MATRIXSYNTH: New MeeBlip geode synth: hands-on demo

Monday, April 01, 2019

New MeeBlip geode synth: hands-on demo


Published on Apr 1, 2019 cdmtv

"This is geode, the new monophonic synth from MeeBlip and CDM. Get your hands dirty with this instrument - and be the first to check it out in our first play."


Update: some info and pics via CDM (click through for additional details and audio demos):

"What we love most about synths is wild, weird, dirty sounds – and getting our hands on them. Our new MeeBlip geode focuses on what we think is the best of our synth line.

The goal, as always: make a box that’s easy to play, and that adds a unique sound and personality that doesn’t exist elsewhere. And then make sure it’s fun to twist knobs and make sounds. That’s geode – coming soon, with an intro price of US$149.95 (plus tax/shipping as applicable)...

geode is the fourth major generation of the MeeBlip line created by engineer James Grahame (Blipsonic), as a collaboration with CDM. We’ve been humbled by the response – the original/SE, anode, and triode have all seen critical acclaim. And users have gotten creative, from mods and hacks (including using open source code and circuits), to musical uses in clubs and experimental shows alike.

MeeBlip geode is the culmination of all of the best features of all those different generations. It’s got the sound features and extra controls from the original (including bringing noise back), the anode/triode filter that remains unlike what’s on other synths, the most cutting waveforms, and all the subtle improvements James has cooked up over the years. It’s still compact, but expands to a palm-sized rectangle with more controls. It’s got great-feeling new knobs and some new tweaks.

And for the first time, we have USB MIDI support, so you can connect and power geode with any computer or compatible mobile device. (MIDI DIN is still there, so your gear from the 80s works, too.)"

Update2: and the official press release with specs:

"MeeBlip geode synthesizer is the newest from Blipsonic, CDM

Raw and digital, dirty and analog - in one compact box.

MeeBlip geode is the latest in a line of award-winning synthesizers from engineer James Grahame (Blipsonic) and CDM (createdigitalmusic.com).

geode has one goal: to let you plug in a box and dial in edgy, cutting, grimy sounds you won’t mistake for anything else. Building on the MeeBlip line’s digital sound features and unique Twin-T analog filter, geode adds more control, more sound twists, and now both USB MIDI and MIDI IN operation.

One control per function really means one control per function: no shift, no nonsense, no presets - just reach out and turn knobs. geode is all about getting straight to the sound - every switch, every knob.

Shape your sound with envelope (attack, decay, sustain) and glide
Choose from a range of independent, digitally generated waveforms on two oscillators: PWM, pulse, sawtooth, and triangle (osc A) or noise (osc B).
Mix A + B oscillators, or choose one or the other (so you can focus on noise for percussion or single-oscillator acid)
Sub octave and detune
The unique analog MeeBlip filter, based on a 70s guitar distortion circuit
Modulation routable to filter and pitch, for subtle effects or cranked for chaotic warbles and FM-style sounds
Complete MIDI implementation: use with USB, with iOS (via Apple adapter, not included), or hardware DIN (full-sized, with selectable channel)
All-new, great feeling knobs
Dual mono minijack output for easy monitoring with headphones or connection to other gear
MIDI DIN input for connecting MIDI hardware
USB for MIDI input, connecting to a computer
Driver-free operation on macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS*, Android
USB powered
1m USB cable included

geode is available to preorder available now for shipping starting in May - first come, first served. The preorder is available direct only for US$149.95 (plus applicable shipping and tax or duty, depending on locality).

For more information, visit:
http://meeblip.com"

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