UK-based Knobtronix has introduced the Knobbee 32 – a new open-firmware, Arduino-based MIDI-controller.
The KNOBBEE 32 is built with having tinkers and hackers in mind. You can modify the Open Source firmware or even create your own.
You can configure the KNOBBEE 32 via MIDI system exclusive messages. This includes aspects such as the resolution, MIDI mapping, behaviour of the switches / LEDs and calibration settings.
You can also buy the KNOBBEE 32 with an enclosure or build your own.
- 32 soft-touch knobs
- 8 illuminated switches
- 1 expression pedal input
- ergonomic spacing of the controls
- sloped enclosure for comfortable access of the controls
- class-compliant USB-MIDI and additional MIDI-out via 3.5 mm socket
- 7 bit (MIDI standard, 128 unique values) or up to 10 bit resolution mode (~1022 unique values)
- compatible with Mac OS X, Windows 7-10
- Arduino based (ATmega 32u4), including Open Source firmware and utilities
- configurable via MIDI System Exclusive messages
- editor configuring the controller (currently Mac OS X only)
- utility for receiving MIDI and sending OSC (currently Mac OS X only)
- dimensions including enclosure (W/D/H): 260 mm / 165 mm / ~45mm – 52mm
The Knobbee 32 is being manufactured via a Kickstarter project and is available to backers starting at £180. See the project site for details.