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Wave Idea | Bitstream Pro


Wave Idea is a French company offering the Bitstream Pro, a universal MIDI controller with 35 knobs, 8 sliders and 8 buttons. This gives you plenty of hands on real-time control of any MIDI gear you may have. And with 3 different user setup snapshots, you can have up to a total of 144 assignable controls at your fingertips. From MIDI mixing to tweaking various parameters within your favorite soft-synths from Reason to the Giga-Sampler. It can be rack-mounted or used on your desktop.

Its software which is used to assign MIDI parameters to each knob and slider is currently available to Windows and Mac users alike. It ships with preset configurations for tons of soft and hard-ware based synthesizers. After assigning MIDI controllers and/or SysEx messages to the Bitstream Pro it can be used stand alone. Even without a computer, the Bitstream can be configured via SysEx, albeit, much more difficult. Settings can be permanently stored and recalled on your PC. Its unique built-in LFO is a great feature for modulating any MIDI parameters you choose and can be synced to internal or external MIDI clock sources. The LFO and variety of control surfaces make for an excellent and professional MIDI controller.

BrandWave Idea
ModelBitstream Pro
Engine TypeController
LFOOne built-in with square, triangle and sine waveforms
Memory3 Snapshots, MIDI setups stored to your PC computer
Controllers35 knobs, 8 sliders, 8 knobs
Key typeN/A
Extra infoComputer needed to program, but can run stand-alone after that
Produced:2001 - 2001
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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