John E. Finster

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  1. Drehpoti Knob Cliff K88

    Die Cliff K88 habe ich bei meiner Midibox verbaut     Die sehen zwar gut aus, sind in der Bedienung aber nicht die Besten. Die Oberfläche ist sehr hart, glatt und "slippery" (mir fällt grad nix anderes ein) und nicht besonders griffig. Man muss schon relativ kräftig zupacken, um die angemessen zu bewegen, was ich einfach als unangenehm empfinde.   Liebe Grüße
  2. 2x20 LCD Display Reichelt inkompatibel?

    Wie die Stecker auf den Flachbandkabeln angeordnet, gedreht, geklappt und sonst wie sein müssen, bringt mich auch immer wieder durcheinander. Schau Dir mal die beiden Bilder hier an   Bild 1         Bild 2   und schau mal, ob dein Kabel genauso verbaut ist wie auf den Bildern. Das Display ist von den Pinnen her 1:1 kompatibel, wie Thorsten sagt, daher müsste Dein Anschluss genauso aussehen.   Wenn Du das Display so angeschlossen hast und es immer noch dunkel bleibt, dann spiel mal ein wenig mit den Potis, die rechts und links neben J15 verbaut sind. Die regeln Kontrast und Helligkeit.   Liebe Grüße
  3. Display options

    Well, I guess I have to keep lookin´ then...   Thank you very much for your input.   my regards
  4. Display options

    The ebay offer doesn´t state what display it is, just that it´s ks0108 compatible here.   But I looked up the number visible on the back of the screen and found a matching datasheet here. On that a T6360C is listed as the controller.
  5. Display options

    Too bad... Just another box of scrap for the junkyard  :happy: . Thanks for the info.   Are there other alternative graphical displays this size with at least 240px width? The old KS0108 with 240x64 pxs can not be found anymore so it seems. There are some KS0108 compatible with 240x128 pxs on ebay at the moment, would they be compatible? I almost bought some of them but after the other conversation about the KS0108 displays not being selected with the normal lcd_parameters I´m not so sure after all.   my regards   Edit: Sorry, just found out, that these 240x128s are also based on a t6369c controller, but are sold as ks0108 compatible. Oh well...
  6. Display options

    Hi,   I´m sorry to barge in on the current discussion, I have a display related question but don´t want to open another topic for that.   Are T6369c displays supported by MB_NG? I´ve noticed there are some drivers available in the mios modules section.   I have some of those laying around and would want to use them for at least 2 future projects I´m planning out right now.   Thanks   my regards
  7. Sysex Befehle an FL Studio senden

    Oh, ich dachte, das zweite Byte sei die Device ID  :sweat: .   Wieder was gelernt...Danke.
  8. Sysex Befehle an FL Studio senden

    Mackie Control sendet keine Sysex Daten, sondern einfache Noten (Zumindest für die herkömmlichen Funktionen wie Transport, Mute/Solo/Rec,...).   EVENT_BUTTON id=1 button_mode=OnOnly type=NoteOn key=58 ports=0100010000000000   Das hier sendet einfach die Note 58 (A#6). Das Mackie Protocol im FL Studio sollte diese Note erkennen und Play starten.
  9. Sysex Befehle an FL Studio senden

    Ok. Schade, dann hat das so nicht funktioniert. Die Sysex Befehle sind standard MMC Befehle, ich dachte, man könnte die einfach mal in FL Studio "reinschmuggeln".   Wie ich Dir auch schon per PM geschrieben habe, könntest Du vielleicht das Mackie Protocol nutzen.   Bau mal ein paar Button Events mit den Noten 55 bis 59   55 Rewind 56 Forward 57 Stop 58 Play 59 Record   und schicke die über einen anderen USB Port raus.   Im Fl Studio bindest Du diesen USB Port dann mal als Mackie Controller ein und schaust mal, ob die Transportfunktionen funktionieren.
  10. Sysex Befehle an FL Studio senden

    Hast Du deine Midibox als generic controller im FL Studio integriert?
  11. Sysex Befehle an FL Studio senden

