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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Introducing TEK2 Desktop Modular Rotary Controller by Intech Studio

Press release follows:

Introducing TEK2 by Intech Studio, the fully compact, modular rotary knob Grid controller

What is Grid by Intech Studio?

At Intech, we create diverse controlling solutions for enhancing the production workflow of sound designers, musicians and digital creatives. We see the future of innovative tactile control in a modular and compact form, upon which the Grid controller family was born.

Based on our approach towards functional design, we now decided to integrate a smooth, endless rotary potentiometer into Grid’s control element variety, while keeping the module’s clean and compact body structure. Welcome TEK2 Grid, the freshest Grid module equipped with double infinite rotation potentiometers and eight separate buttons. TEK2 is made for multimedia creatives boasting a distinguished audiovisual skillset, aiming to broaden their horizons through new ways of tactile control interactions. Preorders open on 25th of October for the first edition of TEK2.

TEK2 Features

The TEK2 adds to the fine-tuning experience with a pair of ergonomically designed knobs, equipped with a two-state switch (pressed & released) and a smooth endless rotation. In addition, both potentiometers are equipped with 5-point LED feedback, creating a brand new perspective among Grids. These full RGB multicolor programmable LED lights can be set to several animation modes configurable with the Grid Editor’s toolset. Such a ‘5-bit display’ indicator is perfect for giving feedback on centered or starting value positions and on highlighting parameter states.

The large knobs are accompanied by a set of 8 tactile buttons which can act like shift buttons, toggles or triggers – easing the way for quick mode switches, dynamic settings navigation and active function changes of the two massive knobs.

By all means, TEK2 preserves its compatibility with all pre-existing and future Grid modules, forming an ecosystem both in design and software-wise. While it remains a MIDI and HID compliant device, we plan to expand Grid’s controlling possibilities through new Adobe and DaVinci software integrations requested by our community.

Fun Fact about TEK2

As a startup coming from the heart of Budapesta, Intech Studio decided to name their new Grid piece with a bit of local spirit. The ‘TEK’ is derived from the word ‘TEKERĊ’, – meaning rotary knob in Hungarian – and the sound of the word ‘tech’. As TEK2 features two of these knobs the final name goes without saying. This release also marks the start of a new wave of Intech Studio Grid controllers, featuring an even more thoughtful and unique design.

About Intech Studio

Intech Studio is the first open-source Hungarian tech startup empowering digital creators through hardware and software solutions. Started from a prototype of a DIY modular controller made by two engineer friends in Budapest, Intech Studio’s Grid has made its way internationally, including Soundmit in Torino and Berlin’s Superbooth festival for several years in a row. A bunch of Grid module variations later and with a fine-tuned Editor software, Intech Studio has gone through a rebranding phase to finally become what the founders have dreamt of a home of innovative controlling possibilities not only for electronic musicians but to all audiovisual creatives.

TEK2 initial price: 199 $ Pre-order starts: 25 / 10 / 2023

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Intech Studio Announces Knot USB MIDI Host

via Intech Studio

"We will be exhibiting our ever-evolving Grid modular MIDI controllers at Superbooth this year again - for the 4th time in a row - along with our new product, Knot and our fresh collaborative platform, the Profile Cloud."

"meet Knot: your compact and versatile USB MIDI host

KNOT is the perfect solution for musicians looking to bridge the gap between old-school MIDI gear like synthesizers, groove boxes, guitar pedals, and modern USB MIDI devices. With KNOT, you can eliminate the need for a computer and control your instruments seamlessly using Grid or any other USB controller.

MIDI in and out with switch
KNOT is equipped with two 3.5mm TRS jack sockets for sending and receiving MIDI data. These sockets can be switched between A and B wiring, ensuring compatibility with different manufacturer designs. The "A" standard is used by Korg, Make Noise, IK-Multimedia, Line 6, and others, while the "B" standard is used by Arturia (BeatStep Pro), Novation (Launchpad Pro), 1010music, Polyend, and others.

compact and durable design
Measuring just 60mm x 60mm x 10mm and weighing approximately 120 grams, KNOT is a palm-sized device that is perfect for musicians on the go. Its compact design ensures that it won't take up valuable space in your gear bag, while its durable construction makes it road-ready.

open hardware and easy firmware updates
You can easily upload new firmware versions onto KNOT with a dedicated mode button. To update the device, simply press the mode button while plugging it into a computer using the USB-C port. KNOT is an open hardware project, and all source files can be found in the midi-host GitHub repository."

Intech Studio Announces Grid 2.0 MIDI Controller

via Intech Studio

"We will be exhibiting our ever-evolving Grid modular MIDI controllers at Superbooth this year again - for the 4th time in a row - along with our new product, Knot and our fresh collaborative platform, the Profile Cloud."

