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  1. Adrian is finalising the case design, hopefully he doesn't mind me teasing a few pics. Note that these are not final and will probably change. Concept, shown as the left-handed design. The PCBs will work both ways, but you have to choose a left- or right-handed front panel. This one has too-high caps around the wheel. Originally the wheel PCB was mounted at a different height, but now everything mounts on a (very clever) interior shelf. Only one sort of round cap required. Many things will change: circular holes for the MIDI DINs, different k
    9 points
  2. We're just about ready for launch of the new SEQ v4+. This thread serves as a proper introduction, you can also ask questions on hardware etc. I first became aware of the SEQ around 2008. This was about the time of the migration point of V3 to V4 and the Wilba design. I finally got my hands on a Wilba front panel in 2012 and I was rocking the hardware soon after. Around the end of 2016 I felt there was room for improvement. a number of my TL1100 buttons were failing on my unit there was still no "standard" case available, also the rear panel was not well
    8 points
  3. The MBSEQv4 beginner's guide is now up on the wiki with some images. I've used EsotericLabs' eps files (based on Wilba's design) for frontpanel overview images, I hope it's ok. In principle the guide is exportable as pdf and printable (there's a button on the right), though at the moment certain "table like things" don't get rendered correctly. I might replace the "tables" with images to take care of the problem. If you want to add sections and correct stuff, go ahead, that's the wiki way :-) The path to the guide from the wiki front page: MIDIbox Projects -> MIDIbox SEQ
    8 points
  4. The second chapter of the user manual draft. The relevant section of the table of contents is: 2. Basic settings 2.1. Track EVENT 2.1.1. Track types 2.1.1.1. Note tracks 2.1.1.2. Chord tracks 2.1.1.3. CC tracks 2.1.2. Port 2.1.3. MIDI Channel 2.1.4. Track Event and Track Instrument 2.1.5. Setting parameter layer functions 2.2. Track LENGTH 2.3. Track DIVIDER and tempo 2.3.1. Tempo 2.3.2. Divider Drum tracks are left out of the Track types because they have
    7 points
  5. I've finally made my first smd following the wilba guide.. after years of stop soldering.. i'm proud :) But how do you clean the no-clean paste flux in excess? G.
    6 points
  6. I'm interested,... but the LED window is way to small for me. So I don't think this is an option for me, although I understand the feeling about the shining through the neighbour knobs. Last weekend I did my first gig with the sequencer, There was a lot of smoke, lasers and other flashing lights and I totally loved the big coloured buttons, it felt very sturdy/secure! So obvious what you are doing :)...
    5 points
  7. Ok, like I mentioned in passing over there on the MBSEQ forum, I've been writing a beginner's user manual for the MBSEQv4 (firmware 4.090) since last December. This is the second draft and I'm perhaps halfway through, so it's looking alright. I'm not planning on touching every function and detail in it, as I don't even use all the functions myself that actively, and some – like the button-LED matrix – not at all, so I couldn't write anything about them even if I wanted to. The original idea was to make a pdf layout of all this with a few images thrown in to clarify some of the concepts an
    5 points
  8. Here is mine :) Only heard about this project last week and now I'm the owner of this beautiful beast. Thanks Peter and Andy for all the help (me spamming you) in the last few days :)
    4 points
  9. Got mine going -- many, many thanks to Michael Menze for building it.
    4 points
  10. Here's another one! What a fun build. The engineering is incredible. Thanks to everyone involved!
    4 points
  11. I finally installed the two OLED which were missed, it's clearly better than regular LCD. I made some wood sides too, in a very hard African wood which has blue veins , I stained in white("lasure" in french not sure of the English word). This is more white in the daylight, outside. Here the DXF file, A CNC is necessary. Yellow is internal cur at 5mm depth. Green is internal cut at 3mm depth. Red is external, depends on the desired thickness. White is holes. Blue is internal, let 2-3mm minimum it depends on your wood hardness, you can also increase it if you can find s
