[NAMM 2016] Smithson Martin KS32 Midi Control Surface

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Kontrol Surface 32 KS32 NAMM 2016 Pro Smithson Martin
Last updated 10 April, 2018

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The Kontrol Surface 32 (KS32) is a mappable touchscreen that can be used with Smithson Martin’s Emulator software to ape many types of equipment, such as the Pioneer controller shown here.

Touchscreen console specialist Smithson Martin has announced a tabletop Midi controller ahead of this week’s NAMM Show, called the KS32. It’s showcased with a Pioneer controller template in the press shots, although it can be skinned with any number of configurations.

The screen is a fast-response, full HD spec, 32″ wide, and the Emulator 2 software that powers the unit works with both PC and Mac (the latter “coming soon”, according to the press release). It will go on sale Q2 2016 at a pretty substantial US$2,499.

“The KS32 provides a comfortable space to give you all the control you need,” says Karl Detken of Smithson Martin. “Choose from the many soon to be released templates for your preferred software, load into Emulator 2.0 and enjoy your creative works of art without fear of having any points of failure.”

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The unit can be programmed and templated in all kinds of ways to suit the software you want it to control.

What do you think? Do you think this is a snazzy way of DJing, or would you miss the real controls? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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