umidi: A Custom, Visual DJ Controller Needs Your Support

Have you ever wanted to design a MIDI controller & have it built for you? Then 's kickstarter project may be right up your street. Read & watch more about this intriguing concept below.  

umidi is the world's first custom & visual DJ controller. It gives DJ's a way to build their perfect midi controller by offering unparalleled choice in both hardware and software.

Using umidi's website, design your own DJ controller however you want. Your design is then built and shipped it to you anywhere in the world. Customisation includes different components, many colors choices, lighting shapes and even laser etching a custom image onto the face plate.

design interface at

The umidi also introduces a new visual element to DJ controllers. At the heart of umidi lie 288 RGB LED's that can be controlled to do whatever you want. This allows for music driven lighting, button effects, visualizing mixing, millions of colors and more. You can even create your own lighting effects. This is easily done using the umidi editor.

The umidi can have the up to 36 components, which include:

  • Knobs
  • Faders
  • Encoders
  • Jog Wheels
  • Aluminum Push Buttons
  • Drum Pads
  • Silicon Buttons
  • & more coming soon

Each component comes in nine different colors varieties. Select from green, blue, red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, white & black.

Using umidi's website, you can use the design interface to drag and drop what components you want, select colors and upload your own image to build your perfect controller. This means you will have a one of kind controller, specifically designed to your needs.

close up of umidi controller

umidi's enclosure is milled from a single piece of high grade aluminium, is only 1 inch (2.5cms) thick and weighs less than 3lbs pounds (1.4kgs). You can chose the anodized color of either black, white, blue, yellow, pink, purple, red, orange and green.

umidi works with all midi DJ software including Traktor, Live, Scratch Live, Virtual DJ and more. It's compatible with Mac OS X, Windows & Linux (plug & play, no drivers necessary). It uses a 32bit ARM 120Mhz for low latency optimization.

visualize pic

umidi will be available on in December of this year starting at an introductory price of $1050 including shipping and handling to anywhere in the world.


Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional... Read More


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