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  1. I just discovered yesterday that a new Commodore 64 power supply exists, and is shipped by a company in Poland. It has the same 7-pin DIN plug as the original "brick" power supply with a 5VDC rail and  9VAC rail. Should be a good investment for people who fear that a 30 year old C64 brick might fail and damage their SID chips in their MIDIbox SID / MB-6582. Also don't forget Altitudes idea of using high efficiency RECOM switching regulators in the PSU circuit of the MB-6582 / MIDIbox SID, which allows you to use a common single rail DC power supply. jaytee wrote a lovely guide on this here:    
  2. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Hey some of us lazy beta testers were delayed due to components missing in the previous BOMs, just saying! ;) Also I'd rather wait to have my hands on the case so I'll know exactly how long to cut the ribbon cables or cables that connect the boards together.    
  3. midiphy SEQ v4+

    This question was asked on the midiphy Facebook Page. Anyone know the answer? Can you have different timings on each track?
  4. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Yup, you will need to build an AOUT module i think and connect it to the DB-25 connector on the back.
  5. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Finished the Hot Air Soldering for SMD Components video today, for those who might want an easier alternative to drag soldering SMT components, or who are just not confident or comfortable with it.     Its a bit rough around the edges but any feedback is appreciated.  When soldering the resistors theres a nasty shadow and I probably won't rerecord it but hopefully it helps people.    
  6. midiphy SEQ v4+

    It's only now I realised it has 4 midi ins and 8 midi outs after Hawkeye pointed it out to me!  I think originally Andy in the other thread you were going for 2 midi ins and 6 midi outs? Just wanted to thank you for giving us the extra ports. Now I can easily hook up 2 keyboards a drum pad and the LoopA V2 to the input ports when it's done. :)
  7. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Best way to buy Hawkeye a beer is to visit him in Munich! *2 beers maximum applies* ;) Guys, I was wondering if all the feature requests TK has implemented in the firmware have been documented anywhere besides on the thread? I haven't read through the MIDIbox manual on ucapps and the wiki extensively to make sure. It would be awesome to have an up to date manual for the SEQ V4(+). Since I've a lot of free time I could probably help out with that aspect.
  8. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Was just saying to Hawkeye that I might do an SMT soldering tutorial using hot air and solder paste if you guys think it would be useful. That might make it more accessible for people as I don't even trust myself with the drag method using an iron! Hot air stations can be bought for pretty cheap these days (about 30 euro) and it certainly takes less skill imo. It was actually recommended to me by Sauraen for the MIDIbox Quad Genesis and I quite like it.  I can't wait to build this guys, the MB-6582 set a benchmark for eye candy for a MIDIbox project, the eye candy and feel of the SEQ V4+ has set a new benchmark imo.   
  9. MIDIbox SEQ new frontpanel idea

    Excellent news! Poor Hawkeye is working so hard on this project and so late into the night, that he could barely message me yesterday! You know a German is really tired when they start adding loads of full stops instead of spaces!  That would not be tolerated normally with adequate amounts of rest!  The amount of hard work you, Andy and TK have put into the SEQ platform is immense, and I've no doubt in my mind that it will be worth it and will cause a spike in the interest and users of MIDIbox. Keep up the great work guys.   
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    Doggo approves!  
  11. Drum track -- just curious about defaults

    RS usually stands for Rimshot and is shared on the same channel as Claves on the TR-08. My guess is it has something to do with TK owning a MIDIbox 808? GM Percussion map  
  12. MIDIbox SEQ new frontpanel idea

    Who wants dust holes in their case? :P  Not everyone is Colin Benders who automatically cleans the dust with his hair when he jams! (Joke stolen from Hawkeye) Looking great, I *think* I like the brighter Blue of the prototype more but I might change my mind when I see the newer colour on the case.    
  13. MBSEQ V4 build with MIDI, CV and DIGITAL OUT

    Amazing work. It's like a "full featured" SEQ V4 with maximum functionality.  
  14. WTB: MB-6582

    Ah cool. didn't realise the base PCB was already assembled.
  15. WTB: MB-6582

    Why not go with the new Power Supply created by Altitude with those Recom voltage regulators so he could use any 12V 2A DC power supply, I use one that was for a Western Digital hardrive and it works fine. Should be plenty available.