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About this project

„Goodness the Minijam is something I wanna get hands on with and play.“

 -Rounik, Ask.Audio  

Press inquiries: press@patchblocks.com

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What is the minijam studio

We are taking the idea of a music studio or live performance setup, built entirely out of hardware, and boiled it down to a range of very compact and affordable products. The set includes a drum machine, a wavetable synthesizer, an analog filter, a mixer and a speaker. It gives you the feel and fun of jamming with hardware equipment, all bundled in a ready-to-use set with an impressive sound quality.

Each device is powered by a rechargeable battery and can be used standalone or as part of the set. You don’t need any software or mobile phone. Our mixer allows you to also integrate other hardware with it’s trigger syncing feature. 

 

The Rewards

 

The minijam Machines

What we introduce here is the first set of minijam machines - the "tek" edition. Machines that are specific to this edition have "tek" in their names. Support us and you will see many more editions in the future.

 

tek.drum - Drum Machine

minijam tek.drum drum machine
minijam tek.drum drum machine
  • 8 Drum-Synthesis tracks with 4 parameters per track
  • 8 Patterns with 16 steps
  • automation and parameter locks of all 32 parameters
  • pattern chaining up to 128 steps
  • global delay send effect
  • save patterns and automation to flash
  • up to 12h battery life

  

 

 tek.waves - Wavetable Synthesizer

minijam tek.waves wavetable synthesizer
minijam tek.waves wavetable synthesizer
  • 16 fully automatable sound parameters divided into 4 pages
  • 4 wave table banks
  • arpeggiator with hold, octave range and arp mode settings
  • 4 patterns with up to 128 steps per pattern
  • scale select, and 2 octave keyboard within selected scale
  • global delay send effect
  • save patterns and automation to flash
  • up to 12h battery life

 

 

tek.filter - Analog Filter

minijam tek.filter analog filter
minijam tek.filter analog filter
  • audio input and output
  • 2 pole resonant low-pass / band-pass filter
  • up to 40h battery life

 

 .hub - Mixer and Recorder

minijam .hub mixer and recorder
minijam .hub mixer and recorder
  • 3 mono channel input with sync trigger output per channel (stereo cable)
  • digital encoder and display to set tempo
  • 44.1kHz 16bit .wav recording to micro SD card
  • up to 8h battery life

 

.boom - Portable Speaker

  • small, battery powered speaker

 

 

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Risks and challenges

The risks of this project are low. We have already finished a lot of prototyping, material research and testing as well as already produced a small batch of pre-production units with our established suppliers. PCB's are already fully functional but might undergo another revision. The firmware will undergo further optimizing for minor usability and sound improvements. The enclosure has undergone several prototyping cycles already, we've tested a range of materials, gluing, folding and printing technologies. The side panels are already injection molded samples and just need a few slight adaptions.
Of course it can still happen that there are minor delays, because we can't foresee everything. Surprises lurk everywhere.

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    tek.filter - analog filter

    Resonant active filter with low-pass and band-pass mode.
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    tek.drum - drum machine

    8 track, 8 pattern, 16 step drum synth with parameter automation and delay effect.
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    3 voice, 4 pattern wavetable synthesizer with arpeggiator, sequence recording and 16 sound tweaking parameters with automation.
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    3 channel audio mixer with tempo sync and master recording to micro SD.
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    minijam studio

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    minijam double studio

    Two minijam studios, one for you and one for a friend.

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