Artificial Noise let us know that they’ve relaunched the Key Control MIDI note quantizer, with a new OS and a lower price.
The Key Control is a MIDI desktop device that maps your keyboard controller, synthesizer or sequencer to a chosen Key and Scale. In a nutshell, it lets you instantly map what you play on your keyboard to any 11 scales and 12 keys.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“The Key Control is easy to operate, simply hook up the Key Control between your keyboard controller (or other MIDI output equipped gear) and your desired MIDI destination ( ie. computer, synthesizer, sequencer, etc) via standard 5-Pin MIDI DIN cables. Or put your synthesizer in “Local OFF” mode and send the MIDI out from your synth through the Key Control and back into the synth, to always play ‘in key.’
With a fast and easy 2 knob interface, you can quickly dial in one of a possible 132 possible key and scale combinations and get down to making music fast and with no fuss.
In “Chromatic” mode, all 127 MIDI notes are passed through unchanged, while the “Key” knob will transpose the incoming MIDI notes up to 11 semi-tones.
MIDI notes are changed depending on the Key & Scale chosen, but all other MIDI data passes through unchanged, with low latency and fast operation.”
Scales options include:
Chromatic / Thru Mode
Pricing and Availability
The Key Control is available now for $179 USD.