Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus Keyboard Controller

25-key MIDI/CV Controller with Smart Sensor Keys, Polyphonic Aftertouch, and Pitch Bend Pad
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Next-generation Keyboard Controller!

Bring a new level of control to your studio with the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus controller. This isn't your typical controller, this is a multi-dimensional, 25-key controller that gives you unbelievable command of your music. The QuNexus's Smart Sensor keys recognize pressure, location, and the velocity of your playing. You gain control of CV, OSC, USB, and MIDI (via optional MIDI Expander) in a single device. The illuminated, touch-sensitive keys give you valuable performance feedback. Let the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus show you a whole new world of music creation and control.

Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus Keyboard Controller at a Glance:
  • A portable controlled like no other
  • Smart Sensor keys give you amazing control
  • Lighted keys help you perform better
A portable controlled like no other

Tired of the same old boring controller? Need to add some spice to your life? Then you need to check out the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus portable controller. This isn't just another USB controller, the QuNexus will control MIDI, OSC and USB devices, and Control Voltage. This is one of the most affordable CV controllers on the market. Beyond this great functionality, the QuNexus takes control to a new horizon. Smart Sensor keys can detect velocity, pressure, and location to give you an amazing range of control. The Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus brings a new perspective on what a controller can do.

Smart Sensor keys give you amazing control

Not every key is made the same. The Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus takes your typical controller key into the next dimension. They react to velocity, pressure, and location/tilt. The keys can be mapped to trigger or control certain parameters depending on the pressure you place on the key. Set it up, so that light pressure is just the note sounding, but as you press harder a filter is triggered and controlled by the how hard you push on it. Besides pressure, the QuNexus keys also reacts to the location/tilt of the key. Rock the key back and forth to control a mapped function.

Lighted keys help you perform better

The Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus has illuminated keys that change color depending on pressure. This gives you valuable performance feedback when playing the instrument, no more guessing. These lighted keys are also great when using the QuNexus as a step sequencer creating beats and loops. It's also perfect for beginners to begin exploring keyboards.

Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus Keyboard Controller Features:
  • Amazingly versatile multi-function keyboard controller
  • Control MIDI (via optional MIDI Expander), Control Voltage, OSC, and USB from a single device
  • Smart Sensor keys are velocity, pressure, and location sensitive
  • Illuminated keys give you valuable performance feedback
Take control of your rig like never before with the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus controller!

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 25
Aftertouch Yes
USB 1 x Micro
Power Supply Bus Powered
Height 0.5"
Width 10"
Depth 3.5"
Weight 0.875 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number K-708

Customer Reviews

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Nice and small controller, with great sensitivity and a variety of other on-board controls you can have on/off. The bending function is really interesting to use when you've got a long and varied arp going. Goes right into your DAW flawlessly - I literally plugged it and played. Long story short: this thing is great. Thank you Keith! And Connor and all the other folks at Sweetwater for hooking me up

Had no idea how much I was missing this

I've had this thing plugged in for 10 minutes, so take this for what it's worth. I plugged this into my laptop with Ableton Live 9 and started playing some keyboard sounds. I could barely believe what I was hearing. I did also just get an Apogee One (iPad compatible version) which has been blowing me away as well. I have lots of nice studio gear including an RME UFX. What I could barely believe with this keyboard was the immediate level of expressiveness I felt. The touch sensitivity and responsiveness alone are worth the asking price. Instruments I'd never particularly bonded with felt like I could spend a day(s) with. The Rhodes sounds were amazing. It's the combination of the Apogee sound quality with the amazing sensitivity of this keyboard. I've owned Akai, M Audio and Korg miniature keyboards and they feel completely like toys compared to this. This feels like a real instrument. I excited to get into the deeper features of control and expressiveness, but if this thing did nothing more than play the sounds with the sensitivity of the keys, it would be well worth it. I had read people talking about how great the keyboard felt and I'm delighted to be affirming that perception. Now I've got to go play some more.
Music background: Guitarist, Semi-Pro musician, sound person, recordist

home studio plus qunexus equals quality time.

This is the one piece i've been missing in my home computer studio. It allows you to be very expressive in one simple unit with only one hand.
Music background: hobbyist

Nothing But Awesome.

This controller is unbelievably small for a portable pad controller considering its incredible functionality. Most larger (mid or even full length) conventional keyboards don't even have good polyphonic aftertouch like this lil' beast does. Additionally, the keys output midi AND CV commands based on where the key/pad is being press. It's also incredibly easy to use and set up. I love everything about this controller. Oh, and even discounting the above features... how many superbly designed and reasonably priced CV controllers are really out there? If you: 1. Work with CV gear (analog synths, etc.) 2. Need a perfectly sized controller with keyboard layout. 3. Would like to begin learning or become more proficient in playing standard keyboard-based instruments... then GET ONE!
Music background: Bobby McFerrin

Great little controller

The QuNexus is a pretty sweet controller. It is a nice size, durable, and plays nice. The materials are nice and the LEDs are nice too.
Music background: electronic, noise, experimental
See also: Controller Keyboards, Keith McMillen Instruments, Keith McMillen Instruments MIDI Controllers