Specialwaves has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of their Mine modular MIDI controller – a system that lets you design and configure custom music controllers.
Mine is a modular MIDI controller, consisting of a case and a collection of control modules, including: pad, 2 buttons, pot, encoder, fader and blank.
Each module is made with a body of polymeric material that protects and covers the electronic components. The module is connected to the motherboard through small connectors under the module. These connectors enable the transfer of information between the individual interface modules and the motherboard of Mine.
Each module can be placed both in horizontal and vertical positions allowing for more flexibility of its use. For example, a fader can be placed in a vertical position in order to adjust volume of a channel or in a horizontal position and used as the cross-fader.
When inserting the modules, these are automatically blocked thanks to the two clips on the chassis, which are inserted into the slots on the motherboard. The modules become stable once inserted within the case and to remove them two special extractors have to be used to extract the clip.
Two designs are available: Mine and Mine S.
- Mine consists of a matrix of 8 rows × 8 columns, that allows the insertion of a maximum of 64 modules;
- Mine S is a matrix of 8 rows × 4 columns and it can accommodate up to 32 modules.
Pricing and Availability
The Mine S is available to project backers starting at €215 (about $231), while the larger Mine controller is available to backers for €420 (about $452).