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  1. Hola,  (some edits made in Nov 2019 on launchday :) after about three four years in the pipeline, we are proud to announce the LoopA v2. Thanks to Andy, there are now PCBs - and we have also finished a DIY acrylic case. It is now publicly available in two variants, a caseless/barebones variant, and an acrylic case variant, over at the webshop on midiphy.com: https://www.midiphy.com/en/shop-details/139/69/caseless-loopa-essential-kit https://www.midiphy.com/en/shop-details/139/65/loopa-acrylic-case-essential-kit Also, Adrian Hallik from Hallik Engineering is working on a new metal case, which should be available in early 2020. You can easily transplant the caseless LoopA in any case. The LoopA will definitely not be a total beginner DIY project, as some SMD soldering and somewhat precise board interconnection work is needed, but a BOM and a full documentation about the build process are now released, so it should be doable :-). On the plus side you will receive a very compact unit (only 39mm height packing three stacked PCBs), a lot of MIDI interface functionality and a very responsive system that is designed to be "easy to use" and inspirational. Like not starting up your DAW and updating drivers but just sitting at your favourite synth and hacking in some lines! :) Here are the main features: * six polynote tracks linked to individual MIDI configurations * six scenes, allowing for a total of 36 in-memory MIDI clips * graphical note display on an OLED, that shows clip notes and also edit changes like transposition in realtime * four MIDI OUT ports, two MIDI IN ports, one OUT port is configured as an optional BLM expansion port (later) * non-step sequenced recording, clips can be dynamically requantized during live sessions * note-editor for fixing recording errors * transposition, scrolling and time-scaling of clips * disk operations (full recall), storage to SD card * BPM setting and MIDI sync from "upchain" devices like a master MBSEQ (and many more, see second section in the handbook) Here is a link to the user manual/the handbook: https://www.midiphy.com/files/468/midiphy_LoopA_manual_v205.pdf Here is a link to the current firmware - Version 2.05: https://www.midiphy.com/files/31d/LoopA_firmware_v205.zip Here are some photo session shots of the final unit in the case: Here is the final build video tutorial: Here is the "launch party" video showing a few features in a live context: And here is an introduction and "basic features" video:   In this thread, we will also inform you about software updates (a few new features are planned in addition to what is already available) - if you want to give us some feedback, or have feature requests, please post them here. But: we might not implement everything, as the idea is to keep the functionality really "slim" for easy use - for everything else there is the bigger brother, the MBSEQ! :) BIG THANKS to TK. and Andy, it would have been impossible to do it without you guys! Many greets, Peter  
  2. Fractal Floater

    Back in time, when we were surfing the skies... It sure has been a while, but here is a new track :) - sequenced with just six polyphonic tracks of a single LoopA: Hope you enjoy! Stay creative and have a nice weekend! Peter
  3. LoopA front view :)

    From the album LoopA

    a new LoopA firmware with many enhancements is now available! Enjoy! :) https://www.midiphy.com/en/loopa-v2/ Many greets, Peter
  4. Metal LoopA is available now :)

    From the album LoopA

    The metal case LoopA kit is available now! Many thanks to Adrian Hallik for creating that fantastic case! Also this reveals our new 2020 all-custom midiphy keycap facelift! :) Hope you enjoy! :) https://www.midiphy.com/en/shop-details/0/71
  5. Hola, while trying to offer build/video instructions as good as we can make them :), we sometimes still receive requests from customers who cannot build their own devices for whatever reason (could be time restrictions, medical reasons, general fear of 1206 SMT parts, bad eyesight or an angry spouse swinging a rolling pin :)). We also know, that there are some advanced builders in the these forums, that would like to offer their "build services" on a commission basis for such interested parties, of course with their work time compensated by the purchasing party. Basically, this commission work already happened for quite a few general MIDIbox projects in the past and also midiphy project builds more recently. Therefore we'd like to introduce a somewhat more clarified process, with a set of liberal recommended rules, that should make sense to protect everyone involved. We also spoke with @TK. about it and he agreed, that it would be a good idea. Thus we'd like to establish the "midiphy Trusted Builders Program": https://www.midiphy.com/en/builders/ If you'd like to apply, the contract would be always between you as a builder and the purchasing party and therefore you could legally of course define any contract you want :), but these are the minimum terms we'd highly recommend to agree upon: * Payment modalities must be negotiated before any work starts. It is typical for the purchasing party to pay the full sum (parts & work) upfront, including any shipping of parts to the builder. * The builder might request that you purchase the parts from the web shop and have the web shop ship directly to them. * The builder might suggest a quid pro quo arrangement e.g. buying one or more sets of parts in lieu of payment for labor costs. * We recommend to exchange the postal address data of builder and the purchasing party before a deal is made. * A timeframe for the work should be negotiated upfront and the builder should agree to photograph "milestones" of the progress. * The builder must provide email support and a warranty for technical/hardware issues for at least one year after the completed unit is delivered to the purchasing party. * Products sent via parcel service should be fully insured against loss and tracked to ensure successful delivery. * A contract is formed between the builder and purchaser; midiphy is not legally involved in the transaction except for sending parts or other materials to the builder. If you are interested in becoming a trusted builder and if you agree to the terms above, you can send us an email at shop@midiphy.com. After checking, and if the experience level is high enough :), we'd add you to the published list of builders. Your email address is also safe, first communications from interested buyers is done through a "feedback form" on the web page, so your email address is not listed publicly. Michael "menzman" Menze (who already built a few v4+s) volunteered to be the first official builder, so you could see what data would be published on the page. In general, it would be a picture of you and a short bio, and then up to four photos of projects you worked on or things you've published (e.g. artist work, written words, photos, articles). Hope you like this new program! Best regards and have a good weekend! Andy and Peter  
  6. Caseless LoopA available now! :)

    From the album LoopA

    Finally, after 4+ years of development! :) https://www.midiphy.com/en/shop-details/139/69/caseless-loopa-essential-kit Hope you enjoy! Best regards, Peter
  7. LoopA Pro Metal Case

    From the album LoopA

    Revealing the brand new design plans for the new midiphy LoopA pro metal case, hope you enjoy! :) The final production version from Hallik Engineering might look slightly different, as this is just a photo simulation. Note, that you can easily install the available "caseless LoopA kit" into this case, when it is available, so you could already build and operate your LoopA now, and put it in the metal case in early 2020! Have happy holidays & enjoy creating! Peter  
  8. Acrylic LoopA available now! :)

    From the album LoopA

    Finally, after 4+ years of development! :) https://www.midiphy.com/en/shop-details/139/65/loopa-acrylic-case-essential-kit Hope you enjoy! Best regards, Peter
  9. LoopA in Action

    From the album LoopA

    LoopA in Action
  10. LoopA Side

    From the album LoopA

    LoopA SD Card slot, case feet and optional "tilted" case orientation.
  11. LoopA Front

    From the album LoopA

    LoopA Front
  12. Microwaved

    Hey, it has been a while, this song sat on the sequencer for too long and had to be finalized one way or another :). Only using the LoopA (i have to get back to MBSEQ goodness soon :) and six MIDI loops in two scenes, hope you like it :) The next videos uploaded will be build videos for the new SEQv4+ and the LoopA, so you will be spared from new songs from me for a while :) Thanks for watching and listening and enjoy the weekend! Many greets, Peter