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1010music at Superbooth 17

We had a fantastic time in Berlin at Superbooth 17. The event was held at the children’s science museum, which made for many interesting displays with rocket ships and space stations. It was the biggest event of its kind in the world and it was exciting to see all the new developments in synthesizers and modular.

 

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fxbox User Manual Available for Download

Are you ready to learn how to use all of the features of fxbox?  Then we have the document for you! The fxbox User Manual is now available for download on our support page.  Check it out and learn how to restore factory presets, trigger an effect via MIDI input,  modulate effect parameters via external inputs and more.  Become an expert fxbox user and download the user manual today!

If you would rather see fxbox in action, check out the fxbox Demo Video also on our support pages.

Superbooth 2017

1010music will be making its international debut in Germany in April at the Superbooth at FEZ Berlin. We are looking forward to hanging out with users and members of the industry when the event takes over the children’s museum. See you there.

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fxbox is Now Shipping!

1010music LLC is excited to announce the release of our latest product: fxbox!  fxbox adds new creative possibilities to Eurorack, with its straightforward touch screen interface, high-quality 24-bit audio path, and innovative sound manipulation capabilities. This 26HP eurorack module was shown at NAMM and lauded for adding refreshing performance effects options to the eurorack format. fxbox combines 16 realtime effects with control via touch screen, continuous knobs and external modulators. An XY pad lets you control three different aspects of the sound at once to let you morph your sounds in realtime and an internal step sequencer provides yet another way to create tricked out, remix effects. Create complex layers and builds using the touch screen to isolate individual effects. fxbox breathes new life life into pads and other sounds, and can add alternate timing and variety to rhythmic parts. It also can use external clock or MIDI to sync with other modules and external devices. It comes with 50 great-sounding factory presets to get you started, plus it offers a huge number of user presets.

Learn more about fxbox in our press release and buy it now at one of our dealers or here on 1010music.com.

Sync 02 in Portland

We’re pleased to announce that we will be showing our current and new products at the upcoming Sync 02 event. It’s in Portland, OR on March 4th. We hope to see you there.

Visit the event Facebook page.

 

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Bitbox Firmware 1.2

We are pleased to make version 1.2 available to you. This is a release candidate, meaning we are gearing up to burn it onto new devices coming from our factory. We would love to get your feedback on this new version.

Bitbox 1.2 new features

  • Support of folders on the microSD card when reading WAV files
  • Record monitoring options that let you hear the incoming audio or not, plus an automatic setting to switch it off upon finishing a recording.
  • All the new features in version 1.1
  • Lots of bug fixes.

To install new firmware onto your Bitbox, please do the following:

  1. Copy the desired firmware onto a microSD card. Unpack the ZIP file if necessary
  2. Rename the file as MATRIX.BIN (On some systems extensions are hidden, so you can skip the .BIN)
  3. Insert the microSD card into your Bitbox
  4. While powering up the unit, hold the Home and Info buttons. When you see the message about upgrading the firmware, you can let go.
  5. When the upgrade finishes in about 15 seconds, the unit will restart with the new software
  6. You can check what version you are running on the top level screen by pressing home as many times as is necessary.

Bitbox Firmware 1.2.1

Thanks for your support.

The 1010music Team

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New Sample Set

Bitbox fans:

It is our pleasure to announce the availability of a new 1GB sound set for your Bitbox. There are 196 samples, including some incredible sound effects and ambience, that feel right at home in electronic music. This sound set was created by Nick Peck, audio guru and Bitbox fan. Please enjoy the set as much as we do. These sounds will soon come pre bundled with the Bitbox. For our early customers, here is the sound set in download form.

Bitbox Sample Library

Sound set Copyright (c) 2017, by Nick Peck, Perceptive Sound Design, all rights reserved.

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fxbox Production Release

We are pleased to announce the initial production release fxbox, our upcoming module. The firmware for fxbox can run on bitbox, so all our existing customers can try out the new functionality now. The fxbox module will be available in March from your favorite retailer.

fxbox feature set

  • 16 built in clock aware effects, including the following:
    • Chorus
    • Phaser
    • Flanger
    • Ring Modulator
    • Filter
    • Bitcrusher
    • Distortion
    • Freeze
    • Loop
    • Reverse
    • Vinyl
    • Pitch shift
    • Gater
    • Panner
    • Delay
    • Reverb
  • Build in step sequencer for enabling/disabling effects in rhythm
  • Modulation of various effects parameters using CV inputs
  • XY Pad to control most effects

To install new firmware onto your Bitbox, please do the following:

  1. Copy the desired firmware onto a microSD card. Unpack the ZIP file if necessary. Copy the *.fxb preset files as well.
  2. Rename the file as MATRIX.BIN (On some systems extensions are hidden, so you can skip the .BIN)
  3. Insert the microSD card into your Bitbox
  4. While powering up the unit, hold the Home and Info buttons. When you see the message about upgrading the firmware, you can let go.
  5. When the upgrade finishes in about 15 seconds, the unit will restart with the new software
  6. You can check what version you are running on the top level screen by pressing home as many times as is necessary.

