Karlax instrument for the digital arts
Karlax has been designed to offer artists a large and diverse range of controls. Karlax captures all the gestures, from the most sensible to the widest, combining expressivity and intuitiveness. The movement of fingers, wrists, elbows, forearms, torso and whole body are captured, analyzed and sent to the computer running the artistic intentions of the performer and composer.
ConnectionsKarlax uses a wireless network to communicate with his receiver, which is connected to the computer through USB, MIDI or OSC.
Karlax divides in two parts: the top part for the left hand and the bottom part for the right hand. These two parts are linked together by a rotary axis (11) with benders on both ends (feel is comprable to a pitch bend wheel).
On the back of the top part, the thumb manipulates 5 switches and a five positions mini-joystick (9) to browse through user interface that is displayed on the screen (8).
4 additional switches are accessible on the back of the bottom part (10).
Aluminium and resinIn order to ensure the precision and coherence of these various mechanisms, Karlax, musical innovative instrument is manufactured in plain aluminum which is dedicated to hardware precision parts. This aluminum is anodized black for a better protection of the surface.
The electronic heart
A total of 8 electronic boards and 2 Cortex M3 cores
6 layers PCB. " Flex Rigid " Technology(ROHS compliant - Nickel Dumping Gold).
Edition - composition - performance
Karlax-Bridge & Karlax-View
Although using Karlax as an interface for your favorite audio software is as simple as with any other MIDI interface, Da Fact provides utilities (free downloads) to enhance the abilites of Karlax with some popular audio & MIDI software such as Ableton Live. Some available features : MIDI mapping and re-assignment, real-time visualization...