MakeProAudio Intros High-End Modelling Synthesizer DIY MakeKit, With Creamware Plugins

DIY audio gear company MakeProAudio has announced Dino Park – described as a “the best-sounding maker board ever”, featuring classic Creamware virtual analog designs: the Minimax, Prodyssey and Pro12.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

CreamWare set the standard for analogy modelling and emulation in the late 90s with its pristine sound quality and meticulous sound replication of the most revered analog classic synths. You can own the super-phat Minimax, punchy Prodyssey and uber-expressive Pro12. Now all in an ergonomic responsive hardware “MPA block” form factor. Future proof with the capacity to store up to 32 plugins in on-board memory.

“I noticed people paying collector’s prices to get their hands on retro early 2000s CreamWare modeling synthesizers. I was struck by the conversations in that people were willing to pay a premium for our modelling technology, simply because they hadn’t seen anything like it since” said, Frank Hund serial entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of MakeProAudio. “That was the impetus to make our unique technology available again in a new, exciting and more accessible form, he added.”

Additional plugins are planned for the platform, including:

  • B4000 – a tonewheel organ
  • Lightwave – classic wavetable synth
  • FMAGIA – FM synthesizer
  • D’n’B – virtual analog drum machine

The Dino Park MakeKit is available in three versions:

  • The Dino Board – ideal for hard-core makers that want to integrate in their own housing or cigar box for that matter; providing for an inexpensive and fun project.
  • Dino Park MakeKit – includes the Dino board, LCD Display, slim housing and power supply.
  • The Dino Park MakeKit EX– includes, Dino board, LCD Display, expanded housing (height & length), power supply, and another connection assembly providing two TRS analog In/out, SPDIF I/O and MIDI in/out

The kits can be expanded with Dino Dial Encoders: eight touch-sensitive endless encoders that also provide push function.

Pricing and Availability

The first individual Maker boards and all-in box-MakeKits are to ship June 2019. Early bird pricing is being offered through April 30, 2019 at the MakeProAudio online store. Pricing starts with the basic Dino Board at 199 EUR, Dino Park MakeKit at 299 EUR and the Dino Park MakeKit EX at 369 EUR; all pricing includes VAT. Dino Dial Encoders are available for an additional 69 EUR. Additional modelling synths for Dino Park will be available summer 2019.

13 thoughts on “MakeProAudio Intros High-End Modelling Synthesizer DIY MakeKit, With Creamware Plugins

    1. this looks interesting
      i would like to run modular 4 or flexor and integrate to my hw modular 🙂
      bc the creamware / sonic core modular solution was for me one of the best sounding in software

      1. I doubt you would be able to run Modular 4 and Flexor 3 on a single Sharc dsp. I’ve got a pc with 3 Scope boards (18 dsp) and still need more sometimes.

        1. for sure …but just run one plugin like a filter or vco there would nice…since most have in a. out and some control. it would be easy to host and exchange …but would need a different frontend too 😉 just an idea …but i guess they adress other markets…thats bad bc i think modular and flexor was also a part of the big success of creamware …i used it for years just jump from dsp to analog one….to reuse them would just be nice…

  1. hopefully this will be fundamentally different from the Use Audio Plugiator (essentially the same idea with Creamware VA synths running on hardware) which was interesting but crippled by crappy pc software and authorization issues.

  2. It has a usb host port so something like Launch Control XL will be the perfect companion. I guess this is the modern retake of Plugiator.
    I wonder what Creamware devices will become available as it has room for 32 devices onboard?

  3. I love small boxes that are bursting with huge sounds that startle the neighbors. I’d want to know how you go about seeing the innards of the included plugs for programming purposes, but the added encoder panels seem smart & welcome. Sound demo, please.

  4. I have plugiator, and it sounds VERY, VERY good. Hopefully, some of the proceeds of this expensive DIY kit go to the programmers who coded Plugiator’s incredible emulations.

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