develop StringPort versions of their software synthesizers. At the core of the documentation is... Read more »
KMI Releases StringPort

KMI Releases StringPort

June 28, 2010
BERKELEY, California – June 28, 2010 – Keith McMillen Instruments, an innovator of creative technology for string instruments, today announced the release of StringPort, the first computer platform for guitars. The StringPort is a hardware device that processes, converts and conveys to the computer the polyphonic audio from industry-standard hexaphonic pickups (such as GK, Graph... Read more »
KMI Debuts SoftStep Lightweight, Customizable Foot Controller Outsteps Current Footswitches

KMI Debuts SoftStep Lightweight, Customizable Foot Controller Outsteps Current Footswitches

January 13, 2010
BERKELEY, California – January 13, 2010 – The SoftStep foot controller is the alternative to bulky and limited footswitches used by musicians today. The latest innovation from Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) weighs in at just over a pound, fits into many laptop cases, and boasts ten keys, each with 5 degrees of freedom. This interface... Read more »
KMI to Show New Products at Winter NAMM—2010 Debut of SoftStep, The Last Footswitch You’ll Ever Need

KMI to Show New Products at Winter NAMM—2010 Debut of SoftStep, The Last Footswitch You’ll Ever Need

December 8, 2009
BERKELEY, California – December 8, 2009 – Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) will be unveiling SoftStep at the Winter NAMM 2010 conference, as well as showing K-Bow, Stringport, and Batt-O-Meter to attendees. KMI will be providing one-on-one meetings with their inventors, sales team, and demonstrators. All KMI innovations will be on display at booth #6227 in... Read more »
Batt-O-Meter Saves Your Gig and Your Wallet Now Available at Select Online Retailers

Batt-O-Meter Saves Your Gig and Your Wallet Now Available at Select Online Retailers

November 9, 2009
BERKELEY, California – November 9, 2009 – The first battery tester for musicians, Batt-O-Meter, is now available for purchase through many popular retailers. Frequently described as ‘indispensable’, Batt-O-Meter saves musicians from that dreaded moment when a battery dies during a gig by telling you the hours of life remaining in your batteries without removing them... Read more »
KMI Introduces Batt-O-Meter, The First Battery Tester for Musicians Batt-O-Meter Prevents Onstage Disasters and Saves Time, Money & the Environment

KMI Introduces Batt-O-Meter, The First Battery Tester for Musicians Batt-O-Meter Prevents Onstage Disasters and Saves Time, Money & the Environment

September 4, 2009
BERKELEY, California – September 4, 2009 – Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) saves time, money, and the environment with Batt-O-Meter, the first battery tester for musicians. Musicians spend precious energy worrying whether their batteries will last to the end of their set, and wasting batteries because they change healthy ones ‘just in case’. Now, they can... Read more »
KMI Introduces K-Bow Violin Sensor Bow

KMI Introduces K-Bow Violin Sensor Bow

November 6, 2008
BERKELEY, California – November 6, 2008 – Players of bowed string instruments have long wrestled with making music technology respond to the nuances of techniques they’ve spent years acquiring. The end of their quest will be found at booth 6227 in Hall A of the upcoming Winter NAMM exhibition, where Keith McMillen Instruments will be... Read more »