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MeeBlip anode, our ready-to-play bass synth with an analog filter, is now shipping and in dealers worldwide. We knew we wanted to make something that was accessible to those new to hardware synths, but had enough personality to surprise advanced users, too – even in a small box, for US$139.95 list.

And we also now know what the critics think.

It’s always easy to explain what you wanted a creation to be. It’s a different, if exciting, experience when you read someone else’s take on what resulted. But that makes me all the more pleased to share a round-up of reviews of the anode, reviews that we’ve found exceptionally thoughtful and thorough, that connect to what we were trying to do.

If you like what you read, anode is on sale now, including fine dealers worldwide.

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Keyboard Magazine gave MeeBlip anode its Key Buy award (our second, following the first-generation MeeBlip), saying: “after a day in the studio it becomes clear that nothing else sounds like it.”

MeeBlip Anode reviewed [Keyboard]

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Resident Advisor recommended the anode to first-time synthesists and enthusiasts alike, and gave the synth high marks for having a unique sound:

“The Anode doesn’t sound like a Volca … It’s fatter and nastier, and it also feels like more of a staple. It has a grittier, arguably more analogue character than anything in its price range, and it’s simple yet proficient.”

RA Reviews: MeeBlip anode [Resident Advisor]

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MusicRadar (or Future Music in print) reviewed anode, writing “If you’re itching to get your hands on some physical knobs and make a few filthy sounds, the anode is a fantastic buy.”

“The filter’s unique selling point is its phat, filthy sound, and MeeBlip have pulled a blinder in this department”

Reviews: MeeBlip anode [MusicRadar / Future Music]

You can read that review in French, if you prefer (hey, it sounds cooler):
MeeBlip anode: Un synthé open-source mono au son massif et saturé

And there’s an accompanying video review:

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Here in Germany, Sound&Recording‘s Martha Plachetka (a talented synthesist, by the way), had generous words for us in German, by way of your neighborhood Späti / Kiosk / Bahnhof. “Kompakt, günstig, Open Source”:

Testbericht: MeeBlip anode im Test [musikmachen / Sound & Recording]

Ready to get your MeeBlip?

Most importantly, if these reviews have won you over, you can at last get your hands on MeeBlip easily and quickly. We are in stock and can ship quickly in North America, but we’re also in dealers near you, in North America, Australia, and Europe and the UK. That means if you’re ordering from Vienna or London, you can get rapid shipping from your favorite dealer, or you can walk into stores like Schneidersladen in Berlin, Robotspeak in San Francisco, or Control Voltage in Portland and pick one up. That was our original goal with anode, and seeing it come to fruition this fall is something we’re really thankful for, because we hate delays as much as you do.

Order direct and ship right away:
MeeBlip: Get One

Or via select dealers (and if your favorite dealer isn’t on this list and you want it there, call us and tell them to get in touch with us or ALEX4 in Europe:
Dealers Near You

Previously, more creative uses of anode from our friend Diego:

Transform Sounds for Free, with Tools Made with MeeBlip anode by Diego Stocco

And don’t forget, MeeBlip is open source hardware – ready to use right out of the box, but with code and schematics freely available on GitHub. We’re posting new updates there. A review of why that’s important:

Come and Git It: MeeBlip anode Circuits and Code, Open Source on GitHub

  • chaircrusher

    The Meeblip Anode has the filthiest bass sound ever. I gravitate towards cleaner, sine-ier bass sounds personally, but I like it in the upper registers, where you can get a nice ripping cut-through-any-mix lead sound.

  • chaircrusher

    The Meeblip Anode has the filthiest bass sound ever. I gravitate towards cleaner, sine-ier bass sounds personally, but I like it in the upper registers, where you can get a nice ripping cut-through-any-mix lead sound.

  • chaircrusher

    The Meeblip Anode has the filthiest bass sound ever. I gravitate towards cleaner, sine-ier bass sounds personally, but I like it in the upper registers, where you can get a nice ripping cut-through-any-mix lead sound.

  • dabravanel

    Congratulations to you, James and Anette! Now the only question is do I buy one before or after the move…

    • James

      I’m so confused!-Tried signing up to Discus 4 times this morning; are you referring to a different James and Anett, or did I divulge something person with the clipboard memory on my smartphone? 🙂

      • dabravanel

        Referring to James the co-developer of the Meeblip with Peter, and Anette who did the visual design work.

      • dabravanel

        Ah, I forgot the Oxford comma – it’s “you, James, and Anette” 😉

        • Will

          Love it. Alas, that should have been an emdash, I think. 😉

  • dabravanel

    Congratulations to you, James and Anette! Now the only question is do I buy one before or after the move…

    • James

      I’m so confused!-Tried signing up to Discus 4 times this morning; are you referring to a different James and Anett, or did I divulge something personal with the clipboard memory on my smartphone? 🙂

      • dabravanel

        Referring to James the co-developer of the Meeblip with Peter, and Anette who did the visual design work.

