Bang On Tek has released Safe Box, a free utility for the x0xb0x.
Bang On Tek announces the release of Safebox, a free software tool that allows full x0xb0x EEPROM backup & restore. (the x0xb0x is one of the most popular TB-303 hardware clones – see http://www.ladyada.net/make/x0xb0x/ for more information).
Safebox is to be followed soon by Kontrol, a software application that will provide pattern library management functionality for not only the x0xb0x but also popular software TB-303 emulations such as Propellerhead’s Rebirth, AudioRealism’s Bassline and D16′s Phoscyon. Kontrol will allow patterns originating from any of these applications to be imported, edited, and exported to any of the supported formats.
Safe Box is available as a free download for Windows.
This is my MIDI piano instructor. This thing (top left in the picture) drives a bar of LEDs placed on top of a piano keyboard (electronic or regular). MIDI messages play a MIDI melody through the electronic piano or a MIDI box and also drive the MIDI piano instructor which turns on and off the LEDs according to the notes played.
The new episode of Electric Independence documents a rare look inside Devo’s studio. Mark Mothersbaugh himself gives us a tour through the space and shows us some of his favorite (and strangest) synths and circuit bending noisemakers. The guys even tell us some funny stories of their early Akron days, like the large girls (or “mother hens” as they like to call them) who would circle their equipment to warm it up before playing on those cold Ohio nights.
When the x0xb0x first came out in 2005 it was a exciting and unusual for a few reasons. First it was the first synth that really sounded like a TB-303, Second it was a Kit that you had to build yourself. Due to the cult status of the 303 a lot of musicians started getting into DIY just so they could get there hands on a x0xb0x. This was a boom to the DIY synthesizer community. After 5 years Adafruit has had a wildly successful run with the x0xb0x. Adafruit Industries shipped out 1,000 kits and there are countless others who self sourced there own. My goal is to keep the x0xb0x alive and relevant to the DIY community for years to come. We have an amazing project that was given to us by Adafruit Industries. I plan to keep the original spirit of sharing. In the coming months you will see more open source project’s that are derived from the x0xb0x but not necessary tb-303 related. Transistorize the World!