Stray Technologies has announced pre-orders for the final run of its Bliptronome conversion kit for the Bliptronic 5000.
The ThinkGeek Bliptronome 5000 is a fun 8×8 matrix synthesizer. The Bliptronome kit includes everything you need to convert a Bliptronic 5000 to a fully working Arduinome style open-source Monome clone controller.
Saturday Synth Porn: This video offers a first look at Alexander Randon’s Kaossonome MIDI controller – a new DIY electronic music controller inspired by both the Korg Kaoss Pad and the monome. Continue reading →
One clone is using button pads from SparkFun, the other is using the original Monome buttonpads.
This is an interesting side-effect of the Monome design’s open nature. Getting more people involved with hacking on this idea is sure to bring the costs down and help establish this as a platform for music.