Pipes is the audio solution you've been waiting for
Imagine the audio quality and power of a laptop/tablet with 24bit/48KHz audio capability, a touchscreen interface designed for both audio creation and live performance, all for less than the cost of a current smartphone. That's what we did, and we call it Pipes.
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Set your laptop free...
Pipes replaces a laptop and an audio interface.
If you don't want to be carrying around thousands of dollars worth of gear on the road, or don't want to buy a laptop and an expensive audio interface specifically for music creation, then you are the reason we made Pipes.
Think of Pipes as a powerful touchscreen portable computer devoted solely to high quality audio control and manipulation. Pair Pipes with any MIDI controller–keyboards, pads, drum triggers, etc.–and you have a powerful music creation and performance situation. Pipes outperforms any sample playback instrument and even out-horsepowers a laptop. Best of all, Pipes costs less than half of what you'd pay for the latest fancy smartphone!
touch screen interface
A 7-inch touch screen interface gives you total control over every aspect of Pipes. Intuitive and organized, you'll find it's easy to adjust both in studio and live situations.
wifi and Bluetooth
Download samples, Tweakers and firmware via WiFi easily! Pipes is always evolving, and the good news is that all updates are free and won't require new hardware!
ZERo DISCERNIble latency
Up to 20,000 high quality 24 bit/48KHz samples at your fingertips, triggering in less than 4ms, with 64 stereo voice capability. *Switch between multi-GB sample sets and instruments INSTANTLY. *Compatible with WAV, AIF, EXS, SFZ, GIG, NKI, or our special MDA file format for maximum versatility. Onboard library included, or load your own.
3 USB inputs are included, plus you can add a hub for even more. 5-pin USB MIDI interfaces welcome. Digital Lightpipe out, balanced analog quarter inch outs and stereo headphone out deliver crystal clear sound.
Tweakers & Effects
ZERO EMISSION CIRCUIT BENDING
Pipes comes preloaded with powerful editors we call Tweakers and Effects. Tweakers occur before hitting the audio sample, and Effects occur after the sample triggers. Apply Tweakers and Effects to different areas of your keyboard to create sound pipelines, or 'Pipes'. We'll be adding to the library constantly and users can download these as soon as they are available via WiFi.
New users will find these easy to use and can explore many ways to manipulate sound and create original presets from beautiful to insane. Experienced users can get into the weeds and create their own original Tweakers thanks to our open source approach. Best of all, no solder required!
Join our Midiocracy
FELLOW TWEAKERS, unite!
Because Pipes is designed on an open source platform, users can create their own Tweakers or custom patches. After launch, we'll be creating a community section of the site where users can share Pipes assets alongside the factory updates.
This is a huge reason why we've chosen to launch Pipes via crowd funding. Developed with a user-first approach, we want our users to be involved as much as they like, including input on what features and updates are most wanted. We want to encourage people to create original sounds and share them so others can use or remix them. And for our most advanced users, we look forward to seeing what crazy things you'll program to tweak sounds like no one else!
Stay tuned, we will be inviting everyone to join after we hit our Community stretch goal!
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