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The Future of Control: How MakeProAudio Connects Everything

I came across MakeProAudio at Pro Light & Sound and was a little more intrigued than skeptical by what I saw at their stand. But it wasn’t until they visited my studio that I really understood the depth of what they are about.

 After all, here we are in 2019 and well after what we dreamed decades ago to be the age of flying cars and androids walking among us. While we certainly have the technology and the means to achieve such a reality, in many other areas technology seems to have lacked the necessary innovation to become part of what we now call the Internet of Things (IoT), or the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. And yet, while we are able to synchronize everything we do with our smartphones, tablets and even our vehicles and homes, there still doesn’t seem to be a proper system that unifies our audio equipment in the same way.

 Enter MakeProAudio.

 While at first glance MPA technology seems aimed at the Pro Audio community, a further look reveals the potential of very much being able to control anything and everything from dimming lights to distortion gain or anything you can do with Raspberry Pi or Arduino. By offering LEGO*-like modular building block systems called MPA Tiles, including RGB modules, motorized faders, rotary encoder knobs, inputs and outputs, MakeProAudio brings a definitive solution that allows users to control and automate, well, technically everything.

But what impressed me the most was the surprise of getting to know the mastermind behind the company, CEO Frank Hund. A man who has the wisdom and humility that only life itself can teach us from the unavoidable process of failure and success, and the creative spirit of a child. It takes someone like that to become the inventor of the pioneering tripleDAT native audio recording system, Pulsar and SCOPE DSP platforms, as well as being behind the team that was the very first to develop “truthful” emulations of ARP, Moog, Sequential Circuits and other analog synthesizers.

Today the network distributed software framework that is the backbone of the MPA platform, as well as the technology behind many other award winning state-of-the-art audio systems. 

Taking all of this into consideration, the growth potential of such systems is very clear. Looking at such potential, MakeProAudio could certainly turn to Venture Capitalists for seeking growth partners but instead, they want us, the consumers, the enthusiasts, the musicians, the engineers, the clients themselves, to have our own lucrative membership stake within the company.  Already with the backing of several local to well-known professionals from lawyers and bankers to producers and DJs, their unorthodox approach actually makes much more sense in this current day and age than most business models.

 The keyword and the concept in all this that drives MakeProAudio company values is Nachhaltigkeit, the German word for sustainability. Over 150 years ago, this set of social and ecological values were conceived by Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (the name behind what is now the Raiffeisen Bank), and that spawned thousands of cooperatives throughout Germany which quickly went from local to an international level, further strengthening the German, European and Global economy.

 Beyond the awesome sounds, synthesis, control and creative possibilities, all great advances of civilization have been about movements. In this age of accelerations and the interconnectedness of our very being, MakeProAudio is bringing the future into the present and that’s something, a movement, I want to be a part of!

 I’m a musician, and I’m a member. In the end, the choice is yours to join us. But when you see it for yourself, I am sure you will become part of this ever-growing family set to change the game forever.

 Let’s make history!

 Yours truly,

 Federico Ágreda Álvarez

Zardonic

http://www.zardonic.net 

 

 

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MakeProAudio announces Dino Park EURO multi-model synthesizer and Dino Park EURO Drums and Bass, analog modeling percussion and bass synthesizer for EuroRack

MakeProAudio announces Dino Park EURO multi-model synthesizer and Dino Park EURO Drums and Bass, analog modeling percussion and bass synthesizer for EuroRack

-Uber flexible and affordable analog modeling synthesis for studio and stage

Cologne DE, May 9, 2019, MakeProAudio, the “you make audio gear company” announces the Dino Park EURO multi-model synthesizer and Dino Park EURO Drums and Bass, analog modeling percussion and bass synthesizer for EuroRack. Featured along with the exciting MPA Platform at Super Booth 2019 Berlin.

The Dino Park EURO Family offers musicians just starting their Eurorack journey big sound with no effort along with the accessibility of a complete voice desktop polysynth. For Eurorack veterans it offers a sonic pallet expanding polysynth that can produce a variety of timbres in one ergonomic module. All with the added tweak-ability and the reliability of digital recall. Perfect for live performance and capturing musical inspiration on the fly. True “best of” utility in big analog sound with the recall-reliability of digital.

When the Dino Park Euro Family ships in July 2019, EuroRack and synth loving musicians along with Makers, DIYers and audio anarchists can choose a Dino Park EURO kit that meets their needs:

Dino Park EURO  is a polyphonic, multi-model synthesizer for Eurorack with 2 CV-Voice-Control-Ins (V/Oct and Gate), 4 assignable CV-Ins with Offset and Attenuation Control plus USB-MIDI (Host and Device).

It’s an ergonomic, affordable and responsive hardware synth that ships with three CreamWare replica models of legendary synth classics: the super-phat 10-voice Minimax, punchy 10-voice Prodyssey and uber-expressive 12-voice Pro12.  It’s also future proof with the capacity to store up to 32 Synt-Models in on-board memory and extendable with future availability of additive, wavetable, FM and drum/percussion model synths via the MPA online store.

