The Soundblox Hub v1 unites all your Soundblox 2 pedals into a thoroughly integrated multi-pedal system. This breakthrough in effect utility introduces Source Audio's new scene saving functionality, enabling the creation of up to 128 single or multi-pedal presets (i.e. "scenes"), each recallable via MIDI Program Change messages. Simply dial in your Soundblox effects as you would any fully loaded pedalboard, hit SAVE on the Hub and your pedal settings are captured! Enjoy the power of one-step scene recall without the headache of navigating a complicated multi-effects processor.
The Hub's connections include standard 5-pin MIDI IN, MIDI OUT/THRU, passive "TRS" expression pedal input, a Hot Hand Sensor Input, mini USB port, and 5 Multi-Function outputs. Connect the Dual Expression Pedal and the Hot Hand Wireless Effect Controller to the Hub and assign external control to any pedal on your board. Each scene can contain any number of external control configurations, including simultaneous Hot Hand and Expression Pedal control of multiple parameters on multiple pedals.
The Hub is also compatible with all Soundblox 1 and Soundblox Pro series pedals. Use the Hub to engage/disengage your Soundblox 1 pedals or engage/disengage any of your Soundblox Pro presets. Connect the Hub to a PC, Mac, or iPad (with a camera kit) via the USB port, for updates, saving and editing presets, and much more. The Hub also includes a 9V DC power adapter, three 1/8" sensor cables and one mini-USB cable.
Hub Manager The Hub Manager is the perfect companion software application for the Soundblox Hub. It offers an extremely intuitive interface and easy-to-understand graphic display. With the Hub Manager, users can create and edit scenes, name them, export/import scene files, and share them with other Hub owners. The graphics make it refreshingly simple to understand the components of each pedal board scene - simply click a pedal image to reveal a straightforward graphic display of that pedal's knob settings and external control assignments. The Hub connects to all Windows or Mac computers with a standard USB cable.
The Hub and Hub Manager also take full advantage of Source Audio's digital approach to effect processing. Unlike traditional stompboxes, Soundblox 2 pedals are a constantly evolving technology. Through software and firmware updates, Source Audio has the power to periodically update and improve products already released to the market. Source Audio regularly posts the latest firmware updates to their website (sourceaudio.net) - the Hub Manager gives users the ability to easily download and organize new firmware updates, ensuring their existing pedals will never become outdated.
In addition, the Soundblox Hub, with its USB, 5-pin MIDI, and Multi-Function ports, provides many tremendous opportunities for future Source Audio products. Currently, Source Audio is developing a flexible and highly configurable MIDI foot controller as well as a dedicated effects loop add-on device that makes it possible to integrate any classic analog or digital effects pedal into the Soundblox Hub's scene saving and effect switching system.
Standard 5-pin MIDI IN and OUT/THRU
Passive Expression Pedal input, and Hot Hand® Sensor Input
Connect up to 5 Soundblox pedals via Multi-Function ports
Save and Recall up to 128 multi-pedal "Scenes" via MIDI Program Changes.
Access, Edit, and Save pedal presets and scenes via USB port to Mac or PC.
Compatible (no Scene Saving) with Soundblox 1 and Soundblox Pro.
Weight: 6 oz.
Dimensions: 3.8 in. (W) x 2.1 in. (L) x 1.4 in. (H)
Power requirements: 9 Volts DC @ 40mA (up to 80mA with Hot Hand accessories).
Power plug size: 2.1mm (inner dia.), 5.5mm (outer dia.) center negative, barrel positive.
Expression Pedal input: Stereo 1Ž4 in. plug, tip hot, 10k-50k Ohm resistance. Linear type.