If you’re attending the NAMM Show 2024, be sure to check by the Bome booth:
Booth #10300 in the MIDI Zone (Entrance of Hall A)
And we’re offering a few free tickets for the NAMM show!
Just let us know your full name and email address, and if you need an in-person ticket or a ticket for the online NAMM Show+: Get a free NAMM ticket (first come, first serve)
We hope that you’ve had a nice, safe, and healthy start into 2021!
Here at Bome we’ve been safe and healthy… and very busy! We’re currently finalizing updates to Bome Network, MIDI Translator Pro, and the BomeBox firmware… (sorry no release yet!). Here are some related news.
NAMM Believe in Music Week
Next week is this year’s NAMM show — an all-virtual event: Believe In Music Week. Organizations and manufacturers present their products on the Believe In Music’s Swapcard site, and you can schedule virtual meetings. There are also a lot of streamed video sessions, performances, and concerts. The best part: it’s free to attend for everyone!
There is also a virtual Bome booth, we’d love to see you come by 😉 … or schedule a meeting!
Follow this link to register now: https://attend.believeinmusic.tv
MIDI Innovation Awards
This is a new award for innovative MIDI products. Of the many very interesting contestants, 10 finalists were selected by a panel of industry reviewers (which included yours truly). Now, public voting has started, so you can vote, too!
The grand finale will be streamed next Thursday in an awards show, including a high profile jury, MCs, and live performances.
Check out the finalists, vote, and attend the live stream here: https://musichackspace.org/mia2021/
Streamed MIDI Sessions
Organized by the MIDI Association, there are 4 interesting sessions on January 18 as part of the Believe In Music week:
Session 1: 9am: MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE)
Session 2: 10am: MIDI 2.0 Profiles and Property Exchange
Session 3: 11am: Bluetooth LE (Wireless MIDI)
Session 4: 1pm: MIDI 2.0 Protocol
All times are in the Pacific time zone. See the midi.org web site for more information: https://www.midi.org/midi-articles/the-midi-association-at-namm-s-believe-in-music-week-2021
Now I’m going back to implementing (some) MIDI 2.0 features in the BomeBox firmware…
Florian and the Bome team
We hope that you are safe and healthy during these troubling times in many parts of the world.
How about some nicer news?
BomeBox with Flange
This version of the BomeBox is widely available now. While functionality and connectors are the same as for the normal BomeBox, the mounting bracket allows affixing the BomeBox with screws:
We usually don’t have Black Friday sales, but we want to celebrate this additional BomeBox form factor with an introductory offer: for a limited time, it’s on sale for the same price as the normal BomeBox: www.bome.com/shop/bomebox-with-flange
And while we ship world-wide from our web shop, we continue to expand our global network of distributors: www.bome.com/distributors
When we retired our traditional forum in 2017, we hoped to provide a modern solution for improved user support and community discussions. Unfortunately, that Q&A-style forum continued to have technical deficiencies and seemed more confusing than our own products 😉
Joking aside, this new forum is powered by Discourse, and for me, it’s pure joy to see the community feel coming back — in just 5 days already! Check it out:
These are great times for MIDI! In the MIDI Association, I am participating in the development of new standards for the MIDI 2.0 ecosystem. And at Bome, we’re also working on first MIDI 2.0 implementations in our products.
Here is a new introductory MIDI 2.0 video by the MIDI Association (maybe you can spot a Bome signature product?):
Now back to translating some MIDI…
Florian and the Bome team
May is MIDI Month is the MIDI Association’s yearly fund raiser. Because many MIDI users are severely affected by COVID-19, this year’s proceeds go to the Grammy/MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The fund provides help for musicians and other creatives affected by the pandemic. Maybe you are lucky enough to be able to donate? All donations via the MIDI Association are matched by factor 10 by MIDI Manufacturers Association sponsor companies. As a silver sponsor, we are happy to have pledged $500 in matched donations.
Furthermore, the MIDI month brings you tips and weekly MIDI webinars on Saturdays. Check out midi.org for more information.
An update to our Bome Network tool is overdue! Because the next version will feature many new features, we decided to open up a pre-release version (beta). If you’d like to check out Catalina support, a flexible MIDI Router, full control over virtual MIDI ports (including an add-on for purchase to create arbitrary virtual MIDI ports), and a new GUI, download it here: https://www.bome.com/products/bomenet#downloads
And you may have been intrigued by the last connection entry in the screenshot above… yes, we’re currently evaluating if we want to publish Bome Network as an app for iOS devices. If you’d like to check it out, please ask us.
May is MIDI Month! It’s the MIDI Association’s yearly fund raiser where we’re happy to be a Gold Sponsor.
You can enjoy daily tips and weekly MIDI webinars on Saturdays.
Tomorrow’s webinar is about Controllerism. And the topic of the webinar on May 25 is MIDI 2.0, with Bome founder Florian Bomers on the experts panel. If interested, mark your calendars!
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:
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
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