We’re really proud of our MeeBlip anode synthesizer. It’s gotten some great reviews, and you’ve made some terrific music with it in a bunch of genres. It’s fully open source hardware, but you can get it out and play it right away even if it’s your first synth – as far as we know, it’s the first widely-available synthesizer hardware that can say that.
So, to celebrate anode, we’re bringing out a special limited edition for summer. As you’ve no doubt noticed, it comes in a new creamy white case. But the controls have been updated, too. People liked the wavetable mode so much, we’ve made that the default, so you can dial in a wide range of sounds from the front panel. And to give you blindingly-quick access to envelopes, there’s one knob for amplitude and one knob for decay. Sound performance has also been fine-tuned, so it’s even more responsive.
We’re only making 250 of these, hand numbering them, so once they’re gone, they’re gone. (The original anode will remain available, both direct and at worldwide dealers.)
Get yours here (ships worldwide, free shipping for the limited edition launch in North America):
MeeBlip anode limited edition
Or in Europe, via our dealer network.
I got to jam on dual anodes with the legendary Andreas Schneider and had an obscene amount of fun. (Thanks to the ever-prolific Synthtopia for featuring this video.) That’s Andreas on Jomox Xbase09 drum machine. I used a Future Retro Zillion as sequencer, which worked delightfully well once I learned to let go and embrace the Zillion’s generative way of thinking. Here’s the result:
I’ll say this, too: I’ve been taking my anode wherever I play, even syncing it to Traktor and playing atop DJ sets. Because it’s so small, there’s never a second thought about whether you’ll have room. And while it seems like there aren’t a lot of knobs, we worked really hard to make sure the knobs you want are there. It’s been terrific to work with James Grahame the engineer/designer on this. And to our existing MeeBlip owners, do keep sending us music and videos and so on on our MeeBlip Facebook page or @meeblip on Twitter.
We’re fixing a whole bunch of stuff with MeeBlip and CDM’s webpages this summer, so thanks for your patience on that – I think you’ll really like what happens when it’s done, and you won’t have to wait too much longer. My apologies for having broken some things, but don’t hesitate to get in touch with James and me for anything you might need.