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 Sensor keys detect pressure, location and velocity—giving unprecedented musical control!

Great for beginners and educators

Together with popular software apps, beginners can learn to play, quickly and easily with QuNexus’ game-like blue and white glowing keys. Now anyone can learn to play the piano!

Pro functionality

QuNexus is the first keyboard controller to unite four generations of synthesis: MIDI, Control Voltage, OSC and USB. Pressure and location sensitivity—combined with polyphonic aftertouch—give pros exciting new performance possibilities.

“Though unconventional, QuNexus’ sensor keys are faster and more accurate than my other keyboard controllers,”
-Lauren Urroz (Keyboardist, DJ, Producer)

QuNexus Features:

  • 25 Smart Sensor Keys detect Pressure, Location, and Velocity
    Polyphonic Aftertouch
  • 7 Octave range
  • Pitch Bend Pad
  • 2 CV/Gate Inputs
  • Gate and 3 CV Outputs (16-bit)
  • Blue and White LED Illumination with 16 levels of brightness
  • Portable: 14 oz, 3.5″ x 10″ x .5 “
  • Plug and Play: USB powered, no drivers needed
  • MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux
  • QuNexus sets the bar for portable, expressive keyboard controllers.

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About Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments develops innovative hardware and software technologies that allow musicians to interface with computers in exciting new ways. Based in Berkeley, California, KMI’s products provide today’s modern musician with the tools needed to bring new dimensions of expression and control to their performance. We believe when a computer is played as a musical instrument it should feel and respond like one, with all the nuance and sensitivity that makes an instrument musical.

KMI’s other products include: QuNeo, the first 3-D Multi-touch pad controller; K-Bow, a Bluetooth sensor bow; SoftStep, the first USB/MIDI multi-touch foot controller; 12 Step, the first chromatic keyboard foot controller; StringPort, the first computer platform for stringed instruments; and Batt-O-Meter, the first musician’s battery tester.