Keith McMillen Instruments updates SoftStep Editor for Mac to v2.0

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Keith McMillen Instruments has released version 2.0 of the SoftStep Editor software for the Mac platform, which includes a number of improvements made based on user feedback.

SoftStep Editor

Changes in SoftStep Editor for Mac v2.0

  • 8 times faster load time using 500 MB less memory.
  • Foot On as a source for all corners of the Nav Pad.
  • Advanced Key Lockout Modes.
  • Ability to switch between using 0-127 and 1-128 values.
  • MSB & LSB pitch bend support.
  • Settable MSB & LSB for bank messages.

The updated SoftStep Editor for Mac is available to download now.

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Keith McMillen Instruments announces SoftStep 2

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Keith McMillen Instruments has announced the release of SoftStep 2, the next incarnation of its programmable foot controller.

KMI SoftStep 2

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.

Changes in SoftStep 2 features

  • SoftStep 2 hardware updates (exclusive to SoftStep 2):
    • New cruciform controller pads for improved playability.
    • Brighter LED backlighting.
    • State recall in Standalone mode.
    • Double memory and CPU clock speed.
    • New case design.
    • User tables.
    • Same reliability… now wine and spirit proof!
  • New Editor & Firmware features (compatible with SoftStep & SoftStep 2):
    • 8 times faster load time using 500 MB less memory.
    • Foot On as a source for all corners of the Nav Pad.
    • Advanced Key Lockout Modes.
    • Ability to switch between using 0-127 and 1-128 values.
    • MSB & LSB pitch bend support.
    • Settable MSB & LSB for bank messages.

The new SoftStep 2 controller will be demonstrated at Winter NAMM 2014, booth 6227 in Hall A.

More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / SoftStep 2

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Keith McMillen Instruments announces iOS 7 compatibility for QuNexus

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Keith McMillen Instruments has announced it is now offering native compatibility with iPhone and iPad through iOS 7, unlocking MIDI functionality and enabling simple connection with the QuNexus portable keyboard.

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 their favorite mobile devices.

Get the most expression and control out of your mobile apps by plugging in the QuNexus, one of the most playable, portable and durable keyboard midi controllers available on the market. QuNexus is class compliant and works natively with any system that supports MIDI.

More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / QuNexus

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Keith McMillen Instruments announces Community Projects

Keith McMillen Instruments Community Projects

Keith McMillen Instruments has announced a user community site, which acts as a hub for artists to unlock the potential of KMI gear.

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 hardware presets to further unlock the potential of KMI gear. Got a great project or idea? Share it with the KMI community!

Here are some of the projects the KMI team created and some by our clever users:

  • QuNeo Pad Animator – program pad LED sequences on the QuNeo in any DAW
  • QuNexus Scales Mode – enables easy playing within a user specified scale and key on QuNexus
  • QuNeo Demo Lab – an efficient and fun way to get acquainted with QuNeo’s massive feature set
  • QuNeo Enhanced Note Mode – lets you play in tune in a variety of scales
  • QuNexus Monomachine Control – enables use of polyphonic pressure and tilt to modulate Elektron Monomachine parameters

More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / Community Projects

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Keith McMillen Instruments launches QuNeo Rogue Indiegogo campaign

Keith McMillen Instruments has 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.

KMI QuNeo Rogue
Giving artists unprecedented freedom, now anyone with a QuNeo can use Rogue to get out from behind their gear and into the spotlight.

What is Rogue?

  • Rogue is an accessory for the QuNeo that supplies long lasting battery power and an incredibly robust wireless connection to a computer.
  • Rogue attaches quickly and easily to the bottom of your QuNeo with low-profile velcro.
  • Battery life for Rogue exceeds 12 hours (in time-trials we saw it function over 16 hours).

Artists say…
“The idea of having a really sophisticated controller that’s completely wireless would really open up a lot of opportunities that currently don’t exist.” – Dan Deacon (yes, that Dan Deacon!)

“I love this controller; it’s absolutely amazing. They’re going to make my favorite controller even better- by making it wireless!” – Thavius Beck (Producer/Artist, Dubspot Instructor, Ableton Certified Trainer)

“KMI told me about the Rogue and my brain started flipping out a little bit.” – Jack Conte (Pomplemoose, Patreon) (built a QuNeo playing robot!)

The campaign aims to fund $10,000 USD by October 24th, 2013. Contributors can get various perks, including being one of the first to get a Rogue ($350 USD + $50 USD international shipping).

More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / QuNeo Rogue

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