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  1. Necro bump, here are some more hi-res pictures, as the ones over at MI forum are just thumbnails.
    4 points
  2. 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
  3. Got mine going -- many, many thanks to Michael Menze for building it.
    4 points
  4. Hello dear midiboxers, I just wanted to share the new EP that I just released, called "La couleur préférée du carrossier": https://kevingotkovsky.bandcamp.com Four library-digital-bossanova-world tracks entirely sequenced with the one and only SEQ V4+ ;) If you like 70's and 80's type sounds, you might enjoy this! Cheers, please don't hesitate to give me any feedback, KG
    3 points
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Hello friends. I am Rolf and I would like to share my latest DIY project "Jeannie" with you. It is an 8 voices polyphonic synthesizer based on a Teensy 4.1 board. I started doing it last summer. Now I have built an effects circuit for the synthesizer. "Jeannie" DIY Synthesizer Effect circuit Video The Fx menu in the synth is almost ready. The new one is still missing Display of the parameter values after a program change. There are more videos on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSpP0qn5MXSkyDo6PZ4Cw Greetings from ge
    2 points
  9. The 1st draft in 3D The board is roughly the size of a laboratory card in euro format (160 x 100). The Fx module is simply plugged onto the back. The current prototype Greetings from germany. Rolf
    2 points
  10. It’s become increasingly challenging to find suppliers that stock the original C64 sized power switch for MB-6582 and sammichSID. My standby had been the Retroleum shop: https://www.retroleum.co.uk/c64-misc-components-fuse-etc But, they're not shipping at this time, due to Covid-19 impact I managed to find two suppliers on eBay that seems to have good on-hand supply: Suppler based in UK https://www.ebay.com/itm/401182009175 Supplier based in the US https://www.ebay.com/itm/402027981537 Cheers!
    2 points
  11. Thank you for making this clear, Martin. The question is still unanswered if itˋs possible to use Vice via Asid with a Midibox SID to configure DSP Clone Settings instead of a real C64.
    2 points
  12. Hello, it is quite different. If you use ARM2SID with the second SID2 socket, connect it with provided 6 pin wire, and configure it to SOCKET configuration (it is by default) it behaves in 2 SID sockets as 2 SIDs. No doubling the output, ARM2SID has enough processing power so it can process 3 SIDs inside, so in 2 SOCKET configuration it processes both SIDs (the chip select and R/W is brought to the main chip by the wire) and sends the second SID audio back to the SID2 socket by another wire. Thus ARM2SID in socket configuration with SID2 socket and the 6pin wire behaves exactly as 2 ARMSI
    2 points
  13. Here's a tip for anyone who wants an easy way of having raised lettering on their 3D prints with a different colour to the case itself. Print the case with lettering with the same colour filament you want the raised lettering to have. Paint or (spray paint is probably best) the entire case in the colour you want the case to be. Then simply sand the lettering with sand paper and the original filament colour will come through. I saw this method posted in a facebook Flight Sim group where a user 3D printed his own Boeing 737 panels:
    2 points
  14. Hello, after long time im back here. with a builded V4+ . Now i own a v4 lite and a v4+.
    2 points
  15. @latigid on Thanks, Andy... belatedly, here it is, the centre-piece of the studio! It may be a record in terms of slowness to post... :) @HawkeyeThanks, Peter - same to you!
    2 points
  16. Hi! It's not the subject here, but I can explain a few quickly. Phatline is right, the M16 is a 16x16 midi I/O interface, the plan is to build a expandable router using the MCAN bus to interconnect multiple couple of Core32+M16. Nx(16x16) I/O, 16x16, 32x32, 48x48 etc... The project is called "BANDMASTER", The two prototypes I've made are working... I will come back on this project once the HAARP is finished.
    2 points
  17. Congratulations on your hard work everyone involved! Nice to see a MIDIbox device finally get the recognition it deserves! I just wanted to update the thread and say that I had the intermittent booting issue since I built my LoopA and since installing those 2 resistors Andy suggested, it has been flawless! Such a fun little device to get ideas down quickly while remaining inspired and in the moment! One of the most important things for my workflow!
