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euroshield from 1010music LLC – a Teensy Arduino audio and MIDI eurorack interface for synthesis and effects

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

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Contact:

1010music LLC

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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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Mini TRS Audio Jacks for MIDI Connections Compatibility Guide

Overview

Standards.  They offer us a means of ensuring compatibility by agreeing to all do things the same way.  But sometimes the technology gets ahead of the standards and we have some challenges to ensure compatibility. This is the case for Mini TRS Audio Jacks that are used to carry MIDI signals.  The MIDI standard does not currently define how to map the parts of the MIDI signal to the connectors of the mini TRS audio jacks. As devices have gotten smaller, however, manufacturers have gone ahead and defined their own mapping.  This has resulted in a few conflicting ways of doing the mapping, and as a result, some incompatibilities that are hard to predict until you get your equipment home and find it doesn’t work.

But as always the industry has found ways to enable compatibility between these devices. You just need the right adapters and the knowledge of when to use them.

MIDI 5 Pin DIN to Mini TRS Audio Jack

The standard MIDI connector is the MIDI 5 Pin DIN connector. If you have a piece of equipment that has a male MIDI 5 Pin DIN connector, and you want to connect it to a device that has a mini TRS audio jack, you will need an adapter.  But be warned that you need to have the correct adapter for your equipment.  1010music sells a black and white MIDI adapter that can be used with 1010music eurorack modules and any other compatible equipment. (More on that later.)  The MX4 module comes with two of these adapters in the box.

Mini TRS Audio Jack to Mini TRS Audio Jack

In some cases, you can patch directly between devices using mini TRS audio jack cables. 1010music modules use a mini TRS audio jack connection that is known to be compatible with the following:

Products Compatible with the Mini TRS Audio Jack Cables

  • 1010music products
  • Arturia BeatStep Pro
  • Novation products
  • inMusic (Akai) products

Products that use an alternative signal mapping for the mini TRS audio jack connections cannot use standard patch cords/mini TRS audio jack cables. Instead, these products can be connected by means of a pair of MIDI adapters. Use the 1010music black and white MIDI adapters to connect to the 1010music module jacks, then use the appropriate MIDI adapter to connect to the external device. The following products are known to require a MIDI adapter:

Products that Require a MIDI Adapter:

  • ADDAC System products
  • Arturia BeatStep (not to be confused with the BeatStep Pro)
  • IK Multimedia products
  • Korg products
  • Line 6 products
  • little Bits w5 MIDI module
  • Make Noise 0-Coast

See the Technical Specifications below for more details about the connectors used by 1010music products.

If your device isn’t listed above, how can you tell if the mini TRS audio jack connector on your MIDI device is compatible? Compare the technical specifications below with those provided with the external device, or just try it out. Either it will work or it won’t. Attempting to connect with incompatible cables should not damage devices designed in accordance with the MIDI spec.

Technical Specifications

1010music uses the following mapping. The diagram to the right shows the numbering of the pins on a MIDI connector and the labels of the connection components of a mini TRS audio jack. 1010music products are compatible with cables that use the following mapping of MIDI signals between female MIDI connectors and mini TRS audio jacks:

 

MIDI Signal MIDI Connector Mini TRS Audio Jack
Current Source Pin 4 Tip
Current Sink Pin 5 Ring
Shield Pin 2 Sleeve

 

Check the documentation for your other MIDI devices to determine if they use the same mapping or if adapters are needed. If they use the same mapping, then the devices can be connected directly to 1010music products with a standard patch cord/mini TRS audio jack cable.

If you find that the other devices do not use the same mapping, you can use a pair of MIDI adapters to connect the devices. Use the black and white MIDI adapters available from 1010music to connect to the 1010music module, and connect that to the appropriate MIDI adapter for the external device. You could also use this spec to make or buy a cable that converts the signal to the mapping needed.

You can learn more about the state of the industry for MIDI mini TRS audio jack connectors at The MIDI Association website.

 

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NEW: MX4 MIDI Multiple

We’re pleased to announce a new product: The MX4 Buffered MIDI Multiple. This 3HP Eurorack module provides a compact way to connect one MIDI source to up to 4 destinations. It is perfect for connecting your Arturia BeatStep Pro to bitbox, fxbox, and other MIDI enabled gear.

The MX4 comes with 2 sets of TRS to MIDI adapters to allow connection with any gear using the standard 5-pin DIN connection. It also comes with two 3.5mm TRS cables that can be used to connect directly between the BeatStep Pro, bitbox, fxbox, Novation Launchpad Pro, and other gear that uses the same TRS style MIDI connection.

We are also making the adapters and cables available separately. In particular, the MIDI adapter provides a standard MIDI connection for bitbox and fxbox. Of course, the TRS cables can be used for all our products. The MX4, $99.95 USD, and its accessories are now available from our website and will soon be available from our dealer network.

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