Koma Elektronik Kontrol Surface

Koma Elektronik are developing Kontrol Surface, a two-axis touch screen controller.

On release there will be two versions, Pro and Light. Both units will be on display and ready for a thorough test drive at NAMM 2013 and will be shipping in the end of Q1 of 2013.

 

The Kontrol Surface is a 2-axis touch screen controller. As of now for each channel (X and Y) has:

  • 1 x CV output
  • 1 x inverted CV output
  • Manual gate output


Each channel also has a hold function, so it will hold the current CV value as soon as the hold button is pressed. Not yet implemented but in development is a sort of "momentary/clocked hold function", which means that a value is only taken and processed according to a provided external clock signal, or without a clock signal attached only when there are changes in the values. If you lift off your finger from the pad, it will hold the value and as soon as you touch the controller on another point, it will start processing again.

 

The Kontrol Surface will come into a 'Light' and a 'Pro' version. The light version will have all the functionalities above. The 'Pro' version will have a third axis, which will be a capacitive sensor underneath the touch controller measuring the amount of surface covered, i.e. the third dimension (Z). The 'Pro' version will also feature MIDI functionality.

More information: www.koma-elektronik.com

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