• Wish list
  • gr
    Choose your store
    All countries
  • 0

Hornberg Research hb1 Midi Breath Station

Breath Controller

  • Breath to MIDI and breath to USB MIDI standalone controller
  • 12 Parameters, can be stored in 25 presets
  • MIDI merge function
  • 1x1 USB MIDI interface
  • Attack and Release parameters
  • Simultaneous control of four independent MIDI CCs in multimode
  • Realtime data reduction
  • Invert function
  • Mouthpiece made of chequer tree wood
  • Stainless steel tube with continuously adjustable air outlet valve
  • Connections: 1x MIDI-In, 2x MIDI-Out, USB
  • hb1Control app (Mac/Win 32/64 bit) available for firmware 3.2I and later

Delivery contents:

  • Controller unit
  • Pressure sensor unit
  • Two exchangeable mouthpieces
  • hb1 neck set
  • Silicone tube
  • 2 m sensor cable (4-pin)
  • USB cable
  • 5V USB power supply
  • Cleaning rod for mouthpiece
  • Carrying bag made of wool felt

Further information

USB Yes
Pads 0
Diplay Yes
Rotary Knobs 0
Fader(s) 0
Drawbar No
MIDI Interface 1x in, 2x Out
Expansion No
3 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • quality
3 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
handling
features
quality

Control your performance and then some!

David9624, 22.09.2016
I purchased the hb1 some months ago and have had time to get to know this excellent piece of kit a bit better. First off the build quality of this unit far exceeds all expectations, one can tell immediately that the designer and manufacturer really do care about their product. This care and attention does not stop there, I had occasion to contact a member of the team who Skyped me back and gave me a one to one tutorial on the features and possible combinations, yes you can combine presets to interact within the same patch, it used to be two presets, I believe it is now four. Like any new instrument and this is an instrument, there is a learning curve, you put some effort into the technique and one is rewarded with expression not achievable with pedals and mod wheels. Fantastic!
Dave Lawson.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
quality

Really impressive

ChristophZ, 22.01.2017
My application and evaluation basis:
I use my Midi-Breath station to control a variety of parameters within Omnisphere 2.
Already soon. This is really fantastic.

To make clear which modulation power unfolds in the connection of these two components, here are some information and descriptions to get an idea of ??it.

Omnisphere 2:
Omnisphere is a software tool that allows you to make deep adjustments to the sound of a sound, even in real-time.

In Omnisphere, for example, I build a so-called multipatch, which can consist of 8 drawers each with 2 sounds, ie a total of 16 individual sounds.
I can fire up to 16 individual sounds on my Masterkeyboard at the same time.
Virtually all virtual encoders within such a multipatch (volume, panorama, LFO`s, filters, effect parameters of all kinds, ...) are equipped with a "Midi Learn" function. So very, very, very many modulation sources.

Midi Breath Station:
If I have connected the MidiBreath station correctly (simple thing), the MidiLearn function is very fast and easy:
In Omnisphere, I right-click on the slider, which I want to control, select MidiLearn and blow into my Breath station. Controller moves with. It worked. Is noted. Finished. Next control. ... Next control, ... With the "unlearn" function, I can undo it again.
So I can use a blow pulse very many functions on all sounds independently and simultaneously steplessly up and down drive.
This is fun to experiment with and play.

The MidiBreath station itself can be programmed in its response, response range and the dynamic range of the MIDI data between 0-127 and stored as a program / preset. Corresponding presentation videos show the possibilities. The whole thing seems very thoughtful to me.
In the current software version, up to four different programs / presets can work simultaneously on four mid channels simultaneously and independently as modulators.
There goes something

The programming on the device works quite well, but I am too confusing, since only one thing is displayed on the display. Parameter name or a numeric value.
Dear developer, I would be very pleased about an editor software.

Processing & Design:
Great. Obviously developed with love and manufactured.
Everything is incl. A second mouthpiece (big & small), transport bag made of felt, Schwanenhals system for freehanding and putting off the mouthpiece, USB cable, good instructions in English and German. ..

Response, control:
The system is very dense and translates to the most subtle changes when blowing into midi data.
It is also possible to work with vacuum, ie suction. The parameters can be individually and finely adjusted in the response behavior and course.

The prize is proud.
I regret nothing.

Support:
Had sent an email because of a question and then a very helpful phone call with one of the developers.

Thomann:
Everything worked out very well. Thank you.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Hornberg Research hb1 Midi Breath Station
(3)
Hornberg Research hb1 Midi Breath Station
to the product
899 €

Breath Controller Breath to MIDI and breath to USB MIDI standalone controller, 12 Parameters, can be stored in 25 presets, MIDI merge function, 1x1 USB MIDI interface, Attack and Release...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • USB: Yes
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • Pads: 0
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Diplay: Yes
  • Rotary Knobs: 0
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Fader(s): 0
  • Drawbar: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
  • MIDI Interface: 1x in, 2x Out
  • Expansion: No
Akai EWI 5000 wireless
(27)
Akai EWI 5000 wireless
to the product
699 €

Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument With internal sound generator, Mouthpiece with air pressure and bite sensor, 13 Touch sensors, 8 Octave rollers (6 movable castors and 2 fixed touch sensors), 8...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Roland Aerophone AE-10
(5)
Roland Aerophone AE-10
to the product
835 €

Digital wind instrument with saxophone fingering system and internal digital sounds Numerous saxophone model sounds, Fingering like that of an acoustic saxophone, Mouthpiece with breath- and bite...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Akai EWI USB
(38)
Akai EWI USB
to the product
349 €

