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KNTRL9 MIDI Controller

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KNTLR9: Sturdy Compact MIDI Mixer made in Berlin

The KNTRL9 is a quality MIDI controller featuring 9 faders, 18 rotary knobs and 9 true color LED indicators. The knobs are from stainless steel with a great sense of space so you can adjust controls with precision while avoiding disturbing knobs by accident. Only the best faders and knobs on the market have been selected by testing a wide range manually for the best feel. With a minimalist design made from strong (German) oak and aluminium, this is a solid piece of equipment that will stay with you for years.

Specs

  • 8 channels + 1 master each with:
    • 60mm fader
    • 2 knobs for either sends or instruments (automatically in Ableton)
    • Color indicator LED (either set up with our app or automatically in Ableton)
  • Minimalist design
  • Made from durable materials (German oak and polished aluminium)
  • Sturdy stainless steel rotary knobs and aluminium slider knobs
  • MIDI 2.0 compatible
  • High fader resolution (10 bits/1024 steps)
  • Simple but powerful
  • Plug & Play: USB Powered, no drivers required
  • Programmable using a user friendly app (Windows and Mac)
  • Portable: 250mm x 200mm x 25mm
  • RoHS compliant
  • Made in Berlin

More Details

Combining durable materials for a sense of weight with sleek aesthetics, this is a high-performance controller that feels and looks great. Featuring 9 channels, each with a 60mm fader and two knobs for sends/effects and a programmable LED that you can set to a color of your choice, so you can easily recognise which channel you are using. 

The provided MIDI remote script (download from our website) automatically sets the color to the channel in Ableton. This makes scrolling through the channels easy.

The KNTRL9 is designed and assembled in Berlin. The parts are manufactured in Germany or the EU where possible. You can check out the source materials by using the links below.

Links:

  • Design: In-house at Midique, Berlin, Germany
  • Metalwork: Polychromal, Haarlem, the Netherlands
  • Woodwork: Clinton Sheldon, Berlin, Germany
  • Woodwork CNC: Hansen Hoepner, Berlin, Germany
  • PCB design: In-house at Midique, Berlin, Germany

Electrical Components

This is a difficult one. It’s almost impossible to get these all from the EU, let alone Germany. We order from Mouser, a company located in Texas, USA which has distribution centers in the EU. The rotary potentiometers and sliders are from ALPS, Taiwan.

Best potentiometers

I tested a range of potentiometers from established reputable producers to ensure the highest quality so the control feels ‘right’. For the best haptics, I designed the knobs myself, and have them made from stainless steel.

The spacing and the size of the rotary knobs keeps the MIDI-controller compact while ensuring you can rotate them with ease.