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Everything posted by Therezin

  1. Congratulations on getting back into it! I'm in a similar situation to you - although I hadn't started gathering modules, I'd tracked down enough SIDs to build a full MBSID - though this was before the stereo option was added, so "full" meant 4 SIDs. Life very much got in the way, and now I'm back to building it once I've sorted out exactly what I need based on the BOM that was posted in the forum a while back.
  2. I too don't have anything really to add (my 6582 is in a similar state; I've got the PCBs and the SIDs and that's about it) but I can't wait to see how your build goes!
  3. That looks the business, well done. What's the deal with the upside-down monitor?
  4. I just got some very funny looks when I declared "Oh, that's sexy as hell" in the office.
  5. This isn't how velocity sensitivity works. Keyboards have 2 switches per key, a known distance apart that are pressed one after the other. The time difference between the 2 switches being triggered is used to calculate the velocity, which is sent as the second byte of a MIDI Note-on message. When you release the key, the keyboard detects this and sends a MIDI Note-off.
  6. The way I'd do it re: the keyboard is to get a cheapy MIDI KB, something like an old Evolution one. I've got a Commodore branded one made by Evolution that would be perfect and no, you can't have it :-P. The keys are a little undersized admittedly but it's lightweight and easy to rip apart.
  7. $50 for all the hardware for a monome clone? Sounds like a helluva deal for me, add in a few choice purchases from Smash and that's a sweet little piece of kit.
  8. I've looked briefly into stuff like this before now, and so far I've not found an easy way to turn a standard such as VGA or DVI into a vendor-specific LVDS interface - much less so a fairly old, low-res analogue standard such as S-Video. I'll be the first to admit that my research hasn't exactly been exhaustive but it looks like you're in for a hell of a lot of work. That said, if you figure it out I'd love to see it!
  9. That's awesome! Especially considering it's "made from bits I had lying around". What size LCD is that?
  10. I can't help you with your DC/AC woes, but if you're in the market for a new reverb I can recommend the Line6 Verbzilla, provided your setup allows you to use guitar effects. I picked one up a while back off a friend who was selling his music gear off and as far as I'm concerned it's the most versatile reverb I've ever used. Plus, it runs off 9VDC the same as pretty much every other guitar pedal - even a 9V battery.
  11. There's another thing added to my big list of stuff I wanna do but will never get around to. Hmm, Where I work there's a big pile of write-off laptops...
  12. You hooked your drummer up to a MIDI-porn sync?
  13. Very cool! I'm loving the gold panel and block fonts, very 70s-futurist style. Looks like something out of Logan's Run or suchlike.
  14. I know that students tend to have some weird stuff in their dorm rooms, but I don't think I ever saw anyone with a CAD/CAM station next to the bongs and pyramids of beer cans...
  15. Do you have a link for how you got the software set up? I found a ton of literature online about how they did the hardware side of things, but the actual "This is what you need" stuff i couldn't find anywhere...
  16. Is that the WSG? I did one of those a while back to practice soldering. Pretty fun to play around with, aren't they?
  17. Try listening to Bleeding Through at full volume. Guaranteed to get just about any track out of your head.
  18. HCl is hydrochloric acid. I know schools use it quite a bit (or at least, the one I work at does) so it should be fairly widely available in various quantities and strengths. A Google search for "chemical suppliers", "lab suppliers" or similar should yield some results. -Dan
  19. I'm not too hot on this one myself, but I think the people you need to speak to are the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society / Performing Rights Society (www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk). ++++ EDIT: ++++ Yeah, thought so: From http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/playingbroadcastingonline/live_venues_events/festivals/Pages/festivals.aspx
  20. Chips and boards arrived safely today - Man, those are some small pins. Looks like it's time to practice my SMD technique on some old RAM...
  21. It looks like you just do the programming on a PC, then load your program onto it via USB in much the same way as you can write MidiBox code and upload it over Midi. Since Line6 talk about lending the pedal to others, I think it's safe to assume you don't need it connected to a PC to work it. Either way, it sounds like a cool idea - I like their ToneCore stuff and the idea of programming one myself sounds awesome. Only problem is that I don't have $200 kicking around :-[
  22. We're now at 266 chips and 180 boards, any news on when the next round will start? (IE, asking for payment etc.) Don't want to seem like I'm rushing anyone, just wondering.
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