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  1. Hi all, I have the idea of using a ordinary 3 channel dj mixer as a simple controller for Traktror (or similar Dj tool). The concept I have is that I only would like to use the (Cross)fader(s), tone controls, gain, pan, channel Pfl on/of and Master. (Roughly 16 or so knobs/sliders/pots in total), bring all the wiring out of the mixer with, for example a Sub D 25 and have a small box connect to it, which include a AIN and Core module, which in turn goes to a midi interface (or directly to computer by means of USB, depending on the Core) My question is if this could be realized, or will I change the internal circuitry of the mixer in some way by connecting the extra wiring to the pots/sliders/buttons of the mixer?   Thanks in advance for any thoughts by any member. Cheers! Tron
  2. Midification of a ordinary dj mixer

    Hi Peter,   Thanks for the reply! I would have thought/hoped I could just "tap in/out" from the faders/pots, so it could still run Audio Parallel and still use it to spin vinyl records. But I guess my thoughts were a bit too simplistic:D Bummer though. I also didn't think about the Log scale in the pots/faders. Well in that case I better make/buy a small dedicated midi controller.   Again, Thank you very much for your point of view! Regards, Youri
  3. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    I actually just found it:)   boards had different Quartz Crystals :S, I suddenly saw the difference when staring at the four boards, as the ones on the 1 & 2 where 3 times the hight of the ones on 3 & 4. But it never came to me as I thought I had ordered all components back then at one go. Problem Solved!!   Only thing is: The Crystals which are now on the boards are 10.240 Mhz cycles. Can that .240 cause any trouble? or is it fine if I use these instead of the 10.000   Regards, Youri
  4. Hi, I recently updated to Sid V.2, but encounter 2 small problems. 1. Cannot upload .hex files with LCD attatched to master core 2. When trying to acces SID2 message appears: Canbus Not Enabled De soldered D0-D4 put 1K restor on Master put 2 Diodes on both master and slave I changed ID's, put both firmware on both Pic's (Mikes). Does someone have an idea? Thanks, Youri
  5. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    Hi, I am aware that this is a very old topic of myself, but I would like to re-open it as i am still having difficulties with MBnet protocol and Can connections on my SID V.2 After a few years I still wanted to finish this project, even when the cores are far more advanced by now, I just kept it with the PIC18F4685. So I bought 2 PIC's (thanks again Ilmenator for the burning and quick posting!), changed the ID headers to 2 and 3 as the would act as slaves 3 and 4, uploaded the latest mios and the SID 8580 Hex. file and unfortunately "Canbus errors: and "No response from MBnet" messages Appear on the LCD. Strangely, when I disconnect the Can connection wire from Core 3 and 4, I can acces and adjust Core 2... I've spend quite some time examine the boards(all boards are based on Core v.3) for faults or bad soldering and comparing the 2 with the ones that do work but I honestly cannot find a thing. And I am pretty sure it's not the 3 and 4 PIC's, because placing them in the board of Core 2, I can acces them as. So it must be something in the boards right? On another thread [ ]someone speaks about: R80 (if that is that 1 K res. on board 1 I have that) and Jumpers (the Diodes bridges between the LCD pins 5-6..I have them as well)                           I hope someone can point me in the right direction and give me the "golden tip" as I really have now clue anymore atm..   Thanks in Advance and regards, Youri
  6. Hi there I have 4 x 6581 chips for sale...and actually also looking for 2 x 8580 (or 6582?) so if anybody have a few left I am keen in buying or swapping for these 4 if you like 6551 CBM 2885 6581 CBM 2385 6581 1284 6581 R3 0486 S   regards.
  7. SID 6581 chips for sale (or exchange)

    Hi, sorry for the late reply. I changed my mind and going to use the other 6581 for another project. So this topic can be closed. @ SID wizard:  if you want to have a sid from a specific period I'm fine with swapping it. I don't mind those time stamps:) And maybe buy those other 8580, if reasonable priced;) Pm me
  8. Lcd Going "black"

