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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. Got mine going -- many, many thanks to Michael Menze for building it.
    4 points
  9. Here's another one! What a fun build. The engineering is incredible. Thanks to everyone involved!
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. MidiBox 20 years Birthday what a run : ) Happy Birthday !
    4 points
  12. 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
  13. The Sequencer is finally up an running in his new Acrylic case ... Todo's ... adding a 5 Volt external PS for the STM32F4 instead of USB-cable and building the Frontpanel for the Line-Driverstuff
    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. 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! ;)
    4 points
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Hi All, Here you can see all the necessary boards to build the HAARP. Best regards Bruno
    3 points
  23. i pulled them by hand. is there a special tool? the picture does not match the actual impression. one can clearly distinguish which steps are selected.
    3 points
  24. 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
  25. Number 23, I believe. More about the build soon.
    3 points
  26. After a couple of troubleshooting issues in the correspsonding threat, I am finally the proud owner of:
    3 points
  27. Its not perfect, but it certainly makes a big enough difference for me. I'm happy with the result. (and I guess #18 is me then?)
    3 points
  28. Here's the beast! It was my second diy project and after few hours of hard soldering I can finally enjoy this crazy sequencer ! Big up to Hawkeye for his videos, latigid on for support and TK to make us enjoy the midibox seq :) I was largely inspired by Bruno's mods (thanks for Sharing !) . just have to find a solution to correct the light leak between switches (Big problem imho) / wooden cheeks and everything will perfect ^^ PS : what s/n i should label it ?
    3 points
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. A short 3D view of the dipCoreF4 The name is dipCoreF4 now !
    3 points
  33. A query, perhaps for v4+: would it be possible to handle track selection (1-16, not in Groups), trigger layers and parameter layers with 3 encoders rather than button/menus? If I was to design a new SEQ CS (just an idea for the moment) the left-hand buttons could be swapped out, reducing the overall PCB height = cheaper.
    3 points
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. So I finally got round to finish my MB-6582. Channel 3 is still silent, but I guess I will be able to fix that - didn't have the time to look into that yet. The case is a Formulor/Ponoko case, with flat top LEDs (I do not intend to ever separate the upper PCB from the front...) and a plexi window for which i milled the grooves manually. Happy here! :frantics:
    3 points
  39. Video of the success: @Admin: Can someone move this maybe to the BLM category if its more appropriate?
    3 points
  40. I have a new tune & video out. Sounds are from my MBFM. This time I have released it on VHS cassette http://www.tigernet.no/item/150179--prinztronix--pressing-buttons-vhs-video-single--merchandise For those that don't own a VHS player, it's available on streaming and download too ;) https://www.beatport.com/release/pressing-buttons/1801093
    3 points
  41. And panel is in, everything fits!
    3 points
  42. 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
  43. As promised, a video of VGM playback on a MBHP_Genesis module! There is still one issue with the frequency correction, which occasionally leads to wrong notes in certain VGM files, but I understand what the issue is and will fix it when I get a chance. Also, there's an inherent incompatibilty between the noise channel in the SN76489 and the one in the SN76489-clone used in the actual Mega Drive / Genesis (shift register length and therefore pitch, and also what happens with zero frequency). I may be able to have the software correct for it in certain cases, but it's not a
    3 points
  44. I've wired up the DIN and mounted the board in the case. The BLM is ready! Now, I'm just waiting on a quad IIc board to connect it to the sequencer.
    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. From the album: Barcode's Stuff

    The enclosure came in on Thursday and finished building it on Friday! Woohoo!
    3 points
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  49. MIDIbox has been a big deal to me, for a long time. While I’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 couldn’t seem to get along with my wife. I am not suggesting for a moment that MIDIboxing should be more important to anybody than the sacred institution of marria
    3 points
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