Keith McMillen Instruments today released this teaser video for the K-Board Pro 4 – a new $495 expressive keyboard MIDI controller.
The company has not announced details on the new K-Board Pro 4 yet, but it’s clear from the video that this builds on their experience with expressive MIDI controllers, but is much closer in form to a traditional keyboard.
It looks like the K-Board Pro 4 will offer expressive control not found on most keyboard controllers, capturing movement in three dimensions. In the brief demo video, movement along the x-axis (left-right) is translated into pitch bend and movement along the y-axis is translated into timbral changes.
Not demonstrated in this video is multidimensional polyphonic expression – the ability to capture this sort of expressive synth control for multiple fingers.
We’ll have details on the new K-Board Pro 4 as they become available.
What do you think of the K-Board Pro 4? Would you be interested in an expressive MIDI controller with a more traditional form factor than something like the Haken Continuum, the LinnStrument or the Roli Seaboard?