KNTRL9 has 9 faders and 27 rotary knobs cast from stainless steel, housed in a solid walnut or oak case with an aluminium front panel. As MIDI Controllers go this is one beautifully made device.
MIDI Controllers tend to be plastic and a bit clunky but that is definitely not the vibe Midique has gone for. KNTRL9 looks completely stunning in gleaming stainless steel and a wood surround. It will stand out in any environment or maybe if your other gear is of a similar aesthetic quality then it will just fit right in.
The 9 faders give the impression of the DAW controller setup where you have 8 channels of mixing plus a master fader and I think that’s the idea. It comes with a script for Ableton Live that takes care of easy track navigation and uses the 9 colour LEDs to reflect the track colour. Otherwise you have full MIDI control over whatever you like.
The faders have 60mm of throw and all the controls have 10bit/1024 step precision. The LEDs are programmable and you can get to the guts of the device via an included software tool. You can generate up to 5 presets that can be selected via buttons at the top.
Midique is founded by software developer and techno producer/live act Koen Schepens. The KNTRL9
is the first MIDI controller from Midique.
KNTRL9 looks really beautiful and I appreciate the obvious care and precision that’s gone into building this MIDI Controller.
It will be shipping in limited numbers from the spring for a price of €314.58 and you can preorder now.
- Midique website.
- Midique KNTRL9: Midique