Blackbox – Compact Sampling Studio


Take music creation beyond your computer with Blackbox, a compact sampling studio with intuitive touchscreen control. It’s a complete music creation workflow—at your fingertips.

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Your Own. Personal. Sampler.

Take music creation beyond your computer with blackbox, a next-generation sampling studio with intuitive touchscreen control. Record hours of audio and loops from your synths, drum machines, and other tabletop studio devices. Arrange sequences using built-in synchronization and slicing, then structure your sequences to create complete songs. Perform your compositions live and trigger one-shot samples on the fly. Blackbox makes it easy to create music anywhere thanks to a compact and nearly indestructible design that fits in the palm of your hand. It’s a complete music creation workflow—at your fingertips.

Reach Out, Touch Beats.

  • Record, edit, resample, and sequence using a familiar touchscreen interface.
  • Integrate synths, drum machines, and other devices to form your tabletop studio.
  • Capture samples, arrange sequences, and create songs without using a computer.
  • Get into the groove with a fast, fluid, and intuitive workflow.
  • Connect external hardware via USB and MIDI to expand performance and control capabilities.
  • Record and play back hours of music with an expandable microSD memory slot.
  • Combine loops with different tempos using built-in synchronization and slicing.
  • Perform with drum loops and samples using one-shots.
  • Use granular mode to create new sounds from your existing WAV files.
  • New in firmware update 3.1.2:
    • Map up to 576 samples to different key ranges for realistic sounding instruments.
    • Multi-sample importing uses the filename to set the root note and velocity
    • Load loop points embedded into multi-sample sets.
  • Mix down samples and route to 3 stereo outputs and the headphone jack.
  • Loop samples and clips.
  • Create dynamic sounds by controlling level, pitch, ADR, loop points, the granulator, effects and more using MIDI control surfaces and an internal LFO.
  • Send the output of your pads through delay and reverb effects to further customize your sound.
  • Sequence nuanced rhythms with off grid recording and editing.
  • Surprise yourself with per note probability settings in sequences.
  • Tap out a tempo to stay in the groove with a jam.
  • Polish your final mix with a 4 band global EQ.
  • Add live looping to your set with MIDI triggered recording and playback.
  • Include other gear in your composition with MIDI out sequences.
  • Quickly pack up all of your samples for a preset to move to another device or microSD card.
  • Make music anywhere thanks to a compact and nearly indestructible design.

What Is Included

When you purchase blackbox, you will receive:

  • one blackbox compact sampling studio
  • a microSD card with blackbox firmware, about 60 presets and approximately 900 WAV files
  •  a USB power cable and USB power adapter with 3 international adapters
  • 2 MIDI Adapters – Male 3.5mm TRS to Female 5 pin DIN, MIDI Class B standard
  • a Quick Start guide to get you playing right away

Big Sound. Little Blackbox.

  • Streaming support for long samples from the microSD card with a max sample size of 4 GB, which can be many hours
  • 1 stereo audio input and 3 stereo audio outputs, plus stereo headphones output
  • Shared pool of 16 note polyphony, with user defined polyphony limits per pad.
  • 16 samples, 16 sequences and 16 song sections per preset
  • Support for 1 and 2 channel WAV files with 16, 24 or 32-bit resolution at any sample rate (48kHz preferred)
  • 24-bit ADC and DAC
  • USB MIDI Device In and TRS MIDI In can trigger samples, notes and sequences, modulate your sound, and trigger sample recording
  • TRS Clock In and Out, TRS MIDI Out and USB MIDI In and Out for synchronizing with additional instruments
  • Analog Clock In and Out supports 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, or 24 PPQ
  • USB powered – can run off a USB power block or use the power adapter to plug into a wall outlet
  • Dimensions: 5.5″ x 5″ x 1.25″ (14 cm x 13 cm x 3 cm)

Highlight Video

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10.5 × 3 × 7 in
HS Tariff Code

CAN: 8519.81.00.00

Country of Origin