Making you part of it

Making you part of it makes all the difference!

By Frank Hund, MakeProAudio Founder

Nachhaltigkeit

MakeProAudio was founded on the basis of social-ecological values. All our ideas and concepts revolve around Nachhaltigkeit – the German word for sustainability. We put you and community first: first we enable you to grow – and then we grow with you.

We are excited by the warm welcome and the possibilities expressed by you in the initial roll-out of the MPA Platform. However, it may not be so obvious where the ideas and concepts which form the creation of the MakeProAudio universe stem from.

I want to provide some first-hand reflection and some background on how all this came about – such that you can connect some more dots.

One important root of our approach to business can be found about 200 years ago in a village nearby where I grew up myself. In 1818, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen was born in Hamm (Sieg) in the beautiful countryside south east of Cologne, Germany – right where MakeProAudio has its offices today. Here, Raiffeisen conceived the ideas and concepts of a new collaborative economy, as then implemented by cooperatives throughout Germany – by their members, through their members, for their members! Still today, cooperative structures are highly popular and successfully operating – predominantly in farming, retail, housing and banking sectors. By making you part of their business and declaring the well-being of their members as their business goal, cooperatives boldly promote social-ecological values.  This appears as a beacon of hope in contrast to the so-called sharing economy, that often seems more extractive than circulatory with the unprecedented exploitation of resources and society. 

Today, the internet is connecting people from all over the world and is enabling new collaborative ways. From the open source movement to crowdfunding, from collaborative resource management (car sharing, residence sharing, private energy etc) to new collaborative arts  – crowds which were in a pure consumer role before are suddenly taking active roles in creative and value creation processes. We at MakeProAudio have not invented networking, the cloud or building block systems. We were not the ones to start the maker movement. Collaboratives have been around long before we were born.  Today we are a group of committed people, who have been working really hard to bring all these factors together to ignite a new community and collaborative culture in music technology and professional audio. If our collaborative ideas are the cause, the MPA Platform and module system is merely its logical effect. Yes, we want to make a real difference. And we want you to be a part of it!

The alternative to conventional, static and ready-built product not only encourages you to take an active role – it also reflects our rejection of the traditional manufacturer/customer role model.  Today, your role is limited to paying for products which are defined by those who think know better than you. We just fundamentally disagree with that notion. We are convinced that, given the on-ramps to innovation in tools and opportunity, YOU and the growing community of audio makers will demonstrate an impressive boost in audio industry innovation. Making the invention and evolution of solutions and technology a community thing.

We believe that the implementation of Nachhaltigkeit concepts and the empowerment of the audio maker community is the one way forward for our creative industry. Ever since we left stealth mode only a few weeks back there has been a lot of very positive and encouraging response on our propositions, our ideas and social-ecological values. Thank you so much for that! It is essential to know that people care about and share the values we are working for. Your feedback really helps our team go strongly!

But making you part of it does not stop there – we are bringing even one more real innovation to our industry. Like with a cooperative, we invite and encourage people from the community to become members and stakeholders of our company. We rely on our community for everything we do, including for financing of our growth – such that we can serve the community better in return. You do not have to found and build your own company to become a driving force behind the change in our industry. Become a part of MakeProAudio – join forces and make friends with the leading innovators from the audio maker community. When our community of audio makers grows and becomes a success, that success will also be yours. If you want to see your investment enabling relevant change, you can turn your share in our vision into a lucrative share in its success.

Whether you are a maker, creative musician, business opportunist, influencer or invested member – please make yourself part of it and remember a famous quote by Mr Raiffeisen: “Many can accomplish what one can not.” Together, we will make all the difference!

Thank you for reading and being part of our community.

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MakeProAudio Online Store Open for Business

MakeProAudio Online Store Open for Business

Now accepting Dino Park Modelling Synthesizer MakeKit pre-orders; special savings on orders through April 30, 2019

Cologne DE, April 11, 2019, MakeProAudio, the “you make audio gear company” announces the MakeProAudio Store is online and accepting Dino Park MakeKit pre-orders.  The online store at this link offers special pricing on all Dino Park Makekits until April 30,2019.

Dino Park is the world’s first high-end modelling synthesizer DIY MakeKit offering everyone an affordable way to own three revered analog classics in a new exciting and accessible form.

The Dino Park MakeKit is available in three versions:

The Dino Board – ideal for hard-core makers that want to integrate in their own housing or cigar box for that matter, providing for an inexpensive and fun project.

Dino Park MakeKit  – includes the Dino board, LCD Display, slim housing and power supply.

The Dino Park MakeKit EX–  includes, Dino board, LCD Display, expanded housing (height & length), power supply, and another connection assembly providing  two TRS analog In/out, SPDIF I/O and MIDI in/out

Each Dino Park can be expanded with Dino Dial Encoders: eight touch-sensitive endless encoders that also provide push function.

