January 30, 2013
Keith McMillen’s QuNeo has not been forgotten about. His kickstarter campaign to fund the project not only allowed this controller to be created according to the general public’s want, it also showed the gear community that items could be created from the bottom, up – rather than just the top down. Aside from manufacturing difficulties that come with any sort of production, it proved that public demand could actually create a product, instead of it being forced upon us by well known brand names. McMillen has many other projects besides MIDI controllers to worry about, but he hasn’t stopped trying to innovate new ways to give controllers a more “human” touch.
His QuNexus was his following project which attempted to push innovation on the technological side, rather than just the design side, but it also gave us a clue into the mind of McMillen and how he tackles the issue …
December 14, 2012
The developments at Keith McMillen industries never cease to amaze. The bold move to put all of their efforts into a Kickstarter campaign rather than producing first and advertising second really paid off for them. Looking back, it almost seems like a smarter move to let the musicians and DJ judge the value of a new item before even sending blueprints to a factory to get produced. After the success of the QuNeo, they began working on a newer more advanced controller known as the QuNexus. The QuNexus was built for those who wanted greater control over their midi devices. With added control voltage and velocity sensitivity, it took the midi controller beyond a piece of hardware to activate cues and looper, rather, it could now take command over an analog synthesizer.
Just because Keith McMillen has been developing new products as fast as they can be produced, it doesn’t …