Last March we got a preview for the °Grid offGrid MIDI controller playing with AudioKit Synth One. Despite the confusing names of their product and themselves, manufacturer birdkids had successful campaigns on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. They managed to pull in about €300,000 to build their dream!
A year later they have encountered the same problems that literally every single first-time crowd-funded project seems to snag on. They haven't yet shipped, which is now 4 months behind their goal, but they seem to be getting closer judging by this Industrial Prototype preview! They're not currently accepting new pre-orders. When it does become available again, the more sensibly named OffGrid will be available for about USD$130.
OffGrid - just Pair&Play 🎶
It's super-easy, super-fun and very addictive 😊
Designed by birdkids in Vienna.
Here's a video that shows how we connect to an iPad under 6 seconds from a state of sleep. And make a full beat under 40 seconds 💪🏽