Fxbox 1.2.0 Factory Image

To convert your module back into bitbox, get this firmware.

fxbox quick start guide

  1. Plug a stereo sound source into the In 1 and In 2 on your unit. Use the clock or MIDI inputs for the relevant clock source. Connect the Out 1 and Out 2 to your sound system.
  2. To engage an effect, press the corresponding touch screen button
  3. To edit the effect parameters, select the effect by touching it, then press info
    1. You will then see the parameters screen. Use the knobs to adjust the parameters to taste.
    2. To make the effect always active, set the Trigger to ON.
    3. Press Info again to see the step sequencer for that effect
    4. To return to the main screen, press home
  4. To engage the step sequencing, press the play button in the lower right. Please wait up to 2 bars for the sequence to begin.

We look forward to your feedback, suggestions, and bug reports.

The 1010music Team

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Bitbox Beta Version

1010music is proud to make available to our customers the new Bitbox features that we will be demonstrating at NAMM. This update should be considered beta software that requires further testing and validation before becoming an official release. If for some reason, you want to switch back to the production version, you can easily download and install it below.

Bitbox version 1.1.0 introduces the following features:

  • Scrolling waveforms on the clip screen
  • Slice mode, which allows you to play sounds one slice or section at a time
    • Scan mode will automatically detect slices
    • You can manually add or delete slices using the waveform
    • You can determine which slice to play via several methods:
      • Using the slice knob (which replaces the start parameter).
      • Live slice selection with 1V/Octave modulation input. A change on this input jumps to the new slice immediately.
      • Next slice selection with 1V/Octave modulation input. This input determines which slice to play the next time the incoming trigger happens.
      • Advance the slice position forward/backwards using a gate signal on a modulation input
  • Time shifting using a new Slice option
  • Pitch modulation via 1V/Octave control
  • Easier navigation between the sample and load screens
  • Various bug fixes

To install new firmware onto your Bitbox, please do the following:

  1. Copy the desired firmware onto a microSD card. Unpack the ZIP file if necessary
  2. Rename the file as MATRIX.BIN (On some systems extensions are hidden, so you can skip the .BIN)
  3. Insert the microSD card into your Bitbox
  4. While powering up the unit, hold the Home and Info buttons. When you see the message about upgrading the firmware, you can let go.
  5. When the upgrade finishes in about 15 seconds, the unit will restart with the new software
  6. You can check what version you are running on the top level screen by pressing home as many times as is necessary.

To use the new slice mode, do the following:

  • On the main screen, select a sample and press the info button
  • On the new sample screen, press the Slice button
  • On the popup toolbar, press the Scan button
  • Wait about 5-10 seconds for the scanning to complete
  • Adjust the slices as needed using the Split/Join buttons
  • Press the Atomic button to activate the single slice playback mode
    • Once in this mode, triggering the sample will only play a single slice
    • The Start parameter will determine the active slice. The length parameter has no effect in this mode.
  • To adjust which slice will play, go back to the main screen and select an available modulation cell (one of the dark gray cells on the right side)
  • Press the Info button to reach the modulation screen.
  • Specify the cell you configured in step 1 as the modulation destination
  • Choose the slice selection mode you desire
    • Slice Sel – Determines the currently playing slice using 1V/Octave sensing of semitone input. Use this input if the gate and pitch will be updated at the same time
    • Slice Next – Determines the slice that will play the next time the sample gate begins
    • Slice Inc / Dec – Advances the slice position for the next time the sample gate begins
We look forward to your feedback, comments, suggestions and bug reports. We are keeping a careful eye on the performance of the unit. Now that it is also showing waveforms, we want to make sure it performs just as much as it did before. Please let us know if you see otherwise as there are various ways to address it.
Thank you for your support,
The 1010music team.

 

Bitbox Factory Firmware Version 1.0.3

 

Bitbox Updated Firmware Version 1.1.0