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
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.
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.
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