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Blackbox – A Compact Sampling Studio – Press Release

1010music Blackbox – The Standalone Touchscreen Groovebox with Sampling, Sequencing and Effects.

SYNTHPLEX Burbank, CA, March 29, 2019 – 1010music LLC (http://www.1010music.com), makers of highly regarded Eurorack modules such as Bitbox and Synthbox; now bring you Blackbox – the standalone, touchscreen sampling music workstation. It is on display March 29-31 at SYNTHPLEX (https://www.superbooth.com) in booth 35.

Blackbox is a portable sampler and groovebox that lets you record, save/load, apply effects and edit one-shot samples and beat-sliced loops. Create sequences with samples by tapping on pads, playing a virtual keyboard, using external MIDI controllers or by drawing-in notes using a standard Piano Roll editor on a fast touchscreen interface. Sequences can be played back to create song sections and entire compositions. Finish your song by mixing it, adding stereo effects and by saving it as a Preset for fast and easy recall.

Perform songs live and trigger samples on the fly. Blackbox makes it easy to create and perform music anywhere thanks to its compact and rock-solid hardware design. Just throw it in a backpack and hit the club.

Record hours of song ideas, jam sessions, and performances thanks to a microSD slot that enables you to expand internal memory.

Blackbox comes with gigabytes of premium samples and loops by SoundTrack Loops and Loopmasters to let you start making beats right out of the …box. See their overview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXa5u2SfoFo.

Blackbox – Your own personal sampler.

Features:

  • Record/edit samples and sequences to create songs via a fast, intuitive touchscreen interface.
  • Expandable microSD memory slot for importing WAVs, hours of audio recording/playback time and saving samples and Presets.
  • Combine loops with different tempos using built-in BPM synchronization and beat-slicing.
  • Play one-shot samples and loops from pads and/or a virtual keyboard.
  • Create and edit sequences using a standard Piano Roll interface.
  • Connect external hardware via USB to expand performance and control capabilities.
  • Make music anywhere thanks to a compact and nearly indestructible design.
  • Includes a sound library of beat packs with loops and one-shots by SoundTrack Loops and Loopmasters.
  • Input/output connectors to easily integrate with other studio and live sound tools: MIDI IO and Clock via USB and TRS, one 1/8” Audio In, three 1/8” Audio Outs plus a 1/8” Headphone/Stereo Output and USB power.

System Requirements:

  • Space on your desktop or table.

Availability:

Blackbox is available May, 2019 from 1010music.com and their resellers for $599 USD. For information visit https://1010music.com/product/blackbox and subscribe to our Newsletter at https://1010music.com/subscribe.

For user or dealer inquiries please contact sales@1010music.com, press please contact marketing@1010music.com.


About 1010music LLC

1010music LLC is a new company providing innovative digital music solutions. Most recently known for a suite of innovative touch screen eurorack modules including Bitbox, Fxbox, Synthbox and Toolbox. Previous work includes Traktor DJ by Native Instruments, (2013 App of the Year); Looptastic, a top 10 selling iOS music app; and MixMeister (now part of inMusic). 1010music LLC looks forward to pushing the boundaries of music creation wherever and whenever possible.

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Bitbox 2.2 Adds Highly Demanded Features

As a year end thank you, we made an update to the bitbox firmware.  It includes many of the popular requests we received on our forum:

  • Single screen mute/unmute control for all 16 samples
  • ADSR envelopes for all sample, clip, and slicer voices
  • Automated slice to grid feature
  • Control of the sensitivity of the automatic slice scanning
  • Automatic file previewing when scrolling through the file list. (Press the play button to enable this mode in the file browser.)
  • File previewing using the gate input for the selected cell
  • The ability to switch off the master compressor
  • Improved slice playback when triggering overlapping notes
  • New and improved screen brightness control

Download the new firmware today!  (Free forum registration required.)

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Euroshield – a Teensy Arduino Interface for Custom Music Manipulation on Eurorack

Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 2018 – Expanding upon their innovative product line, 1010music LLC has released euroshield – the eurorack music and audio interface for Teensy Arduino. This exciting new product can be seen at superbooth (https://www.superbooth.com) in stand E253.