Not just a complete EuroRack module, but three revered analog classics in an affordable,  high-end modeling synthesizer. The legendary CreamWare modelling emulations, unparalleled in quality available in a new exciting Eurorack form.

Key features:

  • True “ best of” utility in big analog sound with the recall-reliability of digital.
  • Rich sound / synthesis provided by SHARC processing DSP
  • Zero latency / responsive hardware feel
  • Two CV Voice Control Inputs (each V/Oct and Gate)
  • Four assignable CV Inputs with Offset and Attenuation Encoders
  • LCD Display, stores 100 presets
  • Control via USB MIDI Keyboard, via VSTI Control Surfaces (Mac + PC) across USB MIDI Device Port, via GLUE in HYBR or Custom Modes across USB MIDI Device Port
  • 48kHz (internal oversampling of up to 192kHz)/32 bit internal digital audio path
  • AD/DA Codec Dynamic Range (S/N) 108dB
  • VSTi remote control user interface/editor  (Mac & Win)
  • Dimension approx. 128.5mm (h) x 162mm (w) x 75mm (d)
  • Complete specs available at https://www.makeproaudio.com/dinopark-for-eurorack/

Dino Park EURO Drums and Bass analog modeling percussion and bass synthesizer offers the most advanced percussion synth modeling available for Eurorack. It features 11 drum/percussion instruments and one bass voice, ten dedicated drum gate inputs, CV voice control for the bass voice and four additional assignable CV inputs.  

Advanced intuitive control over instruments adds to the sonic sculpting possibilities. The range of control is tailored to the instrument model and provides easy control to bring out the subtleties of drum voice timbres.   All possible with SHARC powered detail.

For example everybody’s favorite cowbell offers four control parameters that include Tune, Decay, FM and Tonal to bring out the detail for more Cowbell!  While more complex instruments such as Kick include 19 waveforms to choose from and 9 parameters with variations for tuning, amplifier envelopes, transients and body for that ommmfff.

Dino Park EURO Drums and Bass also comes with three legendary CreamWare synth models pre-loaded: the super-phat 10-voice Minimax, punchy 10-voice Prodyssey and uber-expressive 12-voice Pro12.  Future proof with the capacity to store up to 32 Synth-Models in on-board memory and extendable with future availability of additive, wavetable, FM and drum/percussion model synths via the MPA online store.

Key Features

  • True “best of” utility in big analog sound with the recall-reliability of digital.
  • Rich sound / synthesis provided by SHARC processing DSP
  • Zero latency /  responsive hardware feel
  • Two CV voice control inputs (each V/Oct and gate)
  • Four assignable CV inputs with offset and attenuation encoders
  • Eight CV gate inputs for control of eight drum instruments
  • Control via USB MIDI Keyboard, via VSTI Control Surfaces (Mac + PC) across USB MIDI Device Port, via GLUE in HYBR or Custom Modes across USB MIDI Device Port
  • MIDI connections made via USB or 3.5mm TRS (midi.org spec)
  • Sonic variety – choice from 19 waveforms with some instrument models
  • Advanced effects section: filter, overdrive, chorus, delay
  • Three legendary analog subtractive synth classics pre-loaded
  • Room for up to 32 plug-ins models in onboard memory
  • VSTi remote control user interface/editor  (Mac & Win)
  • Dimension approx. 128.5mm (h) x 162mm (w) x 75mm (d)
  • Complete specs available at https://www.makeproaudio.com/dinopark-for-eurorack/

The Dino Park EURO Breakout Kit – If you are looking for MIDI control only, this version is perfect for you. The kit includes, a Dino Park board and everything that comes standard with DIno Park, dedicated Arduino port, breakout connection plate for  MIDI-only operation and cabling.

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. MakeProAudio is exciting to offer this legendary sound capability in an affordable studio and performance ready EuroRack form.

Availability

The Dino Park Euro Family ships in July 2019.  Early bird special pricing is being offered through May 31, 2019 exclusively at the MakeProAudio online store.  Pricing starts with the Dino Park Breakout Kit at 295 EUR, Dino Park EURO polyphonic multi-modeling synthesizer 495 EUR and the Dino Park EURO Drum and Bass, analog modeling percussion synthesizer at 675 EUR; all pricing includes VAT.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.

Availability

The Dino Park Euro Family ships in July 2019.  Early bird special pricing is being offered through May 31, 2019 exclusively at the MakeProAudio online store.  Pricing starts with the Dino Park Breakout Kit at 295 EUR, Dino Park EURO polyphonic multi-modeling synthesizer 495 EUR and the Dino Park EURO Drum and Bass, analog modeling percussion synthesizer at 675 EUR; all pricing includes VAT.

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.

 

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