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  1. Nice! Enjoy, it's a great synth! Answers to your Qs: 1. Yes, there's the default patch set, 127 Arps (on the forum), and I think a few others on the forum. You'll have to poke around for those but they exist. The default patch set is a good place to start. CTRLR works though I tended to have issues with it while using my DAW so I mostly just went through the painstaking process of editing patches on the Sammich as I didn't often need to use the advanced features (like wavetables). This is where the MB6582 (the sammichSID's much bigger brother) or a custom MBSID with a full control surface
  2. Thanks as always Hawkeye! Yep they're a bit more subtle this time. I finished my MB6582 late in the album so while it makes a showing, I think we'll do a lot more with it in the next one (once I figured out why I tend to get some crackling after a while on the 3L SID anyway)
  3. It's been uhhh some number of years, but we finished our 3rd album, Alien Me (available here: https://music.victimcache.com/album/alien-me). It's not super chiptuney but is quite synthy and features the sammichSID and, on one song, the MB6852 (as I finally finished the thing!). I also use nILS' GM5x5x5 for most of my studio MIDI stuffs. The sammichFM didn't make as much of a showing this time, since the TX81z had more of the sound we were going for given the genre. Anyways hope ya'll like it!
  4. You can certainly use Renoise to interact with MidiBox gear, I've done some of that. It's not quite the same as using, say, GoatTracker or dedicated SID trackers, but it does work and does allow you to do some effects like you would using a dedicated SID tracker. MidiBox SID treats the SIDs differently than a typical tracker which is one way it can produce some really rich and interesting sounds but which differ from how one would approach using the SID in a tracker. MBSID treats the SID sort of like its own complete instrument, whereas a tracker treats each voice as an instrument. Ultima
  5. Hmm I think the issue might be related to needing to update the MBSID firmware. Looking at the ARM2SID page, this jumps out at me: "Expander emulation is possible only if the adapter or board supports DFxx addressing on the second socket (e.g. MixSID and ULTIMATE-64)." This would imply to me that MBSID doesn't do this out of the box, but likely could with some modifications.
  6. Do you hear sound from both the left and right output? If so, you definitely have 2 SIDs. Per the docs, the SIDs are grouped into stereo pairs. So the sammichSID, while it does support 2 SIDs, maps them to left and right. So it only has 1 SID group but 2 actualy SIDs. You can use the multi-engine to control the SIDs independently, however. And you can also use the stereo for some really neat effects (like setting an LFO on each of the SID's PWMs at a slightly different rate). Have a look at ucapps.de for all the MidiBox usage documentation on how to use the multi-engine if you really want
  7. I haven't used PickIt for MIDIBOX stuff but as I recall, if you're getting that error it may be because you need to elect to power the chip using power from the Pickit itself (as in the chip is not being powered externally). If it's for the CORE8 platform, it should be a 5V PIC. It takes some fiddling to get it working I found when I've had to use it.
  8. Just to close the book on this topic, I found 220 Ohm to be quite nice with my old control surface (using SmashTV's yellow LEDs). I would guess my previous dim LED woes were due to some issue with the previous board and/or the power supply. It looks great and they're plenty bright (but not too bright) to be quite usable.
  9. Figured out the answer! It's the CC button on the control surface, duh! Of note, for those that haven't dove through this part of the manual, it is for the Knobs Assignments. On the MB6582 that would be the 5 envelope knobs - the ones below the matrix - when you have Control set to Knob. I only got as far as to look at teh CC events in Midi-Ox so haven't actually tried to use them yet.
  10. Yes it is! In my last attempt to build an MB6582, I never got it stable enough to actually mess with the control surface :P So it's been a lovely treat! Really looking forward to using it in earnest for some music!
  11. Had at least one person mention they cannot create a new account on the forums. I tried to create a test account just now on both Firefox and Chrome and was also unable to do so. The Captcha consistently says it fails (and there is no way to retry) even when it appears correct. I put this in news since it's not related to MidiBox hardware directly and wasn't sure where else to put it, but though I would raise the issue for visibility as well. More info is on the Discord.
  12. Finally got my MB6582 working after a VERY LONG time. At any rate, now that I have a full control surface for the MBSID (which by the way is quite intuitive - major kudos to TK, Wilba, and others that worked on it - it's just beautiful!) - I was trying to see what knobs, if any, would be sent to MIDI OUT. Since these are encoders, I figured they wouldn't be the best option for knob tweaking so it's not a huge deal if there is no way to handle knob output over MIDI - I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. I thumbed through the manual on ucapps and didn't see much mention of it b
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    Update, I'm rocking the Noctua (NF-A4x10, 5V) and am running it off the 5V header. At full speed it is a tad loud but does seem to keep the SIDs rather cool. I do have heatsinks on them but the heatsinks without the fan get warm (not hot) to the touch after some time of running. As expected the ones furthest from the fan are warmer than the ones next to it. All of them seem to be cooler to the touch though. So far it doesn't seem to make a huge impact to the 5V rail. I'm using the 5V switcher often recommend, although I am using it in an external power supply I made and am supplying the 6582 w
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