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  1. Custom MEC Love

    stryd_one's gone completely freakin craz.... ...wait... I was always crazy. Oh well. Okay so those of you unfortunate enough to be around me for the last few years will have heard countless complaints as I searched for the "perfect switch" and came up blank...Well I finally found them... at least for me anyway ;D I need lots, so I figure i would like to do a bulk order and share the love. Here's the deal: Two types of switches are to be ordered: 3FTL6 - These are the standard MEC "MultiMEC" tact switches. They're very high quality, with millions of repetitions and all that, and they have a sturdy click, both tangible and audible. Some people find them a bit too "clicky". They will be ordered without LEDs, but they can be illuminated with standard 3mm LEDs. That's a lot cheaper than buying them with the LEDs already in them! 3FTL6 "Quiet" These are my babies. They're custom-order only, have all the same specs as a normal 3F tact, exact same size, lifetimes, etc etc etc....but they don't click.... at all - tangibly or audibly. They're like a 1mm throw pushbutton, and they like te be stabbed at. It's actually kinda addictive ;) The closest approximation i can give is that they feel like pushing on a switch mounted on a rubber eraser (yaknow for removing pencil marks) And four types of caps: 1S - Clear 6.5mm round caps with a textured top that diffuses the LED and feels kinda grippy. These aren't custom order so you can find them online, but not this cheap. 1D - Translucent White 9.6mm diameter, look great with a LED behind them. Custom order. 1E - Same shape as above, body in grey or black, with translucent white LED window. Custom. Here's the catch: I don't have fixed pricing. I need numbers first, at least rough ones. This is where you guys come in. No, the switches aren't cheap. They're high quality, that's the way it goes ;) These are rough prices, in US$. 3FTL6 "Quiet" $1.80 3FTL6 UNKNOWN. $1 or so. Rapid has them for that price in single quantities so I expect less. I haven't asked yet. 1D.16 (Translucent white) 0.40c 1E.03.6 (Grey with translucent window) .80c 1E.09.6 (Black with translucent window) .80c 1S11.16.0 (Clear cylindrical) .40c These are for very low quantities, and custom orders usually drop a lot when you get decent quantity. For EG I expect the quiet switch to come down to around 1.50, maybe less if I'm lucky. Thes prices are at 100 quantity and I'm already approaching 2000. Here's the pr0n: [img width=800] [img width=800] [img width=800] L-R: 1S, 1E, 1E, 1D Thanks to wilba for taking these difficult shots - it's hard to get decent pix with the bright leds! So, if you like, speak up! Once I get an idea of numbers, I'll get a firm quote before you have to commit to anything.
  2. You can take the midiboxes away from the man, but you can't take the man away from the midiboxes.

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    2. seppoman


      welcome home :)

    3. ilmenator


      Yay, he's alive - good to see that!

    4. /tilted/


      Hey, are you still back? I still have a couple of chips for you!

  3. Girls, punk, drugs... Scarlet begonias. RIP Brad.
  4. Stupid computers.
  5. MIDIbox SEQ V4

    Absolutely killer!!! A huge congratulations to you on this TK, truly impressive in every way. You're an inspiration to us all.
  6. just to let you know...

    RL sux. midibox FTW.
  7. FFT for dummies

    Ahhh resynthesis, one of my favourite toys! You forgot the partials' amplitude envelopes, and that's the bit you really want to know ;) That's why most wave editors do 3D FFT... Consider a textual representation of an envelope with some dozens of breakpoints, and maybe it won't be so 'digestible' any more... Guess it depends on whether you're digesting/parsing it by eye or by software or what... What's the plan exactly? Anyway to answer your question, 5 minutes in google got me these hints: max and pd and processing and matlab and octave do it... audacity does it... I'm sure a few more minutes will get you something really useful :)
  8. I think I've done my homework...

    Hehehe no need for apologies man. It's good to feel confident, and if we can help...... Can't wait to see it running  :)
  9. Duplicate DIN messages

    Does it do this with the default configuration, or only with your ini file?
  10. I think I've done my homework...

