An Interview With KMI’s Keith McMillen

keith-mcmillenThe latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with electronic instrument designer Keith McMillen of Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI).

McMillen has been active as an instrument designer for nearly thirty years. In that time, he has managed music technology departments at Gibson, Harmon Kardon and other companies and created a variety of new instruments, ranging from advanced stringed instruments at Zeta Music to new types of music controllers at KMI.  Continue reading

Using QuNeo As An Effects Controller For Traktor

After about 90 seconds of music (no narration, just annotated screens), Mapping Genius walks viewers through how to use the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo controller as a touch – sensitive effects controller for Native Instruments’ Traktor.

This mapping controls beat and sound coloring effects, has hotcues, flux mode, and loop control, and is available as a free download from Mapping Genius’ website.

KMI QuNeo, Now With ‘iPad Mode’

QuNeo_iPad_modeKeith McMillen Instruments, just announced the release of QuNeo v.1.2.3, which includes a new “iPad mode” for “truly mobile music making” with its QuNeo MIDI controller.

QuNeo’s visual feedback system has been tweaked so that it can now be powered via the iPad through its Camera Connection Kit or Lightning connector. With the same design dimensions (9.5″ x 7.3″ x 0.3″), QuNeo can use the same stands, cases and other accessories made for iPad.

QuNeo v.1.2.3 also has optimized firmware with a faster scan rate that increases pad performance. Users executing drum rolls or rapid percussive techniques will notice improved responsiveness.

Pricing and Availability. QuNeo is currently available at retailers worldwide, and retails for $199.00 USD. More information is available at the Keith McMillen Instruments website.