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John E. Finster last won the day on May 6 2015

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  1. No worries. I also like it better the usual way. Just for this special usecase it would be nice having an optional representation of the global velocity value of the track. But of course I manage well without it and I think there are more interesting feature requests out there.
  2. Thank you for clearing this up. I suspected that the song mode and/or the guide track might work with a fixed divider. I also understand now why the track played back with the wrong division after I (allegedly) cleared all the song configuration. I didn´t deselect it as the guide track, so being a guide track in a song takes precedence over the regular divider settings. Just to be sure though: I then tried to use another (empty) track as a guide track, I left the divider at 16 and set the length to 64 steps which fit 48 steps with a division of 8T. I thought this way the guide track would give me the 64 16th steps (= 48 8T steps) I need for one loop of the 48 8T steps pattern. But when I select it as a guide track the length is automatically reset to 16. Am I doing something wrong or am I misunderstanding the idea of a guide track? I got it working another way: I set Option 1/33 and 2/33 both to 64 steps, so my song is working fine now.
  3. Hi everyone, I may have found a bug in Seq4 version 096 (still present in 097). Problem: I have created and saved a pattern on track 1 (48 steps, divider 8T). Then I went into Song Mode and set song position A1 to 3 repeats. I also set track 1 as the guide track. Now when I hit play the song seems to be played with divider 16, the step counter increases faster than the steps of the 8T pattern. So when the song step counter reaches 48 the pattern is not yet finished and restarts prematurely when looped again. The worst thing is that this breaks the tracks divider settings. When I go back into Edit Mode, after I cleared all the song positions, the track is played back with the wrong divider. The track is still set to 8T but is played as 16, so the track is not played back completely anymore. Setting the divider to 16 and back to 8T does not solve the issue. I have to power down the Seq and start it again for the track to be played correctly again. I hope the description is comprehensible. Best Regards
  4. TK, I have tried your suggestion and it works really well. But what I didn´t think about is that the velocity layer doesn´t display the vertical bars anymore. Apparently the velocity layer displays the note event of note layer A. Would it be possible to display a simple bar on the velocity layer like the one of the length layer?
  5. Hi TK, great to hear from you again. That sounds like a very doable solution, thank you. I didn´t know that the notes already exist after initialization. It´s so great that after all that time there are still features of the Seq I haven´t used yet
  6. Hi everyone, long time no see After a long break I unpacked my midiboxes and started making music again with my Seq. I want to trigger a guitar instrument and setup the track so that the first 6 note layers represent the six guitar strings. That way it´s relatively easy to translate guitar tabs. Now I´ve noticed that, whenever I enter a note on note layer 2-6, one is also entered on the 1. note layer automatically. I am able to deactivate those afterwards by pulling the note down to --- with the encoder, but this behaviour is quite irritating and the solution is not very comfortable. I´ve never noticed this behaviour in the past because I never used multiple note layers before. Is there some way to work around this? It would be ok to make changes to the source code, I can recompile. Any ideas welcome. Best Regards
  7. Ok, so far nothing happened here. I will lower the price to 300,00 € plus shipment. Alternative offers are always welcome.
  8. Hi, I am selling my Midibox Seq 4. Documentation and pictures here. (The yellow, green and blue buttons are now all black) Unlike the usual Seq 4 Model, this one doesn´t have the side panel, but it has 4 additional buttons on each side of the big data wheel. Also instead of step leds it has red and green illuminated encoder (green = activated, red = current step). The casing is a self-made wooden case, here is how it was made. It is usb-powered and works very well. I´m asking 450,00 € for this unit, plus suitable shipment to wherever it has to be sent. issues with the unit: The 15th encoder only lights up in green, the red led inside seems to be broken. But this encoder is available at many electronic stores (e.g. here) 4 Midiconnectors as well as an on/off switch are built in, but are not working. The wiring for those has to be redone, if needed (I didn´t :-) ). Please pm me for any questions.
  9. Hi, could anyone please delete my second Account "john doe". I´ve set it up years ago, when I first came in Contact with Midibox, but forgot about it and set up this account later. I noticed yesterday when I accidently logged in with the "john doe" account. Thank you. Best Regards John
  10. Hi, I´d like to ask permission to sell my Custom SEQ4 and my Midibox NG / Mackie Control Clone. These days, I have to focus the little freetime I have on my family and I find less and less time to make music any more. Link to the documentation: http://wiki.midibox.org/doku.php?id=john_e._finster Best Regards John
  11. Hi Marxon, I just converted your *.bmp to *.xpm with Gimp Portable 2.8.10 (see attachement). No problems here... Unfortunately I can´t tell what the problem might be on your end. I´ve not seen this error before. If I had to take a guess I would say maybe there is an issue with the file path (dots, exponents). I´ve encountered errors with paths like this before. Not necessarily with Gimp, but with other Apps. Other than that I´m afraid I can´t be of much help. Your *.bmp looks fine, the *.xpm I created seems to be in order and ready for further processing. Till you get around this problem I´m happy to convert your *.bmps. Just pm me. @mono: Nice work with the spreadsheet. I´m not that deep into excel, so I can´t entirely follow your process. Maybe you could upload a sample sheet, so I can have a deeper look. Greets knob48x48.zip
  12. Nicely done! And it was build in a relatively short time. Much respect.
  13. Thanks for these tipps. Both are very usefull apps. I included them in my tutorial und updated it. For other changes see initial topic.
  14. Yeah, it is tough to create good looking fonts if they have to be a) this small and b) only black and white. If you´re looking on the internet, then try to find some dedicated lcd fonts or particular small or squared fonts as a template. I think the true potential here lies in creating nice icons or bars, especially since the original glcd fonts from TK are nice to look at and functional.
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