Hi to all,
after djing 20 years in total and 3 years with the m-audio xponent i want to step a little further in controllerism. for this purpose i was looking around a lot and watching new hardware intensively, i found nothing really fitting my needs/expectations. mainly its because they are focused on the platters or have not enough buttons/encoders.
conclusion: build my own top-notch-digital-shyt!
but: i am not very familiar with circuits, even if i am thinking i could solder it together. in addition i read around uCApps, studied the cores, i/o modules and user projects but are still stuck in the fog of boards, chips and cables. now i am calling out loud for some help to clarify the (internal) parts list for the following thingy (it's still a concept now and small layout mods will happen):
facts in words:
- 128 buttons (shown as squares)
- 37 push-encoder (shown as circles, push function not counted with the buttons)
- 26 fader/pots (shown as circles with line at 12 o'clock)
perhaps this sounds a bit overdosed but i wanted a 4 deck/4 fx unit controller with no deck-switching nor more than 2 layers per button.
my current understanding of the available (and up to date) hardware is the following:
i should get
- one LC17 based core
- four DINx4 to connect my push-encoder (111 connections)
- four DOUTx4 for the above LED rings (if wanted)
- one AIN to connect the faders
but now i am stuck with the buttons as my understanding tells me that i need another four DINx4 that have no available port on the LC17 module.
another thought was to get two midibox64e (one for buttons, one for encoders) and one midibox64 for the faders and merge/connect them with a GM5. this solutions seems to be outdated!?
the biggest thanks in advance, and here is the design-concept picture: