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In the very beginning we've developed Patchblocks, small, inexpensive, programmable synthesiser modules that are easy to program with our visual programming editor. Patchblocks are used by musicians, hobbyists and educators to teach music, maths and sound synthesis. Programming for young people and DIY computer kits like the RaspberryPi have become very popular in recent years. We offer products that make programming accessible, collaborative, educational and exciting by using sound instead of a computer screen. The product has gained a lot of popularity through a successful Kickstarter campaign in December 2013, which raised over £67.000 within one month. It became available from June 2014 and since then we've build up a large distribution and retain network all over the globe. Queen's University Belfast and the University of Portsmouth use them as part of their curriculum. In November 2014 Mindflood has launched another crowdfunding round via crowdcube.com , which also went pretty successful with an equity funding of £175.000 within 4 weeks.
  • Patchblocks Portable 3-Channel Mixer PBMIX3

    The PBMIX-3 is the latest addition to Mindflood’s Patchblocks family, a range of snap-together synth modules that can be reprogrammed with your own sounds and effects. Unlike its siblings though, the PBMIX-3 isn’t reprogrammable – it’s just a very simple three-channel mixer (four if you count the auxiliary send and return channel) with volume level knobs and two outputs. In fact, it’s only tangentially connected to the other Patchblocks, with the company positioning it as a companion for any synth gear. All new 3-channel mixer, that is especially designed for the mobile and flexible use case. LiPo battery lasts more than 8 hours. USB Type C charging port. Fluorescent acrylic side panels that glow during usage. Aluminium enclosure. 1 assigned pre-amp channel for instruments. Clipping LED. Send/return is assignable per channel.
  • Development board pb patch blocks

    This is the basic Patchblock development board to which patches created through the software are downloaded. They can be joined to each other to use multiple patches and then connected to other modules to extend the functionality adding such things as Midi in/out or a keyboard unit with 4 additional rotary controllers.

    Basic Features

    • 3.5mm stereo input
    • 3.5mm stereo output
    • Digital input and output interface to directly connect patch blocks
    • Integrated lithium-polymer battery, rechargeable via USB
    • 2 freely programmable rotary knobs
    • 2 freely programmable push buttons with programmable LED
    • USB interface
  • PCB Design Board PB Patchblocks KB1

    Extend your Patchblocks with 4 additional rotary controllers and a compact one-octave keyboard. The Keyblock can be connected directly to the left of a Patchblock and is powered by the Patchblock’s battery. The 12-button keyboard sends MIDI notes which can be freely assigned within the Patchblock. Furthermore, the octave can be selected by two additional buttons just above the keyboard. The 4 rotary controllers send MIDI CC values, for example to change filters and other parameters within the Patchblocks patch. However, the Keyblock can do even more You can chain together several Keyblocks, just like Patchblocks. This daisy chaining extends the octave range of the keyboard and the number of rotary controls. Combined with a Patchblock and a Midiblock, the Keyblock can mix incoming MIDI messages or send its messages to other MIDI equipment.
  • Patchblocks Midiblock Midi Interface Module

    The Midiblock allows you to interface Patchblocks with other MIDI equipment. Depending on which side it is connected to a Patchblock, it can either act as a MIDI in, or MIDI out adapter. Also, two Midiblocks can be used at the same time, allowing to transform a Patchblock into a MIDI filter or arpeggiator, by receiving and sending MIDI data at the same time.