    2 points
  18. Hi all, I think it has been requested before but I'm not sure... I would really like to divide the clock outputs more. Now the clock can get really fast, 384 ppq, and that's great! but the lowest clock is 1 ppq. And that's still quite fast. I would like to use a clock to reset something every 64th step. But for that I have to divide the clock output through an external clock divider. It would be great to get it from the sequencer itself. Now I use a dedicated track for that but I still have 6 unused clock outputs....I hope it's possible. Cheers!
    2 points
  19. Hi there! I just completed a build of the MB6582, and during construction I designed a small PCB to neatly hold some backlight LEDs for the rotary encoders. The PCB source files and installation details are all available here on my GitHub page, licensed under Creative Commons so that anyone is free to order their own or change it: https://github.com/dwhinham/encoder-backlight-pcb I have about 9 spare sets of 15 PCBs if anyone would like some. Shoutout to @Hawkeye for the inspiration and excellent control surface construction guide! I've got more pictures and a video of my M
    2 points
  20. Has anyone thought to implement a drum trigger grid indication on the TPD? It is a natural fit with its 8 x 16 LED display . I know you can hold the instrument mode button down and see all the different tracks triggering but to have a visual grid might be really nice. My first drum machine was TR707 and the grid view lcd was nice!!! ~steve
    2 points
  21. I finally got a chance to build and integrate these awesome encoder backlighting PCBs. With such a clever and functional design from @d0pefish, I had no excuses! The one impediment for me was having to learn some basic SMD soldering, but @Hawkeye's videos on the subject made it much easier ;-) I'm currently powering the lights with a 9v source, but I think this makes them a bit too bright and they illuminate the whole bottom half of the control surface.
    2 points
  22. Hi All! Here the fabulous work from @AdrianH. The 2 casing prototypes he sent to me for checking. In black and rainbow. Some more pictures in the album Best regards Bruno
    2 points
  23. Finished mine today. What an amazing project. I'm really impressed about the quality of this kit. I've been building and soldering stuff for many years (MOTM, Oakley and more) but the quality and attention to detail is unmatched. The tolerances alone are amazing (how the buttons fit into the case openings, the displays, the screw positions on the boards and case... the solid back plates etc. It's been mentioned somewhere on this forum already: beveled tips for your soldering iron do wonders! I admit I was terrified about SMT soldering. Turns out I really, really like it; in fact, I l
    2 points
  24. Hi there, Sorry for bumping an old thread, but just to let anyone know who's researching this that I believe I've fixed the issue when using the Raystar OLED in 4-bit mode. I was looking over the CLCD init sequence and something didn't seem right, so I made some changes and offered it as a pull request for to TK to review when he gets some free time: https://github.com/midibox/mios8/pull/2 With these changes, you can keep the PIC ID set to the usual (no need for custom LCD driver) and you don't need to solder the bridges on the MB6582 to enable 8-bit mode. You will also see t
    2 points
  25. Thanks for the feedback and ideas! We know there is a bit of LED stray light going on. Some people like it as it reminds them of their backlit mechanical keyboards. But for indicator LEDs it can be suboptimal. For the smaller 2x3x4/2x5x7 LEDs, a good technique we found was to use a piece of heatshrink tube. It's a great idea to roughen the top too if that is preferred. Sometimes you can also make the LED cloudy e.g. with acetone (nail polish remover) but needs to be tested. For blocking the light from adjacent Matias switches, we have another solution in the pipeline (more info
    2 points
  26. Another Loopa appears! Wanted to drop by and thank everyone involved with this project! Was a really enjoyable build, especially thanks to Hawkeye's great video. Everything seems to be working fine and the QA team is already checking the results.
    2 points
  27. Exciting moment...replaced the SwinSID with two original SID's... and it worked! nothing "fake" anymore...great little synth !
    2 points
  28. Have completed this build. What a great project - the new case and overall integration is truly excellent! Major props to all the folks here who put this system together, Hawkeye, latigid on, thanks to Antichambre for the custom keycaps - and of course TK for creating the MB world.
