Pro audio company Artificial Noise has just introduced Key Control, a new MIDI device that allows you to map a keyboard controller or synth to any musical key or scale. Users are able to choose between 11 different scales on all 12 keys of the keyboard.
Essentially what happens is when a user sets up a scale/key, all of the white keys on the Key Control will only play the notes in the desired key/scale. Any notes not in the scale are removed and do not sound.
Further, the black keys on the Key Control play chords within that chosen key and scale. Making production for those without music theory knowledge much easier.
According to Synthtopia:
To use, you hook up the Key Control between your keyboard controller and your desired MIDI destination (computer, synthesizer, sequencer, etc) via standard 5-Pin MIDI DIN cables. Or, you can put your synthesizer in “Local OFF” mode and send the MIDI out from your synth through the Key Control and back into the synth.
The Key Control includes the following scales/modes:
- Harmonic Minor
- Melodic Minor
- Hungarian Minor
- Chromatic / Thru Mode
It is currently available for pre-order for $199 USD.
Check out the video of it in action below:
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