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MeeBlip SE: the affordable, Open Source DIY synth

Mar 06, 2012, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A more intuitive, playable control layout. The changes are subtle, but after lots of conversations with users, we worked to make each knob and switch the choice we liked best. (Of course, you can still modify those choices via our open source firmware, if you like.)

"Patch storage. Sure, it was a bit more 'pure' never being able to store patches, but this is a digital synth, after all. Now, you can save and recall up to 16 patches right on the MeeBlip, using dedicated front panel load and save buttons. It's especially nice for live performance.

"Variable pulse width. Instead of a fixed square wave, you can now use the dedicated PWM knob to adjust the timbre of the first oscillator. There's also a 'pwm sweep' switch for enabling an automated PWM envelope, of which we've grown rather fond. Hello, thick synth leads."

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