March 15, 2015

Im In Ur Rack, Blinken Ur Lites...

by Chris Randall


Just got back from my trip to the Denver Synth Meet 2015. Pretty good showing for a regional meet, all in all. Saw lots of old friends, made some new ones, got some business done. No complaints. Here's a Flickr set of all the gear on display at the meet, if you're in to that sort of thing.

We showed our newest product, Odio, to the public for the first time at the meet. Odio is a 2-in, 2-out class compliant USB audio interface designed principally for using an iPad or iPhone with your modular. These will be shipping to retailers this week, and you can pre-order Odio at Control Brooklyn or Analogue Haven right now. Other retailers to follow shortly. It is a super-handy little module, and I'll have some videos up of use cases very soon.

In other news, all the ad-ab-01-based modules (everything but Sequencer 1 and Odio, basically) are in production, and will be back in stock at our retailers, and in our store and Amazon, within the next few days. And we just pulled the trigger on another run of Sequencer 1. All this building and shipping will give me something to do while Adam puts the finishing touches on the hardware design for our next product, which is a whopper.



Mar.16.2015 @ 7:33 AM
Since this is +-5V DC Coupled, it could be used to send CV out of audio apps?

Mar.16.2015 @ 7:45 AM
Chris Randall
Oh, sure. Works fine with Silent Way/Volta and the various CV tools in Max/MSP. That's all I tested, but no complaints. I had three of them hooked up at one time as an aggregate device in CoreAudio, with a bunch of Silent Way plugs driving all kinds of shit.

(Not the cheapest solution for that particular problem, but it certainly works.)


Mar.16.2015 @ 8:54 AM
dj empirical
No surprise, Android usage will likely be tough, due to Android's garbage audio support.

I mean, it's probably possible, but may be a feat akin to those dudes who got Netflix to play on an NES.

Mar.16.2015 @ 9:05 AM
Chris Randall
It appears that the more recent Android builds have this sorted out, but who knows what companies have rolled it in their distros. It's a complete mystery.


Mar.16.2015 @ 9:58 AM
dj empirical
Yeah, I saw reference to Android 5 having some capability of this. Not having the very newest machine, I'm still on 4. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Mar.17.2015 @ 10:11 AM
Tom Whitwell
Very pleased and proud to see a few Turing Machines in those pics!

Mar.17.2015 @ 11:53 AM
Chris Randall
The one pictured above is the Grayscale demo rack.


Mar.20.2015 @ 12:25 PM
Haha, that explains it. When I first saw that shot I was like, holy Grayscale, Batman!

Mar.20.2015 @ 10:10 PM
odio looks great. super handy.. simple.. stripped down to essentials.

Apr.02.2015 @ 4:24 PM
Hello Chris,
Thanks for posting the Flickr set. Any plans for another Phoenix meet up?



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