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  2. PCBs for sale

    All good! Sorry, been busy! Will answer PMs/orders as soon as I can. 
  3. PCBs for sale

    If still available i am interested in one of each: pads, encs, cs1, din6dout4.
  4. Addon: MB6582 Mixer

    Ok, I'll contact you once they arrive.
  5. Addon: MB6582 Mixer

    I am in for one tnx.
  6. Strange operation

    Having finished my Seq v4 (Wilba version), I am not slowly learning all the functions going through the manual. Every now and again, the 8 encoders and 8 buttons underneath on the right hand side so not work. Before I pull it apart and check for loose connections, could it be a button combination or something that causes this? Sometimes all I need to do is push a button or turn or click an encoder on the left hand side and all is good again. Sometimes it takes pushing a few buttons. By pushing, I do not mean firmly, but just normal function. Just occasionally some of the left hand side has this issue, on a random number of steps from the right. The first few steps are always ok.  The sequence will play all 16 steps OK. Any ideas please?
  7. Addon: MB6582 Mixer

    I just ordered PCBs from OSHPark - it cost the same to get 3 boards vs 1 ($10.30), so if anyone wants to buy one from me for $3.43+shipping, let me know.
  8. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    I've been doing some digging, and Altitude added an 8 channel internal mixer to his:
  9. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    Great - I have two SwinSIDS and two 6581's. I haven't had the chance to really A-B test the difference yet, and I don't have the most discriminating ears anyways. The first thing that jumps out is of course the noise level. In comparison, the SwinSIDs are very quiet. The 6581's have a ton of background noise, especially if the patch has a wavetable going. I have some audio level issues also. I made a mistake at first and put a .1uf CAP where the 100nf goes. It is cramped in there, but I got the cap out and replaced it. For whatever reason, my right SID is over twice as loud as my left(both SwinSIDs at the moment). I need to take the time to debug the audio amp and make sure I didn't make any mistakes. For the feedback pots, I had the idea to install 4 single and 4 dual-gang pots in pairs, with a DPDT switch. Then I could have the option of controlling the feedback for a stereo pair of SIDs, or flip the switch and have a separate pot for each audio output.
  10. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    so far so good, yeah sounds playing, can püaly sound over MIOS and the respective MIDI channels. So far so good, can only say as I got one 8580 9V plugged and one 6581 12V, they both seem pretty similar, so far cannot hear any difference when unplugging or plugginh the filter caps, maybe they will be important in some other modes of playing. another fun thing, the 12V 6581 I did let run from 9V out of fear that it could be the wrong, it sounds a little bit more weak than with 12V, but works just fine, of course it is probably not recommended to run it with 9V, that was just for testing.   And no surprise, the swinSID nanos, just soudn way weaker than the original sids, so no chance to mix them otgether, well over seperated inputs to the main mix it will work out just fine, but right now for testing i got all over the passive on board resistor mixer ocnnected ( well done btw very nice feature for testing purposes) it is really hard to find the right cables these days :)   So mybe i buy another set of PCBs and hunt down 6 other SIDs during my lifetime :)
  11. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    Cool - making progress. I can't help with the extra PICs yet. I only have one stuffed so far. To get some patches loaded, open up MIOS Studio, then go to the librarian. If you go to: The first post has some of TK's bassline patches. You can use the librarian to send a patch to the core. If you have the play button hooked up (above the LCD window), it will start the patch playing. Do you have the memory chips stuffed? If you do, you should have gotten the formatting messages for each chip the first time you turned it on after putting in the chip.  
  12. If your keyboard outputs midi already then you need a SeqV4 or V4+ to direct it and play your gear. With the Aout_NG & Dout boards you can control analog gear. Midibox_NG is a multi purpose tool for making controllers and any other configurations builders can and  think of. If you are looking to add a controller to your gear then Midibox_NG is the platform to do it on. All Midibox PCB's available in N.America at Modular Addict
  13. Hi, I am new on this forum. I am looking for some kind of tool that I can use to connect old and new midi gear. Most important feature I need at this moment is the ability to convert midi information from a MPE keyboard to be able to control my old and not so old synthesizers. It seems that MIDIbox NG could be that tool. Can anyone confirm that MIDIbox NG is the right tool for these kind of tasks? After examining the site and this forum an additional question came up. Are the MIDIbox NG designs still current? And will I be able to order the PCB's and all the needed parts? Best regards, Albert   
  14. GM5 Eprom

