Just been taking a look at the PatchblocksMIDI block on their new site. It’s cheaper than I expected, although apparently when the final version becomes available it’ll be a bit more than the current £15. Even at a bit more than that I might pick one up. I think it’ll make my existing Patchblocks a lot more useful to me.
I think that this is a really amazing device and it’s doing so well on Kickstarter. I’ve posted about it a lot on PalmSounds, but was impressed and wanted to add it here too. Also, Tangible Instruments did a very nice thing. They included PalmSounds …
I’ve been playing around with my new littleBits MIDI bit. It’s pretty easy to get to grips with. It handles USB MIDI and 5 pin MIDI too, which is very handy. It all worked very well actually. I tested it out using Genome MIDI Sequencer on my iPad. No problems at all.
I got it to hopefully make my littleBits collection a bit more useful. I think that it will. The down side is that it appears that one of the oscillators in my kit appears to have stopped working. Which is disappointing. I doubt that there’s anyway to fix it sadly. I guess I’ll just have to get a new one.
It’s actually a really great device. Mainly because you just plug it in and it just works. You don’t need to worry about it, configure it, managed settings or anything else. It just does what you want it to do.