    Typically, yes - but if you get it wrong, you will fry things, so... see the answer to question #1 :)
  11. Wilba' is the best source around ATM, but..... use the search on the wiki. You'd have found wilba's page, and this one:
  12. MB6582 - rc30 - LCD issue

    Hmmmm, the 'black blocks' initialisation doesn't seem right, what's with all the missing blocks? Is that normal for that LCD? ... Doesn't look good :( (Perhaps a dead LCD...)
  13. midio128 customization

    Again this is fairly easy to find if you just search through the application files (using grep or your IDE or similar) - I found it quickly in app_defines.h In the vast majority of cases (ie, unless you are doing something crazy/stupid/weird) MIOS can be ignored and you only need to worry about the app itself. Hopefully that info will save you from searching through so many files :)
  14. Retrieving ini files

    I know this probably isn't the answer you were hoping for, but I think it would be much faster to re-do the ini file from scratch, than to try to recreate it from the chip and edit it :( Sorry mate.... FWIW, I tend to email files like these to my gmail account - makes for a nice offsite backup, and with such small files it's really easy.
  15. Another 50 SIDs have arrived!!!!

    Hah, they can't even spell unprosperous right.
  16. midio128 customization

    I think lyle's just saying, that you'll need to use the SRIO for your project... but yeh, it's 'legal' to manipulate PIC pins directly, if you are careful - Take a look at the mios_pin_list to see how pins are assigned... Also search for J5_IO as an example. It's a MIOS module (software, not a MBHP module) that wraps all the ASM lyle already described, in convenient function calls to use the 8 pins of J5, usually used for the analog inputs - it also disables those analog ins, and if you wanted to do similar with other pins, you would need to disable any associated drivers. For example, looking at the pin list you can see that if you wanted to use RC0 (PORT C pin 0) then it would conflict with the AIN MUX. You can disable that driver by calling MIOS_AIN_UnMuxed, but of course there is the trade-off that now you may only use 8 pots connected directly to the core, and no AINx modules. Anyway, blah blah, that's just for educational purposes - in most cases, J5_IO would do the job.
  17. XBee wireless bi-directional MIDI link

    Good news :) The reason I ask is, that you can't really use a PC to test timing, because the timers on them that would be used as the time reference...well... suck. Likewise they can't be trusted to generate the signals you're testing... fortunately we have midiboxes for that ;) Probably the easiest way to start a test, would be to push midi clock from a midibox, across the xbee link, and use your scope to measure the serial output pin on the receiving-end xbee. Because midi clocks are 0xf8, you should get a fairly decent square-ish pulse out of it every time a clock message is rec'd. Then I guess take a walk around with them and see how it fares...
  18. midio128 customization

    That's pretty much right... In fact, the mainloop is in MIOS itself, and not the application. You don't really need to be concerned with MIOS, it 'just works' (like when writing an app for windows, you don't need to know about window's source code). Instead, the functionality you need is exposed via a handful of functions, which are the ones you can see in the application's (or main.asm / main.c in the skeletons, etc). The comments in those files explain what those hooks do; and you can combine them with the stuff from the function reference to make up your own app - or modification of an existing app of course :)
  19. Welcome aboard urgon :) With some programming it could be possible to add an encoder for selecting preset banks, and a display to show the selected bank... I hope you know some PIC ASM :) I seem to remember seeing a layout for LEDrings posted not too long ago, perhaps it was by sasha? Try the search engine and see how you go... HTH!
  20. MIDI <=> DCB?

    Had a quick look at the specs... seems like a pair of unidirectional serial busses... If I were doing this, I'd be making the DCB-facing hardware a small PIC, and use it as IIC_MIDI, so the whole DCB thing would be transparent to the midibox core.
  21. VIDEOS Foona live @ Dekår TungGung

    Nice work :)
  22. The forum game

    Dr Seuss
  23. MidiBox SID 3 HE Rack Frontpanel template

    Wheee I can haz cupcake? Boom bap sprinklez?
  24. MIDIO128 DIN/DOUT forwarding

    Welcome aboard LoneStar :) Try @Toggle in the ini file :)
  25. new MB project and tutorial

    Great work noofny :)