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  1. Cap value???

    Hi, yes, it's a 100nF cap Best Regards, Thorsten.
  2. Bankstick question

    I think so... Best Regards, Thorsten.
  3. Led question...

    Hi Christoffer, both is correct (ok, the (-) voltage level is named Vs and not Vd) Best connector for the power LED + resistor is J2 of the core module. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  4. design questions

    If you need a dedicated firmware with MIDIbox-to-COM enabled by default, just request it via mail. There are already existing a lot of non-published MIDIbox variants (I just counted it: more than 64 variants! ;-) and I don't want to compile them with every new release, since on this way I would also have to test the variants by myself to avoid any trouble... :-/ Best Regards, Thorsten.
  5. Hi, the answer is simple: the SID firmware will handle the control surface, so take one core module to drive the SID *and* the control elements, and attach other core/SID pairs to the first module via MIDI or MIDIbox Link as slaves. I'm currently not sure if the surface should have only LEDs/LCD/pots/buttons, or some additional encoders, or some additional faders, or some LED rings. So please understand that I don't want to make any statement regarding the reuse of modules for the SID surface. You can only be sure, that I will not redesign modules which are already established by the MBHP just to have a more elegant solution for the MIDIbox SID. Btw.: I will evaluate my ideas for the MIDIbox Link next week, thereafter I will create two new pages: one page which describes all the possibilities, how to interconnect MIDIboxes to other MIDI instruments or boxes (MIDI In/Out, Gameport, RS232 and MIDIbox-Link), and another page which gives more details about the MIDIbox Link itself, the protocol, the possibilities. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  6. sysex for snap mode in MB16??

    Hi Bosone, no sorry, this isn't possible, since the MIDIbox Plus is designed for 4k PICs, I had to reduce it to the most important and requested features. If I would integrate a sysex string for switching the pot mode, I would have to delete another function which would make other peoples unhappy :-/ However, you should be able to select the modes "blind" without andisplay, the necessary sequences are (after Power-On): Pot menu: Exec-Right-Right-Exec (see the MIDIbox Plus schematic for the appr. pins) Thereafter you can select the modes with the left/right buttons: Normal/Snap/Relative/Parallax Best Regards, Thorsten.
  7. With the upcoming MIDIbox Link it will (should) be possible to control up to 15 MIDIboxes from on "Master MIDIbox" with one LCD, one row of buttons, one MIDI In/Out pair to the PC. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  8. CV/Gate Out

    The MIDIbox SID will get an AOUT interface with a 4-channel 12-bit DAC and 8 trigger outputs in the future. Of course, the firmware can also run without the SID itself, on this way you have nice CV interface with additional virtual LFOs, EGs, slide, arpeggiator, and so on... :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  9. No, I didn't forget the drum pad option, I just decided not to implement it, since Admir already did it in his edrum project. Why should I reinvent the wheel? ;-) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  10. Since I also need this possibility sometimes, when I want to duplicate the stored pot setups, it's on the ToDo List now. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  11. Newbie Question

    Some menu options (e.g MIDI Learn and Encoder Mode assignments) can be already controlled by the encoders, for other function it isn't really necessary. Btw.: In the next weeks I will release a new MB16E firmware which allows to select one of 128 parameters for every encoder seperately on the fly - intependend from the current bank by pressing a button and just turning the encoder to which the parameter should be assigned to. During the selection, the parameter name will be displayed on the LCD. In a later version, it will also be possible to group encoder assigments. I think that this will result into a very efficient usemodel for (software) synthesizers. :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  12. Holidays (again)

    I'm on vacation for some days, please link together on problems and questions regarding the MIDI projects. :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  13. Weitere Ideen

