1010music blackbox


Compact Sampling Studio

  • 24 Bit / 48 kHz stereo sampling
  • Streaming from microSD card
  • Looping
  • Slicing
  • Sequencing and mixing
  • Combine loops with different tempos using built-in BPM synchronisation and beat slicing
  • Polyphonic playing of one-shot samples and loops via virtual keyboard
  • Piano roll view for creating and editing sequences
  • MicroSD slot for importing WAV files
  • Audio recording and playback as well as saving samples and presets
  • Touchscreen
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 140 x 130 x 30 mm
  • Weight: 907 g


  • 1 x Stereo line input: 3.5 mm mini jack
  • 3 x Stereo line-out: 3.5 mm mini-jack
  • 1 x Stereo headphone output: 3.5 mm mini jack
  • MIDI input and output as well as clock input and output: 3.5 mm mini jack
  • USB host input
  • USB bus power
Polyphony 24
Internal Storage No
Storage Medium Micro SD
File Format WAV
Time Stretching Yes
Effects Yes
USB-port Yes
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Analogue Inputs 1
Digital Outputs No
Display Yes
Sequencer Yes
available since June 2019
Item number 466764
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Design Desktop
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Special Features Touchscreen
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baby octatrack? 09.08.2019
this thing is easy to use, right out of the box.... load one of the factory presets & it brings with it a load of samples, sequences & even a song structure. getting your head round the architecture is a breeze, even with convoluted workflows. the "keys" screen is useable, bit smaller than most you'd find on ipads, but the box will 'host' a usb keyboard, so no real worries there. there's piano roll editing for triggers & polyphonic note playback. it will drive external synths &c at the expense of one or more of the pads.... there are sixteen pads available in each "preset" (which are sets of samples & sequences that can be regarded as a high-level 'state' of the machine); each pad can be loaded with a single-hit sample that can be played with the keys or triggered from the pad or the sequencer, or with a 'clip', which can be automatically time-stretched to fit your master tempo. there are many options within the setup for each pad... looping, pitch shift, basic filtering, adsr... so it's possible to get a useable range out of (say) a single piano sample. no multisample support, but you could spread an instrument over two or more pads if you badly needed to use the box this way. delay (syncable) & reverb, basic but useful. many outputs, & these are dc coupled so you can use them as controllers or audio. I could go on.... you can run up to 16 sequences at once, or chain groups of sequences into songs, with loopable sections.... essentially what we have here is a baby octatrack, & then some. if I could change one thing, I would give it an internal battery. maybe make the audio looping a bit more like an electrix repeater, with an overdub/undo mode. but I'm very impressed. will use this for playing long background loops, for midi looping, for running basic midi sequences, for grabbing audio & looping it.....


GREAT IDEA but the step sequencer is a Disaster
Antonio Bolzano 23.01.2020
This is could have been a great IDEA but at the moment it is just a missed opportunity .

it is not a groove box because is not performative like a groove box and the step sequencer is a disaster far more primitive even compared to the groove boxes of the 90s

you can not record live unquantised sequences ,
you can not perform basic features like note repeat ,
there is no swing ,
there are massive bugs on time stratching, launching clips is a total disaster only clips that are perfectly 1 bar l, 2 bar etc long will play in time ,
Black Box will not detect automatically the pitch of a sample and everything that is not in C will be distributed wrongly through the octave of the keyboard , so you will need to put only samples that are in C differently it will be a nightmare tuning everything in than saving on a PC than bringing it back to the blackbox , the company doesn't have a customer service , the customer service is managed by avarage users of the forum that very often answer without having tested the issues .

to reassume at the moment with so many bugs and the lack of basic features this is just another amateur bedroom fun device not a professional one, may be a firmware upgrade can fix the issues but I m not sure the company behind is interested to do that!


Certainly NOT a groovebox
ruibernardino 20.12.2020
Bought this as a replacement for my ancient Korg Electribe ES-1 and was very disappointed when I realized how easily the unit would start stuttering when pushed a little further. And it doesn't take much.

Can't help thinking I could do MUCH better with a laptop or even a phone if I added some external hardware; and likely for a fraction of the price.

I want my ES-1 back :(


Little wonder
HprFcs 31.05.2020
It's tiny but/and great. Built like a tank. Very easy to use. And the team behind it is great: they listen to the customers and keep adding features with new firmware updates.

I switched from the Electribe 2 Sampler to the blackbox and I'm glad I did. Yes, the Electribe has more features, but the blackbox has no gaps between patterns and no sample time limit. And it's sequencer is so much faster to work with.

I'll get my sounds and effects from other gear/sources. All I want my sampler to do is record and play samples in a fast and easy way without limitations. And that's exactly what blackbox does best.


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