Hawkeye

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  1. One MB-6582, One Power Supply: a Tutorial

    PS: if you are not using an external switching voltage regulator, please forget my recommendation to test it "unloaded", as that is impossible, sorry for the confusion, hehe! :) Next up then would be to measure between 5V and GND and separate the boards to find on which board the problem is. Many greets! Peter
  2. One MB-6582, One Power Supply: a Tutorial

    @oliq sorry if it was unclear, if you have not done it before, the idea was just disconnect the PSU from your MB6582 and measure the voltages the PSU provides "unloaded", without being attached to any device. I'd half expect that you don't have a problem with the switching voltage regulator itself, as these are often normally protected against a lot of things like shorting, overcurrent, overtemperature... That way you can find out, if the PSU really has a problem or (and that in conjunction with measuring resistance between 5V and GND rails) if one of the boards (baseboard or CS) has a problem. In the best case, you would just remove the short (when you find it) and the PSU should continue to work, no replacement of the voltage regulator necessary. Many greets and good luck! Peter
  3. One MB-6582, One Power Supply: a Tutorial

    @the_duckchild agreed on a potential unwanted short, it can happen quickly - @oliq could you measure resistance between 5V and GND with a multimeter? What happens if you run the PSU unloaded? Does it still hover at 1V and the switcher gets hot? If that happens, you've killed the switching regulator, but i'd think this probably would not happen often, i'd rather expect a problem on the board. If you can separate control surface from baseboard, recommend to do that, to find the short :). Many greets and good luck! Peter
  4. Hi jaytee, am a bit restricted on time at the moment with all the ongoing documentation, but just wanted to tell you, that i am with you and will try to replicate your setup a bit later on, if you manage to get it going! As we are using a normal AOUT implementation with MAX5500s and standard DOUT digital gates, i hope it should work somehow with the MB6582. The SSM2044 bassline demos here sound too awesome not to try: :) http://ucapps.de/midibox_sid_manual_cv.html - and we should be able to do this in "modern" eurorack world now, i'd be really keen to combine a SID stereo pair with a pair of Polivoks filters :) Have a good time and best regards! Peter
  5. Troubleshooting midiphy SEQ v4+

    @studio nebula Wow, very well spotted and thanks for finding and reporting the problem as soon as you did! It was correlated with our move to the new ENIG PCB process - will contact you shortly via email on how to proceed. What we will do: * check the other ENIG PCBs for this special problem (we don't believe others are affected, but we will check anyways) * contact everyone affected buying the core board since the switch to the new manufacturing process (about a month ago). * submit an express PCB manufacturing job and send the replacement boards free of charge to you and the other affected customers, as soon as we have the replacements in hand. Thus you will also get another "core main board", that you can use as a backup, as only the breakaway USB part is affected. * say "sorry" with a "free shipping" flag to everyone affected, thus you won't pay for shipping whatever you order, whenever you order next. From my main job as a consultant i learned that mistakes happen all the time, the difference is how you handle them, we hope to do the best here. Have a good day and best regards! Peter
  6. MIOS32 File Browser

    Congrats!
  7. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Thanks, @lukas412! :) Just measured this quickly and took a photo, as i am sure others will have the same question: The photo is of the new triple-PCB sandwich "A1 Expander" (8x CV out), which has the highest depth of these modules. You should be good with a 50mm deep case, the module just fits nicely in my Moog 104HP skiff despite its "max depth: 48mm" specs :). Of course all kudos for these modules fly out to Andy! Have a great weekend and many greets! Peter
  8. New eurorack modules in the house! :)

    From the album Hawkeyes MB stuff

    Finally...! :) https://www.midiphy.com/en/shop-details/137/50  
  9. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Yay! It really took a while, but just now the new midiphy eurorack essential modules were made available in the shop! :) The kit consists of five eurorack modules and extends your SEQ with a total of 8 analog (CV) and 24 digital eurorack (gates, clocks, triggers) outputs. SEQ v4+ Eurorack Modules Essential Kit Adrian again did a magnificent job with the frontpanels! Thanks a lot!!! Will create a video documentation for the build procedure, but will need a bit of time, it is holiday season and the LoopA still needs finishing :) But, these modules should not be too terribly difficult to complete, if you managed to build a v4+, you will be easily able to build those! :) Of course, these modules should also nicely work with a MBSEQ v4 (instead of a v4+), if you have a standard line transmitter board (with a DB-25 output port) installed. Have a nice weekend and enjoy! Many greets, Peter
  10. MIOS32 File Browser

