Digital Sound Chips has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the Opus Max Board, a computer-on-a-board designed for audio.
They note, “We want to lower the development time for new professional high end gear from years, to weeks with low cost electronics, and do things that normally requires much more complex and expansive hardware.”
The Opus Max Board is a single-board computer for music gear. It can use multiple plugins on microSD card and change patches or plugins via MIDI patch changes over USB, MIDI connectors or UART (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter).
- Supports 1 billion calculations per second, with 24bit audio I/O, MIDI I/O, 2 USB and microSD slot.
- 4 MIDI in, 4 MIDI out, 2 stereo in, 2 stereo out on 3.5mm jacks.
- Expandable with custom hardware user interfaces.
- Suitable for high-end commercial applications.
Pricing and Availability:
Development of the Opus Max is being funded via a Kickstarter campaign. It’s available to project backers for about $189 USD.
Note that participating in any crowdfunded project involves risks. See the project site for details.