Hawkeye Posted May 7, 2018 Report Share Posted May 7, 2018 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-kithttps://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 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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