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New MIDI Product at Octet Design Corp.
By Laurent Coray

[ Editor's Note: Laurent Coray is a new subscriber (02Jul96). In
[ his letter of introduction addressed to me, he mentioned the
[ URL (Pointer to Web Page) for his company's new product. I
[ invited him to summarize the contents of the Web page for the
[ group, as not all of you have Web access. I've hope Laurent
[ will also send an introduction about himself in the future.
[ Here's the summary of his Web Page:

Greetings to all,

My name is Laurent Coray, I am the owner of Octet Design. We are introducing a new MIDI/organ product called UM1. The UM1 is an interface box with MIDI input and output on one side, and 128 input/outputs on the other side. It can be used as a console MIDI encoder (generates MIDI codes from key presses) or as a MIDI decoder-driver (activates solenoid outputs according to MIDI codes received).

The UM1's main features are:

128 input/outputs (each of two 64 I/O group is programmable as
input or output)

Outputs are TTL compatible, or open collector solenoid drive at
0.250A, 40volts

Output option -P provides solenoid drive at 0.500A, 40volts

Outputs are short protected and have built-in clamp diodes

4 PWM outputs for controllers

1 pulsing output for solenoid driven "vibrato"

Inputs are active low or high with built-in pull-ups/down, with
switch debounce

enclosure with mounting brackets

Fast MIDI interface allows up to 16 UM1 modules in series

Windows software utility for setup and diagnostics

Compatible with standard MIDI keyboards and sequencer software

UM1 universal MIDI interface, standard outputs $249

UM1-P universal MIDI interface, power outputs $279

available august 96

The datasheet can be found at

Our goal is to offer great products at reasonnable prices to support organ builders and other MIDI enthousiasts. The UM1 is our first MIDI product, and we will expand our offering in hardware and software. Our product line is customer driven so send in your wish lists at



(Message sent Fri 5 Jul 1996, 16:55:11 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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