Alright, i'm stuck within choices.
When i started about 8 years ago (i had to look that up, see here for my old blog.. has it really been that long?) there was only a sidV1 and no mb6582 from wilba. I collected parts to be used in a compete CS, all diy wiring, as that was the only option.
Then came the V2 and wilbas awesome mb6582 project with it. I got his base pcb, as i still had my own CS in my head.
Fast forward to now. I'm finally at a point in my life where i can finish thi
And the IC headers.
i've found my SID chip collection as well, i've got 2x6582, 3x6581, 3x8580 and one 8580 that has a defective filter.
i want to have 1 6581 pair, 1 6582 pair and 2 8580 pairs, which means i need to find one 8580 from somewhere. If you got one for a good price, contact me :smile:
I'm also thinking design choices, the mb6582 base is prepared for stereo outs, probably to save on space. but i'd rather have mono out, that's how my studio is set up. otherwise i n
I am wisefire. I was kind of active on here a long time ago, and I promised that one day i'll be back to complete (and document) my Midibox SID.
Well, the time has come to build it.
I have the version of wilbas MB6582 core board directly from wilba.
The idea back when I bought it was to build my own control surface around it, to be honest if I could make that choice right now I wouldn't be so sure, but i've got all the buttons and stuff for it already so let's start this a
Hi everyone Iâ€™m back and my project too.
It was not easy. Not because of the technical issues, just bad karma.
In 2011/2012 I made a working firmware and a manager under Max/MSP.
Because of personal reasons, I put the project on hold.
End of 2012, I received a message from Eptheca who asked me the status of the project.
With his help we decided to print 3 PCBâ€™s. Unfortunately during this period, the hard drive of my computer suddenly decided to leave me, and I lost all my wor
The missing socket arrived this morning. Full of will power I waited until after the days work was done before getting out the now rapidly declining box of bits. Socket in, C64 PSU tested, 9V tested good, so was ready to go. Small glitch until I realised that I had to change the core ID in MIOS Studio too, then all loaded smoothly. Fitted the 6852's one pair at a time, and ran through the sound banks, with a silly grin just getting wider on my face.
Still got a minor bit of front panel wo
Still doing more stuff for other people than myself, but got another run at the MB6582. 3 parts to get, and it turns out that the ebay seller with the displays didn't ship what he thought. I have a 'plain, vanilla' black on green display, when I thought I was getting green on black 'negative'. I'll update once it's working. I had a reasonable idea for the display wiring, and put a single-in-line cable mount socket, (the kind you crimp pins to the wire, then insert into a housing), on the cable,
Hy! My name is Nicolas, and I'll try to translate an already posted message in french.
Im passionated on MIDI technologies since I was a little boy, even if I understood later that i could'nt connect my joystick to dads minimoog ;)
Now Im looking to develop a touchscreen interface to manage different hardware equipments, so I need some peace of information to go forward on this:
As Im rather good on Macromedia Flash: where do you think I can find information on how to communicate via
When interfacing a Joystick, Modwheel or Pitchbender it is sometimes found that the voltage range on the potentiometer output is well inside the range of the Core ADC input.
This can often be overcome with digital calibration in the firmware (e.g MIDIbox KB) in some cases there is extreme loss of resolution.
Presented here is a circuit to overcome this to give the ADC the full range (in this case 0..3.3V) even though the range of the potentiometer is well inside this.
It's been a while since I've been able to work on any electronics projects, and while I've been I've been so slammed that I I've not been able to finish my last touches. (Filter pots, mix out, power LED... stuff like that)
Starting next Tuesday, I'll have at least one recording session every week in my studio until sometime around mid 2014. Being that I'm already so slammed, my life, as far as my "hobby" projects go, will be over, for all practical purposes, until then. Therefore, I though
I`m back after long time out of MB community and doing electronics in general. I have quite a few unfinished projects that needs some attention. In most cases it is just building housings and final touches, but still a lot of work. I feel bit rusty now, but I`ll catch what I`ve missed. See you around! ;)
Finally getting back to building music gear. Trying to do a bit every night; averaging 30% at the moment. MB6582, nearly complete. Must take the 'wooden spoon' for slowest assembly from the initial batch, but #31 is on it's way. Wired and tested the LCD, last night, only to find I'd mis-read an advert ages ago, and got CrystalFontz normal, (black on green) displays. Will go with it for now, but will probably go for Optrex when I get the chance, (they take way less current too).
