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.
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).
“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).
Ableton and Novation have announced a new tour in the Live Beats Series.
After several successful events in the USA and Portugal earlier this year, the Ableton and Novation Live Beats series is touring Europe this September, with 14 events across eight countries.
The Live Beats events are designed so that attendees of all skill levels can discover more about using Ableton Live and Novation hardware. Demonstrator Thavius Beck will mainly focus on the hands-on music-making potential of Ableton Live 8 and Launchpad, but will also be showing off other Novation hardware and demonstrating how Automap can be used to take your Ableton Live sessions to the next level.
At each event, Thavius and local Ableton and Novation demonstrators will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your software and hardware. What’s more, there will be a chance to win a Novation Launchpad and Ableton Live 8 at every Live Beats event!