The Model 416 Meta Expander is a fully-fledged, standalone breakout-box for the BEMI Music Easel, which provides access to all of the Easel- and Program Card's patch points (effectively doubling the Easel's control voltage possibilities), and greatly extends the Easel's capabilities by having several useful modules build in.
The Model 416 Meta Expander communicates bi-directionally with the Easel by means of a custom-designed Edge Card and a 60-pin flat ribbon cable.
A quick rundown of the Model 416 Meta Expander's capabilities:
In addition, the Model 416 Meta Expander offers extra custom-designed modules to vastly expand upon the Easel's features:
Though developed on- and for the Bemi Easel, the Model 416 Meta Expander is 99.5% compatible with the 208r Rev2 clone as well. On the 208r r2, the ModOsc's Range switch is missing, and the ModOsc's output is not present on the edge connector.
The Model 416 Meta Expander comes as a build-to-order product only, and is not available as a DIY- or kit solution.
The Model 416 Edge Card is inserted in the Easel's edge card slot (aka "Ext/Prog Interface")
and connects to the Model 416 Meta Expander via a 60-pin IDC connector and ribbon cable assembly. The Expander end of the assembly has a locking connector to provide a secure fit.
With the Model 416 Edge Card in place, the Easel retains its full functionality in all three operating modes (*), and BEMI (i)Program Cards can still be used simultaneously.
The Model 416 Edge Card with its ribbon cable assembly is an integral part of the meta Model 416 environment, and is always included with the Expander; it is not available separately. Cable length is 50cm (±20"), which is sufficient to position the Expander behind and slightly above the Easel suitcase.
The Model 416 Edge Card is 100% pin-to-pin compatible with the Easel's edge connector.
(*) Notice that the 208r needs to be in Both or Remote mode in order for the Model 416 Expander to be fully operational.
The Model 416 Meta Expander is available only through direct sales: Contact
05 January 2018. Antwerp, Belgium.