1010music Blackbox Adds LaunchKey Integration And New Sampling/Synthesis Features

This free software update for 1010music's standalone, touchscreen sampling music workstation brings a raft of new capabilities. Here's the details.  

Los Angeles, CA, November 17, 2019 - 1010music LLC has announced new 1.3 software for Blackbox - their standalone, touchscreen sampling music workstation. Their third major software release since Blackbox shipped in June, it combines 1010music’s on-going dedication to honoring user input with creative engineering to add new control, sampling, synthesis and workflow enhancements to this well-reviewed desktop music workstation.

Blackbox has received critical acclaim and is used in the studio and onstage by a number of top electronic artists. This major upgrade takes Blackbox to the next-level as your own, personal, sampler.

Control Features

  • MIDI Controller Learn Mode for Sample Playback Parameters:Level,Pitch,Filter Cutoff, Loop Length with Start and End Position, Slice Selection (Slicer Mode),Playback Speed (Granular Mode), Delay Time and Feedback,Reverb Decay and Damping
  • Novation LaunchKey Integration: Sync with internal LaunchKey Arpeggiator
  • Multichannel MIDI operation for simultaneous, multitimbral keyboard and pad control.


  • Multi-Sampling
  • Load multiple samples per pad. Navigate to a directory and choose File: Load All
  • SMPL tag compatibility (as used by Sample Robot ) to allow automatic sample mapping
  • Basic Granular Synthesis.
  • An extension to sample mode, control pitch, start, stop, length, loop mode, etc. per voice:
  • Grain Size: 1024 to 16384 (10ms to about 200ms)
  • Grain Count: 2-8
  • Spread Control: Changes the amount of randomization in grain position around the playhead
  • Speed Control: Alters how quickly the playhead advances through the waveform

22 different multi-sampled instruments created by Francis Preve at Symplesound sets that span a number of keyboard instruments: From piano to organ to FM sounds


  • MIDI clock output to USB devices for arpeggiator control, etc.
  • New MIDI Clock Source selection
  • Copy and paste of PADS
  • Recording templates
  • MIDI Keys Channel
  • MIDI output channel per pad
  • Faster navigation between PADS and SEQS

Price: $599

Web: http://www.1010music.com

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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