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.
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.
MakeProAudio • www.makeproaudio.com