Superbooth 19


#655

yeah kinda looks that way. no pitch shifting it looks like. still waiting on further details…

the Ecophon does offer a lot with that pitch shifting ability (including use as an oscillator), so I’m not sure I’m ready to drop it. but we’ll see.


#656

Dadamachines Composer Pro

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dadamachines announces grid based midi performance sequencer composer pro

composer pro is the new hub for electronic musicians, a missing link for sketching ideas and playing live. It’s a standalone sampler and live instrument, and connects to everything in a studio or onstage, for clock and patterns. And it’s open source and community-powered, ensuring it’s only getting started.

Edit patterns by step, play live on the pads and touch strip, use external controllers – it’s your choice. Sequence and clock external gear, or work with onboard instruments. Clock your whole studio or stage full of gear – and sync via wires or wirelessly.

Finally, there’s a portable device that gives you the control you need, and the big picture on your ideas, while connecting the instruments you want to play. And yes, you’re free to leave the computer at home.

composer pro will be shown to the public the first time at superbooth in Berlin from 9-11th of may. Sales start is planned for late summer 2019.

Play:

Use a massive, RGB, 16×12 grid of pads
192 triggers – 261 buttons in total – but organized, clear, and easy
Step sequence or play live
Melodic and rhythmic/drum modes
MIDI looper
Work with quantization or unquantized
Play on the pads or use external controllers
Touch strip for expression, live sequence transformations, note repeat, and more

Stay connected:

MIDI input/output and sync (via USB-C with computer, USB host, and MIDI DIN)
Analog sync (modular, analog gear)
DIN sync support (for vintage instruments like the TR-808)
USB host – with a built-in 4-port hub
Abeton Link support (USB wifi dongle required for wireless use)
Stereo audio in
Stereo audio out
Headphone, footswitch

Onboard sounds and room to grow:

Internal instruments and effects
Powered by open source sound engines, with internal Raspberry Pi computer core
Includes ORAC by technobear, a powerful sequenced sampler
Arrange productions and set lists:
Full automation sequencing (via MIDI CC)
Trigger patterns, scenes, songs
16-measure sequences, 12 scenes per song
Unlimited song storage (restricted only by SD card capacity) Blockquote

composer pro specifications

Sequencer
• 16 × MIDI/Audio tracks (Machines)
• up to 12 Patterns per Machine
• Up to 16 Bars per pattern
• Individual track lengths
• Individual clock multiplier/divider per track
• Custom Chord Pads, Custom Trigger Views
• Parameter per Step
• Unquantized/Quantized Recording
• Step-Repeat and Phrase-Repeat
• Real-Time Note correction (Autoscale)
• Record Automation
• Full real-time control

Processing
• 2 x 120Mhz ARM Cortex M4F Microcontrollers with FPU
• 1 x FPGA – Lattice ICE40UP5K
• Compute module 3+ SoC. quad core 1.2ghz, 1gb RAM, 8-32gb eMMC.

Storage
• Micro SD-Card storage
• unlimited amount of Projects*
• 8-32 on Board RAM

Hardware
• 261 backlit RGB Buttons
• 1 x Menu encoder with switch & 4 x Parameter encoders
• 2-dimensional Touchstrip (for Manipulation)
• 128 × 64 pixel OLED screen, 16-level bright white huge pixels.
• Footswitch input to control start, stop, and record
• USB MIDI Host
• USB-C MIDI Device – USB 2.0
• 2 x DIN MIDI In
• 2 x DIN MIDI Out
• 1 x Sync In / 1 x Sync Out
• 1 x 1/4” stereo headphone jack with gain
• 2 x 1/4” impedance balanced audio out jacks
• 2 x 1/4” impedance balanced audio in jacks
• HDMI Out
• 4 x USB Host ports for devices
• Power inlet: Center positive 5.5 × 2.5 mm barrel jack, 12 V DC, 5 A

Physical specifications
• Frontpanel – anodized black aluminium
• Bottom Shell – powder coated black aluminium
• Dimensions: W 330 × D 280 × H 40 mm (13.3” × 7.2” × 2.5”) (including knobs, jacks, and rubber feet)
• Weight: approximately 2.5 kg (5 lbs) Blockquote

https://dadamachines.com/products/composer-pro/


#657

That’s how much fun it is lool
All these synth videos are just the worst … None beats the microfreak one though … yet! hhh


#658

Deluge has competition .
1300 euro , a bit more though.


#659

hdmi out?


#660

It is Raspberry Pi based. This is very much like a monome norns or a the organelle. A custom linux based audio environment based on open source, in this case orac, but you could probably flash norns to it with very little effort. I am so excited for this new wave of embedded computing platforms.


#661

I’m not a 303/acid guy, but for a tiny plastic box, this thing sounds nasty.


#662

Cool!


#663

I am don’t mean to be a downer but that is absolutely ridiculous…


#664

I wonder how much and when it will be released? I need a decent 101 that is not behringer plus the 2-track CV/Gate sequencer is a nice plus.


#665

Polyend is euroracking apparently


#666

I’m quite surprised they havent announced it yet. Personally, I’d be interested up to about £700 or so… my fear is that they may try and pitch over a grand, and that’s way too much for a 101, rechargeable or not.


#667

I have to say, this is disappointing… wheres the bananas? :unamused:


#669

IMO, they ruined it … :stuck_out_tongue:


#670

Just saw this video from Superbooth, sounds spot on!


#671

oh no… will watch

EDIT have watched, does sound great. So now we wait on the price…


#672

Korg has a new little solder-less DIY synth kit which uses a digital multi-engine oscillator like the ones on the Minilogue XD and Prologue. Started new thread for it.


#673

Alright Sonic state videos started popping in YouTube


#674

Udo synth sounds nice.


#676

This looks great. And it seems that the audio i/o can be extended according to this http://cdm.link/2019/05/open-grid-dadamachines-composer-pro/.

I wonder if that means a standard class compliant audio interface can be hooked up?

I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this.