Who is KMI?
We are a small company of devoted music technologists, musicians and gear nerds based in Berkeley, CA. We make MIDI, CV/Gate, and OSC controllers that allow for creative expression over three dimensions of gestures, are highly customizable yet simple to implement, and integrate into all forms of studios and set ups - vintage and cutting edge.
What is QuNeo?
QuNeo is a 3D pad controller that allows the performer three dimensions of expression, simultaneously, over the X, Y, and Z axis.
Find out more about QuNeo on our website: www.keithmcmillen.com/quneo
What is Rogue?
Rogue is an accessory for the QuNeo that supplies long lasting battery power and an incredibly robust wireless connection to a computer.
Rogue attaches quickly and easily to the bottom of your QuNeo with low-profile velcro.
Battery life for Rogue exceeds 12 hours (in time-trials we saw it function over 16 hours).
Rogue uses advanced radio technology with a 2.45GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band.
With easily changed hi-gain antennas attached to the USB dongle, wireless range can be tailored to your needs from 50 to 200 meters.
LEDs on the Rogue indicate RF link status, battery life and charging activity for instant visual feedback.
QuNeo's intelligent LED display is fully programmable and data-rich; you will rarely have to look at your computer screen.
Artists and Press say...
"The idea of having a really sophisticated controller that's completely wireless would really open up a lot of opportunities that currently don't exist."
- Dan Deacon (yes, that Dan Deacon!)
"I love this controller; it's absolutely amazing. They're going to make my favorite controller even better- by making it wireless!"
- Thavius Beck (Producer/Artist, Dubspot Instructor, Ableton Certified Trainer)
"KMI told me about the Rogue and my brain started flipping out a little bit."
- Jack Conte (Pomplemoose, Patreon) (built a QuNeo playing robot!)
QuNeo review from Music Tech Magazine:
What your contributions accomplish
As a small company with big ideas, we have to reach out to you for help financing the complex machining and tooling that goes into the production of the Rogue. In return, you will be the first to receive the Rogue at a big discount and will help us free the performer from the constraints of wires
Help Us Help Educators
KMI regularly donates products to schools and youth programs. Please help us continue this good work by contributing to this campaign. There is more information about our ongoing work with educators on our website.
The Nitty Gritty
USB class compliant - no drivers needed
16 channels - user selectable for multiple Rogues onstage
True bi-directional connectivity for responsive performance setups
USB extension cable allows you to locate transceiver away from your computer
Highest quality wireless system available using Starrlabs Air Power technology
Comes with high-power international charger and cable
78mm antenna provided - longer antennas can extend range 4x
Fully field upgradable
- 4500mAh Lithium battery can be replaced by any tech for roadability
Thank you everyone! We look forward to another successful crowd-funding campaign!!