The Return of a Seer’s Tool

What does a seer use to hear the unseen? Ancient seers have used many tools: horns of beasts, timbrels, bells, springs and strings – all with mystical properties. The most important tool, however, is a seer’s hands. Even the roughest of instruments can be made to sing at the hands of a mystic prophet.

If I had lived in times of old among J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel, the tools of the times would not have been limiting at all, but perhaps liberating. A shorted audio cable might have been a thick stringed instrument. Audio dropouts might have been short moments of silence in a four part chorale, not heinous cacophonies, the perpetrators of which are fortunate to have never crossed my path.

But times change, and technical difficulties afflict humankind in the quest for art. The fluid substance of artistic thought is oft interrupted with the unexpected turbulence of technical calamity. Fluidity of thought and oneness with art are rarities that must be fought for.

I will continue my fight, as my favorite software synthesizer slowly slips away on the horizon – trapped in the past – trapped there by Microsoft those many years ago. This special seer’s tool, is not forever to be left in times past, but will be brought back to ubiquity.

Reality Desktop Low Latency PC

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This Reality PC is a small form factor unit with ultra low latency. You have to hear what this synthesizer sounds like! What you get is a very retro sounding synthesizer with a warm analog vibe.

The unit includes analog outputs and integrated MIDI for connection to your controller keyboard. Here’s what Reality looks like.

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Just plug in your other gear and go. You’ll need a monitor. After that, all you have to do is flip on the power switch to start using Reality. You can use Synergy to control Reality with the mouse and keyboard of another PC.

mididin_black_smThe breakout cable also has MIDI connectors.  Both inputs and outputs are available.

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The unit has no spinning hard drive. Instead, a 16GB compact flash card is used with an adapter board. It’s like having a solid state hard drive.

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The unit has all of the features you need to get going with Reality quickly.

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Reality Desktop w/ Digital i/o

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This Reality PC is a small form factor unit with “no compromises” on sound. You have to hear what this synthesizer sounds like! Get yourself a really good DAC. What you get is a very retro sound without the “old skool” compromises on quality. It’s unique to say the least.

gx270_2_dark_smThe unit includes both digital and analog outputs and integrated MIDI for connection to your controller keyboard. The analog outputs can be seen on the expansion card on the back of the unit.

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Just plug in your other gear and go. You’ll need a monitor. After that, all you have to do is flip on the power switch to start using Reality. You can use Synergy to control Reality with the mouse and keyboard of another PC. A digital optical cable is recommended for inputing into your main PC or other gear.
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The digital out is available via the breakout cable provided, and there’s even a digital input, too.

mididin_black_smThe breakout cable also has MIDI connectors.  Both inputs and outputs are available.

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The unit has no spinning hard drive. Instead, a 16GB compact flash card is used with an adapter board. It’s like having a solid state hard drive.

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The unit has all of the features you need to get going with Reality quickly.

Click here to purchase this item!

Reality Panel PC w/ Digital I/O

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For the more flexible budget, we offer a Reality appliance. This unit includes hardware for mounting into a console.  For mounting in a rack, hardware can be ordered separately.  The unit has a 12″ screen and is smaller and lighter than it looks in the pictures.  Having a built-in monitor increases portability and convenience.  The construction quality is quite solid.

Below you can see Reality while it plays a demo:

axiomtek_on_smOn the back you can see that MIDI and digital audio are available via a breakout cable:

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Analog i/o is also available directly on the unit (not visible above).  PS/2 mouse and keyboard, parallel, serial, and USB ports are all available.

This item is currently out of stock!  Contact us if interested.

See completed eBay listing.

Reality Tower w/ Digital I/O

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This Reality PC was envisioned to be affordable without making compromises on sound.  It includes both digital and analog outputs and a MidiQuest 2Port/SE box for connection to your controller keyboard.

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Just plug in your other gear and go. You’ll need a monitor. After that, all you have to do is flip on the power switch to start using Reality. You can use Synergy to control Reality with the mouse and keyboard of another PC. A digital optical cable is recommended for inputing into your main PC or other gear.

Here are the analog and digital outputs on the back of the unit (just below the network card).

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The unit has all of the features you need to get going with Reality quickly.

Click here to see the completed listing