KOMA Kommander X-Y Controller Now Available, Adds Theremin Style Control To Your Synth

KOMA Elektronik has announced that the Kommander – an infrared motion controller – is now available:

Want to create the perfect filter sweep, manually trigger a gate or step through a sequencer? No more need to turn knobs or to patch up a lot of modules, the KOMMANDER makes it simple: just plug it into a CV input on your (modular) synthesizer, move your hand over the device and you are able to control it with your hands, feet or nose, yes: just like a theremin: Kommand and Konquer!

The Kommander is a handheld dual infrared X-Y motion controller. The device measures the distance to your hand or any other surface and sends out corresponding CV signals between 0 and 8 volts. The closer you have your hand to the KOMMANDER, the higher the output voltage.

This will allow you to create complex synth sounds, trigger a drum machine, control your KOMA effect pedals or any other instrument that is capable of receiving CV signals.

Here’s a video demo of the KOMA Kommander:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDfLtXDQuKM

Specifications:

  • Strong die cast aluminium box with great black metal design
  • 2 IR sensors with optical crosstalk
  • 4 mini jack outputs (2 x Gate / 2 x CV (one of each per sensor)
  • 4 Sensing range trimmers on the back
  • Between 0 – 8V CV output (but you can f.i. set the output to 0 – 3V or 0 – 5V as well)
  • 9V DC input

The Kommander is available now for 59 EUR.

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