MIAMI, FL – Physical hardware touch technology and cutting-edge software specialist Touch Innovations is proud to announce availability of Kontrol Master — a touch technology-driven desktop design that speeds up workflow with enhanced ergonomic control of unlimited virtual faders and knobs in your DAW. The controller makes it’s retail debut just weeks after an award-winning showcase at The 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
Kontrol Master provides a revolutionary and unique experience, effectively and effortlessly integrating its user’s second hand into the musical mix using a high-precision, highly-responsive knob to control virtual knobs, faders, and more. Music production workflow works like never before by simply hovering the mouse pointer over the object to be controlled, and immediately start using that knob for a tactile feel that us humans know and love.
Who better to make the formal introductions than Touch Innovations COO, Cody Myer:
“Using this controller gives you such a fluid, comfortable response, but, more than that, you get precision. [By] adding a hover-dynamic experience — to simply be able to go over any of the key elements, move along, and edit on the fly is a really handy tool.”
Myer also added:
“[Each button is] capacitive, so you can touch. On the knob, you’re touching things to control, so you’ve got full vertical, rotary, and horizontal control throughout any software. On top of that, all the buttons are preprogrammed. We have custom layouts for Reason, Ableton, Logic, and more. You can customize it and save those settings, so you have your own defaults when you start.”
Kontrol Master is USB-powered, so you can plug it into your computer, customize the unit using the KM software, and use it immediately. The single knob provides accurate control of different objects in various software interfaces. Pressing one of the three white buttons allows that knob to control vertical, rotary, and horizontal objects. The two orange buttons let users instantly surf across multiple monitors.
These and all other buttons make it possible to fire a combination of up to 24 different kinds of actions, like keystrokes, shortcut keys, and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) events. Essentially a plug-and-play device, Kontrol Master gives you more time to focus on projects while reducing the strain of countless hours that would otherwise be spent editing — time that could be better spent producing and mixing music, videos, or graphic works of art.
Adding to the momentum of its launch, Kontrol Master won BEST OF NAMM 2017 in the Controllers/Sequencers category, as awarded by MusicRadar.
As Touch Innovations puts it, “combining Kontrol Master with editing software favorites [has the potential to] transform standard keyboard and mouse workflows to a fluid and precisely accurate experience. Music, video, and graphics editors alike will find Kontrol Master to be a powerful intuitive instrument that directly links inspiration to all editing software.
Kontrol Master is available for online purchase directly from Touch Innovations for $299.00 USD — with free shipping to the continental United States.
All information taken from the official Touch Innovations press release.