Keith McMillen Instruments, developer of the most expressive instruments for making music with computers, announced today its Enhanced Note Mode for QuNeo 3D Multi-touch Pad Controller.
Take your QuNeo performance to the next level
QuNeo's new Enhanced Note Mode maps QuNeo's pads to the notes of nine musical scales, while setting the tonic to any of 12 notes. Players can select any of the scales and then jam away without worrying about hitting a wrong note. The scales included in Enhanced Note Mode are Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian, as well as Major Pentatonic and Minor Pentatonic.
Enhanced Note Mode includes a powerful harmonizer that can add complimentary pitches to each note being played. The timing of the additional harmonizer pitches can be offset to create a rhythmically compelling cascade of notes.
Adding Pitches: QuNeo's far left vertical slider controls the number of additional pitches added to a note. As the value of the slider increases, pitches are layered upon the original note–one octave below, one fifth above, one octave above, and two octaves above.
Offset: QuNeo's second vertical slider offsets the additional harmonizing pitches in time. As the value of the slider increases, the offset time grows from simultaneous to as much as a quarter note.
In Enhanced Note Mode, each pad can produce independent vibrato or deep pitch bends at the touch of a finger. Pitch bend sensitivity can be adjusted to suit the player's preference.
QuNeo's multi-colored LEDs give players guidance in navigating the notes of the different scales. Keys that are illuminated in green are the root notes of the scale. Keys illuminated in orange correspond to the 2nd, 4th, and 6th notes of the scale. Keys illuminated in red are the 3rd, 5th, and 7th notes of the scale.
QuNeo's arrow buttons in the lower right corner can shift the register up or down within a nine octave range.
Enhanced Note Mode can be downloaded for free as a Max for Live* device, an editable Max patch, or as a standalone application for Mac OS and Windows. Use it in series with any synthesizer or DAW application.
*To use the Max for Live version of Enhanced Note Mode, you must have either Ableton Live 8 Suite or Ableton Live 9 Suite installed on your computer. Additionally, you must have a version of Cycling '74's Max 5 (Suite 8) or Max 6.1.2 (Suite 9).