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Midihub - Standalone MIDI Processor & Router

Process MIDI messages in tons of useful and creative ways!

€108,847
826 backers 🥰
🎯 1134% of 9,600 goal
Campaign ended!
Fulfilment starts January 2020.
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Meet Midihub!

Midihub is a versatile MIDI Processor & Router! It has classic MIDI Input and Output ports, 4 of each, as well as a USB port for power and/or communicating with your computer. Using the dedicated Editor you can set-up Midihub to process MIDI messages in tons of useful and creative ways and once your presets are stored you can use Midihub completely stand-alone in your computer-less setup.

What Can It Do?

Here’s a quick non-exhaustive list of the uses you could expect to fulfill using Midihub.

Classic USB MIDI Interface MIDI Thru Box Master Clock
MIDI Router MIDI Splitter Arpeggiator
MIDI Filter MIDI Note Repeater MIDI Note Velocity Amplifier / Equalizer
MIDI Transformer MIDI Randomizer MIDI Delay
CC LFO MIDI Sustain Pedal Micro Tuner
Note Scale Remapper Note Transpose Voice Dispatcher
MIDI Combiner / Merger Keyboard Splitter Multi-CC Controller using a Single CC Knob
MIDI Sync Offset Note to Chord Fixed Note Length

And Midihub can do any combination of the above and even more!

Editor & Pipes

The Midihub Editor lets you customize Midihub’s processing logic by laying down the processing pipelines. The interface is based on intuitive Drag & Drop. Every pipeline starts from an Input or Generator pipe, from which MIDI data flows to the right, until it ends up in an Output pipe.

Pipes

Find the documentation of all the pipes here.

You can play around with the Editor even without the device connected. Download it for your platform below.

Midihub in the Wild

In the 3rd part of his “Generative Music Making Series” @loopop uses Midihub to present various MIDI generative ideas that were heavily inspired by Ólafur Arnalds. For more music tech tips and tricks we suggest you to subscribe to his YouTube channel!

Beta Program

One year ago, we had started a Midihub Beta Test program where beta version units were sent out to users around the world to give Midihub some real world studio problems to solve and even empower the users to achieve more with the gear they already had. We had received some extremely valuable feedback which allowed us to take Midihub to the next level, the one we are at as of this writing.

Feel free to dig into the beta-tester reviews available here. One thing to keep in mind while reading is that all of the reviews were written at the end of 2018, before many of the changes acting upon the user feedback got released.

What Are People Saying? 😍

“I've just finished the first session with Midihub and I have to tell you, I am blown away by it - in my opinion it’s a must have component of every DAW-less setup.” - @loopop
“Midihub has become my go to MIDI utility when moving outside the world of the computer.” - @jpmcmullan23
“I like the concept of Midihub and wonder why this haven’t been invented in such a simple way before.” - @verstaerker
“As a central USB-MIDI router/interface between hardware MIDI gear and either my PC or iPad it works just as well and simple as I had imagined.” / “It’s pretty amazing to see how far the software has come since last year. I just recently played around with the newer stuff and I’m really blown away.” - @computing.sound
“Midihub is a flexible device which can fill many different roles depending upon your needs.” - @thetechnobear
“The industrial design of Midihub is rather striking and I’m confident that it would hold up just fine on the road.” - @richiejape

We Say Thanks 🙏

Midihub Specs

Parameter Value
Input/Output Connectors 8 x DIN-5 Female Sockets & USB-B Port
MIDI Loopback Latency Less than 1.5ms
Activity LEDs 4 x MIDI Input, 4 x MIDI Output & 1 x Status
Storage 8 Presets
Other Input 1 x The Button
Parameter Value
Enclosure Powder-Coated 1mm Steel
Power Bus-Powered - Computer or 5V USB Power Supply
Current Draw 50mA @ 5.1VDC
Dimensions 75mm x 108mm x 36mm
Weight 285g

Timeline

Late August - Campaign starts.
Mid October - Campaign ends and part sourcing begins.
Mid November - Manufacturing starts.
Late December - Holidays, quality control and packaging.
Late January - Shipping starts.

Risks

We had already manufactured the Beta Batch of Midihubs and the device has been stress-tested by our beta-testers. In other words Midihub is already in a mature state with some minor software improvements to be implemented before the fulfilment date.

All manufacturing partners involved in the production process are located here in Vilnius, Lithuania, allowing us to resolve any possible issues quickly and face-to-face.

However, as this is a hardware project as any other, some delays may occur, for example, when sourcing the required parts which might not be immediately available at the quantities required or the manufacturing time affected by the upcoming holidays season. To be safe we have taken this into account when estimating the shipping date.

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- Will Midihub be compatible with MIDI 2.0?

We are members of the MIDI Association, so we are aware of the new specification and its contents. We will provide software updates to Midihub as needed. No hardware changes to Midihub have to be made to accommodate the new spec.

- Why no USB MIDI Host support?

USB Host functionality would exponentially increase the complexity of the device in all regards, and it would take us more time to deliver Midihub, so in order to guarantee good and stable user experience, we must limit the scope of the features in a sensible way.

- Why haven't we launched on Kickstarter or Indiegogo?

We had previously announced that we are planning to do an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the launch of Midihub, as we already did one for Pisound 2.5 years ago. However, since August 12th, 2019, Indiegogo had silently changed its policy and reduced the list of countries eligible to run campaigns. Lithuania got left out. Kickstarter never allowed campaigns to be run from Lithuania or other Baltic countries, so it isn’t an option for us either. In this situation both platforms are suggesting to use a “middle-man” or to register a “gateway” company in the US using services like Stripe Atlas.

In our view, any form of “middle-man” introduces unnecessary risks and fees for our customers, and as this policy change directly contradicts Indiegogo’s mission statement we decided that the best way forward would be to push the launch to August 29th and build our own site for the Midihub campaign.

The good news is that we are able to offer you Midihub at better prices, since we do not have to take into account the cost of crowdfunding, like the 5% platform fee or currency conversion.

Our promise is the same as with every Fixed-Goal campaign - if we don’t reach the funding goal by October 12th needed for the initial Midihub batch to be manufactured we guarantee you that we will fully refund every pledge anyone has made.

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