IK Multimedia adds iRig Keys 2 Mini to its mobile MIDI keyboard controller series

IK Multimedia irig keys 2 mini

IK Multimedia has expanded the iRig Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers with the addition of the compact iRig Keys 2 Mini. It features 25 mini keys for backpack portability or use in a small studio workplace, and is designed to inspire on-the-go creativity. DJs, beginner laptop musicians and anyone looking for a […]

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Eventide ships pedalboard power solutions PowerMINI, PowerMINI EXP and PowerMAX rev 2

Eventide powermax feature

Building on a decade-long collaboration with Danish power supply manufacturer Cioks, Eventide has expanded its line of state-of-the-art power solutions for pedalboards of all sizes with the introduction of PowerMINI, PowerMINI EXP and PowerMAX rev 2. PowerMINI is a super-compact isolated power supply for smaller pedalboards that ensures pedals will achieve maximum fidelity. PowerMINI provides […]

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Official support of 3rd Gen Scarlett Solo & Scarlett 2i2 extended to USB-C iPad Pro

Scarlett iPadPro accessories

Focusrite has announced official support for 3rd Generation Scarlett Solo and Scarlett 2i2 interfaces on USB-C iPad Pro. Setup and operation is simple: just plug in, fire up a music-making app, and enjoy the Focusrite sound on your iPad Pro. Scarlett Solo and Scarlett 2i2 devices have been tested extensively with several iOS music applications […]

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Steinberg introduces new Production Starter Kit hardware/software bundle

Steinberg Production Starter Kit

Steinberg has announced the release of the Steinberg Production Starter Kit, a hardware/software bundle which includes all the essentials for recording and making music productions from A-Z. The Steinberg Production Starter Kit features the UR22C USB 3.0 audio interface, Nektar’s Impact LX25+ keyboard, the ST-H01 studio headphones and the ST-M01 studio condenser microphone. On the […]

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Akai Professional launches MPC Live II powered by MPC 2.8 software

akaipro mpc live ii mpc experience

Akai Professional has announced availability of the MPC Live II, an update to the portable music production workstation featuring a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and built-in monitors. Like the MPC X and MPC One, MPC Live II operates as a fully standalone music production centre. MPC Live II is powered by MPC software – a unique […]

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Retrokits MIDI und USB Hub mit MIDI Filterung / Clock-Prozessor

Retrokits RK-006Retrokits RK-006

Viele MIDI und USB Geräte zusammenzuschließen bedeutet immer, dass man mal ein MIDI-Helferlein oder eine Sync-Box benötigt. Außerdem reicht vielleicht manchmal nicht das Signal für die Auslösung von Triggersignalen. Der RK-006 macht diese Jobs in einem Gerät.

Einer für alles?

DIN Sync. MIDI, USB? – MIDI Merge und MIDI Thru Box? Synchronisieren von mehreren Geräten mehrere Clocks und sogar SMF (Midifile) Abspielen kann man mit dem Gerät. Es gibt 10 Ausgänge und 2 Eingänge, die zusammengefasst werden (Merging).

USB vs. Triggersignale / DIN

Auf der USB Seite entstehen Hubs und für die Arbeit mit DIN Sync-Geräten gibt es Sync24 und DIN-Support mit ausreichenden Signalpegeln um Clock und Gate-Signale klar zu erkennen und weiter zu leiten.

Spamfilter für MIDI Daten

Neben diesen kann man noch MIDI Signale filtern, um bestimmte Informationen generell herauszurechnen, um zB. den MIDI-Strang zu entlasten oder die dahinter liegenden Geräte nicht zu überfordern oder mit unnötigen Daten zu fluten.

Der Hersteller ist speziell stolz auf seine sehr schnellen und timingfesten MIDI-Merge und Thru-Box Funktionen.

Die kleine Box verwendet Miniklinken-MIDI, weshalb es Kabelangebote dazu gibt.

Weitere Information

Der MIDI/USB Hub kostet 139€ bis 158€ (mit oder ohne Kabel) und mehr dazu gibt es hier nachzusehen.

Die Bestellmöglichkeiten sind:

USB Only:
– 1x micro USB cable
– 1x USB Host Dongle
– 1x USB Hub (3 port hub + SD-Card support)

Kabelset:
– 1x micro USB cable
– 1x USB Host Dongle
– 1x 10cm TRSA-DIN5 Female Dongle
– 1x 1m TRSA-TRSB cable
– 4x 1.5m TRSA-DIN5 male cables

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Arturia’s AudioFuse Studio desktop interface is now shipping

Arturia AudioFuse Studio feat

Arturia has announced that its highly anticipated AudioFuse Studio 18-in/20-out audio interface is now available at stores worldwide. The device lets you listen and track with Bluetooth and control your modular synths. It features loopback ability and easy reamping. After a thorough period of testing and refinements, the versatile desktop interface is ready to meet […]

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MeeBlip jam festival: watch all the wild and wonderful creations of these synth lovers

The joy of synths – as long as you’ve got a box with knobs on it, you’re never alone. And it’s incredible what people can do with tiny, ultra-affordable gear – including ours.

