A small, independent Buenos Aires-based company is aiming to give you maximum control over your productions. Yaeltex recently unveiled Factory v2, a web-based platform allowing you to design and personalise your own high-quality MIDI controller, with encoders, buttons, faders, dials and even joysticks.
After three years of working on the service, the Argentinian MIDI-makers haven’t let COVID-19 kill the dream, with the first batch of orders now going out to its customers.
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Jump into the video of the first batch family setup at night, with LEDs on. See that dystopian landscape. What would that strange city life be like? What music would play there? ✨ Caete adentro del video de la familia del primer batch a oscuras, con los LEDs encendidos. Mirá esa especie de ciudad distópica. ¿Cómo sería la vida en ella? ¿Qué música sonaría? ✨ #yaeltexv2 #midicontroller #customcontroller #midiporn #controllerism
Yaeltex Factory v2 is a simple and intuitive controller designer, letting you place components on a small, medium or large model. Once you’ve selected your size, you can begin navigating through a bank of elements and drag the ones you want onto the controller. You may opt for a healthy balance of faders, pads and buttons, or you might overload on encoders and joysticks. Ultimately, it’s your controller and your rules. Once you’ve selected your elements, you can customise the appearance of the unit by uploading your own image for the front panel and giving your controller its own name.
The pads and buttons are backlit by RGB LEDs, and each encoder boasts 13 RGB LEDs surrounding it. Encoders also feature a button, with a large LED indicator showing the state of the button, and the 13 smaller LEDs indicating the position of the encoder’s rotation.
Kilowhat is the MIDI editor that will let you map and set up your Yaeltex controller. It will allow you to add pages and configuration banks, save and load presets and alter the colours and behaviours of LED indicators. Kilowhat also lets you dictate where to send messages – USB, MIDI or both.
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🎛 After lots of work, we welcome you to create! Our whole playground in your hands for you to design, quote and get your custom MIDI controller. The v2 Beta Release is now open to everyone. Update: Thanks for your amazing support! There are only 6 units available for the first production batch. Get yours at yaeltex.com 🎛 Después de mucho trabajo, te damos la bienvenida a crear! Todo nuestro entorno de creación está en tus manos para que puedas diseñar, cotizar, crear y compartir tu propio controlador MIDI. La v2 Beta Release ahora está abierta al mundo. Actualización: Gracias por el tremendo apoyo! Quedan sólo 6 unidades disponibles para la primera tanda de producción. Conseguí la tuya en yaeltex.com music: New Me by @matt_cianfo 🙌🏼 #YaeltexV2 #Launching #MidiController #custom
Yaeltex’s MIDI controllers aren’t cheap, but they are bespoke and will be highly useful to artists and producers who have a specific setup in mind which a customised MIDI controller can facilitate. The Yaeltex Factory has some premade controllers that you can dive into, including the small Dört model, starting at $376; the medium-sized Miniblock, starting at $660; and the largest model, Turn, starting at $1,007. For reference, the one we’ve created in our main image at the top of this page would set us back $816.
To create your own MIDI controller head to yaeltex.com
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