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  1. Necro bump, here are some more hi-res pictures, as the ones over at MI forum are just thumbnails.
  2. Same here for anyone from Germany or even Europe. I was just contacted by rio and found out I still have plenty of these 18F 8-bit PIC chips, and also a functional toolchain. Just shoot me a PM if interested.
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    There should be a sticker on the fader itself - can you make a photo of it and post it here? That would help identifying your options.
  4. If anybody wants to use these with different switches than the Marquardts, there are still some BLM v2 PCBs available from the original creator, see the WIKI.
  5. Finally someone spreads the word. But apparently they got the price tag wrong. It's listed a costing € 599,-, hopefully it doesn't turn people off when they realize that that is just the essential kit alone.
  6. Nice to see some new playground projects coming along! And more than useful, I think this could be a crucial extension which could bring new life to the community! I'm excited!
  7. Kein Problem, ich packe dir noch zwei Taster und zwei Kappen zur TPD-Platine dazu. Kannst du mir dann bitte noch 2€ "nachschieben"? Viele Grüße, ilmenator
  8. Let's put it this way: it is still on my to do list, but this list has not become any shorter in the last years... In the meantime, and if you're in a hurry, you might want to check out the WaveRex card, which does many things the MIDIbox SCE would be able to do (plus some more, but then again not everything ;-)).
  9. I guess the easiest solution would be to put in the other six missing banksticks!? At least on my MBSID that seems to work just fine...
  10. Yes, but that's all theory, grab a multimeter to check continuity between the pins and you'll know what is going on on your board!
  11. It is pin 9 to 14 as in the schematic. If you measure anything else on your PCB, you have found a problem!
  12. Hi, I'm not sure I totally understand what you are doing but I'll try to help. 1) The four duo-color LEDs associated with the four buttons on the TPD are not supposed to do anything in the standard setup. You will need to assign them to some functionality in the setup file to make them work (under "LED assignments to DOUT pins"). 2) It seems you are trying to extend the DOUT chain beyond the TPD, is that right? That should work if you have your hardware right, but you'll have to get the SR numbering right as well. Check which SR the above mentioned LEDs are connected to. The nex
  13. Hi otropom, take a look at the WIKI, PCBs are still available as well as complete kits. There is a BOM that lets you estimate the total cost, depending mainly on the switches you want to use. Best, ilmenator
  14. For the FM a PIC18F452 is the standard option - I can provide that as well, still have some of those around I think. To the US shipping will be 7€ including tracking. It's cheaper (4,70€) if you don't want tracking, but I'm not sure I would recommend that...
  15. I have a number of pre-programmed PIC 18F4685 for sale, already flashed with the latest MIOS. I recently flashed them to help out a fellow MIDIbox community member building an MBSID, but who is not responding to PMs anymore... Shoot me a PM if interested, asking price is 7,50€ (what I payed) per piece plus shipping. I am located in Germany. Regards, ilmenator
  16. Interesting, as the part series is the same for all IDC female connectors. Maybe a consequence of lesser friction with fewer pins? A little hot glue or fixogum would help here. If there are further complaints/concerns I could look for another part. I can confirm enveevee's observation. Those grey 3M connectors are a very loose fit, causing the tight cables to slip off the pin headers when trying to mount the case. I had to redo this a number of times and ended up Behringer-style: hot-glueing the whole thing.
  17. You can just tear these cables apart - if you have a 34wire one, that will give you three 10wire ones (plus a remainder).
  18. This indicates wrong handling of self-tapping screws. (Even when inserting these the first time, usually no metal is sheared off.) When re-inserting the screws, metal shavings indicate that you have tried to cut new threads, which is bad because after the second or third time you will have basically ruined the thread or the screw (or both) and the case will no longer hold together. Therefore, to avoid this , you need to do the following: when putting the case back together, insert the screw loosely and turn it counterclockwise with the screwdriver until it sinks down into the thread (!) -
  19. Good to hear you solved it! Any pictures of the new SEQ and the culprit LEDs?
  20. In my studio I've had a similar problem, but I am not keen on leaving the traditional MIDI 5pin realm - I can live with physical MIDI routing (and merging), and I don't require the central point of the matrix to be a PC or Mac. All of my synths, effects and other equipment still have 5pin DIN connectors. Around four years ago I came up with the MIDIbox Matrix, a proof of concept that does MIDI routing on an FPGA. In the meantime and with the help of a few people the project has evolved into something that has 64 MIDI in ports and 64 MIDI out ports, that allows merging, and that can be con
  21. I still have some PICs from the olden days and can flash them, but located in Germany. Shoot me a PM if you want to go that route.
  22. Just for documentation purposes, here are synaptech's images:
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