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  1. Got mine going -- many, many thanks to Michael Menze for building it.
    4 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hi All, Here you can see all the necessary boards to build the HAARP. Best regards Bruno
    3 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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 :)
    2 points
  17. 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
    2 points
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Exciting moment...replaced the SwinSID with two original SID's... and it worked! nothing "fake" anymore...great little synth !
    2 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Endlich! https://www.amazona.de/test-midiphy-midibox-seq-v4-diy-sequencer/
    2 points
  30. Serial number installed
    2 points
  31. And I also finished my build
    2 points
  32. Build done! I tried a blue/yellow/white color scheme, by combining the red+green with one 47R resistor and the blue with 1k... it has become more a blue/orange scheme. However, I am impressed by the perfection of this kit, with even spare parts and the case fits 100%, no need to drill additional holes.
    2 points
  33. Build done ! My first diy project ever :D Learned a lot in the making it was great. Thanks to Hawkeye videos tutorial, it made the build process a good journey to the valley of endless sequences.
    2 points
  34. From the album: dipCoreF4

    And it works :)
    2 points
  35. To me, the JB Weld bit is way tougher than the electronics ;-) Keeping fingers crossed that I don't make an absolute mess of it... -Darrell
    2 points
  36. setup_mb6582.hex you must upload via Midi and MIOS Studio You also don't need Mblab, you just need the Programmer for the Bootloader https://youtu.be/3EkNUa2nSDE Links in the description. Bootloader http://ucapps.de/mios_studio.html http://ucapps.de/mios_download.html
    2 points
  37. Just got it cut on my CNC and it looks like I got everything right. Still need to work on the I/O panel. I will get the DXF up as soon as I get it cleaned up.
    2 points
  38. :D yesss, can't wait. after a while of usage i find it a little bright too.
    2 points
  39. I have confirmed that the matrix labeling is correct with another user. I might change a few things on the rear panel, not sure how much space I have to work in my ideas may design a separate break out box. Would like to have more I/O for the filter Input and a active mixer for all the channels. Maybe get buffers for the in and out? The feedback hack is cool so would like to keep it. Here is the final panel that I am going to go with. I will post up the DXF and a gurber version when I make sure it all fits.
    2 points
  40. a lot of pictures of the build, some explaination: http://wiki.midibox.org/doku.php?id=scale-explorer#teaser some coding and real world jamsession has to be done the next months, so i dont uploadet a code yet... What it does shortly: Indicate via LEDs over the Keys, what Notes fit to the actual set Scale. I preprogrammed 240 scales, when i change the root note (on the fly) this are 2400 or more scales... programming scales, and songs is easy - just play a melody! or connect your sequencer in feed Scale-Explorer with your song! (root +2 +2 + 3+ 3+ is a scale
    2 points
  41. Hi, if you buy one, sure they are pin compatible, it wouldn't make much sense. I never build one by my own but by googling your questions...result: 1515 = http://www.swinkels.tvtom.pl/swinsid/schematic.htm fuses = http://www.tolaemon.com/nss/ (scroll down) You should find any information at these pages
    2 points
  42. Thanks for looking but in the end I cut a piece of clear plastic to size and glued it on the back of the panel. End effect is pretty much as good as the window anyway. Finished result:
    2 points
  43. Not sure if this will help anyone but I recently made this mod to my mb6582 which worked brilliantly and is in my opinion the best option for powering the machine. I already had the switching vreg from back when altitude created the original post (thanks!). I had a couple of options for getting the 12v supply into the machine: 1. Put a c64 male power plug onto the end of a wall wart. This restricted me to a single (untested) supply that had to have the plug cut off and would create difficulties if I ever sold the machine, particularly over seas. 2. Put a barrel jack into the mb
    2 points
  44. I am very happy, that I was able to fix both issues. A new display fixed the issue. An expensive soldering mistake, though I only soldered with 280 degrees Celsius but probably I touched the pin for too long..? @latigid on was right! It was the cable, I ordered parts for a new one and it worked. Thank you so much @latigid on and @Hawkeye for your support. I will now assemble the unit and request a serial number within the next days. Jippppiiieee!
    1 point
  45. Here is the DXF file if anyone wants it. Still need to do the rear panel... maybe it will get done this month MB_6582_panel.zip
    1 point
  46. pulling off the caps from the matias switches is quite tough. a lot of force is needed. The new caps looking great and help with the light diffusion. thanks
    1 point
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  48. IRC is dead and so is the MIDIBox chat too, here is a Discord server. https://discord.gg/V3uK88p Hopefully bringing us in to this century may make it a bit busier too, might even get the forum going again (Lets hope)
    1 point
  49. 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?)
    1 point
  50. 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. The design process is very easily done following this app note:sloa097.pdf 230.01K 12 downloads
    1 point
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