    Aha, so I still have some luck over:)
  9. Hi There It is been a wile, but I encountered the following problem:   My Lcd (2x20) suddenly got only A black bar on the top row.   I  have made one change: I made a proper pcb for the power supply instead of a breadboard. Everything works fine, but fine I only got 4.95 V. and 13.91V for 2 SID.s Could this small difference be the problem?   Kind Regards,   Youri
  10. Lcd Going "black"

    nIls, Thanks for the reply.   It Is the complete top row. It is A Oriental Display DM2002B. And I had some problems with the CAN bus interface -it could not detect my second sid- although I followed every step for the upgrade. But every else worked fine and it did not bothered me that much at that point.   I tested the lcd back in 8-bit mode on an older Pic-core and that worked fine, so it is not fried.   Then I looked up the specs for the screen and thought I found that the problem in wrong wiring (I wired it according to the 2002C instead to the 2002B type).   But now Backlight and brightness are not working and I still have the blackrow, so the previous should have been the right one.   thanks in advance, Youri     [edit]   I also did a complete reprogram of Mios 1.9 and then the Sid 2 Application with the only thing that uploading with LCD gives the error #11 midi-in Overun. And without not.   [edit2]   How should I read the numbers on the LCD when the are not on a straight line? so I have 2 lines of 8 next to each other where, looking from above, the left bottom has 1 and the top right has a 16. I soldered from left(1)-right(2), left(3)-right(4), etc. again it did work, but just to be shure.
  11. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    OK. Tried some things. (don't know if the were very useful, but ok) 1. De-soldered 1K resistor on Master, Start up. Everythings works, except SID 2 2. Put it back and changed the complete Slave Module with another on (Also a version 3, with no 6N138 Optocoupler) Diode and eCan. Same result. No SID 2 3. Reprogramed Both Pic with the SID 8580.hex file. Master ID-00 and Slave ID-01. Result --> Uploaded with no problem AND with the LCD attached to the Master. So I think that also had to do with a Midi interface <-> Opereating system combination ....But still no SID 2:( I do have to upload the same Setup8580.hex to both Pic's, do I? Greetings Youri
  12. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    Checked for shortcuts, Visually and with a multi meter, many times, because I thought that should be the problem too, but cannot find one. Checked the diodes, but the are fine and in the good direction as well. @ Torsten, Yes I also had changed the connection on the J11 midi-in, I just even re-solder it, but nothing helps. again, everything starts up fine, can control everything except SID no.2 is inaccessable, That I cannot upload whith the LCD sceen attached is not the biggest issu for me, although I think the 2 problems must have to do something with eachother.
  13. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    OK attempt no. 2:) Hope this is a little better. Pic.1 Focus more on the left Pcb which is the master with 1K resistor between D3 to +5v and Diode between D2-D3 and the wire for Ecan to slave; attached directly to pin 36 (RB3) op the PIC. Pic.2 Focus more on the slave with diode between D2-D3 and the wire from the Master core Greetings, Youri
  14. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    here some pics, they are not that sharp, but this is the best what the Finepix s5700 can do this close by. My setup is 2xcore (pcb v.3.0), 2 x Sid 8580 (pcb v.3.0) and complete control surface, Power supply as described in Sid v 1.0 (with C64 psu) Last thing I want to add (for now) is some memory. But it would be fun first that SID2 is accessible;) The purple wire is the one for the Ecan. Greetings and thanks, Youri
  15. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    Yes, that too;) (sorry if I sounded arrogant with the "obvious" , I should know to put it as much details as possible for the the best and quickest help) That was the first thing I did after a got them from Mike. And that worked too, with no problem: after changing the ID of one of the two pic to 1 and press Query the " mios is up and running" message appears, so that is working. The one with ID=1 act as the slave. The message I got when I want to upload was the " #11: midi in overrun error" checked this out on the forum and this was most likely to be a transmission problem. Mostly caused by a mix of operating system and Midi-interface. I am using a Midisport 2x2, which was on the black list, but with Mac os. And I am using Linux. by the way, I did some mistyping;, I said to have disconnected D0-D4, but this should be D0-D3 ofcourse I will post pictures later
  16. Problem with multi sid v2 seteup

    I did not mention the PIC change because I thought that would be too obvious, it is the main part of the upgrade isn't it:) I also uploaded the latest Mios version and the right SID application on both Pic Everything works fine: New menu, Buttons, Pots, LCD. I only cannot access Sid number 2:( I also solder the wire between the two core's for the CAN bus to work, only I doesn't Greetings Youri
  17. Sid Exchange

    Hi there, I am looking for 2 more 8580s so I thought if maybe has 2 "spare" 8580s left and willing to swap them for my 6581s we could have a deal? Or selling maybe? Cheers Greetings Youri
  18. Hi Back again. Fixed some electronic bugs in my MBSid, everything works fine now I have the problem that the original c64 power supply is broken. The 9v Ac part does not come out, but only the 5V Dc. what can be broken internally? This is my second Power supply I broke, Could it be overheated, because of excessive power consumptions or something? Thanks
  19. C64 Power supply broke

    Thanks for the quick replies, guys! Yes this is also my third Psu, and it's most of the time the 5 volt. Mios boots, but a very soft sound arrives at the jack outs, it is like the Sid is trapped in a small box :) -->Measured only 5V on the SID!. Think a self made Psu, like Peter will do the job, great work! I will start to read myself in on your topic and start building as soon as possible! Thanks Again Greets, Youri
  20. Power Gone

    Hi, It's been a while since I've been here, but after more than a year I try to pick up my SID (v1) project and want to finish where I left: A power failure (or something) I actually finished my Sid more than 2 years ago and it worked (with some minor problems, which I could live with) fine, but for some reason it stopped playing. I Have one optimized PSU, wich delivers 5.24 V and 14.10 V I have 2 Core's (no 7805's placed as the optimized Psu page describes) and 2 Sids (8580) and have build the complete control surface. tone Test --Ok Interconnection test -- OK (maybe not necessary) I have taken all connections to and from the first core, removed the PIC and the 6N138 and connected it back to the --> Result: Fuse blows. When I check the board with a multimeter, I cannot find anything, even with a magnifying glass. Can someone maybe help me on the way with this one? I'm really stuck Thanks. Youri [EDIT] Removed components from the Core one by one, C5, T1 and after C3 the Fuse didn't blew. placed original components back and everything was fine again. Little weird. Still No sound, not even a small buzz or hum. [EDIT] Wrong voltage across SID no. 1 ==> 3 V. checked it and found something, I'd rather not mention here [shame]...forgot to cut something and this caused a shortciruit. Well anyway, This Topic can be closed Youri
  21. Hello fellow Sidders. I've got and old version Sid completed somewhat a Year ago. Could troubleshoot everything easly myself thanks to the Applications and this Forum. Great! Only just before I wanted to upgrade to V2 my audio signal dissapeared and left a Hum (the type when something isn't properly grounded)to irritate my ears:( I did run the 1 Khz App again, but ofcourse no result. Checked the sid Interconection, wich has probabely nothing to do with it, but wanted to try the new version anyway --> possitive results, nice work Thorsten!. But now I'm really stuck. One thing to notice is that played around with an other DIY-Synth (A Benjolin) and plugged it differents out (Saw/Puls/Filter etc) out in Sid's IN and OUT (I know this doesn't make sense, but I didn't mark IN and OUT on the back of the sid...) One of the sids's gets a bit hot, although the voltage of my psu ok (5.2V) Does someone have an idea if I could have damaged something this way, or if not some other hint?..or maybe just a link to the topic I didn't see with the same problem? Greetings, Youri
  22. Audio Gone only Hum left

    Ok did run the testtone app without the 8580 an 1k res. between Pins 8-27. got a nice 1 khz tone! Also tested the Voltage between 28 and 14 --> 9 Volts exact. One thing I found out was that I had switched the + and - on the Audio jack sockets from the beginning (so Tip was - and Sleeve was +) Funny that I could play with it for about a year without problems, although Hum decrease now when hearing the testone. I'm afraid that plugging the other DIY synth has seriously damage something because of the switched + and -. I have some 6581's so I will change them and try. I'll keep an update. Thanks for the help so far! Greetings Youri
  23. [TK] Chips 6581

    3 x 6581 10,- P/St Groeten, Youri