Meeblip Triode Synthesizer Is All About That Bass


Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music and engineer James Grahame have announced the Meeblip Triode – a ‘small, dirty & deep’ synth module that has been updated to be a better bass synthesizer.

They note that the ‘MeeBlip anode was already capable of producing ridiculous bass sounds. So with triode, we challenged ourselves to make things even more extreme.”

The open source/open hardware synth is a digital/analog hybrid design, with digital wavetable oscillators feeding into an analog filter.

Here’s what’s new with the Meeblip Triode:

  • New sub oscillator
  • Red color
  • 8 additional custom wavetables, for 28 in total
  • Improved envelopes
  • Front-panel glide
  • MIDI control of analog filter resonance


  • Analog filter – Twin-T analog filter goes from ‘sweet’ to distorted
  • Three oscillators – dual digital oscillators plus digital sub-oscillator
  • Wavetable mode 0- triode includes a hidden wavetable mode with 24 ‘aggressive’ waves
  • MIDI support – triode offers full MIDI control, including real-time tweaking of parameters using MIDI CC. Hidden parameters like envelope and filter attack, Pulse width and envelope modulation are available using MIDI CC.
  • Open source – MeeBlip triode is open source hardware. You can check out the schematics, read through the code and make changes. Extended controls

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability

The Meeblip Triode is available now for US $139.95.

10 thoughts on “Meeblip Triode Synthesizer Is All About That Bass

  1. it’s cool, the thing I wish they added is optional battery compartment and usbmidi as well as the 5 pin. I love the anode but if they added those 2 things I would use it a lot more

    1. USB MIDI is a possibility on future instruments. We simply don’t have enough space on the back panel to add a USB port on triode. If we can power an instrument over USB (would most likely have to be a digital synth), we probably wouldn’t bother with batteries.

      1. Somewhat surprising that midi has not been updated to something newer in hardware, then again music cd technology is younger and look at where it stands.

    1. The sub-osc is a simple pulse DCO – no samples or digital-to-analog converter. It’s mixed with the two digital oscillators in the analog domain before hitting the VCF.

  2. This is great! One thing missing in my synth collection is a sub osc. I wouldnt have to use a casio pt flute for an analog sub osc any more if I had this.

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