      • dabravanel

        Ah, I forgot the Oxford comma – it’s “you, James, and Anette” 😉

        • Will

          Love it. Alas, that should have been an emdash, I think. 😉

  • dabravanel

    Congratulations to you, James and Anette! Now the only question is do I buy one before or after the move…

    • James

      I’m so confused!-Tried signing up to Discus 4 times this morning; are you referring to a different James and Anett, or did I divulge something personal with the clipboard memory on my smartphone? 🙂

      • dabravanel

        Referring to James the co-developer of the Meeblip with Peter, and Anette who did the visual design work.

      • dabravanel

        Ah, I forgot the Oxford comma – it’s “you, James, and Anette” 😉

        • Will

          Love it. Alas, that should have been an emdash, I think. 😉

  • Virtual Flannel

    Congrats Peter looks like a very nice little synth!

  • Virtual Flannel

    Congrats Peter looks like a very nice little synth!

  • Virtual Flannel

    Congrats Peter looks like a very nice little synth!

  • Armando

    The word is out!!!! 🙂

  • Armando

    The word is out!!!! 🙂

  • Armando

    The word is out!!!! 🙂

  • James

    I must say, Pete, you are a shining example of someone with a healthy perspective on critique. You are a devoted participant in the Comments section; something which many writers wouldn’t stomach. And now you take your product reviews head on, unabashedly. I wish I had your poise

    Looking forward to the sound examples through my real speakers. I’ve long looked for a staple base sound that goes light on my CPU…

  • James

    I must say, Pete, you are a shining example of someone with a healthy perspective on critique. You are a devoted participant in the Comments section; something which many writers wouldn’t stomach. And now you take your product reviews head on, unabashedly. I wish I had your poise

    Looking forward to the sound examples through my real speakers. I’ve long looked for a staple base sound that goes light on my CPU…

  • James

    I must say, Pete, you are a shining example of someone with a healthy perspective on critique. You are a devoted participant in the Comments section; something which many writers wouldn’t stomach. And now you take your product reviews head on, unabashedly. I wish I had your poise

    Looking forward to the sound examples through my real speakers. I’ve long looked for a staple base sound that goes light on my CPU…

  • Andy Cartridge

    i haven’t really being using it for basses that much, more for pad and melodic type sounds.. 34:50 the main pad u hear 50:32 it is the lead sound.. with an ableton clip envelope modulating the cutoff in a sample and hold style 1:25:56 it is the arping orbital type bell sound.. it’s used all over in that set..
    https://soundcloud.com/tekkaz/inteliko-deep-space
    quite a range to it i think, useful little synth to have i have found

    • regend

      Diggin it. Thanks.

  • Andy Cartridge

    i haven’t really being using it for basses that much, more for pad and melodic type sounds.. 34:50 the main pad u hear 50:32 it is the lead sound.. with an ableton clip envelope modulating the cutoff in a sample and hold style 1:25:56 it is the arping orbital type bell sound.. it’s used all over in that set..
    https://soundcloud.com/tekkaz/inteliko-deep-space
    quite a range to it i think, useful little synth to have i have found

    • regend

      Diggin it. Thanks.

  • Andy Cartridge

    i haven’t really being using it for basses that much, more for pad and melodic type sounds.. 34:50 the main pad u hear 50:32 it is the lead sound.. with an ableton clip envelope modulating the cutoff in a sample and hold style 1:25:56 it is the arping orbital type bell sound.. it’s used all over in that set..
    https://soundcloud.com/tekkaz/inteliko-deep-space
    quite a range to it i think, useful little synth to have i have found

    • regend

      Diggin it. Thanks.

  • ringmod76

    I wanted to get the Meeblip SE but by the time I got my sh*t together you guys weren’t selling them anymore. 🙁

  • ringmod76

    I wanted to get the Meeblip SE but by the time I got my sh*t together you guys weren’t selling them anymore. 🙁

  • ringmod76

    I wanted to get the Meeblip SE but by the time I got my sh*t together you guys weren’t selling them anymore. 🙁

  • André et Michèle

    Can it be mod’d for CV in?

  • André et Michèle

    Can it be mod’d for CV in?

  • André et Michèle

    Can it be mod’d for CV in?

  • shawnavery

    I’m sold. Literally. I just bought one.

  • shawnavery

    I’m sold. Literally. I just bought one.

  • shawnavery

    I’m sold. Literally. I just bought one.