Connect One, Connect Many
the many ins & outs of pipes
Pipes is designed to work with your favorite MIDI controller. With as little as an inexpensive keyboard controller, you have a complete system for creating a ton of music. But it doesn't stop there. Pipes can handle multiple input devices while triggering high quality samples with zero detectable latency.
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Flexible, powerful, easy to use...
ONE DEVICE TO RULE THEM ALL
From the studio to the stage, Pipes delivers. Simply connect your USB or MIDI controller like a keyboard controller, a drum pad input device, or individual drum triggers. Three USB ports are included, but you can add a USB hub if you have more triggers. If you are using 5-pin DIN MIDI connections, an inexpensive MIDI to USB adapter is all you need.
superior audio quality built in
The balanced outputs can go directly to your recording device or a DI/mixer for live shows. The audio quality exceeds that of any computer, unless you are also connecting an expensive external audio interface. Not necessary for Pipes which always delivers 64 stereo voices of high quality 24 bit/48 KHz sound. Samples can be in WAV, AIF, EXS, SFZ, GIG, or NKI format, or for maximum usability our MDA format is ideal. Users of our Mandala Drum will be able to use all their MDA files right away on Pipes, in fact, the idea of Pipes came from dreaming up the most badass drum sound module possible!
The connections you don't see
Pipes is both WiFi and Bluetooth enabled! Connect Pipes to your WiFi and download factory updates, your own files, new Tweakers and eventually, anything our Pipes MIDIocracy community dreams up thanks to our open source approach!
One big lit up knob...
AND IT'S A BUTTON!
Since you can access everything easily from the touch screen, and connect up parameters to your MIDI controller, we didn't clutter Pipes with knobs and buttons and sliders. You get one. But it's really cool.
If you are programming patches, the knob attaches to the parameter you have active and can act as a finite value knob as shown above. If you have an infinite value, or a massive spread to cover, you can spin away and the lights will follow to guide your way. Push down, and enter your selection.
If you are in Live Mode, it's simply an easy-to-find volume knob. Pushing down will mute all sounds giving you two ways to not panic! The button can also be assigned to do something else in live mode if you prefer or disabled completely. For reasons of sanity, in live mode the knob only acts as volume control.