    Sorry, hab´vergessen:   Ein Sysex Stream im MB_NG muss in einem anderen Format gesendet werden mit "0x".   Also so:   stream="0xf0 0x7f 0x06 0x02 0xf7"   für Play.   Versuch das nochmal.
  12. KS0108-LCD Issue

    Hi,   what size are your displays? 128x64? If so, you have to set up the display size in bootloader to lcd_width 128, so you have to set this parameter to the size of one of your displays in a chain. With lcd_num_x (or _y) you define how many of your (128px wide) displays you want to use.   my regards
  13. Sysex Befehle an FL Studio senden

    Versuche es mal damit, Ich habe mal ein wenig recherchiert und bin hierüber gestolpert:   Sende mal per sysex   F0 7F 06 XX F7   Für XX setzt Du dann ein   01 Stop 02 Play 04 Forward 05 Rewind 06 Record       Gib uns eine Rückmeldung, ob´s funktioniert hat.   EDIT: Ach so, wie Du mit MB_NG Sysex senden kannst, findest Du im Manual.
  14. Mackie Control + Extension with Midibox NG

    Hi Klaus,   I think the problem is not so much the touchsensor circuit. The MF_NG module already has 8 available touchsensors on board.   Theoratically you could hook these up to any kind of metal object.   The problem is to attach a touchsensor cable of some sort to a moving object like the fader without disturbing the fader functuality.     my regards
  15. How to link 2 MF modules

    Hi, I´m having trouble understanding how to link 2 MB_MF modules. I don´t want to damage anything by connecting the wrong wires. As I understand this it´s like this:   CORE (midi out) ----------->  (midi in) MB_MF 1 (midi out) -------------> (midi in) MB_MF 2 (midi out) -----------------> (midi in) CORE   is that correct?   Which one of these 2 would be the end point? And how would I choose the one I want to calibrate or assign inside an NG script?   Sorry for all the questions, but I really don´t get this.   Thanks   my regards
  16. Hier funktioniert es jetzt  :happy: .   Liebe Grüße
  17. Using Breadboards with Midibox

    Hi again,   Once you built the moduls (DIN, DOUT, AINSER) you can connect almost everything directly to these modules without using anything "extra". Everything important is already on the midibox modules. Take a look at the different module descriptions on, there is always some kind of example schematic of how to connect hardware elements. Just make sure you´re using the right module for the right component (DIN for encoders and buttons, AINSER for faders an pots, DOUT for leds, MF_NG for motorfaders, ........).   So, yes, a breadboard can be easily used for Midibox development.   my regards
  18. Midibox64E right for me?

    Hi,   unfortunatly I have no experience with Logic or Protools, so I can´t really tell, if what you are planning to do, is doable. But this sounds like a good plan.   I suggest you start by building a LPC core module and a DINx4 module and connect some encoders and buttons. I highly recommend that you get some kind of LCD display (e.g. character display), you can get those for around 10 bucks on ebay. It´s freely programmable with the MB_NG firmware (labels, static text, values in various formats) and it provides valuable information for debugging and experimenting.   Don´t focus on one plugin in particular too much for now. A Midibox_NG is able to controll your whole DAW with just a few encoders and buttons, if you want it to. Try to experiment with other plugins and the mixer too.   If you have questions, just turn to the forum, there are a lot of nice folks here who can help.   my regards
  19. Midibox64E right for me?

    Hi and welcome,   I would rather go for the newer Midibox_NG project. The Midibox64E relies on the "old" 8bit PIC core module, while the Midibox_NG uses the current 32bit LPC core module. Although it is still possible to use the old stuff, you would be much more flexible and much less limited using the new NG project.   If you want to use RGB Leds, you have to aim for a new 32bit LPC core anyway because afaik those are not supported by the 8bit system.   Unfortunatly metering capability have not been officially implemented in the MB_NG firmware, but this will come sooner or later. There are already several attempts made for that to work, but there is still some work to do.  And for meters to work you would have to use an appropriate midi protocol inside your daw (like mackie control or logic control).   Maybe you could describe your setup a little more. Which DAW? Which plugins? That could help specifiing your controller requirements.   my regards
  20. Ich bekomme die gleichen Fehlermeldungen beim Kompilieren, kann aber auch nicht sagen, woran es liegen könnte. Vielleicht liegt es daran, dass es schon ein ziemlich altes Release ist. Wenn Du ein Logic Control emulieren möchtest, kannst Du aber genauso gut die MB_NG Firmware benutzen und ein passendes Script schreiben. Bis auf das Metering kann so ziemlich alles bereits realisiert werden.
  21. Finished MB_NG / Mackie Control Clone

