Sonuus B2M
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B2M — Universal Bass-to-MIDI Converter

B2M— Universal Bass to MIDI Converter
Following on from the success of the G2M, the B2M brings affordable and reliable MIDI capability to bass guitar. With ultra-low-latency, and unmatched affordability, the B2M breaks new ground in MIDI performance for bass players -- it will even track a low B (which is only 30Hz)!

The B2M™ is a simple-to-use, highly effective, bass-to-MIDI converter. It is “Universal” because it doesn’t need a special pickup mounted on your bass guitar, but instead simply connects to your instrument like any other effects pedal or tuner.

It is a true plug-and-play solution for monophonic MIDI bass guitar designed to give accurate triggering with very low latency. It can be used to sequence bass lines and add an edge to your live performances — it opens up many creative possibilities.


VIDEO: B2M launch at Winter NAMM 2010 show. A montage of some folks having MIDI fun. The sonuus B2M is a simple-to-use, highly effective, bass-to-MIDI converter. It is "Universal" because it doesn't need a special pick-up.

Peterson Strobe Tuners - B2M NAMM 2010
Universal Appeal
No modifications are required to your bass guitar; no special pickups to install; and nothing needs to be “stuck” onto your instrument. It works with all electric bass guitars without any setup or tweaking.

The B2M™ universally appeals to all bassists from novices to seasoned professionals. Keenly priced to fit any budget, with the robust reliable performance expected by the finest players.

Incredibly simple to use:

1. Plug your bass guitar into BASS to power-up the B2M™
2. Enable CHROMATIC if you don’t want to send pitch-bend information
3. Connect your MIDI device (or computer) to the MIDI OUT
4. Play notes on your bass and MIDI will be sent directly to your midi device!

Powered from a single 9V battery, its long battery life combined with small size makes the B2M™ the ideal accessory to keep with your bass. Not only does it provide fast and precise tuning, but it also gives you instant MIDI capability for any electric bass guitar!

Robust Performance
Research has shown us that the most important aspect for pitch-to-MIDI conversion is reliable and reproducible triggering of notes. While low-latency is important, robust triggering is the key to usability — you can easily adapt to some latency, but you cannot adapt to random, spurious notes.

By virtue of the unique, inherently robust technology used in the B2M™ you will be able to reliably generate accurate MIDI quickly and easily. Notes are generated exactly as played, and the nuances of your performance are captured with fast, accurate pitch-bend data. What’s more, you also get very low latency!

Built-in Tuner
The built-in tuner uses our PULSAR™ tuning technology where the power LED doubles as a tuning indicator. This innovative tuner gives you a fast and accurate way to tune your bass guitar.

Instrument Thru
Featuring a high-impedance input circuit, the B2M™ won't sap your tone when using it "in-line" before your amp, or other effects pedals. You can then easily combine MIDI sounds with your normal bass sound for some exciting musical possibilities.

Peterson Strobe Tuners - B2M NAMM 2010 ft. Bill Dickens

Bill Dickens stopped by to see the B2M at the Winter NAMM 2010 show and had some fun with it. Watch Bill put the B2M through its paces as he auditions several sound patches.

Feature Snapshot:

  • Any electric bass guitar can be used as a solo MIDI controller
  • No instrument modifications or special pickups required
  • Robust note detection — minimizes wrong notes
  • Very low latency & very fast tracking
  • Fast, accurate MIDI pitch-bend or chromatic mode
  • Built-in tuner for standard bass guitar tuning (4–7 strings)
  • Battery-powered with long battery life
  • Compact, lightweight and portable

Improves Playing Technique
For optimal MIDI conversion, your playing needs to be clean and accurate. Accidental notes, resonating open strings and other sounds can often be converted into undesired MIDI notes. Often you don’t hear these when playing the bass on it's own, but you can detect them easily when listening live to the generated MIDI.

Striving to improve MIDI note accuracy, encourages clean picking and accurate fingering, with good control over non-sounding strings by damping them.

Not only will your MIDI output be more accurate, your normal playing will sound clearer and more professional. It’s like having a tutor sitting beside you giving you advice. It’s also great fun!

When you try the B2M™ and generate some new sounds, the first thing that strikes you is how much fun it is. Unleash new creative inspiration and invigorate your soul.

See our Guide To Using The G2M/B2M for best results.


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