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  1. Midibox64 SEQ

    Hi Kieran, I wouldn't do this - so long as the "snap" mode is not required, the MB64SEQ can also be used as common MIDI controller. Every track can be switched to "controller" mode, where every pot sends the event immediately. Also mixed configurations are possible (n tracks as sequencer, m tracks as controller). My suggestion: just use two BankSticks for the different purposes. One stick should be prepared for controller functions, the other for sequencer functions. :) Best Regards, Thorsten. P.S.: with the MIDIbox NG design, all these limitations will be obsolete :)
  2. See Have fun! :-) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  3. Studiomix

    solange nur die Bauteilkosten und der eigene Aufwand verrechnet, und die Copyrights nicht von den PCBs/Firmwares entfernt werden, bin ich damit einverstanden. Gruss,        Thorsten.
  4. freie Belegungwahl?

    Die Reihenfolge der LEDs ist fest vorgegeben und kann nur durch Umloeten geaendert werden. Button 1 entspricht LED 1, usw... diese Zuordnung darf allerdings nicht mit der Reihenfolge der Schieberegister verwechselt werden. Die DIN-Register 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 entsprechen den DOUT-Registern: 2 3 1 4 5 6 7 8 Diese etwas seltsame Reihenfolge habe ich deshalb so gewaehlt, weil viele MIDIboxen mit lediglich 16 LEDs bestueckt sind, und die Navigationstasten an DIN.1 nicht unbedingt beleuchtet werden muessen. Gruss,        Thorsten.
  5. Midibox ready

    Fine :) I will grab some of the photos next monday (I'm currently quite busy... no, not for any MIDI project ;-) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  6. SID 16F vs 18F

    no, everything is 1:1 hardware compatible, no parts beside of the PIC have to be exchanged. I'm only unsure if the JDM module can be reused (still waiting for inputs ;)) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  7. Eagle?

    Hi Rogic, the error messages can be ignored; the DRC test notices that the font used for the copyright overlaps the GND area, but this is ok Best Regards, Thorsten.
  8. No, this isn't possible with MB16E, but it will be supported by MIDIbox NG where encoders and buttons are sampled on the same shiftregister chain. However, there is a workaround: if you plan to build a DINX4, and want to connect (lets say...) 8 encoders and 16 buttons, you can cut the SO; SC and RC track between IC2 and IC3 and connect one half to port J7 of the core module (encoders) and the other half to port J9 of the core module (buttons). Just handle it like 2 seperate DINX2 modules... (the power tracks have to be connected only once) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  9. MIDIbox SID: new release V1.1

    I've planned to integrate 4 analog CV outputs and 4 triggers so that such filters can be controlled from the SW implemented generators (LFOs, envelopes) and via CC. :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  10. MIDIbox64 V1.00

    Hi, yes Best Regards, Thorsten.
  11. MIDIbox64 V1.00

    I think this is not really the final version - but it's running fine :) Changes: Sequencer and Motorfader parts removed Support for 64 pots, 64 buttons, 64 LEDs a device ID from 0 to 7 allows you to address up to 8 MIDIbox64 in a long MIDI chain Device ID and MIDIbox-to-COM option can be patched directly in the .hex file (see README.txt) navigation buttons can be optionally disabled these 4 buttons are automatically disabled if no LCD is connected 5 new display modes banks can be named MIDI time code (MTC) will be displayed at page #5 several minor bugfixes and improvements new mk_syx script and MIDIbox64 editor See also: Thanks to Serge for the good cooperation in the last days regarding the editor updates! :) Best Regards, Thorsten. P.S.: the MIDIbox16E and MIDIbox MF will be updated with similar features in about 2 weeks
  12. 128fader?

    Ja - sorry - ich hatte irgendwie den Kontext nicht mitbekommen :-/ Gruss,       Thorsten.
  13. 128fader?

    Nicht ganz, man benoetigt vier Core Module fuer 32 Motorfader, und einen oder zwei Cores fuer die restlichen Pots & Buttons. Es haelt sich also noch im Rahmen. ;-) Gruss,        Thorsten.
  14. Midibox ready

    This is definitively the MIDIbox of the Week! :D Best Regards, Thorsten.
  15. 10k lin detented pots...where?

    Hi, you could search for your local ALPS distributor. Alps manufacturs many kinds of  pots and faders, detended types should also be available... Best Regards, Thorsten.
  16. Eagle?

    Hi Rogic, I'm only using the Linux version of Eagle, but it should also work under Wintendo: select File->CAM Processor, load a predefined job (Gerber) and change the printer device for the "solder side" tab to "PS". Finally click on the "process section" button. (.eps is a compatible variant of postscript .ps) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  17. rotary encoders and sequencer?

    Hi Dave, Here: :-);action=display;num=1034254654 Best Regards, Thorsten.
  18. MIDIbox64 V1.00

    Hi Rogic, yes, it runs with the "old" PIC16F - after I removed all the dedicated routines for motorfaders and the sequencer, I had enough free memory for some new extensions. And I think that I will add some more features in the future, for example some predefined meta events which simulate a "mute channel" and "solo channel", and a function which allows to define pot/fader groups. But before the other firmwares will be updated. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  19. Hi, If you have programming skills, you can try to develop something near it with a bigger PIC (see the Microchip page for the wide choice)... from my experience it makes no sense to spent a lot of effort just to save one PIC which costs you about US $8 ;-) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  20. This time from Roberto / Australia - a really cool design with a professional touch! :)
  21. Hi Matthias, I think that your PIC is damaged. The diodes might help, but I cannot give any success guarantee... don't waste PCB area for the diodes, just solder them directly to the buttons. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  22. 20 x 4 LCD?

    Alright, banknames would really be usefull. Another suggestion was to display the MIDI Time code like known from MIDIbox Plus. The next firmware will support both. :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  23. rotary encoders and sequencer?

    Hi Dave, a great idea! Since three layers are assigned to each pot-row, encoders would improve the handling. I think that 16 encoders are enough, and of course, I could use the MIDIbox16E firmware as skeleton for a MIDIbox16E-SEQ ;-) On the other hand I don't want to spent too much effort on the old firmwares anymore - just wait for MIDIbox NG, it will support both: pots and encoders. And with the plugin capability it will be possible just to "load" a sequencer module into the PIC when required. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  24. Hi Tristan, you could build the LTC module of the MBHP, it can also plugged on the Rx/Tx pins of MIDIbox Plus. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  25. Hi Mandingo, A MIDIbox-Plus like controller can be built with a core module, two 4051 analog multiplexers and one 74HC165 digital input shiftregister. The PIC must run with MIDIbox64 firmware. Best Regards, Thorsten.