Thursday, April 03, 2008

New from Komega-The Kromatron!

While it's a custom piece that's unavailable to the general public, the Kromatron (built by its namesake, top notch livepa performer and all-around cool cat Komega) is one of those one-off projects that deserves a bit of spotlight. While Komega's been working on it for some time now, the plans are now finalized and given a name. Komega's goal for the device is actually to enter it in a midi controller design challenge that features a brand new Tenori-On controller as its grand prize. From the Kromatron blog:

The Kromatron is a dynamic MIDI controller built specifically to interface with modern audio performance software such as Ableton Live. It has 4 knobs, 2 faders, a two-axis joystick, and 8 buttons. The device is 100% configurable and can change settings while the user is playing it. I call it a Meta-Instrument, because it holds 128 performance presets that can be activated by a simple MIDI patch change or program change signal.

Pretty close up photos, complete with explanations, are available at the blog. And as if Komega wasn't busy enough with that project, be sure to check out his other device, the Komegatone-- a modified PAIA Fatman synth transplanted into an old suitcase with a wicked custom face. What's next for Komega? We'll do our best to keep you posted.

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