[LAU] [A little OT] MeeBlip -- open source synthesiser
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Fri Jan 14 14:36:07 UTC 2011
Whilst looking at NAMM-related music news yesterday, I stumbled across
something that I thought might be of interest to some people here -- I
don't think it's been mentioned before, apologies if it has.
"What is it?
"MeeBlip is a hackable, affordable digital synthesizer, made for
accessible sound and hands-on control. It can be someone’s first synth.
It can be a unique-sounding addition to your music setup, playable with
MIDI hardware and software. It can be a synth you open up and modify,
learning about sound creation, code, and electronics. Or it can be the
basis of new projects and ideas.
"* Out of the box, a monophonic virtual analog synth.
* Eight user-definable knobs and sixteen slide switches, for hands-on
control with the immediacy of a classic monosynth.
* Tasty digital synth sounds."
And the bit that I thought might be very tempting to some:
"* Use it as-is, or use the source code to remap controls or completely
redefine the instrument’s architecture."
The no-soldering-required, push together kit is $129 and there's a kit
which does require soldering for $79. Schematics are on the website and
code on gitorious.org.
I've got virtually all of my synthesis needs covered already (mostly
analogue with a bit of VA), plus I'm no programmer and not into
circuit-bending or electronics. I'm still kinda tempted though -- good
job I'm broke! But I thought others here might find it interesting.
A musical collaborator: "Lethargy, hm really? Then it will be time for
me to get over there and just accidental idea the $h!t out of you"
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