I’m really enjoying reading about the various projects current Midihub owners are exploring and enjoying. Truly, I am…but maybe I’m being a bit overly literal here, but here’s the internal convo I’m having with the Midihub site:
“Want to Order Midihub?” YES!
“Midihub campaign is now over. Direct orders will be open once all of the pre-orders are shipped.” Enjoy. I am super patient.
“You can leave us your email and we will notify you!” I think I accidentally left my email more than once or twice, but everyone knows robust midi routing causes extreme enthusiasm so…
What’s up with the last two orders that have yet to be sent out??? ! When the countdown first reached 99% (only two more to go) I was psyched. But it’s seriously been like three or four weeks and the big board is still stuck at 99%. It’s kind of commendable in a way, if you have a literal unbreakable rule that you will not start selling Midihub again until all 826 pre-order are dispatched. On the other hand, in the grand scheme of things 824 out of 826 is basically 100% if you round up. Anyway this is my roundabout way of asking that annoying question no one likes to hear on forums: did you run out of stamps to send the last two boxes? I’m happy to chip in…
I shouldn’t even be complaining. I had my two Pisounds (rp4) working some serious send/return FX magic today on two separate mixer channels which turned into an hour of generative amazingness (until I accidentally mis-mapped each pi to the channel up fader and somehow caused a feedback loop that even my jaded cat seemed to notice.
I almost feel bad posting this, but I ordered my Midihub on June 24 2020 (around noon Chicago time) and received/connected my Midihub yesterday June 29 2020 (around noon).
Obviously I sprung for the UPS shipping option (+30 euro) almost as a joke since UPS claimed a two day international delivery time line. According to UPS details, parcel shipped out from Vilnius on the 26th and arrived in Chicago on the 29th. That is insane.
By way of comparison, I ordered the new Pisound recently and it shipped from Vilnius on April 11th and arrived in Chicago on May 15th. (I also received a package of records yesterday that was sent from Italy in April).
I guess the lesson here is: if you’re going to order anything from Blokas - or anything shipping internationally - use UPS Express Saver.