    4 points
  12. MidiBox 20 years Birthday what a run : ) Happy Birthday !
    4 points
  13. Sorry for the lack of updates in the meantime. The last pieces of the puzzle are being worked on. Adrian has a tentative completion date of the end of April for case prototypes, so after testing these we will endeavour to keep our Spring target. :)
    4 points
  14. The fourth chapter of the draft manual. The relevant section of the table of contents is: 4. Entering notes 4.1. The Jam page 4.1.1. Rec and Fwd 4.1.2. Step recording 4.1.3. Live recording 4.1.4. Edit recording mode 4.2. Working on the EDIT page 4.2.1. Copy, paste, duplicate, quick-export 4.2.2. Clear, move, scroll, undo 4.2.3. Using FAST and ALL buttons This chapter includes recording, which was a complicated topic to get straight. I appreciate if someone has the time to test the step and live recordin
    4 points
  15. Next part of the draft manual. The relevant sections from the table of contents are: 3. Trigger layers and parameter layers 3.1 Trigger layers 3.1.1. Gate 3.1.2. Accent 3.1.3. Roll 3.1.4. Glide 3.1.6. Random gate (R.G.) 3.1.7. Random value (R.V.) 3.1.8. No FX 3.1.9. Roll gate (RollG) 3.2 Parameter layers 3.2.1. Note 3.2.2. Velocity 3.2.3. Length 3.2.4. Roll and Roll2 3.2.4.1. Using the RollG trigger layer 3.2.5. Chord 3.2.
    4 points
  16. I apologize for my quietness recently, I've been spending basically all my free time on this synth, and I haven't gotten a chance to do much documentation. The hardware is due in less than a week, so I've been under a lot of pressure! Here is the front panel PCB with all 600+ LEDs on. (Actually, they're not quite all on, due to another part of the software I forgot to disable while running this test--but the other red and green LEDs in the central matrix do work).
    4 points
  17. Today i finished my new 808 Clone!! :D Based on Microlarge and a few more modifications by me. Handclap will have a BA662 chip like the original and is made by me too. Here is an image of my pcb. The size is 20x15cm for Through Hole Version and there will be an SMT version with much more smaller pcb!!
    4 points
  18. This is it! I finished my one. What a great device! Needs some patience, but very satisfying to see, how it grows. Many thanks to all who made this possible! Great job! regards, roland
    3 points
  19. Hi all, I just joined to post the pic of my finished unit. Some comments from my side if someone starts building one and reads this before ;) - Pay good attention to the video instructions about the parts and part numbers. Always double-check the right manufacturer part number in the BOM, as some are very similar, but have totally different functionality. - If you accidently mix up the resistor network ICs and realise it too late, you can also use a chep "non-industrial" heat-gun to unsolder them, one which is not for soldering only, but e.g. for heating up and formi
    3 points
  20. Here is another Midibox in the wild. Lacking both time and skills to really build one myself, i had one of the trusted builder to handle that part for me. This one was built by @Menzman (Michael Menze) here on the forum. Very nice chap and highly recommended if anyone else wanna take this route to get your hands on this wonderful piece of hardware. You can find him via the trusted builders list @ midiphy) edit: if a moderator can move this to the correct thread in the forum (v4+) it would be great, i just saw i accidently put it in the wrong one :) sorry! @Hawkeye ?
    3 points
  21. Hello some update were made on the dokuwiki ;) dipCoreF4 A reduced Core for your MIDIbox App, an STM32F405RG in a DIP40 format. Features MIOS32 uses same processor family and drivers(no deep change). Same internal hardware as Disco or wCore (speed, memory, peripherals, etc…) . Board pinout and package compatible with a MIOS8 PIC USB connector onboard. 2 OTG are available, second(new) USB is Host only. 5V power input and led. 3.3V regulator and led on board.
