Beautiful boards. One star deducted because it would appear two revisions of the board exist (minor tweaks, just a few parts added). I have no problems with this and perhaps I just missed the information but seller should indicate rev 1 boards.
Fantastic product, wonderful service, VERY fast shipping.. I just got a bit confused when the boards didn't match most of the pictures online. No harm no foul.. Just needs a tiny bit more info in post.
I love this product, it is truly amazing to hear the plants make music. So far I have recorded a few house plants plus the Oak tree in the garden, each plant is different and the Oak tree was incredible you could tell it was a tree by the music it made, a mix of high and really deep notes. I am a beginner at this sort of thing but was able to set up the device and got it working almost straight away. To connect it to your computer you need an adapter, Manuel, the seller, was really helpful in explaining the type of adapter I needed, midi to usb, and I found a cheap one on Amazon which works just fine.
The next thing was software for my computer, again I'm not an expert on midi software, I found a very simple system called MidiEditor, free to download, which plays the music, you can choose which instrument you wish to use and you can record the sounds. The software is limited but it's great for beginners like me. I have even made a few cds for personal use by converting the midi file online to mp3 and then editing it a little in Audacity (free music editing software) adding a bit of reverb for effect etc.
I gave shipping 4 stars because the German post mis-sorted my package, it happens, but Manuel was there chasing it up, he was extremely helpful.
I would definitely buy this product again, in fact I may well do, so I can hear 2 plants at the same time.
This is a great little board, now you can discover the sonic world of plants and even yourself, you become the synth controller using the natural rhythms of your body. A great tool for discovering new sonic worlds. I cannot leave a review without saying how good Manuel was there were some issues with my first board (probably my fault) and he was absolutely brilliant in getting every thing sorted and up and running.