The Zvuk9 Expressive MIDI Controller Has Launched On Indiegogo
Zvuk Machines has announced an Indiegogo campaign for the Zvuk9, an expressive MIDI controller that offers a vast array of useful features including assignable X/Y MIDI CC’s, 9 large pressure-sensitive pads and more.
- 9 pressure and position sensitive pads
- Velocity sensitive (3 levels of sensitivity and 3 velocity response curves)
- X and Y MIDI assignable to CC. CCs can be the same for all pads or unique per pad
- X or Y can be set to send pitch bend instead of CC
- Aftertouch (channel or polyphonic)
- 15 programs for storing settings (scale, tonic, split status, X & Y controls, on/off status for notes, aftertouch, and X and Y)
- 7 predefined scales available: natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor, major, harmonic major, pentatonic minor, and 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 playing
- By default, tonic goes on Pad1; 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
- 4 on/off buttons: notes, X, Y, and 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
- Note off type choice (off channel, on channel/0 velocity)
- All settings saved during reboot
- MIDI over USB and MIDI through 3.5mm mini jack out
With a MIDI controller such as the Zvuk9, there are an abundant amount of ways the controller can be used, such as performing live, controlling your hardware synths and effects, recording cool automations with its X/Y functionality and more.
The video below demonstrates how the Zvuk9 can be used to manipulate parameters on the Moog Sub Phatty.