6 days ago

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This is amziiiing!!!!! Brad. WOW so u r a cheater 2, aren´t you?

I can't wait!

Yesss! Visual feedback is super important.

Every single time I see one of your posts I keep asking where mine is...

( •ॢ◡-ॢ)-♡

Ive composed almost one hour of music with this controller (on paper), once I have it I will be able to play it 🙂

homeless 🙂

I don't get the major chord thing... why should it play chords and not just single notes?

I agree with Niko Chalkias on the single notes. You’d be able to play single notes between chords which would be great if you are just jamming to work on chord and melody ideas at the same time.

Just made me wanna order 3 kb's more by playing Crystal Waters.

I can't wait!

This looks great! Is it live to download yet. Upgraded to the latest from the website but doesn’t seem to be this version.

Like a date that keeps teasing!!! Love it. I can't wait to get my hands on my black model! Keep up the good work.

So cool. Send mine.

Laladi lalala

For my ears the quantize was really tight, good job !

Yaaaaas that tuuune!

If only I could buy this miracle of hardware

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6 days ago

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KordBot in the news... 🙂
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Oh my. I wasn’t aware about a diatonic mode. I’ll have to test that out tonight

ISLA is there a decent demo of the.Lord not that shows exactly what is does and how to use it? I'm interested but need to see it working!?? Cheers

any coupon codes ?, I'm inches away from pulling the trigger

2 weeks ago

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Sounds like perfect video game music

Sergio Garcia Barranco

This thing looks better and better. Saving me pennies!

Since it has Bluetooth, would Ableton link be useful so everything connected can follow time code from Kordbot?

Pretty cool. Glad you keep the new features coming.

Oh man. Yessssss. I'm so glad I backed this. It's just keeps getting better. Bravo Isla Team.

Excellent, seeing this feature implemented really helps confirm my faith in you guys. Any chance quantise will work with strumming on that capacitive touch strip?


Killer feature! Thank you so much !

Awesooooooome Brad! This is perfekt!!!!

y r u so kul

😍 jeez! about ready to drive down from Minneapolis and scoop mine up fer fux sake 😆

so this still isnt finished i just assumed i was never gonna get it

Dang that sounds sick. Kord bot is gunna used in my live synth setup!

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2 weeks ago

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ok so I have ceased production of the boards in house now and am taking all the components and bare boards up to the contract manufacturer tomorrow. They then (after setup) start producing them for me. In the meantime, I will spend my time part assembling the rest of the KordBots that means fitting the keypads and screens into the enclosures ready to have the boards fitted.. Then I think I'll be shipping about 50 units per day, rather than per week... yay!! ... See MoreSee Less


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Can't wait to get mine !!!

Are they ready to run full bore on day one?


Glad that you did this step to ramp production, when i show the Kordbot to my friends more orders will follow.


Same here! 😀

Good, I hope you know them well

Looking forward to jam 🔜🔝

I hope you don't switch the order of shipping to alphanetical...

Cant waiiiittttt

Can anyone who has ome actually post a demo of it in use and are you going to send one to Nick Batt of sonicstate for a demo please?

sweet, man! you rule. thanks for making this additional sacrifice. don't worry about the haters - its easy to complain, hard to DO.

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4 weeks ago

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Just a quick note about firmware updates, in case you are worried. It is IMPOSSIBLE to brick the KordBot, the reason for this is that we are using an internal bootloader that is permanently stored in the ROM code area of the mcu. the switch on the bottom forces the KordBot to boot into this special area. This is the reason why you don't get any 'pretty' firmware updating messages or graphics on the LCD of the KordBot when in this mode. We thought it much better to make the device 'unbrickable' rather than have some custom, pretty bootloader. ... See MoreSee Less


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Another reason you Rock!

good design choice

4 weeks ago

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A very dear friend of mine Ubi de Feo has created us an OSX version of the KordBot Firmware updater. It's available for download now from the website. be sure to follow the instructions! feedback welcome! ... See MoreSee Less


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I have run this and followed the instructions. It seems to be hung at "done parsing DFuSe file" - about 10 minutes now. Kordbot still dark. Is it possible it is complete and I just need to reboot Kordbot? Any ideas?

sorry yes, it is done when it says that you can replug kordbot

Success! Firmware update from a mac. Two notes: you will have to type your password in the terminal window during the "install command line tools" portion of the update. You are done when the window says "done parsing" Just unplug your Kordbot and plug it back in. It will reboot into new firmware.