    3 points
  22. Another successful build. Thanks to all involved for such a great design and realization of this sequencer. I followed the build videos and that kept me on track. The only problem I had was of my own doing, mixing up the resistor networks then getting erratic output on the first seq_l test. Hot air and swapping the resistor networks around fixed this. Thanks to @Antichambre for those great looking keycaps too. Looking forward to more great things from the Midibox team. Edit: I did have the odd inversion of colors on the beat LED, I had red on measure green on beat, a change of values in
    3 points
  23. Wood Side Story. ;) Tomorrow is sanding time...
    3 points
  24. Number 23, I believe. More about the build soon.
    3 points
  25. After a couple of troubleshooting issues in the correspsonding threat, I am finally the proud owner of:
    3 points
  26. Here's the two versions of V2_044 compiled with settings for 4x20 Enjoy :) setup_6581.hex setup_8580.hex
    3 points
  27. Hi all! I finally finished my V4+ build, and just wanted to thank everyone in here, I've been studying the manual for a few days and also trying to find a good config with my synths/samplers setup, and so far it seems that it's simply the best sequencer in the world :) Huge thanks to TK, Peter, Andy and everyone who helped troubleshooting. I have to that I had barely touched a soldering iron before, so without help from the community and Peter's great tutorial, I wouldn't have been able to finish the build. I'm the living proof that anyone with a few basic tools, motivation and organ
    3 points
  28. Yesss!!! I think I managed to give birth to number 5! It's looking awesome (and I never use this word) My camera completely fails to catch the beauty of this beast. The case is not white, but a bit creamy, it looks so professional, like a medicial/laboratory equipement. I just followed the tutorials, no modifications. Only some tiny drop of superglue on some bolts to secure them. Oh and I ordered a clear beat LED and didn't like the looks so I sanded the top flat and now I like it. Very big thanks to TK, Peter, Andy and Adrian and everyone else involved in this evolution. Looking fo
    3 points
  29. Thank you, I made the beat led window on the CNC so I made more than one to do not waste this special acrylic. So I've got some for people who wants it, I can make more if necessary... Peter, I can already send to you what I've got, as you can put it as a gift in the next orders and give one to Andy, TK when you meet them. What do you think? Best Bruno
    3 points
  30. Hello, This is no. #4! ;) Inside the beast: Note , power/USB connection is not based on Micro-match here cause I used a first version wCore I already own. So this one is little bit customised. The MEC switches: I used 5GTH920+1LS096-15.0 instead of 3FTH9+1S11-16.0. + In this series, without smd led model accept regular 3mm led. The led is easy to install. The 1LS caps is made for that too. Like for the 3FTH9 model, led must be bent like this. Switch has specific position for the led's legs. The Soft Touch knob https:/
    3 points
  31. Here's a new STM32F4 Core: It has most of the functionality of the Discovery one, but has a few improvements: USB ports are on the breakout, so there's proper USB B USB A "host" - still need to test this, but it's normally done setting the ID pin low. I've put a panel switch for selecting host/slave and there's a jumper to power the slaved device if needed. LEDs and reset button on the panel; "blue button" as a jumper a 3.5mm socket for a footswitch or gate (or for other purposes) some connectors for +5V supply direct off the USB bus
    3 points
  32. A short 3D view of the dipCoreF4 The name is dipCoreF4 now !
    3 points
  33. Finished the Hot Air Soldering for SMD Components video today, for those who might want an easier alternative to drag soldering SMT components, or who are just not confident or comfortable with it. Its a bit rough around the edges but any feedback is appreciated. When soldering the resistors theres a nasty shadow and I probably won't rerecord it but hopefully it helps people.
    3 points
  34. EDIT - I have asked people to confirm their interest in this project. The following members have confirmed (with their email address) - WilHelm* If your name is not above, and you want it to be, please pm me with your details. I have to order in the rails for these. I will not over order, so, please, if you want a unit, make sure your name is above! Because i make panels for people's Heidenreich cases, I'm aware of the trouble and expense of getting hold of the chassis units. A lot of us also lost money with Marco's issues.
    3 points
  35. Zener... with all respect... I start thinking you are just a troll here ... TWO page with ppl gently responding to you, trying to help. You still complaining whatever we say. As others, I'm out of this topic. Hope I'll see you in another one with REAL midibox in your hand. Best Zam
    3 points
  36. Its sad it came to this after 15 years of service and it won't be the same without you as the go to guy. But thanks for being such a huge contributor To MIDIbox over the years and for everything you've done for us. Wish you the best of luck in the future.
