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BIbrainterface Limited Edition on sale from monday 29th!!!!!

BI1brainterface Limited Edition bundle is gone!

Please check the Product’s page where you can find the BI1brainterface in standard models (no individual numberm, headset and euro spare panel bundled, otherwise identical!)

Shipments will start on 15 Oct.
The bundle will include the assembled BI1brainterface Desktop, the Eurorack panel and the Neurosky Mindwave Mobile headset!
Ah! also CANDIES!!!!!!
The units will be numbered on a metal riveted plate!Pricing (including shipping, tracking and insurance):
Europe: 500€+VAT (call for VAT exempt)
US: 515€
Asia, Australia, rest of the planet and ISS: 525€
Orders will open at 19:00 UTC+2 on monday the 29th!! Grab one! We expect those first bundled units to sell like hotcakes!!!!!!!!!
On monday be ready with your browser on our website’s SHOP page!!!

MTV Digital Days 2014

We’ve been invited to the MTV Digital Days 2014 in Turin!

soundmachines was present at the Innovation Village with all of his modules and we presented the BI1brainterface, the first commercially available brainwaves to musical equipment interface! Hundreds of people tried it and had fun modulating sounds and lights with their brain!

Here, some pictures of the two days, including our interview for the MTV special that will air on 21/sept on MTV Music (DT 67) at 22:00 and more (

MTV troupe filming the interview. Gracious interviewer: Noemi !

The BI1brainterface, on sale from next week!

Claudio explaining the potentials of our BI1brainterface !

Noemi generates CV and MIDI messages with her brainwaves!

Our Setup.

The venue: La Venaria Reale in Turin, La Citroniera.

BI1brainterface is coming!

Dear All,

The BI1brainterface, brainwaves to midi/cv control of musical instruments (and more) is coming. The BI1brainterface is compatible with the Neurosky MindWaveMobile® headset.

The following is a quick render of the desktop version. There will be, of course, also the eurorack module!

BI1brainterface, brain activity to CV/MIDI interface.
The product release will see two different version: the eurorack module and the stand-alone desktop BI1brainterface. The interface will transmit to your equipment your EEG reading (8-band power spectrum) plus a couple of high level informations like Attention and Meditation.
Functionalities are shared 100% between the two and we designed the Desktop Edition to be used by the non-eurorack customers!
Those will include big format modulars, MIDI based equipment, and more…
Both products will have an integrated user interface with a graphic OLED display that allows ther use to configure the machine.
Smoothing of the signals, trigger threshold, additional algorithms, scaling, midi channel and cc for each output are completely configurable.
We did not forget the tinkerers that, adding to the voltage outputs, will enjoy the availability of an RS232 interface that outputs the values of the EEG readings OR could drive the DACs by sending serial commands.

We are testing the protoypes right now and starting the production, due on the second half of september. We are very excited about this new product and there will be many new materials online soon.

We just want to signal the first BI1brainterface performance that will be held inside the Acusmatiq 9.0 festival in Italy:

Happy Birthday soundmachines !!!

This is a very important day for soundmachines! Exactly one year ago, on the 8th of July 2013 we sold our first module.
We come a long way and, tough being a very young company, we already have hundreds of people around the world playing with our modules, giving us feedbacks and new ideas.
This is exciting, and it’s just the beginning!!!!!!!!!!
We are preparing lots of new stuff for you, and in the next months new modules will be put on the market!
We want to thank you, the customers, the supporters, the distributors, all the friends of this page and everyone who shares our passion.
Made In Italy, with a Lot of Love.

Announcing the world first BRAIN-SYNTHESIZER interface: BI1brainterface

Yesterday we announced on our Facebook page the availability, later this spring (May/June) of the first brain to modular synthesizer (and MIDI) interface.

Compatible with the Neurosky Mindwave Mobile headset, the interface will trasform your barinwaves in control voltages (and MIDI messages) to modulate, transformate, play your sound creation.

The module has 11 analog outputs (related to Meditation, Attention, 8 EEG bands and the RAW EEG signal) and 1 GATE signal (with a variable threshold) and it will be programmable by the user (MIDI channel, cc, etc..) through a (supplied) USB/serial cable.

The module will have an optional ‘microcase’ for everyone interested in this technology but not in the eurorack format environment (CV synths, 5U modulars, MIDI synths and devices….)

Availability and Price will be communicated soon.

More product videos! UL1uloop and SY1synesthesia at work!

Here are some new videos that sums up the functionalities of those two modules. Both will be available to order end of Jan, beginning of February, as usual in Europe and USA !!

Let’s start with the UL1uloop, a 4hp lo-fi performance oriented sampler/looper !

Then have a look at the final release of the SY1synesthesia, your gateway to the world of DMX lighting!