[Kickstarter] MRCC (Midi Routing Control Center)

MRCC Provisional TECH SPECs

  • I/O - 11 in x 21 out routable and filtered MIDI ports
  • Message filters - clock, note on/off, CC, prog change, & Stop/Start/Continue
  • Mappings - velocity scaling, channel, & 16 PC virtual cables
  • Tools - save/load presets, MIDI routing tests for all ports and channels, & Visual MIDI monitors
  • And more - MIDI CC control for MRCC, CV Clock Out, CC LFOs, “Light Show” mode & algorithmic MIDI note modifiers. Details to follow as development progresses.

The OLED screen, navigation buttons and encoder are intended to "future proof“ the MRCC. We will monitor the MIDI 2.0 spec, and as features are adopted by the industry we wish to provide FW updates where possible.

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I subscribe to this project !
Just have to wait now
:slight_smile:

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This is very nice as far ask as it goes. It’s ginormous! And it has both USB host and device. And having it rackmountable is a good idea.

As far as midi processing goes they’re a little vague. The ks page says this, i repeat what is in op for emphasis:

Message filters - clock, note on/off, CC, prog change, & Stop/Start/Continue
Mappings - velocity scaling, channel, & 16 PC virtual cables
And more - MIDI CC control for MRCC, CV Clock Out, CC LFOs, “Light Show” mode & algorithmic MIDI note modifiers. Details to follow as development progresses.

That’s the meat of the matter in some ways, so these details really affect this project. I’ll check back a little later and see what develops of this. There’s 44 days left in the ks - Oct 22nd. It’s in the price range or maybe a little more than the BomeBox.

They sure should know how to do chords with this, you’d think. As a follow on to the NDLR this is an interesting choice. Their relative good record developing the NDLR; they communicated well, and talked about their delays, also helps some. The NDLR was delayed adding bells and whistles.

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Hi Jukka, we are deliberately vague because it’s still early in development so do not want to mislead anyone with exaggerated promises. However, as with The NDLR, we can continue to add MIDI effects and potentially some algorithmic/generative features after we ship.
The short list for MIDI effects/modifiers are: arpeggiator, velocity scaling, keyboard splits, interleaved polychaining (like on The NDLR), and a couple of other interesting ideas we got from Knobcon synth convention attendees this past weekend.
Besides that, we are keen to implement some algorithmic generative or assistive MIDI processing. We have a quite fast MCU, but will be cautious not to impact MIDI I/O performance. That is the priority!
By the way, The NDLR delay was primarily due to manufacturing issues, but that did give Steve some extra time to implement more goodies on The NDLR :yum:

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Hey, thanks for sharing our project MRCC. I just created a new “Conductivelabs” account here so I could join the conversation and answer any questions.

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Neat! It looks like a cool machine! I wish I could back it!

Congrats on making this thing and good luck with the product!

Also, welcome to the forum! :slightly_smiling_face:


Video from Knobcon via Synthtopia

I see they’re 84% of the way through their KS goal, so you can be pretty sure they will make goal.

Looks nice. Lot’s of interesting features here. You can tell the team at Conductive Labs is listening and thinking.

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The kickstarter goal is met, project is funded. The sale rythm remains very good.
To be noticed: after 7 additional sales, the price will raise.

There is discussion of the MRCC on Sonic Talk #590.