Super Sale: Meeblip Anode: Digital Synth with Analog Filter

The Meeblip Anode, an open source, digital mono synth with an analog filter, is on sale through Saturday March 14th for just $99 (down from $139.99, which is still a deal).  It's fully controllable via MIDI, designed for heavy bass sounds, and is only 4 inches by 4 inches!  I love that because desk space is limited.  I've got the older version of the Meeblip, and it is surprisingly robust.  Although it might look simple at first, there's a ton of sonic possibilities.  Might I also say, though I'm not sure why, it just seems to fit nicely in mixes.  The new version looks and sounds awesome.  At this price, I'll be placing an order.  If you're a hacker, this baby is completely open source, so you can turn it into something all your own.  Below are the details from the site:

The all-new MeeBlip anode is part analog, part digital, capable of producing a range of uniquely aggressive, bass-heavy sounds.

Inspired by the best classic synths of the past, getting your hands on that sound is always simple, direct, and intuitive. Simply plug in a keyboard, computer, iPad (via adapter), or controller via the MIDI port to play notes. Then, adjust sounds via knobs and switches – you don’t need to navigate a single menu.

Unique digital oscillators with an original analog filter
New Version 2.0 firmware with wavetable oscillator mode
Optimized for grungy, beautiful bass sounds
Compact, 4” x 4” case (approx. 100 x 100 mm)
Modulation, envelope, tuning, and pulse width controls
Open source hardware, but fully-assembled and ready to play
MIDI input for compatibility with vintage and modern hardware, computers, and (with a compatible adapter) iPad and iPhone
Includes multi-volt power adapter (100-240 V, 50/60 Hz) with US/Canada plug
anode comes fully assembled and ready to use. But because it’s open source hardware, users can learn from anode by looking through the code and circuits, modifying how it works, or even creating their own instruments based on the design.

Independently Made, Your Money Goes to a Good Place

The Meeblip is created by James Grahame (blipsonic) and Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music.  I've been an avid reader of Create Digital Music since I first discovered it.  I can't even begin to explain how much it has taught me about, well, creating digital music.  It's pretty hard for me to imagine how Peter manages to keep his finger so tightly on the pulse of pretty much any major development musicians and producers would be interested in, while at the same time creating his own work, which is equally impressive. On top of that, Peter has been super supportive of everything I've done, and undoubtedly exposed my work to thousands of like-minded people.  There's a chance you might not be here reading this if not for him!

A website like Create Digital Music is a perfect example of the richness of niche information the age of the internet offers us.  It so important we have sources of unbiased, honest information, unbeholden to the desires and agendas of the dollar and large corporations.  So when an opportunity like this comes along to support such an integral part of our music world, I think it's important we do so.  In a world where so much is decided by the flow of money, it is important that we vote with our dollars, and I vote for CDM!  Not only are we supporting a great cause and movement, but by doing so, we get a really cool little synth that should probably be about twice as expensive as it is.  Win Win.  

So give the Meeblip a listen below, and if you like what you hear, take advantage of this incredible sale.  And if you are reading this after the sale is over, remember that your money is going to support people who are doing great things, and your purchase will only ensure more greatness to come.