Euroshield lets you generate or process audio and controller information your way, using the best of open source software and ready made Arduino hardware. New euroshield gets you started building your own instrument or processor with a selection of sample code that showcases real world music and audio applications. Euroshield audio and MIDI connectivity lets you integrate easily with other eurorack modules (including those by 1010music) to add unique sonic DIY flavors to your eurorack system.

Features:

  • Stereo audio input and output using the Eurorack -5V to +5V standard plus DC coupling allows control voltage connections.
  • MIDI input and output via TRS connectors.
  • Innovative design combines PCB with the front panel for lower cost and enhanced module accessibility.
  • Additional controls enable users to create a fully functioning product:
    • Two knobs
    • One push button
    • 4 LEDs
  • 10 demo Sketches including sample code for filtering, reverb, and VCO.

System Requirements:

  • Teensy Development Board version 3.0 up to 3.6 sold by PJRC and other sources. Version 3.2 is recommended.
  • PC or Mac for running the development tools and programming the Teensy module.
  • Arduino development tools – open source provided by the Arduino foundation.
  • Teensyduino development tools – open source provided by PJRC adds teensy specific functionality and a highly capable audio library.
  • Eurorack compatible case with power and 8HP available.

Euroshield is now available for $89.95 from 1010music.com and selected retailers. Visit our product page for more information.

For user or dealer inquiries please contact sales@1010music.com and for review and press inquiries, please contact marketing@1010music.com.

About 1010music LLC

1010music LLC is a new company providing innovative digital music solutions. Most recently known for a suite of innovative touch screen eurorack modules including Bitbox, Fxbox, Synthbox and Toolbox, previous work includes Traktor DJ by Native Instruments, (2013 App of the Year); Looptastic, a top 10 selling iOS music app; and MixMeister (now part of inMusic). 1010music LLC looks forward to pushing the boundaries of music creation wherever and whenever possible.

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toolbox from 1010music LLC – Creative New Touch Screen Polyphonic Eurorack Sequencer

Los Angeles, CA, November 06, 2017 – Following fast on the heels of their successful new synthbox module, 1010music LLC (http://www.1010music.com) has released toolbox. This innovative new Eurorack sequencer merges the best concepts of hardware and software sequencers into one powerful, new sequencer module. An integrated touch screen provides a fast interface for switching and layering eight 32 note step and/or real time sequencers. Easily draw-in and define note pitches, durations, and gate values plus define modulation sources and destinations. Toolbox even delivers classic Piano Roll editing on Eurorack! Hard-wired CV inputs, outputs and external clock or MIDI sync let you easily interface and drive all your Eurorack modules.

toolbox tames the wildest Eurorack rigs and integrates with bitbox, fxbox and synthbox to provide one, easily controlled system designed for maximum creativity as seen in this great demonstration video by Dan Pearson.

Features:

  • 4 Rhythm Sequencers
    • 1-32 steps
    • Step size from 1/64th note to 8 bars
    • Available internally and through dedicated gate output
    • Can serve as trigger for Note sequencers
  • 4 Polyphonic Note Sequencers, each with the following independent controls
    • 1-32 steps per sequence
    • Step size from 1/64th note to 8 bars
    • Note duration for all events
    • MIDI Channel
    • MIDI Port
    • Clock source (internal, external, & rhythm sequencers)
    • Transposition in semitones with optional quantize to scale
  • Piano Roll editing with fast, touch screen interface
  • Sequencer Output via dedicated CV+Gate output and MIDI
  • Clock source selectable via internal, external, & rhythm sequencers
  • 4 Function Generators
    • 3 LFOs with standard waveforms
    • 1 Bar sequencer
    • Free running or synchronized to master beat clock
  •  MIDI
    • Input serves as source for recording sequences live or via step entry
    • Output transmits gates and controls to other devices
  • CV inputs
    • Serves as clock sources for gate and note sequencers
    • Also can be used as modulators for sequence step count, step length, transposition, etc.
  • microSD card support for saving and loading sequences
  • 26 HP Eurorack compatible. +12V: 350mA, -12V: 0mA, 5V: 0mA

New toolbox units can be purchased for $599.95 directly from 1010music or through a fine network of dealers that you can find at 1010music.com. For user or dealer inquiries please contact sales@1010music.com and for review and press inquiries, please contact marketing@1010music.com.