Electric Wind Instrument With USB connector, Multiple fingering: sax, traditional, recorder and EVI (brass), Extendable sound range, Mouthpiece detachable for cleaning, Plug'n'Play with PC/ Mac,...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Aodyo Sylphyo
Aodyo Sylphyo
to the product
759 €

Aodyo Sylphyo; wireless MIDI wind controller; traditional fingerings; 8 hours Akku; Length: 43 cm; Weight: 372 g; including: Sylphyo Wireless MIDI Controller, Midi Receiver; USB Cable; USB Power...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
899 €
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contact People
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
tc electronic PolyTune 3 Tuner/Buffer Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher Alesis DM10 MKII Studio Mesh Kit JBL LSR 305 White Limited Edition De Sisti Leonardo 1kW P.O. Ibanez SR300E-AFM Harley Benton G212 Vintage Vertical Fender CN-140SCE Natural Nowsonic Stage Antenna Set 5,8 GHZ tc electronic Hall of Fame 2 Yamaha DD-75 Swissonic M-Control
(6)
Recommended
tc electronic PolyTune 3 Tuner/Buffer

Tuner Pedal Polyphonic tuner / buffer, The Bonafide circuitry receives its sound through long cable paths and several effects devices, Polyphonic tuning - simultaneous display of all strings, Fast chromatic tuner with 0.5 cent accuracy, Ultra-precise strobe tuner with...

to the product
109 €
Recommended
Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

Boss MS-3, effects pedal, Multi Effects Switcher, Pedal board effects loop switcher with 112 built-in effects for guitar & bass including tuner, noise reduction, global equalizer, midi, amp switching, USB connector & editor, controls: Knob 1 to 3, switches: On/Off...

to the product
469 €
(3)
Recommended
Alesis DM10 MKII Studio Mesh Kit

Electronic Drum Set Made available in Europe exclusively by Thomann, Successor to the Alesis DM10 studio mesh kit, The new DM10 MKII Advanced Electronic Drum module is based on the Alesis Crimson module, Contains 671 sounds, 54 Preset and...

to the product
888 €
Recommended
JBL LSR 305 White Limited Edition

JBL LSR 305 White Limited Edition, Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor with 5" Woofer, 1" Soft-Dome High Frequency Transducer, 43Hz-24kHz, Class D Power Amp: 41/41W (LF/HF), Max Peak SPL: 108 dB SPL (C-weighted), Magnetic shielding, Level Control, LF trim (+2dB/-2dB), HF...

to the product
147 €
Recommended
De Sisti Leonardo 1kW P.O.

Pole-operated Fresnel Theater Spotlight For 1000 W lamp with G22 base, 150 mm Fresnel lens, Robust and light carbon steel housing with black powder coating, 28 mm TV spigot, With 2 m cable (without plug), Switch on housing, Beam...

to the product
699 €
Recommended
Ibanez SR300E-AFM

Ibanez SR300E-AFM, 4-string bass guitar, Soundgear-series, mahoghani body, 5-pc maple/rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) "SR4" neck:, 24 medium frets, rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) fretboard, white dot inlays, nut width 38 mm, scale: 864mm/34", Accu-Cast B120 bridge, cosmo black hardware, PowerSpan dual coil pickups,...

to the product
295 €
Recommended
Harley Benton G212 Vintage Vertical

Guitar Cabinet Loudspeakers: 2 x 12" Celestion Vintage 30, Power handling: 120 watts, Impedance: 8 Ohm, Housing made of 16 mm plywood, Black Tolex version, Decorative borders, Dimensions (W x H x D): 49.5 x 65.8 x 35.5 /...

to the product
249 €
Recommended
Fender CN-140SCE Natural

Classical Guitar With cutaway, Solid spruce top, Back and sides made of laminated rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), CD Pearloid rosette, Neck: Mahogany, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 20 Frets, Nut width: 43 mm, Scale: 643 mm, Fishman pickup system with CD...

to the product
369 €
Recommended
Nowsonic Stage Antenna Set 5,8 GHZ

Nowsonic Stage Antenna Set 5,8 GHZ, Set with 2 Antennas and Wallmount, Compatible with every WiFi Router, especially the Stage Router and Stage Router Pro, Frequency Range: 5.1 - 5.8 GHz, Impedance: 50 Ohms, Gain: 10dBi, Cable length: 6m, Weight:...

to the product
99 €
Recommended
tc electronic Hall of Fame 2

tc electronic Hall of Fame 2, effects pedal, reverb, new TC MASH technology turns footswitch into a pressure responsive expression controller, new shimmer reverb algorithm, analog-dry-through maintains integrity of analog dry signal path when reverb is engaged, TonePrint-enabled: load signature...

to the product
166 €
Recommended
Yamaha DD-75

Mobile Electronic Drum Set 8 Pads, Velocity-sensitive, 32-voice polyphonic, 570 Drum voices + 30 phrases, 75 Preset drum kits, 10 User drum kits, 75 Presets songs, 105 Preset songs, GM and XGlite compatible, LED display, Midi IN / OUT,...

to the product
225 €
Recommended
Swissonic M-Control

Swissonic M-Control, passive Monitor Controller in hard metall housing, 2x Klinke/XLR combi Input, 1x 3,5mm Stereo-Jack Input, 2x XLR male Output, 1x 3,5mm Stereo Jack out, switchable Mute, Mono-Button, dimensions: 162 x 98 x 54 mm, weight 400g

to the product
50 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.