Giving the final touch to an update for the tool which will implement more descriptive steps and properly notify the user when the update is done. Thank you for your feedback, Dave 🙂 (I think I'm getting the hang of this Mac app programming thing. Funny enough I never attempted making Mac apps before wednesday)

Well, I still don't get it. It's not working for me so I'm bypassing the firmware update.

4 weeks ago

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An early prototype demo (pre-campaign) featuring the ChordSpread in all its glory... Seems like so long ago... Oh wait.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yer killin me man 😩

I like this groove! What genre of music is this called?

4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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Production / Shipping Update:

In an effort to ramp up production, and clear the backlog of orders, I have made the decision to bring on a local contract manufacturer.
While this is an extremely costly exercise, I think it is necessary at this point to clear the large backlog of orders and get everyone's KordBots to them.

They are going to be producing the PCB assembly for me, leaving only the final assembly to be done in-house.
As a result, I estimate that everyone that has ordered will have their KordBot within the next 6-8 weeks. Perhaps sooner.

I am still assembling and shipping from the last batch of boards that I have made, there will then be a break of around a week or two while I await the completed boards from the factory, which is local to me, just 10 miles up the road.

While the success and support of everyone for KordBot so far has been amazing, it is also completely exhausting to try to offer support, answer hordes of daily emails about delivery while at the same time attempt to build boards, assemble KordBots, pack, ship do administration on delivery addresses etc etc
It's literally impossible.
Growing pains... a good thing really!

So, from now, please, no more questions about delivery. I have to draw the line and say they will go unanswered at this point. The more questions about this I have to answer, the less work I get done.

Frequently asked questions:
"Has my machine been shipped yet"
If you have to ask, then no, it has not.

Before each delivery, I email people in batches (the number of boards I have made) to do a final confirm on address and colour choice.

"Just in case I have slipped through the net, or you forgot about me"

I haven't, I promise. In fact, it should be pretty impossible for me to not know you ordered a KordBot. I have a spreadsheet of each and every backer from Kickstarter, Indiegogo and our website, with the last address you gave, number, and what colour pants you were wearing that day.

This is the best possible solution to get so many units out the door so fast...
Know that this is a good thing..

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Thanks for the update! hope you guys weren't impacted too badly from the hurricane. Is it still safe to assume that when an email arrives asking me what color I want, the shipping date is near?.

Thanks for the update! I was more than happy to put my money down on this project and wait as long as I needed. Take your time and keep up the good work

Thank you. I’m waiting patiently. I can’t wait to get it.

Thanks for the update. I'm sure you get hammered with questions. Don't know if you have the time, but if you're going off their order number on kickstarter it might be worth leaving a note of what number KordBot was recently made so people can gauge. You're call thanks and can't wait!

Well I have to ask.. wat color pants was I wearing that day? 😉

I wasn't wearing any pants..

I wasn’t wearing pants!!! 😍

good work bro

Glad to hear you outsourced it ! I was getting ready to email to see if I got missed . Lol Thanks for the update .

Cool idea. The only bit of info I guess you may have been able to give in that update was what 'backer number' you were up to.... But then if you did that that might generate a load of email from people with numbers close asking when theirs would arrive :))

Well thought Brad, you're doing a good job. Congratulations!

Excellent news. Im planning on reading the manual (and ultimately reciting it word for word) until the KB arrives - and then get properly stuck in!

I was wearing your pants 👀

Thanks Brad! It’s always better to wait for quality products than deal with rushed ones.

hello - out there - perhaps it would help - to soothe the impatient - if you weekly publish the highest backer number - you-ve shipped - also it would show some progress - a chance to estimate the waiting time - best wishes - dB

Good things take their time...no worries, mate. Personally, I've been waiting a looooong time for a device like this (guitar player in a keyboard production world). I can stand to wait a bit longer.

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