ESI has introduced Xjam, a new portable MIDI performance controller, featuring a solid aluminum chassis and pads with polyphonic aftertouch.
The compact unit (200 x 135 x 26 mm) is designed to match the Xkey series of MIDI controller keyboards by CME.
Xjam provides 16 RGB pads, with polyphonic aftertouch, in a 4×4 matrix, plus 6 endless encoders that can be used in 48 configuration scenes. Virtually any common type of MIDI messages can be assigned to each of these controls and editing can be done quickly and directly on the hardware.
ESI provides a powerful editing software for Mac, PC and iPad that helps to monitor MIDI data and configure Xjam to your specific needs. In addition to the editing tool, Xjam ships with a powerful software package incl. Bitwig Studio 8-Track, Cubasis LE (for iPad) and WaveLab LE.
While Xjam connects via USB-C to the computer and works as a fully bus-powered device, it also features a TRS MIDI output to send signals to any other MIDI gear. An additional connector for an optional foot switch is provided as well.
Pricing and Availability:
Xjam is now available, with a retail price of 149,- EUR.