Bome Network, NAMM News

Hey gals and guys, we’ve just released the Bome Network tool for connecting to the BomeBox (mainly), and demonstrated some nice new MT Pro features at the NAMM Show two weeks ago.

Bome Network

With the Bome Network tool you connect your favorite DAW or other MIDI software to the BomeBox from a Windows or macOS computer. It works with Bome MIDI Translator Pro, too! It’s free for connecting to a BomeBox. Bome Network Pro costs EUR 29 and lets you connect from computer to computer, too (much like Apple’s network MIDI/RTP-MIDI).

NAMM News

At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, we’ve shown early versions of a couple of new features for MIDI Translator Pro:

  • OSC actions: use OSC input and output actions in MT Pro projects for translating OSC to and from MIDI, or to mouse/keystrokes or even other OSC
  • OSC Router: create flexible OSC routings for multiple OSC apps
  • Improved MIDI Router: create routes from MIDI Output ports to another Output (duplicate MIDI output streams), from Input to Input (duplicate incoming MIDI data as if it comes from another port, too), or from Output to Input (feed it back to the router and the processing engine). This will facilitate many connection issues!
  • Improved Serial Ports: your serial port settings are now stored in the project file, and the MIDI-over-serial feature has been greatly improved.

The best thing is: all these new features will also come to the BomeBox with a firmware upgrade! At NAMM, we’ve shown a smartphone running TouchOSC directly connected to the BomeBox via its built-in WiFi, where we’ve been running an MT Pro project translating the OSC messages to MIDI, and playing a synthesizer connected via 5-pin DIN. No computer necessary for your performance!

Also, we will post an interim update of MT Pro to fix a few compatibility issues with macOS “Sierra” 10.12.

Cheers!
Florian and the Bome team

PS: check out some impressions of our NAMM booth on our Facebook page.

Website Make-Over

We’re very excited about the new design of our website! It comes with a fresh new look, a new Q&A section (phasing out the forum), single sign-on, and it’s mobile friendly.

And don’t forget to check by our booth if you’re at the NAMM show in Anaheim, starting next Thursday (booth #1088 in hall E). We’ll show some new upcoming firmware features for the BomeBox and MIDI Translator Pro. But be warned, the Bome team has not had a complete make over…

For rants or kudos, feel free to post in the Q&A section!

Best,
Florian and the entire Bome team

Happy Holidays!

We wish everyone happy holidays and a happy New Year!

We’re very busy preparing for the NAMM Show in Anaheim in January. There, we’ll present some great new features for the BomeBox and MIDI Translator Pro… meet us at our booth #1088 in hall E!

Florian and the entire Bome Team

Bome MIDI Translator Pro 1.8.1 / BomeBox is Out!

We have just released version 1.8.1 of Bome MIDI Translator Pro — with long-awaited new features and numerous bugs fixes *)

Moreover, our first hardware product, the BomeBox, is shipping! It is a versatile MIDI router, with USB, MIDI DIN, Ethernet, and WiFi connections. And the icing on the cake: you can load your MIDI Translator Pro projects into the box and it’ll run them with all your MIDI mappings, routes, timers,… without the need of a computer: MIDI Translator Pro in a box! Check it out.

If you own a license of MIDI Translator Pro, please register or log in to download the latest version. Otherwise, download the trial version for Windows and macOS now!

Enjoy!
Florian and the Bome Team

*) improvements:

  • Tray / menu bar icon
  • Keystroke Input action: added Key Sequence and Text modes
  • Keystroke Action: enter special keys using a list (media keys, Alt-Down, Alt-Up, etc.)
  • Improved keyboard navigation and screen reader support
  • Improved command line usage
  • Windows: screen reader support
  • 100% compatible with previous project files

Full version history…

BomeBox is Shipping

We’re extremely happy to announce availability of the BomeBox™ in our web shop. It has come a long way, but this is just the start!

Our introductory offer for the first production batch is €199 (approx. US$225) plus shipping, so get it while supplies last!

Now we’re thrilled to watch the BomeBox ecosystem grow in studios, stages, theaters… Let us know your experiences and questions in the web forum or via email. We also have an extensive FAQ.

Think inside the box!
The Bome team — Florian, Georg, Magnus, Jared, Andi, Whit, Lioba, Linda

BomeBox Certified!

We’re very happy to report that the BomeBox has finally received EMI certification (FCC, etc.). We had to slightly modify the circuitry, but we were able to keep the full functionality.

Right now we’re sorting out the last bits for the first production run scheduled for July/August, with public availability afterwards.

We’ll keep you posted!
Florian and the Bome team

Meet Bome at the NAMM Show 2016

We would love to meet you at the NAMM Show 2016 in Anaheim, CA (January 21 to 24)! In our booth #1088 in hall E (downstairs), you’ll have the chance to chat with Florian Bomers, founder, and Jared Helfer, our tech suport guru!

We’ll also show the BomeBox in action, and showcase the new MIDI Translator Pro features. For scheduling a meeting, please contact us directly.

PS: we have recently discovered a new BomeBox production problem, delaying availability of the BomeBox. We’re currently working on a fix, with certification scheduled right before NAMM. Crossing our fingers!

Bome MIDI Translator Pro 1.8

The Bome Team is happy to announce version 1.8 of Bome MIDI Translator Pro!
This version introduces powerful new features and many enhancements:

  • New single window user interface on Windows
  • No MIDI hex codes anymore (unless you like them): simple MIDI message selection
  • Improved virtual port naming
  • AppleScript support (on OS X)
  • Full serial port support
  • New options for keystroke emulation
  • Improved performance
  • 100% compatible with previous project files (except for WM_ actions)
  • Full version history…

You can download the trial version for Windows and OS X now!

If you own a license of MIDI Translator Pro and you have not received the notification email, please log in to retrieve your license key and to download the latest version.

And make sure to check out the video outlining the user interface of this new version.

Enjoy!
Florian and the Bome Team

Bome unveils BomeBox

We’re happy to present the BomeBox, a small friendly box to connect devices via MIDI, USB, Ethernet, and WiFi, using the full mapping and processing power of Bome MIDI Translator Pro. Check it out at the NAMM Show 2015 in booth #1086 (hall E)!

Product Page:
http://www.bomebox.com

Press Release:
http://www.bome.com/press/2015-01-22-bome-reveils-bomebox

Florian and the Bome team!

Happy New Year from Bome Headquarter!

All the best for 2015!
Right now, we’re working on the final touches of 2 exciting product releases at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, January 22 to 25:
1) MIDI Translator Pro version 1.8 — an important milestone towards the long awaited 2.0 release…
2) our first hardware product… stay tuned!
Drop by at our NAMM booth #1086 in hall E.

Speaking for all the Bome staff,
Florian

Bome’s Midi Translator Pro v1.7.2 released

We’ve released version 1.7.2 of Bome’s Midi Translator Pro!

With this release, the Windows and the OS X versions have an identical feature set. They even have the same version
number from now on!

Apart of that, version 1.7.2 has a number of new exciting features and bug fixes, most notably:
– mouse movement and click emulation — now on OS X, too
– delay Outgoing Actions directly (without the use of timers)
– use variables in Outgoing Mouse action
– improved performance and stability

Download here.

For a full list of changes, see:

Version History – OS X

Version History – Windows

And now, as always: happy translating!
Florian, Ruediger, and partners