MIDIbox 808 Web Site Temporarily (?) Down

An MB-808 Build.I just went to the eight-oh-eight.org site and … it’s dead. Panic briefly set in, but I remembered that Doug owns midiboxaddict.com, so I checked there and found a note! Here’s what it says right now:

MIDIbox Addict

DIY MIDI Projects

February 2014: MB-808 Still Alive

Yes, the MB-808 web site is offline. No, the project has not died or disappeared. Moogah didn’t pay the web hosting bill and he changed the password so I can’t login and pay it myself. I sent him an email message about it and will take care of things as soon as I can.

This weekend, February 22 and 23, 2014, I will try to recreate the web site here on MIDIboxAddict.com.

Quick Status Update

As far as I know, I have processed all refunds that were requested in 2013. I have two refund requests to process from this year. (Yes, requests from batch four have been moved up in the queue.) If you’d like a refund, please ask now, as I will be processing shipments next month (March) and will be asking for final payment then.

You can contact me at doug at midibox addict dot com.

Previously juggernautmusic.com reported on the MIDIbox MB-808 project, a long-overdue TR-808 clone project being looked after by Doug Wellington in Arizona.

As a result of the previous blog entry, juggernaut music amasses a significant number of hits for people searching for MIDIbox 808. So as a service to those who are searching for answers, this post will serve as a pointer to Doug’s temporary page.

I am in no way affiliated with the project and I have not personally heard from Doug in years. Like many people, I did provide a deposit for a “batch 3″ kit, and I remain eager to start building.

In summary:

nebula (Steve Cowan) becomes STEVEN COEN for Maetta release.

New EP, “Anomaly” will be available soon as a digital release from Maetta. The title track is a new mixdown and master of my earlier demo “Andromeda”.

For a few reasons I’ll be revising my artist name – I expect this to be a permanent change. I’ll be updating titles and graphics on this site in the coming weeks.

I will keep “nebula” for other projects, especially since a lot of people know me by that name, but for the serious dancefloor releases and bookings, I am hereby …

STEVEN COEN.

Roland AIRA Products Accidentally Leaked … Here’s What They Will Look Like!

Spoiler Alert!

Don’t read this if you want to wait for Roland’s big announcement next week. I’m pretty sure this will ruin the surprise.

A few weeks ago I became aware of Roland’s forthcoming “Aira” series when I got linked to their first teaser video about their drum machine, the TR-08 (or is it the TR-8?). Every few days they have been releasing new teasers, and finally sometime within the past 24 hours they added another couple of videos, and interestingly, two images of the Aira series, darkened to the point where all you can really see is black silhouettes of the sleek new boxes, and all the pretty light-up buttons.

Well … it occurred to me that if I make some adjustments to those images, it could be possible to reveal some details. This is exactly what I did, and the results are very telling, indeed! These two images were orginally posted on Roland’s site, and I have enhanced them to reveal sufficient detail to discern almost everything on their front panels!
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