TapeOp – Not Your Parents’ MIDI Controllers

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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 »

NAMM 2015: Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix

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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!

KMI Introduces K-Board

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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

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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

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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.

KMI Announces SoftStep 2

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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

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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

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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.

Wired – QuNeo Review

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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.

Sound on Sound – QuNeo Review

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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.