Keith McMillen Instruments has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the K-Board Pro 4 expressive MPE keyboard MIDI controller.
The K-Board Pro 4 is the latest example of a growing category of controllers capable of Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) – which introduces new dimensions of control to keyboard performance. K-Board Pro 4 sends attack velocity, release velocity, continuous pressure, horizontal position, and vertical position data.
The controller is based on a traditional keyboard layout, but is based on KMI’s Smart Sensor Fabric technology, the core of all their MIDI control surfaces. The keys are made of resilient silicone and the controller has no moving parts, so it should be very durable.
K-Board Pro 4 is USB powered and class compliant to ensure both portability and compatibility with MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, as well as MIDI capable hardware.
The K-Board Pro 4 is available to project backers starting at US $400. See the Kickstarter site for details.