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Smithson Martin Kontrol Surface 1974 Multi-Touch MIDI Controller

B&H # SMKS1974 Mfr # KS-1974
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 22" Touch Screen
  • Four Simultaneous Touch-Sensitive Points
  • Less Than 4 ms Latency Response Time
  • Durable Chemically Strengthened Glass
  • Emulator Pro Customizable Interface
  • Share Interface Designs Online
  • For DJ, VJ, Studio Production, Lighting
  • Available Custom Engraving of Endcaps

The Smithson Martin KS-1974 Kontrol Surface is a 4-point, multi-touch, glass MIDI control surface that allows you to customize your own controller setup. The unit is housed within a 1970s-era wooden console, and can be used for studio production, video editing, DJing, VJing, lighting, and any other application that involves MIDI.

The controller uses Smithson Martin's Emulator Pro software that allows you to customize and calibrate your controller setup with virtual touch-sensitive objects such as sliders, faders, circular knobs, buttons, jog wheels, and graphics. The parameters of these objects such as angle rotation, opacity, and color may be edited within Emulator Pro.

A variety of templates designed by both Smithson Martin and the Emulator user community are available for software such as Ableton Live, Traktor, Arkaos, Torq, Mixvibes, Resolume, Serato, Traktor, and others. You can start with an existing template, modify the control parameters to your liking, and then share it online

The unit features a hard-wired combination HDMI/VGA/USB cable for connecting to a computer's video output and sending MIDI over USB.

Custom Engraving

For an additional fee, Smithson Martin will laser engrave the endcaps of your 1974 Kontrol Surface with your name, logo, or image of choice.
Touch Screen Information
Touch Screen Chemically strengthened glass
Touch Screen Type Projected capacitive
Touch System 4 touch points
Touch Response Time Less than 4 ms under Windows 8 and Mac OSX
Touch Screen O.S. Compatibility Windows 7 and 8
Mac OSX
Resolution Native 1920 x 1080 Full HD, compatible with all resolution modes
Contrast Ratio 1500:1
Screen Aspect 16:9
Viewable Area 22" (56 cm)
Image Delay 5 ms
Viewing Angle 160 x 160° (Horizontal x Vertical)
Pixel Pitch 0.294 x 0.294 mm (Horizontal x Vertical)
Video Input VGA
Attached HDMI Cable
MIDI I/O Attached USB Cable
Recommended System Requirements Windows:
2.0 GHz core 2 Duo Intel i5 or AMD Athlon Dial Core CPU
4 GB RAM
Windows 7 or 8 (32/64 bit)

Mac:
1.7 GHz Intel core 2 i5
4 GB RAM
10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, or 10.8 Mountain Lion
Power Supply 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, universal power supply
Power Consumption 54 W maximum
Operating Temperature 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Operating Humidity 20% to 80% non-condensing
Dimensions (HxDxW) 2.48 - 5.9 x 12 x 20" (6.3 - 15 x 32 x 52 cm)
Weight 17.5 lb (7.9 kg)
Smithson Martin Kontrol Surface 1974 Multi-Touch MIDI Controller
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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