MeeBlip's new triode synth brings bigger bass

MeeBlip triode: rough and reddy.
MeeBlip triode: rough and reddy.

If you own a MeeBlip anode synth, you'll know that bass sounds certainly fall within its sonic remit, but the new triode promises to take your low end to more extreme places.

As well as the dual digital oscillators you also get a digital sub-oscillator, which you can dial in for even more bass. As before, there's a tasty analogue filter, while the LFO can be routed to either the oscillators or the filter.

A 'hidden' wavetable mode expands the sonic potential still further, and every parameter you can see (and others that you can't) can be controlled via MIDI. There's a MIDI In port, a mini-jack audio output and a socket for the supplied power adapter (no batteries here).

Although triode comes fully assembled, the hardware is open source so can be modified or used as the basis for other instruments.

The synth can be ordered from the MeeBlip website and costs $140. It'll ship in the week of October 14.

If it's budget bleeps you're after, make sure you also check out our list of 26 of the best affordable hardware synths in the world today.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.