About 1010music LLC

1010music LLC is a new company providing innovative digital music solutions. Most recently known for bitbox, the first touch screen, 24 bit recorder/player/looping module for eurorack and fxbox. Some of their past work includes Traktor DJ by Native Instruments, which earned Apple’s App of the Year in 2013; Looptastic which was a top 10 selling app for 2010; and MixMeister, which is now part of inMusic. 1010music LLC looks forward to pushing the boundaries of music creation wherever and whenever possible.

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Synthbox Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:

1010music LLC

marketing@1010music.com

http://www.1010music.com

1010music LLC Delivers synthbox – The Touch Screen, Polyphonic, Wavetable Synth for Eurorack

Schaumburg, IL, September 11, 2017  – New for knobcon 2017 (https://www.knobcon.com/), 1010music LLC  (http://www.1010music.com) announced the availability of synthbox. This new polyphonic Eurorack module lets anyone simply connect a MIDI controller and start jamming immediately with 50 jaw-dropping sound presets. Then for the ultimate in tonal tweakability, the built-in touchscreen provides total control for choosing and shaping waveforms, adjusting envelopes, adding modulation, applying filters, effects and composing with step sequencers. In addition, hard-wired CV inputs and external clock or MIDI sync allow easy interfacing with other Eurorack modules.

With an expandable library of 100 wavetables, high-quality 24-bit audio path, and versatile control – synthbox will feed hours of synthetic, sonic satisfaction.

Features:

  • MIDI controllable with support for velocity, pitch bend, and modulation wheel
  • CV controllable with pitch, gate, and 3 assignable modulators per voice
  • 24 bit DACs and internal processing
  • 8 wavetable oscillators, 2 per voice
  • 4 waveform oscillators, 1 per voice
  • 2 envelopes, 2 LFOS, and a step sequencer per voice
  • Dual biquad resonant filters (configurable as HP or LP)
  • Global flanger, distortion, and stereo delay effects
  • Semi-modular control
  • Stereo or individual voice outputs
  • 100 wavetables
  • 50 presets
  • User wavetables via WAV files and a microSD card
  • 26 HP Eurorack compatible. +12V: 350mA, -12V: 0mA, 5V: 0mA

See and hear more about synthbox in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lZ6guXMKNg) New units can be purchased for $599.95 directly from 1010music or through a fine network of dealers that you can find at 1010music.comsynthbox is also available as a free firmware upgrade for bitbox and fxbox owners using microSD card and downloads available to registered forum users at forum.1010music.com. For user or dealer inquiries please contact sales@1010music.com and for review and press inquiries, please contact marketing@1010music.com.  A high resolution image is available for download.

About 1010music LLC

1010music LLC is a new company providing innovative digital music solutions. Most recently known for bitbox, the first touch screen, 24 bit recorder/player/looping module for eurorack and fxbox. Some of their past work includes Traktor DJ by Native Instruments, which earned Apple’s App of the Year in 2013; Looptastic which was a top 10 selling app for 2010; and MixMeister, which is now part of inMusic. 1010music LLC looks forward to pushing the boundaries of music creation wherever and whenever possible.

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Switched on Box

If you own a bitbox you can convert it to an fxbox or a synthbox, and vice versa. When you buy one of 1010music’s Series 1 Modules you get access to the firmware for all the modules in the Series.  Each Series 1 Module can run one set of firmware at a time, and can easily be converted to new firmware using the microSD card and downloads from forum.1010music.com.  Simply sign up for the forum, download the new firmware, and follow the instructions on the forum to convert or upgrade your module.

WHY CHOOSE ONE?

 When you buy a bitbox sampler today you can switch to the synthbox synthesizer tomorrow and the fxbox effects module next week.

STAY UP TO DATE

This also means that you can download new firmware to get the latest features for your module as they come out. For free.

SERIES 1 MODULES

  • bitbox
  • fxbox
  • synthbox

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

Share your thoughts and read what others have to say about product switching on forum.1010music.com.