The MeeBlip thru5 is an incredibly nifty tool for synth setups
The MeeBlip thru5 is a new device designed to make life easier for hooking up a variety of MIDI devices.
One of the downsides about large MIDI chains is the slight amount of latency that each device adds in.
Many MIDI devices are equipped with a MIDI thru port, however nowadays with so many synths being designed in a compact form factor, MIDI thru ports being built into devices is becoming increasingly rare.
In an example of a large MIDI setup with several drum machines clocking on a single tempo, any latency would drastically throw off the rhythm.
This makes it almost essential to use a THRU port when syncing to a clock, you also don’t want additional clock signals being added in by the devices themselves.
The MeeBlip thru5 is the solution for this exact problem, it offers a single MIDI input and five exactly identical MIDI outputs, perfect for supplying a stable and solid clock signal to several devices.
This one is for the DIY enthusiasts…
The MeeBlip thru5 ships as a partly assembled DIY package, it is supplied with the circuit board, MIDI sockets and USB socket for power.
Most of the work is already done on the board, all you need to do is attach the MIDI and USB socket and you’re good to go. The thru5 DIY kit retails at USD 19.95 (Around R300 excl. duties)
For more information check out the MeeBlip website here.
For those who aren’t so well versed in DIY, there is a very similar product that comes pre-assembled, check out the MeeBlip cubit here.
and for those who are wondering, no the USB is not USB-MIDI compatible if you’re looking for something like that check out the MeeBlip cubit go.