OhMy!Bytes has announced Hickory and Dickory - a pair of MIDI controllers for Fabfilter's Pro Q, Pro C and Pro L plug-ins, but also capable of being used with others. Here's the story in their own words...
HICKORY is an MIDI controller designed to work with FabFilter’s plugin Pro Q2. Like any other controller it can be used also with any other type of EQ, or with any other type of plugin that supports this protocol. DICKORY is the perfect companion for HICKORY, and it is conceived to control both FabFilter’s Pro C2 and Pro L. Like Hickory, our little friend has an specific and unique design for working with these plugins, but it can be used to work with any MIDI compatible plugin or device.
OhMy!Bytes was born in 2017 due to a collaboration with dBeautySalon mastering studio, although the original idea comes from several years ago.
As musicians and tech nerds we´ve always had the feeling that musician needs and musical industry solutions often go over different paths. This together with our obsession for the DIY world has encouraged us to make our own gear and gadgets for stage or studio.
The result of these needs are Hickory and Dickory, two MIDI controllers that, far from the typical hassle of generic MIDI controllers, are developed to deal with the plugin parameters in a comfortable and customized way, improving the workflow.
With a robust design, the hands-on feeling reminds to analog gear and not only for their looks. Each one of the potentiometers (not encoders) are momentary-push type so they can have double functionality. The brain of both devices is the Teensy 3.2 microcontroller, a 72 MHz clock small beast with a 21 analog inputs and a big bunch of digital input/outputs that fits perfectly to our needs.
Both controllers can deliver Control Change and NRPN MIDI messages. Also we are working in the firmware to make them Open Sound Control (OSC) ready.
“The search of the solution we needed as musicians and producers, and the fact that other colleagues in the sector got interested in this kind of devices, inspired us to create a product designed by professionals to professionals.” - Álvaro Rubalcaba, OhMy!Bytes founder.
Our friend Nano Cañamares, mastering engineer at dBeautySalon studio says:
"I had a crazy idea and knew that only OhMy!Bytes were capable of realising it. Today, Hickory and Dickory are the core of my studio and I couldn't be more satisfied with the result. They are sturdy, reliable and make my workflow even more flexible than it was. The hands-on feeling of analog gear without having to give up the infinite possibilities of the digital realm. Absolutely stunning!! "
Both controllers come in rack format, but a desktop stand solution is also available.
Pricing and Availability:
Hickory and Dickory will be available for sale in the next few weeks. The initial price of each unit will be 249 euros, including worldwide shipping costs.