"After watching a street performer playing Hang drum, we imagined, wouldn’t it be great to have a MIDI controller with a similar layout, so you could use it instead of a keyboard, giving you so much more creative freedom.
The idea to add X and Y controls came immediately after, and we knew right away, we must make it. The idea to change the playing surfaces (keys) to square pads and design a square surface overall felt so logical and natural, we went with it.
After we produced a few initial sketches and ideas, we began exploring available technologies to bring our product to life. Then we met Igor Petrović, the man behind the MIDI brain OpenDeck. He started working with us and deserves the most credit for our successful journey from initial ideas to a fully functional product.
Throughout our 3 years of development, we went through a few prototyping phases, fixed endless bugs, improved aesthetics, decreased the weight from 6 to 2.8 kilos, and much more. As a result we now offer you a stable, complete product, ready to take your music to a new level."
9 force and location sensitive pads
Pads send MIDI messages: velocity, CC on X axis, CC on Y axis, aftertouch
15 programs for storing values (scale, tonic, split status, X & Y controls, On/Off status for notes, aftertouch, X and Y)
7 predefined scales available: natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor, major, harmonic major, pentatonic minor, pentatonic major
10 user scales available so you can set which pad will play which note or notes
Chords can be assigned through User scales, a maximum of 7 notes can be assigned to a pad
Tonic can be set with Notes buttons
Notes buttons are illuminated, showing which notes are currently available and which note is currently played
By default, tonic goes on Pad 1; by using Notes up/down function all notes can be moved
Encoder controls for X & Y: CC, min, max, curve
Total of 13 response curves available for X and Y
Aftertouch can be set to channel or polyphonic
4 on/off buttons: notes, X, Y, aftertouch
In Split mode, all controls for X and Y, state of 4 on/off buttons and MIDI channel are unique per pad
Transport controls: play, stop and record; can be set to MCC, CC or MCC+CC
3 velocity sensitivity levels
3 velocity response curves (linear, logarithmic, exponential)
Note off type choice (off channel/0 velocity, on channel/0 velocity)
All settings saved during reboot
MIDI over USB and MIDI through minijack out
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