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Digit Music CMPSR

Digit Music CMPSR.  ·  Source: Digit Music


With the Digit Music CMPSR, you get to relive your arcade game heydays while cooking up beats in your studio. This joystick-style MIDI controller has some clever functions to keep you entertained during your creative moments.


The design of the CMPSR is somewhat reminiscent of the controller from the 1980s ColecoVision console. Meanwhile, besides the joystick, Digit Music has added eight RGB trigger pads for button bashing.

Digit Music CMPSR: A Joystick Controller

The joystick links via either USB-C or Bluetooth. This means that besides your DAW, you can also control your instruments that support MIDI over Bluetooth, and the setup is said to be somewhere in the realm of plug-and-play.

If you’re scratching your head at how exactly to incorporate a joystick into your workflow, fear not. Digit Music has designed macros that enable you to trigger different notes, scales, chords, and inversions with a 5-octave range. What’s more, Smart Sustain is also supported.

Digit Music CMPSR

Source: Digit Music

When in use, the CMPSR is also capable of haptic feedback, which is certainly an interesting prospect if this could be synced to the pulse of the music you’re creating.

With these additions, the CMPSR develops an appeal to those who aren’t necessarily classically trained music purists and can reach a wider base of users looking for new ways to create music.


Although at first, a joystick might not be top of the list in terms of studio innovations, it seems that a good deal of thought has been put into the development of the CMPSR to ensure it immediately becomes a fun and intuitive addition to your setup.

Pricing and availability:

The CMPSR is available directly from Digit Music at a price of £299.

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4 responses to “The Digit Music CMPSR is a MIDI joystick for music production”

    JP says:

    If this can be used to control a DAW (i.e. scrolling left/right/up/down, scrubbing, etc) and assigning the buttons to functions, then I’m in.

    Stockton says:

    If this can be used to control a Sub (i.e. diving left/right/up/down, sinking, etc) and assigning the buttons to functions, then I’m in.

    dbms says:

    Much lower cost ubiquitous USB joystick with Autohotkey (Win) or Keyboard Maestro (OSX) can do the exactly the same thing and more.

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