KOMA KOMMANDER update

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Post by rechner7 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:44 pm

500mA should be no problem. a new 9v psu provides approx 1.5A. still enough for a couple of further pedals. i appreciate that the kommander runs on 9v. this is compared to a power supply via the euro-bus much cheaper and is especially for a small backpack-live-setup of advantage (9V psu is rather standard..). i think that i should make my preorder soon.. :cloud:

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Post by subterryanean » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:35 am

This looks insanely useful! I like that it's really simple and stripped down, but being a control freak I'd love to see an expanded version, I really dig on the track/hold and slew ideas.

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Post by hank » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:59 pm

I can't believe noone has taken the opportunity to use the :75: emoticon! Looks like fun, esp. with the gate outputs.

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Post by tektoktiktak » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:11 am

Good news!

Due to the large demand, we are taking pre-orders for the KOMMANDER, to make sure we can serve all who want to have them fast.

Price:
59 EUR incl VAT for EU customers
:75: for international customers

To pre-order, go here:
http://www.koma-elektronik.com/kommander/
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Post by z3r01 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:25 am

...aaand pre-ordered! Thanks! :tu:

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Post by bunkdata » Thu May 31, 2012 5:27 pm

Just checking to see if anyone has received their preorders yet. Can't wait for mine! :party:

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Post by tektoktiktak » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:32 am

Just a quick update: all work on development is finished, units are ready for production, at this moment we are waiting for the enclosures, but they are due to come in in 12 days... After that assembly will start!

Thanks to all for the pre-orders, we are just as thrilled as you are!

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Post by z3r01 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:00 pm

Great to hear that! Also, I wanna add, the new website design is nice too! :tu:

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Post by jw112 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:43 am

:75: I Just Pre-Ordered!

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Post by bunkdata » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:44 am

Looks like pre-orders are shipping now! :party: :sb: :omg:

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Post by Robert Moob » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:49 pm

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Post by Thonk Support » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:48 am

This is really cool.. And what a price.
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Post by myrnaloy » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:45 pm

mine has shipped. very exciting!

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Post by nrdvrgr » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:01 am

I am thinking about connecting this to the expression pedal input of my Eventide Space... Must work, right?
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Post by osterchrisi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:54 am

nrdvrgr wrote:I am thinking about connecting this to the expression pedal input of my Eventide Space... Must work, right?
From what I am able to get out of the Eventide Space User Manual, the Expression Pedal input can accept CVs up to +3V, so basically it should be possible to use the Kommander with the Space if you make sure your trimmer setting for the CV outputs does not exceed +3V - on a radom Kommander that I took from the workbench that is around 10.30 o clock. You can measure that with a multimeter for example. The Gate outputs are always on +8V so you better not use those.

What is not really clear from the Manual is how well the Space will manage to get it's internal +3V on the ring of the expression pedal cable shorted to ground but since it says that the device is able to accept CV inputs ("The Expression Pedal input supports control voltage inputs from 0V to 3V") I guess it's fine.

Maybe an e-mail to the manufacturer would help too. From my side it seems possible. Let me know if it works out!

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Post by Thonk Support » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:42 pm

I just snapped and ordered one from Schneiders. I can eat rice this week instead.
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Post by artisokka » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:07 am

Ordered one as well. :party:
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Post by sundog » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:29 pm

Mine arrived today :party:

Kommander + JAG = :hug: JAG likes 0-10v so I am scaling up the KK CVs using Maths channels 2&3.

The jacks are very close together...I need to use skinny Doepfer cables if using both CV and gate on the same channel.

But overall I am very impressed especially for :75:

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Post by Thonk Support » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:00 pm

sundog wrote:Mine arrived today :party:

Kommander + JAG = :hug:
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Post by matttech » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:21 am

how is it an XY controller?

it looks from the videos that it merely measures up and down

and how are the gates triggered?

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Post by Thonk Support » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:40 am

I take XY to mean '2 axis' in this case. It looks to me like the gate is simply on when it detects the presence of a hand or obstruction.

I was hoping mine would arrive today from schneiders for the weekend. oh well.
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Post by sundog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:59 am

Yes it measures up and down but with the JAG I've been mapping right hand = x; left hand = y. It really feels like a whole new interface. Family have been left bemused by my excessive 'jazz hands' :hihi:

Default setting is that gate output goes high as soon as it detects your hand above the respective sensor and stays high until you remove it - the instructions mention trimmers that affect the threshold (distance from sensor).

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Post by Thonk Support » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:17 am

damn it. want a JAG.
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Post by sundog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:22 am

it's not necessarily all up and down though.....just worked out that by sweeping one hand horizontally across the Kommander the CV outputs sequence through:
low, low
low, high
high, high
high, low...and back to..
low, low

..which is one clockwise lap round the JAG :goo:

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Post by Robert Moob » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:25 am

sundog wrote:The jacks are very close together...I need to use skinny Doepfer cables if using both CV and gate on the same channel.

But overall I am very impressed especially for :75:

the jacks had to be that close. otherwise it wouldn't have fit in the enclosure or we would have to build in just one sensor instead of two or leave out the gate completely... but with doepfer cables it works fine!
a trick also is to take the second CV as a gate (just move your hand over the LEDs for a second), if you don't need all four outputs at the same time....

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