Amidst a bumper crop of new, multi-dimensional hardware, it’s a wonderful time for the expressive controller. But Eowave’s unique boutique instrument is one in the classic mold: a long, touch-sensitive strip that can act as a synth or controller. It’s now updated in a new model called the Ribbon 2.
The ability to work standalone as an instrument or as a controller set the Ribbon 2 apart – and for a small-batch device of this variety, its asking price of 269€ (less before VAT) is eminently reasonable, the sort of money you’d easily blow on a second-rate MIDI keyboard.
In the package:
- Position and pressure sensitivity
- 12-bit synth onboard
- Acts as a controller over CV/gate, or USB (no MIDI DIN, though)
- A new software editor, which lets you set 9 oscillator sources, LFO and FM modulation and delay and downsampling effects
- 16 preset slots, on-the-fly recall and save via buttons
The presets and editor are all new.
Here’s a look at the editor:
You can grab the full manual, firmware, and a Max patch for the editor at:
And the Ribbon 2 is on the Eowave site:
We look forward to more from these oddball innovators.