ElectroKraft Announces the Creation of the MIDI SpaceAxe

- Press Release

Elektrokraft has returned to the original look and design of the Axe*Synth for their new MIDI guitar.

The MIDI SpaceAxe has its own built-in synthesizer and is also a MIDI controller. You can play the built-in synthesizer and control other MIDI synth modules, keyboards or drum machine all at the same time.

Guitar-Like MIDI Synthesizer:
You wear like a guitar, but it s an electronic synthesizer & MIDI controller with a touch sensitive ribbon controller-fretboard that can be used to create new, spacey-experimental sounds as well as traditional synth and percussion/drum sounds.

MIDI Control Plus On-board Synthesizer:
Just plug the MIDI SpaceAxe into an amplifier and use the built-in synthesizer, or plug it into any MIDI keyboard, synth module, drum machine, or PC/laptop running MIDI software to control their sounds. You can also use the built-in synthesizer and control other MIDI instruments simultaneously.

Special Effects:
When using either the built-in synthesizer or when the MIDI SpaceAxe is controlling an external device (i.e., MIDI synth module, drum machine, etc.) you can produce a variety of streaming/cascading/swirling sounds that morph standard MIDI sounds into something very new. This is a novel way to change the standard "canned" MIDI sounds everyone is so familiar with, without the user having to do any programming.
The MIDI SpaceAxe does this automatically, just plug, play and transform.

Transform Boring Sounds of Cheap External Devices:
Since the MIDI SpaceAxe can automatically alter standard MIDI sounds without user programming you can now plug it into any cheap drum machine or keyboard and transform their boring internal sounds into new exciting sounds, instantly as you play.

Code Bending:
This unique streaming/cascading and morphing effect was created via unorthodox programming of the internal microprocessor ("Code Bending") and produces analog-like synthesizer sounds that can be adjusted with the "Effect" control knob. Then, with the turn of a switch change from swirling, streaming/cascading notes to discreet individual notes where only a single note is produced per tap/touch of the fretboard, great for producing percussive/drum sounds.

Controls & Connections include:
1. Sound Bank control
2. Volume/Velocity control
3. Effect control (adjusts the flow of streaming/cascading/swirling sounds)
4. Note State switch (for selecting streaming or individual notes)
5. Standard ¼" audio output jack
6. Standard MIDI output jack
7. Operates on 9 volt battery

MIDI SpaceAxe will set you back $1149.00 (with free shipping in the continental U.S. & free gig bag). It includes a lifetime warranty and 14 day money back guarantee.

For more information and sound samples, please visit electrokraft.com

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This was another interesting idea that never worked out - the company has gone out of business.

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