"Announcing Grid 2.0

the controller family re:imagined to embrace the power of co-creation through the Profile Cloud

what happened to 1.0?

Grid 2.0 is marking the release of the newly developed version of the Grid controller family. All the effort and hard work, that has been put into Grid throughout the last year both production-, and software-wise has finally come together.

Grid has just become more accessible, collaborative and sustainable.

However, it is important to highlight, that all modules will remain compatible with the initial controller series. In the following sections we intend to present the recent innovations of Grid.

co-create: release of the Profile Cloud

We are launching a significant development in the Grid Editor: the opportunity to collaborate, inspire and share through the Profile Cloud. Now all Grid Creators can browse, download and add profiles to the Cloud, that functions as a public library for producers. Now you will be able to edit and manage your profiles across different devices through your Profile Cloud account. On top of that, you can also add descriptions, links or files like an Ableton script to the Profiles you share.

Create. Share. Collaborate.

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co-manufacture for sustainability: an open hardware open for repair

We have designed a hardware system that can be easily repaired by anyone with just one screwdriver. Why? Simply put, because we don’t support the “throwaway culture” of modern capitalism. Grid is designed to last.

However, certain malfunctions can always happen, and nobody likes the hustle of product returning. Thanks to the new hardware design from now on, all Grids can be self-repaired. The chassis and the 4 interface boards will be separately replaceable. Replacement parts will be sent internationally including a 1-year warranty.

Reuse. Rebuild. Inspire.

new processor, new possibilites

As we grow, our expectations grow further. We have decided to upgrade Grid with a new processor based on open-source development and community support. We build upon collaboration to learn from each other and grow together, without unnecessary gatekeeping.

Grid users will be able to manage complex control configurations, and what’s even better is that the new architecture will be expanded with wireless Bluetooth connection – a feature many procuders have been looking forward to.

less branding, more flexibility

The Grid logo from the controller’s front panel will be removed. This was not an easy choice to make, but it had to be made, simply for a convenient user experience. Snapping together Grid in any direction, while keeping it’s symmentry required even more flexibility on the front panel design.

As for a stable connection and long-lasting hardware design, we also decided to blend together the plastic housing with the metal cover. In this way, the housing will become the impact surface when snapping together the controller modules."

Monday, May 16, 2022

Superbooth 22: Intech Studio - Grid Controllers

video upload by sonicstate

"Christoff introduced us to the Grid modular USB controllers, and gave us a tour of their functionality.

These USB class-compliant high resolution midi controllers snap together with magnets, and are super flexible, they remember how you put them together and change their settings accordingly. The editor also knows how you snapped them together and allows you to simply configure the modules how you like.

Available now. Price ranges: 110 euros - 150 euros. 20% discount until 26th May 22 (get the code on their website)"

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

SoundMIT 2019 Turin | Videos

Published on Nov 5, 2019 sonicstate

Going with the full playlist on this. You can use the player controls to skip around.

1. SoundMit 2019: Midilar - Midi Control of VCV Rack
2. SoundMit 2019: Arturia Audiofuse 8 Pre
3. SoundMit 2019: Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories Vertice
4. SoundMit 2019: Faselunare DIY Opensource Drum Machine
5. SoundMit 2019: GRP Synthesizers - All Analogue Vocoder
6. SoundMit 2019: InTech Studios Modular Midi Controllers
7. SoundMit 2019: Keen Association Buchla Modules From Moscow
8. SoundMit 2019: Kodaly Kibo - Educational Midi Controller
9. SoundMit 2019: Lab4Music Enjoy - MIDI/CV Joystick Controller
10. SoundMit 2019: Leaf Audio Microphonic Soundbox - Sound Designers Dream
11. SoundMit 2019: Jomox Loop Resonator - Sneak Peek
12. SoundMit 2019: Chirality Audio Effects Pedals
13. SoundMit 2019: Leaf Audio DIY Eurorack Modules
14. SoundMit 2019: Dreadbox Chromatic Modules
15. SoundMit 2019: Enjoy Electronics Reminder

Saturday, November 02, 2019


Published on Nov 2, 2019 BoBeats

"I am at Soundmit checking out modular midi controllers from InTech.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

SDIY Class # 10 - Building a dual Mixer with Otto's DIY

Published on May 16, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

"Today we put our Opamp theory in practice, building a super useful dual mixer module for Eurorack, using the excellent Otto's DIY prototyping system."

Friday, May 11, 2018

Superbooth 2018: Intech Studio Grid Modular MIDI Controllers | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on May 11, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Intech Studio presented at Superbooth 2018 the Grid Modular MIDI controllers lineup for PC/Mac but also for Eurorack Synthesizers.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

New ‘Grid’ Modular MIDI Controllers At Superbooth

Published on May 10, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Budapest-based Intech Studio introduced Grid, a new system of modular MIDI controllers."

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