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Things are really getting exciting now! In two weeks the crowdfunding starts (5th of January 2020!!). I’ve been really busy preparing for the launch. Video The video will be done this week and I will post some more teasers before the start of the campaign (I’ve already posted some teasers, maybe you’ve seen them on my Instagram or on Facebook). I’m really happy about the result. Keep an eye on my socials to see more soon! Mailing This is something that I never really thought of, but it seems that Gmail is now putting my newsletter emails in the promotions...

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Hey everyone, I hope everyone is still safe. Second wave hit Germany and the rest of Europe quite hard and stricter measurements have been taken. Also here in Berlin. New Prototype I lately have been very busy to get the prototype fully working and even build a new one. The new one got some nice natural oak lacquer. The third prototype has a more natural lacquer General MIDI & Editor One of the things I didn’t show in the demo video, is how the controller will work outside of Ableton as a general MIDI controller. Reason for this was that...

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Hey guys! There has been a bit of confusion on the bit depth of the controller which I’d like to clarify. In some messages I’ve mentioned 14 bit depth while in others I mentioned the controller has a precision of 10 bit. Which one is true? Well, they’re both true. Let me explain (I’ll try to not make this to technical but it’s a technical story): Back in the 1980s when MIDI was first invented, hardware was not as fast as it is nowadays. In order for MIDI to be experienced as real-time, the creators had to make some concessions....

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Hey guys! Here’s just a quick keep-alive update. So, the project is very much alive. In fact, I’ve been so busy working on it that I didn’t have time to write a blog post :). I’m currently trying to create a demo video. This turns out to be a lot harder than I expected (mistakes were made) and is costing me more time than I anticipated, but thanks to my friend Jor, who gave me a lot of great advice, I will get this to work! So, if you haven’t done so already, leave your e-mail address behind here and...

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The prototype Despite the problems that I described in my previous post, the prototype is nearing completion. The controller responds to Ableton and is usable. There still are some bugs here and there and at the moment, it only supports MIDI 1. The LEDs acquire the correct color already so it’s already visible which Ableton track belongs to which channel. Some parts don’t fit perfectly yet, I damaged the panel when trying to fix the problem described above and I made some mistakes while glueing the wooden frame, but all in all, I’m quite satisfied by how the first prototype...

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