    2 points
  29. Check this out, specifically: Five “BankStick” slots, so you can store 4 banks of 128 patches, plus 128 “Ensembles” (engine and patch configurations) So what you're seeing is correct - A through D are normal banks and G is the ensemble bank (and yep each chip equates to one bank). I can confirm this is how it's working on my sammichSID as well.
    2 points
  30. Mouser 517-929834-07-36-RK is one of the longest "standard" headers but only single row. Check the datasheet on the Mouser page and you will find other parts. None of the longer dual-row header 929710 are stocked apparently. But you could use a pair of single-row strips, which is what we do for the LoopA.
    2 points
  31. Just been updating my website a bit with some words and pictures about various making projects... maybe this will be inspiration? I only really started soldering things in late 2016, so totally possible to do this thing :) (you can teach an old dog new tricks it turns out) http://www.robotriddims.com/makingmusing/2020/5/20/mb6582-midibox-sid-synth
    2 points
  32. that's the bit that's confused, each chip is 3 voice mono - so pairs are used to create stereo. I think it's unlikely you'll get two SID chips that sound identical no matter if they're from the same day in the same factory really, they were a bit variable to begin with and they're now 30-40 years old. 8580s are apparently a lot less varied than the 6581s though...... As long as they're in the same ballpark the differences just tend to make them sound wider (and pretty great). I don't think worrying about which year/factory they were produced in is too important (and will be difficult now an
    2 points
  33. Endlich! https://www.amazona.de/test-midiphy-midibox-seq-v4-diy-sequencer/
    2 points
  34. Serial number installed
    2 points
  35. And I also finished my build
    2 points
  36. yes but you need some encoder... thats why i thougt of the DIO-Matrix (it has DIN+Resistors, + DOUT without resistors>which makes it smaller...) .... so yes 2xDOUTx4 is ok... + a DIN X1 (the one missing extra button can be taken directly from the core... 3 Pushencoder - makes 9 DIN Pins... 8 taken from the DIN register, one diretly from the core)
    1 point
  37. Hello, SAM, Software Automatic Mouth, is an old "text-to-speech" program. It was released in 1982 and worked on most computers of the era. It was recently adapted to C by Sebastian Macke as a very tiny code. Source code Github. Here a web version of SAM, and a another one with parameters here. I've got two Texas Instrument speech device, one "Speak and Spell" and a "Math and Spell" but they are waiting since a long time now to be modified... Too much time :/ So when I read the @imaginarionthread I couldn't help but go and look at the code. And obviously I tried to do some
    1 point
  38. MIDI Machine Control is not supported by the SEQ, it's a sub layer of the MIDI norm which is not implemented. Of course the SEQ can receive/send SPP and Realtime messages like start stop continue, midi clock etc.. More than that I think the MPC is not a regular USB MIDI Device and if it's the case it's via an internal USB HUB that the seq does not support. Then just use regular MIDI DIN connection between the seq and the MPC, this will work.
    1 point
  39. for J16 which is a SPI port MIOS32_DONT_USE_SDCARD MIOS32_DONT_USE_SPI0 Init // common GPIO_InitTypeDef GPIO_InitStructure; GPIO_StructInit(&GPIO_InitStructure); GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Speed = GPIO_Speed_50MHz; GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Mode = GPIO_Mode_OUT; GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_OType = GPIO_OType_PP; // J16.RC2 as GPIO (PA4) GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_4; GPIO_Init(GPIOA, &GPIO_InitStructure); // J16.RC1 as GPIO (PC4) GPIO_InitStructure.GPIO_Pin = GPIO_Pin_4; GPIO_Init(GPIOC, &GPIO_InitStructure); then to set or clear the pins you can use the macro:
    1 point
  40. Had at least one person mention they cannot create a new account on the forums. I tried to create a test account just now on both Firefox and Chrome and was also unable to do so. The Captcha consistently says it fails (and there is no way to retry) even when it appears correct. I put this in news since it's not related to MidiBox hardware directly and wasn't sure where else to put it, but though I would raise the issue for visibility as well. More info is on the Discord.
