This year for SuperBooth home edition 2020, SoundForce is teasing the SFC-8: a boutique Jupiter-8 style MIDI controller for software and hardware synths. The controller has both USB-MIDI and DIN-MIDI connectors that can be used simultaneously. No external power supply is necessary as it is USB-powered. This project was inspired by a talk with musician and youtuber Mylar Melodies at SuperBooth 2019. Thank you Alex!
The SFC-8 works perfectly with Arturia’s JUP-8V as well as Roland Cloud’s JUPITER-8 plugin using simple MIDI CC messages and classic MIDI mapping. Thanks to the control app every physical control properties can be changed, such as the CC number). The DIN-MIDI connector will allow you to control also hardware devices such as the Roland MKS-80.
The layout is compact but is still leaving enough space for your fingers to fit everywhere. The sliders are 30mm long as it was the standard for synths in the 80s. They are close to 80 controls available in total. Dimensions: 307mm(W) x 221mm(D) x 50mm(H).
Since 2019, all new SoundForce controllers are using 100% metal cases made by Grawart (grawart.pl) and are fitted with walnut side panels made by http://www.gouldcaseworks.nl/. All the rotary pots are now wobble-free metal shaft pots.
The SFC-8 will be the 5th addition to the SoundForce MIDI controller range. (http://sound-force.nl/?page_id=2318)
The device is planned for release in Q4 2020. The price is still not defined at this point.