    3 points
  37. Hi all, I'm finally finished my MB SEQ V4L V1 from 2011. Sorry for the poor quality. Next step for me: Learn to play Next step for my children: Raspberry PI Touchcreen extension Best regards Jack
    3 points
  38. Perhaps a few teaser pics: Closeup of the wCore, note the USB/SD "modules" above: One tricky thing was to mount an LED but not go beyond 160mm x dimension. This was the answer: There was room on the back, so this is dedicated to the guy who loves the Beat LED: A bit hard to capture the mask text, but it reads: "the big beat LED somehow belongs to a MIDIbox SEQ, it's like a defining feature :D"
    3 points
  39. In the beginning of this year I decided I was going to finally build The Sequencer. I built my first MIDIbox project 4 years ago, a stereo MB SID, and have been hooked since. Next to my kids, this is the greatest thing in my life, I love it. There's so many great tutorials and tips on the forum about building the SEQ V4, so there's not really a need for another one, but I thought I'd share a few things I did in my build. I used the STM32F4 based Core, with the now available PCB. To save some space in the case, I moved and removed some parts
    3 points
  40. Video of the success: @Admin: Can someone move this maybe to the BLM category if its more appropriate?
    3 points
  41. Hi Claire. Something like that? Best regards
    3 points
  42. And panel is in, everything fits!
    3 points
  43. @cube48 @AVLG love the projects! Keeping the volume under 86 all but eliminates the clicking (to my ear it sounds like some DAC wierdness but I'm no expert)... In this video I filter the goom with the new stereo pheonix (shruthi). You'll see user donpachi made me the LPC version in the metal box on the desk...totally awesome. This synth is definitely one of my favorites.
    3 points
  44. I figured they would be useful for someone STMF4 Core cutout. This requires a 2mm washer to go between the threaded terminal (mouser PN 534-7700) and the panel since the discovery board and core board do not sit in the same plane. This also recesses the SD card somewhat but seeing that it does not get removed often, I opted for a small slot for aesthetics instead of a bigger opening to make it easier to get out For the midi cutouts, you want to use SDS-50J midi connectors (http://www.cui.com/product/resource/sds-xxj.pdf) which have holes in them for M2.5 or 2-56 screws. T
    3 points
  45. Hola, it has been a while, but the bad autumn weather finally did hit southern Germany baaaadly - some time to be spent at the synths :smile: This one is rather SID oriented, using only a single Lead Engine of the MB6582 (and a few other synths, but only as a backfill! :smile:). Hope you like it! Thanks for watching and listening! Peter
    3 points
  46. Dear members, First, I excuse myself to all that I didn't answer individually more early but my life didn't let me lot of time to do so before. I come back to you to indicate I've finished the design of the new layout of the MB-LRE8x2CS (Rev4.6). Thorsten advised me to implement 15 (odd number) leds in the ledring + 1 led below. It will be more usefull for PAN feedback e.g. (cf. Nord Lead). He made also some thorough test showing the efficiency of the ULNs. Using them will be greatly recommended. I have also designed 2 boards that can be stacked one on the other (a "sandwi
    3 points
  47. 3 points
  48. Собрал пару миди контроллеров, выложил олпиÑание, Ñхемы, прошивки: MIDI DJ CJ Controller EASY (2 крутилки, подключение через гÑймпорт) http://avargesnano.narod.ru/MIDI-DJ-CJ-CONTROLLER-EASY.html MIDI DJ CJ CONTROLLER 2.0 USB (8 крутилок и 5 кнопок, имеет разъемы MIDI и USB.) http://avargesnano.narod.ru/MIDI-DJ-CJ-CONTROLLER-2.0.html
    3 points
  49. Hola ! Proudly presenting another track to spam the songs&sounds section ;-). This one uses a new patch that tries to focus on the more raw sound abilities of the 8580s, trying to emulate more classic C64 sounds. Also, the euclidian rhythm generator was used to generate the "snare track" - it is a great addon to the SEQ V4, an update to the newest firmware is highly recommended! Thanks for that feature, TK.! :sorcerer: Many greets and thanks for watching and listening ;-) Peter
    3 points
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