Check out our new BomeBox tutorials: Use a QWERTY keyboard as a MIDI controller, and Create MIDI Translator Mapping for the BomeBox.
And we’ve posted a minor new BomeBox firmware 1.3.1 with updated QWERTY mapping files.
We are a proud gold sponsor of the May is MIDI Month campaign by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. Please check it out! For MIDI enthusiasts, we also recommend to sign up to The MIDI Association (it’s free).
In MIDI Month, we have prepared numerous updates for you:
- option to set high contrast schemes for vision impaired users
- MIDI capture: options for raw capture and/or filter out timing messages.
- macOS Mouse Action: allow to capture mouse position
- keystroke input/output: improved compatibility with international keyboards
- macOS: improved AppleScript Editor
- many more stability improvements and fixes.
- maintain log file to trouble-shoot connection problems
- improved stability
- new feature: QWERTY keyboard input support
- improved logging
- improved, more responsive web config
- fix BSOD when removing BMIDI port which is actively connected to a BMIDI application
- improved compatibility with Windows 10 update 1803/1804
- improved addition/removal/disabling/enabling of ports in Device Manager
BMIDI drivers are included with our MIDI software. If you are a developer and want to use virtual MIDI ports in your own application, please see the BMIDI SDK page:
BMIDI SDK (for developers)
That’s all for MIDI Month!
Florian with the Bome Team
We wish you happy holidays and a great start into 2018!
If you’re attending the NAMM Show in January 2018 (Anaheim, CA, USA), come by and say hello! This year, our booth is conveniently located at the entrance between halls A and B: booth #9701.
Florian with the Bome Team
Now up on YouTube: the BomeBox tutorials series. Watch the first tutorial: BomeBox Unpacking and Initial Setup. Recommended for everyone to get started with the BomeBox!
Introducing Allen & Heath professional mixer support!
We’re happy to announce that the BomeBox now provides MIDI connectivity to Allen & Heath digital mixers of the dLive, GLD, and Qu series. Now, connecting the mixer to a BomeBox via Ethernet will let you use the BomeBox’es MIDI ports to access the mixer. All advanced MIDI routing capabilities of the BomeBox are available, too, and you can even connect multiple mixers to one BomeBox.
Just upgrade the BomeBox to firmware version 1.2 (or later). The firmware is available in the BomeBox Downloads section. Every BomeBox can be upgraded using the new firmware.
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.
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).
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.
Florian and the Bome team
PS: check out some impressions of our NAMM booth on our Facebook page.
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.
Florian and the Bome Team
- 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
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!
Think inside the box!
The Bome team — Florian, Georg, Magnus, Jared, Andi, Whit, Lioba, Linda
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
For many months we’re ready to start production, and I wish we’d be able to tell you better news. But we’re having continued problems passing FCC/ce certification. Our main headache is that the test results are inconsistent. On the other hand, I’ve been told that many manufacturers have gone through such problems…”welcome to the club” 🙂
I have a very experienced electronics engineer working on it and we’re optimistic to eventually pass the tests!
On the photo you can see the test lab. Barely visible is a BomeBox on the table.
All the best,
At our booth at the NAMM Show 2015, we showed a few prototypes of the BomeBox in action.
See them here!
The production plan is on schedule (summer 2015), we’ll notify you when the BomeBox is available for purchase.
And we’re working very hard on finalizing the next version 1.8 of MIDI Translator Pro!
All the best,
Contact us now to meet Florian Bomers, founder, at Musikmesse, Frankfurt, Germany from April 15 to 18. See the final BomeBox prototype and the upcoming MIDI Translator Pro version 1.8!
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)!
Florian and the Bome team!