Availability

Maker boards and all-in box-MakeKits are to ship June 2019.  Early bird pricing offered through April 30, 2019 and starts with the basic Dino Board at 199 EUR, Dino Park MakeKit at 299 EUR and the Dino Park MakeKit EX at 369 EUR; all pricing includes VAT. Dino Dial Encoders are available for an additional 69 EUR. Additional modelling synths for Dino Park will be available summer 2019.

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MakeProAudio’s Dino Park – The World’s First High-End Modelling Synthesizer DIY MakeKit

MakeProAudio’s Dino Park – The World’s First High-End Modelling Synthesizer DIY MakeKit

-Igniting innovation & fun; three analog synth legends in new affordable form; the best sounding maker board ever!

Cologne DE, April 3, 2019, MakeProAudio, the “you make audio gear company” announces the best sounding DYI maker board kit ever.  Makers: tinkerers, DIYers, hobbyists, synth loving musicians and audio anarchists can own three revered analog classics in an affordable,  high-end modeling synthesizer MakeKit. The legendary CreamWare modelling emulations, unparalleled in quality available in a new exciting and accessible form.

CreamWare set the standard for analogy modelling and emulation in the late 90s with its pristine sound quality and meticulous sound replication of the most revered analog classic synths.  You can own the super-phat Minimax, punchy Prodyssey and uber-expressive Pro12. Now all in an ergonomic responsive hardware “MPA block” form factor. Future proof with the capacity to store up to 32 plugins in on-board memory.

“I noticed people paying collector’s prices to get their hands on retro early 2000s CreamWare modeling synthesizers. I was struck by the conversations in that people were willing to pay a premium for our modelling technology,  simply because they hadn’t seen anything like it since” said, Frank Hund serial entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of MakeProAudio. “That was the impetus to make our unique technology available again in a new, exciting and more accessible form, he added.”

How it works

Like all MPA MakeKit offerings, you choose the pre-constructed components (electronics and mechanical) Tile modules that are shipped to you along with all the housing and connectors you need to make MPA blocks.  The Dino Park MakeKit is available in three versions:

The Dino Board – ideal for hard-core makers that want to integrate in their own housing or cigar box for that matter providing for an inexpensive and fun project.

Dino Park MakeKit  – includes the Dino board, LCD Display, slim housing and power supply.

The Dino Park MakeKit EX–  includes, Dino board, LCD Display, expanded housing (height & length), power supply, and another connection assembly providing  two TRS analog In/out, SPDIF I/O and MIDI in/out

Each Dino Park can be expanded with Dino Dial Encoders: eight touch-sensitive endless encoders that also provide push function. Perfect for setting eight important parameters, saving eight plug-in/preset combinations and quickly recalling sounds during a performance.

Availability

The first individual Maker boards and all-in box-MakeKits are to ship June 2019.  Early bird pricing is being offered through April 30, 2019 exclusively at the MakeProAudio online store.  Coming soon at www.makeproaudio.com. Pricing starts with the basic Dino Board at 199 EUR, Dino Park MakeKit at 299 EUR and the Dino Park MakeKit EX at 369 EUR; all pricing includes VAT. Dino Dial Encoders are available for an additional 69 EUR. Additional modelling synths for Dino Park will be available summer 2019.

Dino Park is part of a larger audio ecosystem: the MPA platform.  The MPA platform presents a new paradigm for making, connecting and controlling audio gear that puts you in the center of the design and how audio gear functions. New exciting workflows and control with the network at your fingertips presenting never seen before collaborative and performance possibilities. Learn how GLUE control software ties all your gear together, presenting new creative possibilities as the network becomes your instrument here.

More information can be found at www.makeproaudio.com  Media Contact:  press@makeproaudio.com  

About MakeProAudio

MakeProAudio GmbH is the ‘you make audio gear’ company. We are a committed group of technologists, musicians and makers founded by Frank Hund, serial entrepreneur and inventor of the pioneering tripleDAT native audio recording system, Pulsar and SCOPE DSP platforms; and developed over a decade: TAN – the network distributed software framework that is the backbone of the MPA platform and other award winning state-of-the-art audio systems. The company works strictly on the basis of social-ecological values and is based near Cologne, Germany, with an R&D center in Bangalore, India, and distributed-team members throughout the world.

 

* LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse MakeProAudio or their products.

