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NAMM 2018 Video: BlipBlox Synthesizer For Kids
Rounik Sethi on Thu, January 25th | 0 comments
The capable synthesizer and beatbox for kids, Blipblox, has captured the imagination of parents and musicians since its recent announcement. Here's a short interview with Blipblox creator, Troy.

One of the most popular pre-NAMM 2018 announcements came from an unexpected, and previously unknown, company. Playtime Engineering are the folks behind the awesome Blipblox hardware synthesizer for kids.

It looks like a Fisher Price, "my first synth', but there's a very capable synthesis engine insidethat we suspect will appeal to quite a number of adults as well as children.

We caught up with the creator of Blipblox at NAMM 2018 to understand more about this new synth: 

 

Blipblox is a synthesizer and beatbox designed to promote creativity and audio exploration.  Its unique physical design is easy-to-use and safe for children as young as 3 years old. Its professional features and nearly endless ability to create new sounds make it fun and captivating for everyone!

Kid-friendly & kid-safe

  • Colorful knobs & buttons are easy for little hands to twist & press.
  • Multi-color LED light show is synchronized to the music.
  • Durable plastic design is drop & splash resistant.
  • Algorithm & system flow learning provides STEM experience beyond music play.
  • "Active capture" knobs & buttons so little hands can't remove them.
  • Powered by batteries or AC adapter.

Professional features

  • MIDI input for an external keyboard or sequencer controller.
  • Eight unique oscillator modulation schemes.
  • One Low Pass Filter.
  • Two Envelope Generators.
  • Two LFOs.
  • 3-in/3-out modulation matrix.
  • Performance Mode optimizes device display for music production.
  • Audio Output jack.

Synthesis for all

  • No music experience needed!  Have fun just exploring the new sounds, or dig deeper to learn the signal path and master the synthesis engine.
  • Built-in sequencer comes loaded with hundreds of unique melodies to explore.
  • Integrated drum machine.
  • All of the fun of sound synthesis in a simplified, low-cost device.

Read more about Blipblox here: https://ask.audio/articles/blipblox-is-a-playful-but-powerful-synthesizer-toy-for-kids 

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