    Hi,   I´d like to present my newest built. Today I finished a preliminary *.NGC file to get it to work like I want it to, so I´m officially announcing it finished  :sorcerer: .   This is supposed to act as a Mackie Control Clone, but I tried to keep the designation of the design as wide open as possible to use it for other purposes as well. There are still some issues I have to work out (mostly related to the SSD1306 displays), but as for now it´s usable as it is.   Here you go:             It features:   9 Penny&Giles motorfaders (8 track faders + 1 master fader) 14 Encoders 2 jog dials with different caps (one with pimples and one with a finger hole) 70 multi-purpose buttons 18 SSD1306 displays customised fonts and icons   Inside are:   1 LPC17 core 2 MF_NG modules 1 DOUT module 4 DIN modules   This Midibox is powered by a simple Wall adapter with 14V  2A.   I didn´t print any labels onto the front panel. There are some color-coded buttons for the most needed functions (track select + shift and modifier buttons). The purpose of all other buttons can be indicated by a label printed on one of the SSD1306 displays. This ensures that I can change the function (and the apropriate label) of almost every button without worrying about any labels/indication leds/front panel positions.   The  frontpanel is made by Schaeffer, the case is made out of beech tree.     I will provide a more detailed documentation in the wiki soon.     Many thanks to TK and to the very helpful community, without which I would have never come this far.     my regards
  22. Finished MB_NG / Mackie Control Clone

    Hi KUI,     a schematic for one shift register can be found here. You could also use a regular DOUT module. Actually I recommend using a full DOUT module (4 shift registers). Because of a problem with my ssd1306 displays I was forced to skip every second shift register pin, so I have only 4 displays per shift register.   I had some more trouble (well, still having...) with the displays. If you are interested, you can read about it in I was able to solve some of the problems myself, but there is still one open issue. I hope this can be resolved soon.   my regards
  23. Finished MB_NG / Mackie Control Clone

    The connections are:   j28 (lpc)       j1 (dout)   VS                VS VD                VD SDA             SO SC               SC WS              RC   MCLK is not connected. You can use the same kind of ribbon cable you use for DIN and DOUT modules at j8/9.   my regards     P.S.: Oh my....... I just realised: In my last post I put in a link to a DIN shift register schematic, not a DOUT shift register schematic. I´m so sorry... :hmm: . I hope you didn´t waste a lot of time and resources because of that. I will correct that immediately. Again, I´m terribly sorry.
  24. FL Studio MIDI Controller

    Hallo nochmal,     Ich möchte aber nochmal hier nachhaken. Dass dies eine Schularbeit ist, stand nicht in deiner PM, daher würde mich das schon interessieren. Wie lange hast Du für diese Schularbeit Zeit? Welche Schule und welche Stufe (Klasse)? Hast Du Dir überlegt, wie das finanziert werden kann? Hast Du Lehrer/Mitschüler, die Dir helfen können?   Sorry für die vielen Fragen, aber ich denke, das sollte mal geklärt werden.   Gruß
  25. CM MotorMix Emulation a Button

    Hey, it just hit me . Since what you want to acchieve isn´t technically the same you asked for in the initial topic (sending different CCs by pressing/depressing a button) you could try something more simple.   Now you want to send 2 CCs by pressing a button and the same 2 CCs by depressing, just with a different value. So I think something like this could work:   In the *.NGC file assign 2 events to one button with a specific range and button mode:       With that button mode and range the button (solo track 1) sends CC15 0 + CC47 67 when pressed and CC15 0 + CC47 3 when depressed.   If this works you wouldn´t need a *.NGR script and you could assign all the button within the *.NGC file.   I can´t guarantee for that though. Like I said, I won´t be home till next week to test this for myself.     my regards