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in Building my Seq
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Posted 15 Apr 2016
Good job! :-)
in Antichambre's Blog
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Posted 11 Jun 2013
Awesome job! My first computer was an Atari 2600, cool that you managed to preserve its sounds! :-)
in Blatboy's Blog
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Posted 24 Jun 2012
can only recommend to use Rutgers Patch Librarian, easy to use, you donÂ´t have to switch anything on the MB-6582, just upload the patches or the full bank :). WonÂ´t work under Macos 10.7+ though: http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_sid/v2_editor/MBSIDV2_Editor_v0_5.zip
Posted 23 Jun 2012
Congrats! Great build, hope you enjoyed it! ;-)
Hitting the "play" button on the top right should sound the currently active engine (output only on the respective outs, or on the mix out)... there is also the possibility, that the lowpass filter is tooo low, try turning it up, some patches may be optimized for the 6581sids, if you have 8580 sids, you may have to adjust the default filter cutoff value... other than that iÂ´d suggest you upload the demo patch bank with many nice sid patches :)
Goodbye for now and lotsa fun with your fantastic new synth!
All is good, no worries, you just need to upload the MB6582 application
to the master and slave cores:
in Excursions in DIY land
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Posted 13 Jun 2012
Cool! Good luck! :)
Posted 9 Jun 2012
You will love the MB6582, one simply cannot overstate, how good it is!
Posted 5 Jun 2012
Hehe, great! Congratulations, know how it feels when it comes to "life" :)
Posted 22 Apr 2012
No problem, you can do it! :-)
Btw, there is a fair chance of many switches already being at the correct position... so when you have the frontpanel on, look with a magnifying glass, which switch cap touches the aluminum, and remove only those switches with no "air" between the cap and the aluminum... if you are lucky, it is only a few of them which "block" the smooth attachment process.
btw - plz record the concert, me definitely wants to see it :)
Hmm. Bad things happen sometimes, donÂ´t worry too much...
In the glueing phase it would be nice, if the frontpanel could be easily attached, to avoid messing it up with glue blobs because of "attachment tries".
Also, attaching it will even get a little bit more difficult when the LEDs are in there, so it would be nice, if the tactile switches were aligned as well as possible... using flathead LEDs makes it even harder to "get them in", that is what a few people have reported...
So, if you ask me, donÂ´t throw away your CS PCB - if the switches donÂ´t fit perfectly, just snip the four pins of each switch off directly above the PCB with a wirecutter. Then remove each broken switch. Then use a desoldering pump pressed to the front side "around the pin remainders" and your soldering iron applied to the backside and suck the switch pin remainders through... no big deal and will leave you with clean holes for soldering the switches again... should be no problem at all, but youÂ´d need a desoldering pump. IÂ´ve done the same thing with an encoder I messed up in the "detention phase" and it worked perfectly.
Also, donÂ´t underestimate the number of times you may want to remove the frontpanel from the CS PCB - e.g. if you want to change the display, or install knob backlight LEDs, or want to exchange a misbehaving encoder, all of which happened to me :)
Hehe, very well done!
Even if it was a bit more expensive manufacturing the frontpanel, you have something absolutely unique in the world nao :)
Yes, you can use the 1/2 watt resistors, if they fit in somehow, maybe insert them vertically...
Edit: Good idea to go for the 6.3mm mix-out out on the backpanel at once, if you donÂ´t have it yet, you now just need to get a high-quality "guitar" 6.3mm stereo socket and you have a studio-class connector - a suitable connector is referenced in the photo tut, it is not totally cheap but great quality...
Posted 17 Apr 2012
YouÂ´re not alone - my gf keeps b****ng about all that electronics crap, wires and black boxed ic magic stuff being scattered all over the appartment, useless in her eyes :), space is at a premium everywhere :unsure: - worst thing is i recently "lost" two pcbs and cant find them anywhere, now to avoid partnership problems iÂ´d better not ask if sheÂ´s seen them :)
Keep it up and many greets to NYC :)
Posted 14 Apr 2012
+1 on the desoldering pump - i own a huge low-tech variant for 2.40â‚¬ and after two years it still works very well, the seller has exorbitant shipping rates to usa, but maybe you find something similar on ebay? it is about 30cm in size :)
Posted 10 Apr 2012
Hehe, thanks & have lots of fun building it :)
You will love it! :)
in TB's MIDIBox Adventures
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Posted 13 Mar 2012
Very cool! Am really looking forward to see the frontpanel with this material!
in olga42's Blog
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Posted 24 Nov 2011
CanÂ´t wait to hear it :-)
Posted 29 May 2011
yo, the 2600 was my first computer :) played endless hours of pac-man, yarsÂ´ revenge, atlantis, demon attack, pitfall 1+2 et al. :)
do you already have sound demoz?
the cart lookz great
hawkeye (<- old atari 2600 fan :))
Posted 18 May 2011
:-) the glue will cure at some point ;-)
Could you tell us more about the EEFV VCA solution you choose? How does it compare to Seppomans Solution?
Would you create a blog/tutorial on how to connect this to the baseboard? Would be great for electronic noobs like me :-)
I donÂ´t think analog filtering is soo necessary for the excellent SIDs (they really have quite nice filters which add to their specific sound), but VCAs would be a great addition for more expressive live keyboard playability ;-)