Last week, Keith McMillen Instruments introduced the QuNexus control keyboard – a new keyboard that offers MIDI, Control Voltage, OSC and USB connectivity, and polyphonic aftertouch.
One of the big questions many Synthtopia readers had about the QuNexus was what all this connectivity means in practical terms. Can you use the QuNexus to control your Eurorack synth? Can you use it as a MIDI to CV converter? Can it convert control voltages to MDI?
Apparently, yes to everything. KMI posted this illustration today that highlights the routing possibilities:
The key words are “Any Source can be routed to any Destination”. Some possibilities:
- QuNexus controller MIDI out to hardware synths via the MIDI Expander;
- QuNexus controller MIDI out to software synths on Windows, OS X or iPad, via USB;
- QuNexus controller to CV synths, via the 4 CV output jacks; and
- MIDI sequencer into QuNexus via the MIDI Expander, out to CV synths via the CV jacks.
You start to get the picture – the QuNexus is an ‘anything goes’ superfreak of a control keyboard.
The QuNexus is under development as a Kickstarter project, but it’s nearly completely funded already. See the project site for details.
Here’s the intro video for the QuNexus:
Check it out and let us know what you think!