Blokas Midihub 1.15, the “Swiss army knife” MIDI interface gets new features

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Blokas Midihub 1.15 is the latest firmware update that adds new features and improvements to the Swiss army knife” MIDI router and processor.

If you work DAWless or a lot with hardware synthesizers and other gear, you can’t avoid MIDI. The standard that makes electronic instrument intercommunication possible. This has been the case for decades. A MIDI interface is a must-have for this relationship. 

The simple interfaces are enough for this task. A few years ago, Blokas introduced the Midihub, a MIDI interface that went further and was also a processor. It quickly turned out that it was a Swiss army knife for MIDI. Now there is a big 1.15 update for the Midihub. 

Blokas Midihub 1.15

Blokas Midihub 1.15

The Midihub is a MIDI all-rounder. In addition to the traditional features of a USB MIDI interface, it can filter MIDI data, split it, create arpeggiators, note repeats, randomize your data, generate CC LFOs, and more.

All of this is based on a unique concept of “pipes,” sort of MIDI effects, selectable via Blokas drag-and-drop software editor for the input/output configurations. The new firmware 1.15 introduces several improvements and new features for this architecture.

Once updated, users can control pipe parameters using MIDI CC messages generated within the Midihub itself, eliminating the necessity for physical loopbacks. This opens up a new range of possibilities for internal modifiers and self-modulation techniques.

Also, it brings more detailed and precise manual MIDI mapping, enhancing control and customization.The clock/tempo management has also got a makeover, giving users more flexibility. New features like mappable tap-tempo and tempo nudge buttons have been added to simplify syncing with external equipment.

Then, you can benefit from a new LFO mode. Update 1.15 features a new 14-bit LFO mode that allows for finer MIDI modulation depth and control. The LFOs also benefit from a new sample & hold waveform great for more complex modulations.

Further, seven new algorithms for dispatcher and the arpeggiator effects (pipes) can be explored after updating. It includes “Entirely Up Then Down” and “Entirely Down Then Up” patterns made for more advanced note sequencing.

First Impression

This is a great update for the “Swiss army knife” MIDI interface and processor. It’s nice to see that a product continues to receive updates even after such a long time

Blokas Midihub 1.15 is a free update for existing users. Midihub is available now for 164€ /$189,99. 

More information here: Blokas 

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  1. Bought for remapping CC when Torso’s T-1 wasn’t fully configurable yet, when soneone pointed me to this device. Has been in use ever since for gluing together these small self-contained setups I cycle through, depending on my mood and the genre I feel like toying with.

  2. Hello
    Do you know if it is possible to program Midi HUB to force velocity of all incoming notes from a Midi In port to 127 ?
    Example : if it receives Note C3 Velocity 50, it sends Note C3 Velocity 127
    Thank you

    • Hi, I’m Giedrius, a developer at Blokas. Sure, you can use a Transform pipe to always set the Velocity to 127 for all notes, or just for the note C3. That’s just the start though, you can also MIDI map the 127 value to a CC so you have real-time control over it. Or you could assign it to an internal LFO and have it change over time. Or you can use an Equalizer pipe to change the curve of the Velocity based on itself or the Note Number. Or you can reverse the Velocity values. I think I should stop brainstorming now. 😀

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