    Hi, möchte an meinem PC ein 2 GM5 anschließen und immer wenn ich windows neu starte das selbe problem..... es werden zwar im Geräte Manager 2xGM5 Angezeigt aber in Cubase gibt es peobleme mit der Adressierung der Midiports jetzt hab ich gelesen das dazu der Eprom beschrieben werden soll leider hab ich kein Core Modul da und wollte fragen ob mir jemand hier aus denm Forum so Nett sein könnte mir ein Eprom zu beschreiben Vielen Dank im vorraus StormB    
  15. Another MIDIbox core

    are you not share pcb file please
  16. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    UPDATE #1 I followed that one and got it working i think, so cloning is NOT working properly in the wilbas mn6582 I would assume right now, but its easy to fix, just placing the Jumper on J11 on the device you wanna flash via MIOS and then send the mb6582.hex to the PICs one by one, beforehand i switched the device IC, cause this part is not altered by the flash process. Sweet sweet bootloader and MIOS flash tool, I love it, works like a charm, who needs cloning with that anyway :)   Ok. got the whole thing working, did not really test the sid sounds yet, and only the first two sids have been tested for the audio amplifiers, but i am pretty confident it will wokr out, or at least i know where to fix the others since i got some of them working :)   I thought i could clone whatever program there is on the first sid, stupid me, i assume this only works with the actual midibox sid program, not with the audio test program. Well i stuffed in the other 3 PICs, had to search for the menu button, shockingly thought to mayself maybe i should have installed a switch endocer as menu encoder and not the one without switch, but turns out there actually is a menu button right under the decoderto the right. So then I did clone the mb6582 hex file to all the other SIDs, in the display some strange stuff like 0D!!!! was presented, maybe that indicates that something is wrong??? I will find out later, then i just randomly clicked stuff in to test a bit around, at startup i can hear some sounds, after that I do not know yet how to produce sounds or maybe even program a sequence in it, but i will find that out later.   Also a minor other thing, when i connect the LCD to the other PICs J15, just the PIC device ID 1, 2, 3 is shown in the LCD and no background is lot, as those pins are not connected according to the board file..
  17. My focus lies on slide and accent information, so I guess I'll answer my own question with "no" Slide (or better glide) is taken care of by the Seq itself, which leaves accent. So I am assuming that a hack is possible, e.g. output a logic high on a separate DOUT pin whenever the track step's velocity is above 100?
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  19. See MBSEQ_HW.V4: ################################################## # CV and Gate/Trigger/Sync Setup ################################################## # AOUT interface now selected in CV Configuration Menu and stored in MBSEQ_GC.V4 file # please scroll through the menu to find this page! # the 8 CV gates can be assigned to a shift register (0=off, 1-32: number of shift register): # - 1st CV Gate available at DOUT SR output D7 # - 2nd CV Gate available at DOUT SR output D6 # - 3rd CV Gate available at DOUT SR output D5 # - ... # - 8th CV Gate available at DOUT SR output D0 CV_GATE_SR1 0 # and DIN Clock Outputs can be assigned to a shift register as well (0=off, 1-32: number of shift register): # D7..D0 will output individual clock or start/stop signals which can be configured in the CV configuration page CLK_SR 0 # additional gate triggers are available on common digital output pins of the # DOUT shift register chain - they are assigned to AOUT channel #16 (Note C-1, C#1, D-1, ...) # define the shift registers which should be used here (each provides 8 gates) # Note that SRs assigned to this function cannot be used as LED outputs (exclusive function) # Allowed values: 1-32, 0 disables the function, all other values invalid and not allowed DOUT_GATE_SR1 0 DOUT_GATE_SR2 0 DOUT_GATE_SR3 0 DOUT_GATE_SR4 0 DOUT_GATE_SR5 0 DOUT_GATE_SR6 0 DOUT_GATE_SR7 0 DOUT_GATE_SR8 0  
  20. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    Also, I think the config values are in the hex file. I just programmed the pic with the hex without changing the config at all.
  21. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    Ok, if it says MIOS8 detected, do you have an LCD connected? It should say MIOS, and then Ready. Yes, that is the hex file for wilba's front panel. If it says ready, then you can send the MBSid hex file. You can also send the test tone hex file. For that one, you take out the SID and jumper between pins 8 and 28, and the pic sends a 1khz signal to your audio amp circuit. I found it helpful for troubleshooting. Here's what the LCD should look like if MIOS is up and running.
