Block is a compact and programmable MIDI control surface designed for interactive audio performance.
Built on the same bi-directional and adaptable platform as the Ohm64, Block provides a powerful interface for creating and interacting with sound in a small easy-to-transport body.
Backlight LED buttons provide endless possibilities for visual feedback with presets and template available for Ableton Live, Properllerhead's Reason and Record, Traktor Pro, Max/MSP, ArKaos' Grand VJ, and Cell DNA. A growing number of open source applications and utilities turns the block into the ultimate adaptable and portable control surface.
Totally plug-and-play and USB powered means you don't have to worry about power cables or drivers. MIDI in and out jacks extend the controller's capabilities beyond being a simple software control surface. The blockEditor application lets you reprogram any of the controller's sixty four clip buttons, eight knobs, two faders, and seven function buttons. Block is hand crafted from lightweight wood and sleek anodized aluminum for easy portability and control. All of our controllers are proudly hand crafted and assembled for artists by artists in our Austin, Texas shop.
Block controllers now come with our expansion module for added adaptability, flexibility and control. Two ¼” jacks allow you to connect Roland-style foot pedals and single analog controls. Put your feet in the mix for additional controls, or experiment adding different sensors and switches. Accessorize your setup with our XPC Expansion Controllers using a single cable to connect to the expansion jacks. If that’s not enough, you can add up to eight more analog controls with the pin header connection. This provides a direct link into the block’s Brain so you can experiment with touch controls, sensors, accelerometers, faders, rotary knobs, and more. Of course, our Builder series BYOB boards can be easily integrated for a totally customized and modular setup.
- 9" x 9.5" x 2" (WDH) / weight 3 lbs.
- USB Powered
- MIDI in and out jacks
- Bi-Directional MIDI communication (talkback)
- Class-compliant: no drivers needed for Mac, Windows, or Linux.
- 64 Programmable backlight buttons for talk-back and interactive performance
- Programmable MIDI mapping allows you to change the MIDI settings on the hardware
- Anodized Aluminum Body
- Open Source software tools to create your own LED talkback interaction
- Editor included for MIDI editing, and LED talkback programming
- Made in the USA
- Compatible with any software that supports MIDI learn
- ROHS compliant
- USB cable included