This article documents the hardware and software mods to provide 2 extra (4 total) Midi I/O ports on the MB SEQ4L.
The added ports use the onboard UARTs (2,3) of the LPC MIOS32 core. The underlying sequencer code supports these ports (MIDI 3 and 4), but in the case of MIDI 3, the pins used, need to be replaced as they are( were) used to drive LED matrix columns. I chose J28 to provide these LED column driver pins, unfortunately they are part of the CV output (which I don't want) w
MIDIbox has been a big deal to me, for a long time. While Iâ€™ve built a few MIDIbox projects over the years, I always wanted to be a bigger contributor, and there has always been something in my life to stop me.
Over the past few years my marriage has taken a big shit all over my life. I find myself with great ideas, only unable to fully realize them because of the amount of trouble in my life, particularly because I just couldnâ€™t seem to get along with my wife.
I am not suggestin
It's my first entry on my first blog!
I'm "working" in midibox for about 10years now. I found ucapps.de website when I was looking for a way to build a midicontroller (I have tried before, using some 80C51, or thinking about other crappy design). I was a student at time and I was dreaming about building a custom midicontroller, at low cost (student = no money!!).
Through the first years, I managed to find cheap parts for building such controller, but I waste so much ener
First of all, gotta say - sorry - no pictures, my crappy htc phone is at repair, and I have no card reader for that tiny mem card in the computer, so pictures gotta come later on, I have em, but phone crashed before I could load them onto the computer :)..
This saturday i have been working a lot on the model. A heavy dose of "bondo" to fix some mistakes I made while sanding the release-edge on it.
To make sure all the surfaces was even (it's hard to feel every tiny uneven bump in the w
YES! Finally an update on my StereoSID build - the reason why I started the blog anyway. As many of you know I have an ongoing project - the mb6582 - too, but this stereoSID project I am doing at least 50% becasue of the learning value of it - not electronics, but the rest.
To make a long story short - my late grandpa was working almost all his career as the head of the model workshop (they made all kinds of things mainly cast iron stuff for the industry). When my grandpa retired, another y
I'm sure you've all been waiting in bated breath to hear how things are going with my MB6582.
Well, after some annoying setbacks that were pretty much all my fault I've gotten the box to work.
Then, a big new job came in, which is great news! However, it pretty much takes away all my spare time to be midiboxing. :( Hence the reason I've not been around too much.
I still have a couple last steps to complete my box.
I've ordered some knobs, albeit somewhat boring ones for no
It's taken a considerable amount of time due to life/work getting in the way, but I finally got my MB-6582 to the point where it should power up and go.
I attached the control board to the enclosure. All good there.
I made all my cables. I ended up scrapping the original idea of making them removable on both sides, the plugs didn't fit inside the case. (Just as you had thought, Hawkeye) Maybe I'll find another use for those parts one day. I soldered the base PCB side of the cables
Finally got off my ass and ordered all the electronics to make this puppy happen. :sorcerer:
Making a fully stuffed midibox64e. Going to try with the LPC17 core, so I don't even know if I'll be able to getting working until TK releases the NG stuff for it. Anywho is what I'm trying to make. Going with regular LED's per Hawkeyes rec. and I'll wait on knobs and make a dummy layout to see if the spacing is too tight per ilmenator's and Tbreath's concerns...
Total damage so far: $160 f
got a broken Farfissa + a working Yamaha :frantics:
the Farfissa will be for Parts and the Yamaha maybee too but its working so i think its better to clean and sell it.
Its a good base for the next VST Controller
The Power Supply , Amp (2x30 Watt STK465 ) and the Speakers (2x30cm Full Range) are working fine (reusing the Cinch Termina