This MIDI/DMX 512 interface has been designed to add faders to the « Grand-MA 2 Ma Lighting » lighting control consoles, but can also be used on any console or software (light, video, daw,…)
15 faders with 3 buttons each
1 additional fader
2 button groups for pages / preset changes
1 MIDI USB Output
1 Din MIDI Output
1 MIDI Input to merge other controllers signals
1 DMX 512 Output
The Akwariom Kontrol can be USB bus powered , or via the 230V input.
Out of the box, it outputs MIDI on channel 1, but can be assigned to any of the first 4 channels using two switches on the back panel.
The MIDI merge works on the 16 channels.
It offers three different modes :
DMX 512 Mode :
The Kontrol sends DMX corresponding to the buttons and fader states (faders from 0 to 255, buttons : 0 when released, 255 when pressed).
MIDI NOTE Mode :
The Kontrol sends MIDI signals out the DIN MIDI OUT and the USB simultaneously. Pressing a button sends a “NOTE ON” message, releasing it sends a “NOTE OFF” message. Faders send a “NOTE ON” message with the velocity corresponding to the fader position (mode to be used to control MA Lighting equipments).
MIDI C.C MODE :
The Kontrol sends MIDI signals out the DIN MIDI OUT and the USB simultaneously. Pressing a button sends a “NOTE ON” message, releasing it sends a “NOTE OFF” message. Faders send a “Control Change” message corresponding to the fader position
The DMX and MIDI channels/controller/note numbers corresponding to the faders and buttons are fixed, to allow for an easy configuration, as every software allows for flexible controllers mapping.
The included MIDI-USB interface does not need any driver on win XP, win 7, win 8 or Mac OS X.
We purposely created this interface according to the Grand-MA 2 layout, but you can of course use it in a completely different way as every button and fader can be mapped to anything.
It has been designed for intense use, with quality components (buttons & faders), a universal power supply (90 to 264Vac, 47 to 440Hz) on a Powercon True One “Neutrik” connector, a solid aluminium box and professional class connectors.
A few examples on how the Kontrol can be used :
As a DMX or MIDI remote for Grand-MA 2 / Grand-MA 1
As a MIDI USB remote for Grand-MA 2 or 1 on PC
As a DMX or MIDI remote for any lighting desk accepting these protocols
As a MIDI-USB remote for video mixing, VJ softwares (Resolume, Madmapper, Modul8…)
As a MIDI-USB remote for audio softwares (Ableton Live,..)
directly in DMX to control the first 15 DMX channels…