    Hi Karg, could you try and copy in tasks.h and include it where needed (e.g. include from app.c)? This header contains the missing macros providing the necessary mutexes. (These mutexes are required, so that a terminal communication, e.g. debug logging does not interrupt another MIDI data transfer over the same USB line, thus mixing up things and producing garbage). I think they should be preprocessor macros instead of functions: #define MUTEX_MIDIIN_TAKE { while( xSemaphoreTakeRecursive(xMIDIINSemaphore, (portTickType)1) != pdTRUE ); } Many greets, have fun and good luck! Peter  
  11. Hi Jose, no problem! In FX Duplication menu it should work like this: Number of additional channels: 1 Port: e.g. USB1 FirstChannel: Channel number on the USB1 "port", e.g. channel number 1 Then you will get a copy of the note data of that track on USB1, Channel 1. If you set up a higher number of additional channels, more channels will be used on that port to clone the note data - that makes no sense for recording, but in scenarios where you might want to output the track e.g. to multiple synths so that they would "layer" your sounds this is a nice feature. Best regards and have fun! Peter
  12. Hi Jose, probably not related to your MOTU interface, but what you can do (and what any new SEQ software supports) is to shadow-output track MIDI data to another port/channel. So, you could basically just attach your SEQ to your computer (cubase will see it as four MIDI USB ports) and duplicate the MIDI output to relevant USB Ports and channels. Thus, capturing should be quite easy. To activate it, within your SEQ go to MENU -> FX -> Dupl. and set up a duplication target for every track. Have a great day and many greets! Peter
  13. midiphy SEQ v4+

    @lukas412 Looks very nice! Congrats to #20! Many greets, Peter
  14. midiphy SEQ v4+

    @knochenfabrik looks really great in the case, very cool! Many greets, Peter
  15. midiphy SEQ v4+

    @Karg yes, looks great using the blue-green color scheme! Congrats to #19! Many greets, Peter
  16. midiphy SEQ v4+

    @Dimduj just a two quick answers, probably not everything covered: * SHIFT on the new v4+ frontpanel equals the SELECT button on the old one - in this context, if you have a look at the handbook: http://ucapps.de/midibox_seq_manual_m.html and search for "SELECT" (with case sensitive search!) you will see all the context-specific features it enables, just as an example, in the track transpose screen, SHIFT switches between Octave and Semitone transposition selection * Follow Mode (also when not recording) can be enabled by pressing the MENU + EXIT buttons simultaneously, it should work all the time. When it is off and you are recording, the display should jump to the step range only when new notes are "entered" i think, so i'd recommend to use the standard "follow" feature by just pressing MENU + EXIT. Many greets and enjoy! Peter
  17. crimic-live-at-JET-Benefiz-Concert-2019-06-07

    Very nice & creative! Well done! Many greets, Peter
  18. The HAARP, an Hardware Advanced Arpeggiator.

    Great job, Bruno! Hope you are not mad, if I also implement a few (not all!) of the arp functions on the LoopA arp - but yours will be first, over here still working on it! ;-) Many greets and have a nice weekend! Peter  
  19. midiphy SEQ v4+

    @Dimduj and @knochenfabrikyay, great builds, well done!  Congrats to #16 and #17! Many greets, Peter
  20. MIDIbox SEQ V4 Release + Feedback

    Hi Thorsten, also thanks for your consideration from my side! No problem at all, we don't want inefficiencies! Many greets and enjoy the weekend! Peter
  21. mb6582 fan.... Am I mad to unplug it?

    Same here! :) Had no fan active right from my start in 2010, the SIDs are holding up very nicely! :) (Beware, though, If you have 6581, they run a bit hotter and might require better cooling than the 9V 8580s or 6582s). You could always also install passive heatsinks and drill add a few holes in the case PT-10 bottom for improved airflow - from the MB6582 photo-tutorial: Many greets! Peter
  22. midiphy SEQ v4+

    Great progress, @pat_00 and @keelhauler! if i count right, you get these serial numbers: pat_00: #14 keelhauler: #15 Very well done, enjoy! Many greets and have a great weekend! Peter
  23. MIDIbox SEQ V4 Release + Feedback

    Hi Thorsten, here is a question/potential feature request originally asked by @Menzman, but as it came up and i experimented with it a bit, i'd also find it very useful! :) Would it be possible to "glide/slide" on a CC track? A bit like the LFO effect, but between discrete steps, e.g. if a CC value is at 1 on step 4, and at 64 on step 8 and glide is on, would it be possible to output interpolated CCs between these steps? If it is not possible with sub-step precision (like the LFO effect does), that would probably be no problem, as the track could be setup as a "high-res" track with e.g. 256 steps and a fast divider and that would hopefully provide sufficient smoothness. Maybe this is already possible and we never managed to find the feature? :) If not, thanks a lot for considering it and many greets! Peter
  24. From the album Hawkeyes MB stuff

    ...still with handmade paper/epoxy frontpanels for fit-testing :)
  25. Hola, the MBSID is such a great project, that i wanted to contribute and share insights of how to build the control surface. I think that names, part-numbers and supplier links of used components and photos taken of every relevant construction step will be a nice reference for you. Be warned, this construction guide will be for frontpanels with drilled holes in the four corners. It should be adjustable for frontpanels without corner holes, but I will not cover this. The chosen steps may not be the ideal solution for everyone, please don´t blame me if something does not work for you, just blame nILS ;-). And - this is a live feed. If something goes utterly wrong, I expect your compassion ;-) Also, big thanks to orange_hand, who provided additional illustrations/photos for this tutorial. So, lets go. Have fun! Hawkeye