Blipblox unveils MPC-style sampler and synth for kids, myTRACKS


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Blipbox has announced its latest piece of hardware, myTRACKS, an MPC-style sampler and synth for kids.

First launched by Playtime Engineering, myTRACKS is a fully functional synthesizer, aimed at introducing kids as young as three to music.

Resembling an MPC, complete with 16 pads — myTRACKS is “A full-featured sound lab for all ages,” allowing users to create samples, melodies and beats.

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A crowdfunding campaign to support the launch will land on Kickstarter April 9, with a limited supply available for early bird access.

myTRACKS includes a collection of 48 upgradable acoustic and synthesized instruments with levers allowing users to control filters, delay and pitch blend.

Sound pack upgrades will be available via the universal USB-C.

Users will also be able to arrange, record, save and complete songs using the featured production elements and create their samples using the built-in microphone.

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According to the official launch page, the Blipbox myTRACKS is “not just for kids” and features a 5-pin MIDI Out allowing users to connect to other synthesizers.

Blipbox myTRACKS is the third kid-friendly synth to be developed by Playtime Engineering, following the original Blipbox and the Blipbox After Dark which are priced between £100-£200.

Blipblox has released a series of videos introducing the myTRACKS synth via YouTube, including a full walkthrough, showing how to load, layer and save “sets” and create melodies.

Check out the launch video below.

Get an early bird reminder, here.

Belle Richardson is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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