  22. Apologies if this has been explained before and I simply didn't find it. See title. Correct me if I'm wrong: the SID V2 engine seems to offer the option to directly forward various information to the "gate" output pins, including gate, slide, and accent information (when using the bassline or drum mode) Is the same possible with the SEQ V4? Or are the gate outputs (I will be using a dedicated DOUT shift register) somehow hard-wired to pair up with their respective CV channels? Like gate 1 always goes with CV 1 (and outputs the gates of the track that CV 1 is assigned to)
  23. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    hi great news with your deivce, congrats, looks and sounds pretty convincing.   And thanks for all those information, I kind of already have read over that, and I did not mean the J11 jumpers but the J11 Core jumpter, i dont really get those as one can short the tx rx from the PICS.   Anyway, did oyu mean this hex? setup_mb6582.hex ? I will try now to flash the MIOS again and then upfinally recognize it with my MIOS on the mb6582 board, will also probe around witht he scope if it wont work, but i am pretty sure MIDI is working just fine until the PICs. Since my hardwareloop is recognized and I get the sysex message out: [300922.170] f0 00 00 7e 40 00 01 f7 every second or so   edit1: short update, I did get another badge of fresh PICs yesterday via the nice microchip sampling service, cause I thought, maybe i messed up with some configurator bytes? is that even possible with the pickit programmer and the diamex??? I am only very very familiar with code composer and the  Texas Instruments controllers, Atmel I had before because of the great work of Oliver at mutable instruments. What puzzles me a bit is the complicated way Atmel works with its fuse and other settings, with the Texas controllers you just flash a hex file and everything else you dont have to care, or someone else already took care of in the code, Atmel you have a working hex files but the code wont work because someone forgot to tell you about those fuse settings... seems kind of unnecessary ot me.   So because of that expirience I wondered or still wonder, is it the same with the PIC, can I possibly mess up a perfect hex file with wrong config bit settings, I read :   and there it at least says so.     So enough of my rant back to business:   I did flash a couple of those PICs I got, btw i also got some PIC18LF devices, are those the same, what does the L stand for, at least i could flash them also. Now after yesterdays struggle I think something might have changed in my connections ( I am programming on a prototyping solderless board right now, so open connections and too much parasitic capacitance could actually be a thing), because now the hex code seemed to work fine and I can now also verify the program ( I assume the pic program checks if the actual code on the PIC matches the imported hex file from my PC )   Then I connected the PIC back into the core module, startet Mios.exe and a couple of times the same as yetserday no MIOS detected and so on. I also flashed the troubleshoot PIC code on one device, strangly no echo occured, BUT the one pin on J14 I think toggled when I did send a random code over the MIOS, so flashing probably works I thought. Well after some more fiddling, the first time the upload of the mios hex file did work, it stated MIOS8 detected, that was on device id 0, then i switched on dev 1, it did not detect anything, then back to dev 0, again no mios detected, hmmm. But anyway I assume MIOS studio got some issues for itself, and i cannot blame it its hard to program communication stuff on pc and midi then having to rely on some external cheap chinese midi gear like i got and so on. anyway after restart it detected MIOS8 again and so on, then i had to leave home for work, but the hopes are high to produce a sound until the end of the week.   And just a headsup, i inserted a pic wrong way around one time ( with 10 pics and on and off troubleshooting and all quick and on a messy workbench, this is 100% sure to happen to anyone :) ) just wanted to say i "think" it is still working, at least i could reflash and verify it.   thats all for now.  
  24. MB6582 Feedback Pots Question

    Hey guys, is there any more info about hooking up the pots besides this: I've been through all the pages several times, but haven't found anything. I seem to remember reading they are 500K pots, but I don't know where I read it. If they are dual gang, I assume there would be 4. Can I substitute 8 - one for each SID? I plan to add them on the top of my custom case, along the back edge.  Thanks, Justin
  25. Aout_NG Not working on midibox seqv4

    Thanks a lot for your help! I bought my DAC from ebay and to be honest I am now buying it from mouser so I have more trust in it. I will report back here in a while.   Cheers   Tim  
  26. Aout_NG Not working on midibox seqv4

    I'd very interested to hear your report and I really hope it works for you. I could not get my Aout_NG working and gave up after many tries, 1 or 2 other people have experienced the same thing after doing everything right, so your input will be welcome.
  27. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    Sorry, I wasn't quite correct:  
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