    Ideen sind angekommen :) Sobald ich den Sequencer erstmal von der MIDIbox64 firmware separiert habe, kann ich solche Features beruecksichtigen. Momentan werden noch die MIDI-Events fuer alle 64 pots gleichzeitig im RAM gehalten, das verbraucht 128 Bytes RAM. Ich moechte das Handling aber so abaendern, dass die Informationen nur bei Bedarf (kurz bevor sie benoetigt werden) aus dem internen Flash, bzw. aus dem externen BankStick geladen werden. Auf diese Weise lassen sich a) wesentlich laengere Sequenzen, b) mehr Variationen, c) mehr Tracks gleichzeitig, d) einen Super-Combined Mode mit Wahlschalter fuer Notenhoehe/Velocity/Gatelength pro Pot-Reihe, und noch vieles mehr realisieren. Mutes sind uebrigens schon sowohl fuer die einzelnen Tracks, als auch fuer die einzelnen Pot-Reihen moeglich - aber auch das wird dann noch erweitert... :) Gruss,        Thorsten.
  14. SOS! kein MIDI OUT

    Hoert sich so an, als wuerde die Spannung einbrechen, die sollte immer konstant auf ca. 5 V (+/- 0.2V) liegen, auch dann, wenn man an den Pots herumdreht. Wieviel Strom liefert Dein Netzteil maximal? Und funktioniert es vielleicht besser, wenn Du das Backlight erstmal abklemmst? Gruss,        Thorsten.
  15. Velocity

    For the records: Legato problem has been fixed - if anybody has a synth with the same feature (mostly used for glides), just download the update here: Best Regards, Thorsten.
  16. lcd question

    Hi Sascha, normaly the pins are the same like descriped on the MBHP-LCD page. Merely the pins for the backlight are sometimes twisted (+ -> -) . But take care for the SIL connectors if you don't have experience with SMD pitch soldering. Here: my first try - on this way I soldered Tor Arne's LCD (I removed the SIL cable, since SIL headers are hard to find) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  17. Hi Soma, some people really want detented dials (which normaly only send 24 ticks/revolution), others not - thats a problem ;-) For MIDIbox16E non-detented types (without the click) are a must, otherwise the double-resolution feature will not work. I used ALPS STEC16B36 encoders (see, the feeling is similar to normal pots. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  18. Newbie Question

    Hi Alex, yes, I think this is the best "temporary" solution, before you start with the case for all the pots and buttons. MIDIbox16E: sure, it works - you can assign the different controllers (see to the 8 internal banks. The "encoder positions" will be automatically saved on every bank change, so that you can switch back and forth through the banks without information loss. :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  19. Old schematics

    Hi TraiZor, the old schematics are archived in this zip archive: However, the connections for the BankStick are still the same like for the MBHP version. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  20. Potentiometer

    Yes, 250mW is in the allowed range. With 5V every pots spends U2/R = (5V*5V)/10000 = 2.5mW Best Regards, Thorsten.
  21. Velocity

    Hi Thomas, you can control note, velocity and gate at the same time with the 3 upper pot tracks in all modes beside of "independent mode" - best results in "transpose hold" and "arpeggiator hold" mode. :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  22. Trance song

    This was also my thought while i've heard the song. ;-) However, the tune is really nice - much better than the current top10 stuff from Best Regards, Thorsten.
  23. Newbie Question

    Hi Alex, This is already possible. Once more: the MIDIbox SID is already a perfect synth module - main focus for the next time is to finish the sound features, thereafter I will begin with the pot stuff. Note that all MIDIbox projects are sparetime projects ;-) I take your inspirations into account, but I implement it on a way where it works perfectly for my own needs :) Best Regards, Thorsten.
  24. MIDIbox MF: first beta

    It's a DINX4 (fixed). The digital inputs are for the menu keys, the special-function-buttons, MIDI triggers and later for the touch sensors. Best Regards, Thorsten.
  25. Potis am Joystick >> Stellwinkel

    Leider nicht, das wuerde nur mit einer sogenannten Calibration-Table funktionieren. Koennte man vielleicht mit einem Meta-Event realisieren; Beispiel folgt. Gruss,        Thorsten.