 

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DIY pro gear kit for Raspberry Pi

MakeProAudio Propels Makers Forward With DIY Pro Audio Kit for Raspberry Pi

MakeProAudio Propels Makers Forward With DIY Pro Audio Kit for Raspberry Pi

Igniting innovation & fun; bridges DIY maker / pro capable audio gear divide with building block system

DIY pro gear kit for Raspberry PiCologne DE,  March 22, 2019, MakeProAudio, the “you make audio gear company” announces the  “you make audio gear system” for makers: tinkerers, inventors, DIYers, hobbyists, hackers, audio anarchists and musicians. The build your own audio gear platform empowers anybody to build professional quality audio gear with never seen before control capabilities.

“Makers have so much talent and many have an avid interest in audio applications. We want to provide Makers with a huge new playground and enable them to build pro audio solutions that are a real alternative to off-the-shelf product.” said Frank Hund serial entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of MakeProAudio. “Think of the MPA Platform as the LEGO® system for building pro audio gear, where anybody with the interest is empowered to build gear that’s unique to them and only limited by their imagination,” he added.

The MPA Platform presents a new paradigm for making, connecting and controlling audio gear that puts you in the center of the design and how audio gear functions.

 How it works

You choose from a wide offering of pre-constructed components (electronics and mechanical) Tile modules, that you assemble into Blocks to provide the desired function or solution you are looking to solve. Everything you need comes in a “Makekit.” Including, instructions on installing a Raspberry Pi that runs GLUE and ties everything together providing the essential network connection.

Just as the iPhone abstracted away many complex operations changing the way we commute, interact, share and create, MakeProAudio has developed GLUE the IoT-age control software running over the World’s first truly agile Network Distributed Software Framework for All-Things-Audio and beyond.

 Play! New exciting workflows and control with the network at your fingertips presenting never seen before creative collaborative and performance possibilities. All fueled in agile ways.

Availability

The first individual Maker boards and MakeKits are to ship June 2019.  Exact pricing to be announced soon although, “all-in box-MakeKits” will be available for less than 200 EUR. Additional Audio, Control and Connect tile modules for use in building larger scale projects and other audio solutions, will be available later this year.

More information can be found at www.makeproaudio.com  Media Contact:  press@makeproaudio.com

 About MakeProAudio

MakeProAudio GmbH is the ‘you make audio gear’ company. We are a committed group of technologists, musicians and makers founded by Frank Hund, serial entrepreneur and inventor of the pioneering tripleDAT native audio recording system, Pulsar and SCOPE DSP platforms; and developed over a decade: TAN – the network distributed software framework that is the backbone of the MPA platform and other award winning state-of-the-art audio systems. The company works strictly on the basis of social-ecological values and is based near Cologne, Germany, with an R&D center in Bangalore, India, and distributed-team members throughout the world.

* LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse MakeProAudio or their products.

 

 

 

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Get a Free Entry Ticket to Pro Light & Sound!

Get a Free Entry Ticket to Pro Light & Sound!

We give away a limited number of FREE Entry Tickets to Pro Light & Sound April 2-5 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. For you to meet us at the “Audio Maker Square” in Hall 8 Booth B10!

How it works

Use our contact form and select “FREE Tickets for Audio Maker Square 2019” as subject. Then just say Hello and let us know which days you intend to be at the show and whether you like to bring any friends.

Tickets are given away on a “first come first serve” basis – so hurry up and get in touch! We will post a message in this page when all tickets are gone…. Please note – our FREE Tickets are FOR YOU PERSONALLY and CAN NOT BE RESOLD. Only apply for these tickets when you really intend to visit the show. Otherwise please leave tickets available for other fellow Makers who plan to see Audio Maker Square – Thank you!

April 2. – 5. 2019
Frankfurt Germany

Meet MakeProAudio

@ Audio Maker Square

Hall 8 B10

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Welcome! We have the you make audio gear system for you!

You are a Maker. Musician, Tinkerer, Technologist, DIYer, Inventor, Artist and Audio Anarchist who is changing the World.    We hear you because we are you!

MakeProAudio is made up of a committed group of technologists, musicians and makers lead by Frank Hund, serial entrepreneur and inventor of the pioneering tripleDAT native audio recording system, Pulsar and SCOPE DSP platforms.

Frustrated with the status quo of mono-use-designed, conventional products that are everywhere today. We set out over a decade ago to change the way things work when it comes pro audio gear.  

Makers make and why can’t you simply make audio gear that solves a solution you have or can grow in capability as you and your studio grows. Why can’t you access pro level audio sound quality and control in gear that works with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino?

What we have come up with is a new paradigm for making, connecting and controlling audio gear. The MPA Platform puts you in the center of the design and how audio gear functions.

We are MakeProAudio the ‘you make audio gear company’ and we have the ‘you make audio gear system’ for you!

The future for audio makers of all kind is bright and we are really excited to see what you make!

Best,

The MPA team is headquartered in Cologne Germany with distributed team members around the World!

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