    1 point
  41. My goodness that looks fantastic and no having to hand solder or crimp any cables! Looks great! I was so excited I broke out my MB6852 which has been sitting on my closet all sad and alone for years. It will still take some work before it's ready to go beyond the connectors. I'm a bit worried the board may have some bad pads if I recall. However I think it's worth a shot. It looks like from the photos you use regular straight and right angle SIL connectors? I noticed the linked JSTs appear to include the straight connectors but I couldn't find right angled ones. Any suggestion on opt
    1 point
  42. What I would do is, take a precision socket or just a pin from a precision socket and solder a wire at it. Put the socket or the pin into the mb socket.
    1 point
  43. Yep, the case hardware screws won't work perfectly with the Mouser part. I would personally recommend to use the 4-40 MF standoffs that come with the DB-25 socket as case mounts and keep the black screws for another day. Then you can properly mate a DB-25 cable. If you prefer the look of the >>panhead<< screws, feel free to mangle the thread in the DB-25, but you need nuts on the inside to keep it tight.
    1 point
  44. Something of a feature request if its not already possible (havent found a way atleast), with the v4+ i understand there are more resources to use, so this might actually be doable i hope! A "performance page" for lack of a better name where the knobs and buttons turn into "programmable" controllers which send output to where they are assigned. ex, knob 1 = midi output 1, chn 2, cc 60, knob 2 = USB 1, chn 5, cc 45 knob 3 = midi output 2, chn 2, cc 61 etc.... also the buttons could have triggers on them, assignable in the same kinda way, send on/off's, program
    1 point
  45. It's essential for me too. But we will let Thorsten decide and maybe he has a better way than me to get the same result, he knows this firmware by heart much better than me ;)
    1 point
  46. My best idea is to use the MUTE button to alternate between TRACKS MUTE and LAYERS MUTE pages. When you click MUTE for first time(when previous page is something else than a MUTE page) you will enter in TRACKs MUTE page: OLEDs and 1st row show the TRACKs MUTE, 2nd row shows the TRACK SELection directly, instead of the redundant TRACKs MUTE, TRACK Sel and MUTE leds lit to indicates MUTE for TRACKs Clicking a second time the MUTE button switches to the LAYERs MUTE page: OLEDs and 1st row show the LAYERs MUTE, Instruments for a drum track, parameters for all
    1 point
  47. Didn't know that was a thing actually.. I always just deleted and reimported the projects. Tried that now, still the same result though.. SOLVED: This morning I threw everything that I had set up according to the instruction manual so far away and re-worked the whole thing anew. Noteably I only set the Env variables in Eclipse and unzipped every upcoming .zip-file with 7-zip. Don't really whatever went wrong there, but that's what fixed it. Thank you Antichambre for your kind help!
    1 point
  48. I'll admit, on this one the SID is a little further back in the mix as it is mostly contributing to the bassline, but it coupled with all my other synths, really produced something I'm quite proud of. I haven't released a solo track in quite a long time. That's one perk of the pandemic, I guess! https://carrierwavemusic.bandcamp.com/track/interstellar-subway
    1 point
  49. SUCCESS! My hunch panned out... So now I have all cores working properly, with the correct Device ID's... Once again, in the end the process was simple and straight forward, but easy enough to get confused with... For anyone that's interested in a step-by-step guide, here's what I did... Step 1: Write the basic bootloader to all 4 of your PICs Step 2: Place the PIC that will become the Master Core 1 into the correct Socket, launch MIOS on your computer and access it as Device 0 Step 3: Now you'll use MIOS to write the MIOS OS hex, followed by the setup_mb6582 he
    1 point
  50. Ohhh! Trollbait! Om nom nom... I should correct you there... no one was aggressive, ignorant or childish towards you, a total MIDIbox newbie coming along with grandiose ideas of "commercializing" the non-commercial DIY MIDIbox platform before you ever took a soldering iron to PCB and built one yourself. If anyone was ignorant and childish it was you... first for being ignorant of the wishes of the community before you even posted, and childish for not accepting the polite denial of permission to start making money off something you neither contributed to nor was even involved with for longe
    1 point
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