by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute
Midique KNTRL9

Midique KNTRL9  ·  Source: Midique

Midique KNTRL9

Midique KNTRL9  ·  Source: Midique

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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.

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KNTRL9

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 KNTRL9

Midique KNTRL9

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.

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Midique KNTRL9

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7 responses to “MIDIQUE KNTLR9: Stainless steel premium MIDI Controller”

    MRD says:
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    Once again another standard controller without displays + parameter name & endless encoders 🙁

    pixelwash says:
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    And lit indicators on the encoders. The Midi Fighter Twister and the Qcons are still two of the ones to beat.

    phobos_deimos says:
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    I’m a little confused by the bit depth of the faders- 1024 step is nice.. but MIDI only has 128 steps and 8 bit, so what’s the practical application? If it’s just dithering from 10 to 8 at the output in order to be read, what’s the purpose?
    Honest question, not trolling.

    Yes yes my selectah says:
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    Absolutely beautiful. Great design. And everything you need/ nothing you don’t. Excellent! Going to buy one

    DBSM says:
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    Looks good, but too large for the function. I’ll wait BCR32.

    john says:
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    LED’s? no thanks!

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