• Mechatronics controller



A wide range of continuous sensors featuring :

- 12 bits native sampling at 1 kHz

- Velocity definition

- 4 types of response curves (including one user-editable)

- Adaptative latency (from 1 to 20 ms depending on the characteristics of the signal)


Continuous keys, fugitives, at your fingertips :

Number : 10

Stroke 12 mm


Pistons (under third phalanx)

Number : 8

Stroke : 3 mm



65 ° Rotation on continuous sensing

12.5 ° Bends on stroke limits



14 swityches with dedicated MIDI messages

1 joystick (5 directions) allowing both MIDI/OSC messages emission and graphical user interface control


Screen switches

3 switches dedicated to screen graphical interface browsing



  • Motion Sensors


6 degrees of freedom
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) consisting of:

3 axes with simultaneous attack detection on each axis. Sensitivity + - 3g
3 axes at 2000°/ second
Inertial sensors processing
High level output data for motion processing
and recognition.**
Controllers and motion sensors special features:
3 modes of operation for binary controllers (switches):
fugitive, toggle, trigger.*
Ability of coupling two actuators to control a single parameter *
A total of 40 sensors generating up to 68 variables


  • MIDI

Dedicated Hardware receiver for MIDI operation
1 physical port and 4 virtual ports available

The following items are configurable on each message:
Selection of MIDI port (4 virtual ports via USB)
and MIDI channels.*
Type of message (Note on/off, Control Chnage and Program Change messages)
User scalable controller range (set lowest and highest value).*
Controller number *
Original value of the controller on scene

recall *
Snapshot Recall: complete parameters reset
to customizable reset values on scene recall.*

Management features and MIDI assignments
100 presets bank, each containing all settings and MIDI functionalities.*
A "Preset Manager" application allows you to organize these 100 presets from the computer.


  • Open Sound Control (OSC)

Full Open Sound Control support through UDP
networking protocol.

Dedicated Hardware receiver for OSC operation
Supports DHCP and static IP addressing
User definable IP and UDP congurations


  • Communication

2.4 GHz band
Coexistence with WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee
12 available channels

Range EU from 30 to 120 m (10 mW in the EU)
Range USA: 100 to 1 500 m (100 mW in U.S)
Latency: 4 ms
MIDI receiver meets the Class USBMIDI
recognized as a generic audio interface.
OSC receiver operates through standard
ethernet/RJ45 cable.


  • Screen

AMOLED Technology
Size: 2.4 inches
Resolution: QVGA (240 x 320)
Contrast: 10 000: 1
Viewing Angle + - 170 °


  • Autonomy

Lithium-ion Battery
Up to 25 hours autonomy
Fast charging in 3 hours
AC adapter for charging: 5 Volts DC, 1.5 A


  • Connectors

1 mini USB plug for communication with
the computer and for slower battery charging.
1 outlet for fast battery charging (5 Volts DC, 1.5 A)
1 mini USB plug for communication with the computer
1 outlet for the receiver's own power supply
(5 Volts DC, 0.3 A)




  • Ergonomy

Pommeau right hand and left hand adjustable

on 10 mm
Controllers are positioned according to the natural curves of the hand.
Size: 517 mm
Weight: 1095 grams


  • Software Utility

PC & Mac compatible
Enables the management and organization of
scenes in Karlax bank.
Allows output monitoring of the instrument
Allows flexible MIDI assignation, sensor behavior
control, and MIDI re-mapping.
Allows you to dene Karlax user preferences



* All fields marked wwith an asterisk (*) are advanced features that can be accessed through "Karlax - Bridge" software.


** Some inertial processing is done natively inside Karlax hardware. However, some advanced inertial processings are available in "Karlax - Bridge".

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