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MakeProAudio Debuts DIY Pro Audio Gear Platform

Using a nearly Lego-like approach, MakeProAudio looks to bring Pro Audio to the Maker community.

Cologne, Germany (March 26, 2019)—If you’re dying to build your own pro audio gear but your soldering skills make everything look like a Jackson Pollock painting, you may want to look into Cologne, Germany-based MakeProAudio, which will introduce its MPA Platform of pre-constructed electrical and mechanical components at ProLight+Sound.

Aimed at DIY fans and Maker enthusiasts, MakeProAudio’s platform allows users to choose from a variety of modules (“Tiles”) that each perform different functions. Using only a screwdriver, the Tiles can be combined to create customized Blocks—form-factors that can be combined to create whatever the user wants to build, be it a console, control gear, a synth, EuroRack module or something else.

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Everything users need to build a Block comes in a “Makekit,” which also includes instructions on installing a Raspberry Pi that runs GLUE, the company’s network control software.

MakeProAudio expects to ship its first individual Maker boards and MakeKits in June; pricing has not been announced but the company expects that its “all-in box-MakeKits” will be available for less than 200 Euros ($225 US).

Additional audio, control and connect tile modules for use in building larger scale projects and other audio solutions are expected to debut later in the year.

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