The Kyub MIDI keyboard hits Kickstarter

The Kyub offers a six-sided twist on the usual 2D keyboard

Meet the Kyub, a compact, fully programmable MIDI interface that provides a new way to compose, record and perform music.

The Kyub features 11 fully programmable feather-touch keypads that connect to any computer or synthesizer via USB. Inside, an accelerometer tracks the movement of the Kyub to control the volume of the notes played.

These features make the interface really responsive, however the truly amazing thing is the way the Kyub is played. Check out the Kickstarter video below to see the Kyub in action:

The Kyub is designed as a kit that can be assembled at home by just about anyone, using laser cut parts from Ponoko.

If you’re short on soldering skills, you can back the Kyub and get a fully assembled unit as a reward. The Kyub is made to be as open and maker-friendly as possible, any computer-based synthesizer can be used to work with the Kyub.

If all this has got you excited for some cubed-out synth action, head over to the Kyub Kickstarter page to support the project and help make the Kyub a reality.

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3 Responses to “The Kyub MIDI keyboard hits Kickstarter”

  1. Keith Baxter Says:

    Thanks for the mention. Look for the SVG files for the housing to be released open-source after our Kickstarter. Ponoko made prototyping (and hopefully will make manufacturing) a snap.

  2. Summerman Says:

    Will it work with Android devices? Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet, Galaxy S4 phone?

  3. dandevorkin Says:

    @Summerman: I am not 100% sure, the best place to ask might be on the Kyub’s Kickstarter comment page. Since the whole project is open source, one could feasibly use a toolkit like Amarino to connect an Android-driven mobile device with the Kyub’s microcontroller.