Past Product Highlights
Before focusing on manufacturing digital audio products like the TGA Pro, the previous 20-year history of Blackaddr Audio had been custom one-offs. Occasionally, enough interest around a project resulted in a small-batch build for local musicians. Here's a couple of the more popular ones from the past
microMIDI MK IThe microMIDI is the result of two years of testing and development. Designed to be compact and simple to use, yet extremely powerful. A MIDI foot controller (MFC) is how you physically interact with your digital gear, so it should be a focal point of your rig, not an afterthought. The microMIDI MK I brings foot controllers to a whole new level with it's feature set. Released in 2014 and available in small manufacturing batches until 2017.
Download the manual or the microMIDI Application
This unit is built in small batches and sold on Tindie, check it out HERE.
- OLED Graphics Display - gives you the resolution needed for real preset names, and meaningful onscreen indicators
- Knobs - real pedals have knobs, so should your MFC! Three effect-programmable rotary encoders at your disposal.
- Switches - two stomps, and two additional push button switches built in to the encoders. All are effect-programmable.
- Expansion - a 1/4" expansion jack on the side permits an additional external footswitch or expression pedal.
- Programmable - intuitive modern app for preset programming (via MIDI ports), available for Windows and Android
The graphic display handles navigation of preset names (left-top), an effect screen showing the status of all your selected presets knobs and switches (left-middle), as well as knob animation when adjusting values (left-bottom). Here I've configured two knobs for Bass Volume (BV) and Guitar Volume (GV) and the lower left stomp as on/off muting of the bass channel. If an effect is unlabelled, when engaged it will simply say "ON".
The simple mobile/desktop app (right) allows you to build and configure your presets just like a setlist before sending them to the MIDI controller.
- Hi Spectrum - a tone control for the higher Helios frequencies
- Lo Spectrum - control over the lower end of the spectrum
- Fusion - the more fusion a star has the more supercharged its output. I guess you could also just call it Gain
- Volume - how big a star is...or perhaps your tone? Yeah, okay, I guess you saw this punn coming a lightyear away.
This unit is no longer available.
- Fixed +9V Out - four power ports at the good ole' 9V are ready to provide some juice.
- Continuously Variable - four more independent ports with control knobs to select from 5V to 15V
- DC Panel - A 5-way selector knob would connect the fixed voltage for monitoring, or one of the four variable voltages so you could tune it exactly where you wanted.
- Dying Battery - one port simulated a dying battering with an additional tunable (from the inside) resistance circuit.
- A total of 8 ports in all!