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MakeProAudio Dino Park – Top-End Modeling Synthesizer MakeKits now available

Cologne DE, September 3, 2019, MakeProAudio, the “you make audio gear company” is proud to announce the highly anticipated first ever DIY MakeKit synthesizer DinoPark is now available.  The first multi-model DIY synth MakeKit and best sounding maker project board ever produced, offers the finest quality and most affordable Classic Synth emulation available anywhere – the only classic synth emulation offering as latency-free hardware. 

Dino Park is a multi-specialist that performs as responsive zero-latency hardware, that can emulate a very large sonic spectrum of synthesis and delivers superior sound quality.

The Secret behind the Dino Park Sound

20 years ago CreamWare set the standard for analog modelling and emulation with its pristine sound quality and meticulous sound replication of the most revered analog classic synths. Exceptional then, and still unsurpassed today, these CreamWare classics with all their sonic, creative possibility offered in Dino Park – with current SHARC DSPs, increased polyphony, modular software technology and extended control options. It is precisely this interplay of components that makes Dino Park an exceptional, simple and reliable solution for anyone who wants to bring back the sound of the classics outside of a computer.

Three Synth Classics pre-loaded on every DinoPark

You can own the super-phat Minimax, punchy Prodyssey and uber-expressive Pro12. Now all in an ergonomic responsive no latency hardware form factor. Future proof with the capacity to store up to 32 plugins in on-board memory and extendable with future availability of additive, wavetable, FM and drum/percussion model synths via the MakeProAudio online store.

Dino Park can be operated and played directly as a MIDI device – without a computer. For even more control and settings options, MakeProAudio offers a free VSTi Editor plug-in (PC/Mac), which allows for the convenient editing of every Dino Park parameter. The Editor makes it possible to program and tweak your own custom sound presets and save them directly in Dino Park.

Connectivity

Dino Park has a wide range of connection options that ensure easy integration into existing setups. A USB MIDI Device Port (MicroUSB) is used to connect the Dino Park to a computer.  There is an integrated USB host port for connecting USB MIDI devices such as keyboard controllers. Output analog audio signals via 6.3 mm jacks, the EX version also includes digital SPDIF inputs/outputs and MIDI sockets (In, Thru, Out) as 3.5 mm mini jack (MMA specification). 

Easy to build

Dino Park is part of the growing MakeProAudio modular system and can be easily expanded due to its modular DIY design.  Dino Park MakeKits contain all the electronic components, connectors and housing enclosure parts that are needed to build. If you can screw a module into a Eurorack, you can also build Dino Park yourself with ease.

Key Features Dino Park

– DIY Multi Modeling Synthesizer in different versions

– Extends any keyboard setup with the true-to-original sound and glamour of the classics

– Easy to assemble, one screwdriver is all it takes

– Three Classic Synth models pre-installed and ready to play

– Up to 32 Synth models can be stored in on-board memory

– 50 factory presets and 50 user memories per model

– Simple user interface

– VSTi Editor Software (free download)

– Compact, robust housing

– Available in different versions

– Can be integrated into Arduino or Raspberry Pi projects

– Extended hardware control with “Dino Dials” (available soon)

– Expandable without limits

– Can be integrated via glue into networks in which the network itself becomes an instrument

– More exciting Synth models available soon

 

Pricing and availability

Dino Park Board (DSP Board with many connection possibilities) 279 EUR

Dino Park Maker board bundle (DSP board with many connection options, connectors, Dino display) 299 EUR

Dino Park MakeKit (DSP board with many connection possibilities, connections, housing, power supply) 399 EUR

Dino Park MakeKit EX (DSP board with many connection possibilities, connectors, housing; expansion board with MIDI,

SPDIF, analog inputs), power supply 469 EUR

Dino Park MakeKit EXL (DSP-Board with many connection possibilities, connections, larger housing (space for two DSP boards with many connection possibilities), expansion board with MIDI, SPDIF, analog inputs), power supply 519 EUR

 

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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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’s Crowdfunding Alternative

MakeProAudio’s Crowdfunding Alternative

MakeProAudio closes circle and makes customers co-entrepreneurs

 Introduces cooperative-born crowd-investment model at the intersection of community, innovation and sustainability

Cologne DE, June 13, 2019, MakeProAudio the “you make audio gear and IoT-age platform company for all things audio to automation, today announces a novel approach to the customer manufacturer relationship by offering lucrative Membership Stakes to accelerate company growth and groundbreaking platform initiatives.

“With our open modular system for pro audio and control solutions, users and developers are integral parts of a dynamic community that’s democratizing innovation and product development. Inviting the same community to become a part of MakeProAudio completes our collaborative vision.” said Frank Hund MakeProAudio Founder/CEO. “It’s a circulatory system, rooted in collaborative economic principles where membership contribution serves the community. Not everyone can be an entrepreneur, but now everyone can participate in a company shaping the future of innovation across industry with a stake in the enterprise.” added Hund.

Nachhaltigkeit is the German word for sustainability that was born over 150 years ago in a village near Cologne not far from where MakeProAudio is based. The concepts and social-ecological values conceived by Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen that spawned cooperatives throughout Germany, also forms the underpinnings in the founding of MakeProAudio.com.

MakeProAudio music technology and control products, enable anyone to build “Things” that are unique in that they are designed to be reused, repurposed and re-imaged. That includes the sharing of Lego-like modular building block systems, to the release of free APIs and SDKs that enable makers, in a variety of domains to use MPA Tiles such as encoder, motorized fader and RGB button modules in everything from DIY pro audio to home automation projects.

The global trend in sustainable investing and shareholder activism demanding Environmental Social Governance (ESG accountability) is on the rise. MakeProAudio argues company and community member profitability can be consistent with providing product solutions for people and planet. In that light, MakeProAudio is setting the stage for technology companies to put more focus on long term value creation and their role in society and community.

Supporting quotes

“I am both a sound guy and a maker. I joined MakeProAudio as a member to become an active contributor in making an amazing collaborative vision become reality. ‘ said Reinold Melles, Live Sound Engineer based in Ruppichteroth, Germany.

“When I saw the potential of MPA’s Things, Tiles, and Glue software, I knew I wanted to be a part of this exciting technology,” said  Dale Ong, Composer and Producer, USA

“The idea of creating an empowered, collaborative community based on an open building block system is simply grand and deserves my support,” said, Henning v. K. Communications Scholar and Synthesist Berlin, Germany

“Supporting MPA in their community mission certainly is a good thing to do. But combined with the interest they offer it was a ‘no-brainer’ opportunity for me to become invested,” said,Thomas Link, Lawyer and Band Leader, Cologne, Germany.

To learn more about MakeProAudio membership investment offerings visit https://www.makeproaudio.com/become-a-member/

Or contact membership@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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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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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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