Modular MIDI Controller for Software Synthesizers

Modular MIDI Controller
for Software Synthesizers

Are you tired of
mousing around
on softsynths to
adjust simple stuff?

You can’t find a
perfect MIDI controller
for all of your
favourite softsynths?

Would you like to
feel the same vibe
as if you were playing
real hardware?

What’s it all about?

As a group of fellow musicians, we also experienced the inconvenience of using software without a proper hardware device.

We decided to solve this problem once and for all by creating a modular MIDI controller designed specifically for software synths. Our main goal is to provide an innovative solution that will significantly improve your workflow. We want your experience to be as close as possible to the classic hardware synthesizer, especially when it comes to ergonomic arrangement and high resolution of controls. 

Nothing is more important to us than the user.
The final character and usability of our product will strongly depend on the ideas coming from you.

Please, take a moment to read about our idea
and complete a short survey.

Your opinion is really important for us.

Modular MIDI Controller

Our thoughtful approach to design and some brand new solutions will definitely improve your softsynth experience.

Behind the idea.

Modularity.

We know how cool it is to build your own synthesizer using eurorack modules. We also know the benefits of working with softsynths – especially having unlimited sound possibilities within your own laptop. It occurred to us – why this couldn’t be combined?

Modularity is a key feature of our device.
It is rarely used in MIDI controllers, but crucial when it comes to the construction of any synthesizer.
We want to use this well-known solution in a whole new context.

Our device will consist of separate modules,
each of which corresponds to a specific sound synthesis element.

We strongly believe that it is possible to design individual modules universally
enough to support a wide variety of software synths.

Our device will consist of separate modules, each of which corresponds to a specific sound synthesis element.

We strongly believe that it is possible to design individual modules universally enough to support a wide variety of software synths.

Our device will consist of separate modules,
each of which corresponds to a specific sound synthesis element.

We strongly believe that it is possible to design individual modules universally enough to support a wide variety of software synths.

OSCILLATORS

MIXER

FILTER

LFO

ADSR ENVELOPE

MODULATION PANEL

ARPEGGIATOR

DELAY EFFECT

REVERB EFFECT

... AND OTHERS

Customisation.

Each user will be able to choose a customized set of modules depending on their needs.

The controller, composed of selected modules, will work with a wide variety of software synthesizers. It will support various synth formats (Standalone, VST, AU, AAX) and systems (Mac OS, Windows) on desktop computers, laptops and tablets.

How we would like to do it?

Features.

Below you can find some important features that we would like to provide as a part of our MIDI controller.

No imposed scheme of joining modules

Each user will have the opportunity to arrange an individual configuration starting from the Host module connected directly to the computer via USB.

Magnetic connectors

No more cables – modules will be connected to each other via magnetic connectors. You will be able to reconfigure them at any time and use only those that are needed at the moment.

Ergonomic shape

You will be able to use our MIDI controller in two ways – directly on the desk or mounted in eurorack. There will be only two shapes to make the modules easy to arrange.

MIDI

Control your softsynth plugins directly via MIDI protocol and USB cable. You will be able to change MIDI channels directly form the Host module.

High resolution of controls

Ergonomic and convenient arrangement of every knob, slider or button is crucial for us. Each mechanical component will have the appropriate resolution and quality, depending on the supported function.

Labeled parameters

You will no longer have to wonder what you have assigned to each knob – every control will be properly labeled.

Your feedback.

Survey.

If you find our idea for the modular MIDI controller interesting, please complete the following survey. It will help us design the controller according to your expectations.

We create it for you.

Please, take a few minutes to complete the following survey. 

Would you like to tell us more about your experience
or take part in the qualitative interview?

Please contact us at info@oscine.co.

We really appreciate your help – Magdalena, Adam, Janek & Marcin.