Soundblox Hub v1 Turns Soundblox Pedals Into Integrated Multi-Effects System

soundblox-hubSource Audio have introduced the Soundblox Hub v1 – a hub that turns Soundblox 2 pedals into an integrated multi-pedal system.

This introduces scene saving functionality, enabling the creation of up to 128 single or multi-pedal presets (i.e. “scenes”), each recallable via MIDI Program Change messages.

The Hub’s connections include standard 5-pin MIDI IN, MIDI OUT/THRU, passive “TRS” expression pedal input, a Hot Hand Sensor Input, mini USB port, and 5 Multi-Function outputs. You can connect a Dual Expression Pedal and the Hot Hand Wireless Effect Controller to the Hub and assign external control to any pedal on your board.  Continue reading

CM-MIDI – A MIDI Transceiver For RTP-MIDI networks

kissbox-cm-midiKissBox has introduced CM-MIDI - a low-cost compact MIDI transceiver that provides 2 RTP-MIDI endpoints, each of them supporting up to 16 sessions in parallel.

RTP-MIDI is a protocol for transmitting MIDI over Ethernet & WiFi networks.

The CM-MIDI can be used directly with Apple Macintosh computer (RTP-MIDI support is fully integrated in OS X). It can be used also on any Windows machine using a free driver. The CM-MIDI appears as two independent MIDI interfaces, which can be used with any MIDI software like Sequencers, Digital Audio Workstations, SYSEX Editor/librarian, etc, Continue reading

Behringer Intros U-PHORIA UMC404 4×4, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio/MIDI Interface

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At the 2014 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced the U-PHORIA UMC404 4×4, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio/MIDI Interface.

The U-PHORIA UMC404 is a USB audio/MIDI interface that offers 4 MIDAS-designed mic preamps, which include +48 Volt phantom power for condenser microphones, all going through studio-grade 24-Bit/96 kHz converters. Continue reading

iConnectivity Announces iConnect Audio 4+ Audio/MIDI Interface

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At the 2014 NAMM ShowiConnectivity announced iConnectAUDIO4+, their newest audio and MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS.

iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface for MAC, PC, and iOS that combines several of iConnectivity’s technologies in a single device. Continue reading

M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro Combines Drum Pad Control & Hardware Step Sequencing

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At the 2014 NAMM Show, M-Audio introduced the Trigger Finger Pro, an advanced performance pad controller with onboard sequencing and software integration.

Trigger Finger Pro is a portable, 16-pad (4×4 configured) instrument with onboard sequencing. The Trigger Finger Pro draws from its predecessor’s performance pad roots, but features significantly improved hardware design and additional features.

The Trigger Finger Pro comes with Arsenal – a virtual drum machine app that can be used within your DAW or standalone. Along with AIR Drums and Hybrid 3 plug-ins, Trigger Finger Pro includes 8 GB of ready-to-play sounds, loops, one-shots with content from Black Anomaly, Prime Loops, Toolroom Records, and more.

It also offers an onboard step sequencer and hardware MIDI out, so you can use the Trigger Finger Pro to sequence hardware synths in sync with software beats.   Continue reading

Apollo App Sends MIDI Over Bluetooth For iOS and OSX

Secret Base Design has a new app, Apollo, which uses Bluetooth LE to send MIDI back and forth between iOS devices, or between an iOS device and a Mac.

Secret Base Design’s Patrick Madden explains his inspiration for the app:

“One of the things that’s annoyed me with the iPhone and iPad hardware has been limited inter-device MIDI.  The hardware adapters can be really clunky.  WiFi MIDI works in theory — but if there’s a little bit of WiFi traffic, the latency and jitter goes through the roof.

“[But] starting with the iPad3 and iPhone4S, Apple has put in support for Bluetooth LE — this has very low latency, and [we think] it’s a perfect fit for MIDI.”

Here’s how the app works: Continue reading