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Kenton Electronics | Control Freak


Kenton Electronics' Control Freak has made complete, hands-on control of MIDI possible. The Control Freak's Programmable sliders & buttons allow freedom of expression that has been missing since the days of analog and the advent of MIDI. The Control Freak features extensive memories and digital readout, making it very user-friendly. For those worried about their programming skills - the Control Freak comes with pre-programmed profiles for a wide range of machines. Free profiles for other synths and sound cards are available from the download area.

The Freak comes with a free software editor, making editing easy. The Control Freak has been designed to allow live, real-time editing of MIDI parameters and has a vast range of applications. Boasting eight programmable, professional-quality sliders and eight programmable buttons, it may be used to edit synth & sound module parameters, adjust sequencer controllers or to create versatile lighting effects - all in real time.

Live editing is not limited to turning small knobs on your old analog equipment.. it is now possible to adjust parameters via MIDI! Each slider or button may generate controller information, sysex, notes, program change, pitch-bend or aftertouch or a combination of these. Editing is simple with the aid of a backlit LCD display and easy to use interface. This allows the user to control parameters such as VCF, pan, and pitch-bend on your sequencer.

BrandKenton Electronics
ModelControl Freak
Engine TypeController
Memory128 setups
Controllers8 sliders, 8 buttons
Key typeN/A
CV-gateCV In
Extra infoMidi Clock generator
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

Manuals, patches etc.


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