So, we invited our community of MeeBlippers to share what they’ve been making.

And wow, those MeeBlippers are making some fantastic stuff. The whole reason engineer James and I have stuck with making synth hardware, and trying to make it as accessible as possible, comes down to this – you keep surprising us. It’s a different model of music, inventing something that people can use.

We’re in stock and shipping MeeBlip geode synths, plus cubit go interface and cubit splitter. geode remains the best culmination of all we’ve done, with analog filter, tons of hands-on control, and internal USB MIDI so you don’t need an interface. Delivery times may fluctuate as we deal with COVID-19, but we’re doing our best to keep operating, and we really appreciate your support – it’s what keeps our independent effort going and allows us to make new things even in uncertain times.

Here are a few of our favorites who sent stuff in. I declared MeeB-leap Day a special holiday, but keep them coming! We’ll send some MeeBlip thru5 MIDI kits to a few of you, too! Thanks for all the submissions – and do follow these fine musicians. Here we go:

TriWave: I’m in love with this project, new grimy, groovy techno of Jean-Claude Langensand from Zürich, Switzerland. He tells us he makes them all live with just three pre-programmed MIDI clips, combining MeeBlip with Roland’s TR-8 and SH-01A.

Um this (for two examples):

Joseph Rhodes: “Had a lot of fun tonight using the #meeblip for leads. I played a line in Ableton and had it arpeggiated, then freaked out the knobs. Such a cool box.”

Joseph also made a free sample pack for the OP-1. I actually look forward to loading this on the OP-1 and running the geode alongside for a sort of meta geode*geode jam. Doube double your refreshment! (The sample pack is on Google Drive.)

Mårten Nettelbladt: From Stockholm comes this track with MeeBlip geode drenched in reverb, sounding almost like some long-forgotten classic 70s electroacoustic studio recording. Need to learn more about “Peggy” the MIDI arpeggiator on the right! Check out the Peggy project on Instagram, also from Mårten.

Heat Impact posts some raw, rapid techno combining the geode with Elektron’s Digitone. Love this; it’s a jam, but already sounds like a track. “I am sequencing the Geode from the Digitone, which is a great combo as I can use the scale lock on the sequencer and use the full 64 steps. The Phaser and the Zoom really add something extra to the meatiness and fullness of the Geode, a perfect mono bass synth.” And apparently it was a Christmas gift. Take note! (Birthdays, too, naturally…)

Radio Coriolis: James Taylor writes, “Radio Coriolis volumes 25/26/27 feature heavily MeeBlip. The first synth I found that can equal the Moog Rogue of my accomplice.”

zhorli: More with less – just a Novation Circuit and MeeBlip triode are enough for zhorli to make a full jam session in a tiny amount of space (check his polyrhythm tutorial on the Circuit, too):

Dharma Club: Daniel Hengeveld writes, “I have used the triode and geode in a lot of stuff … but I wanted to share this – the ‘blips are in the rotation for my “liminal techno” project with a friend, Dharma Club, which is live techno-adjacent improvising incorporating samples recorded in the middle of the night when waking up from weird dreams.” Top sampling tip, yes!

Eine Kleine China: Jazzy, avant-garde, spaced-out MeeBlippery on this track combines MeeBlip geode (melody) with a vintage MeeBlip triode (on bass):

daionsavage: Studio jam, spread thick, with MeeBlips geode and anode, plus KORG volca kick and volca drum, and KORG minilogue and monologue, and even Waldorf Streichfett (which literally references covering something in buttery goodness). Heavy stuff, and proof the MeeBlips can cut through anything.

Crypto-oriental techno, indeed!

Ac- Tone: Blast from the past: a vintage orange-and-black MeeBlip SE paired with Eurorack rig, MeeBlip grit against luxurious Euro percussion and chimes:

valleyroadex: MeeBlip anode and triode power everything but drums on this hard-hitting clip:

Bonus round here from our friend Alexey in St. Petersburg, who’s back with a quartet of his own DIY hand-built MeeBlip copies (three of them made the original, open-source generation that started it all):

See you at MeeBlip.com. Keep blipping and for all you’ve given to us.

https://meeblip.com

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iRig Pro Duo I/O mobile 2-channel audio/MIDI interface adds dedicated Windows drivers and more

IK Multimedia iRig Pro DUO IO

IK Multimedia has announced availability of the new iRig Pro Duo I/O, an ultra-compact, 2-channel audio/MIDI interface that enables high quality music and audio recording on the go. It’s a highly portable mobile interface for use with iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Mac and Windows, and it now offers greater universal compatibility with the inclusion of […]

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Steinberg introduces UR24C two-channel audio interface

Steinberg UR24C

Steinberg has announced the immediate availability of its new UR24C audio interface. It is the latest of an entire line-up of UR-C USB 3.0 interfaces that are designed for musicians, producers and performers. As with each UR-C interface, the UR24C provides USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 SuperSpeed) connectivity to ensure universal compatibility with both […]

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