As anyone who has attempted to carry a keyboard – and we’re talking musical, not QWERTY – any distance, you’ll know it’s generally not the most accommodating of shapes. Infinite Response are attempting to address that, with the VAX77 controller; 76-keys, a powder-coated magnesium casing and plenty of presets for all manner of hardware and software synths, its party trick is a hinge down the middle that lets it collapse to a far more manageable 23.3 x 14.5-inches.
All you need do then is slot it into the wheeled carry case and trundle off; it’s small enough to fit into the overhead compartment of a plane. You don’t sacrifice functionality, though, with the VAX77 still packing four pedal inputs, a modulation slider and pitch-bend wheel, 3.5-inch color LCD display, and both MIDI and USB 1.1 connections.
The Infinite Response VAX77 will be officially unveiled at NAMM 2009, kicking off January 15th. It’ll be priced at $2,450