John E. Finster

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  1. [FS] Midibox Seq 4 Modded

    Ok, so far nothing happened here. I will lower the price to 300,00 € plus shipment. Alternative offers are always welcome.
  2. [FS] Midibox Seq 4 Modded

    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.
  3. Please delete second account

    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
  4. Permission to sell my Midibox gear

    Ah, ok. Thank you. Best Regards John
  5. Permission to sell my Midibox gear

    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: Best Regards John
  6. [Q] SSD1306 connection (BS0, BS1, BS2)

    hi, in the schematic on how to connect a ssd1306 lcd to the lpc17 core there is stated, that the connections BS0, BS1, BS2 should be soldered to ground. i have some ssd1306 lcd with me now but i don´t know, how to connect these three points.      should i remove the bridges? or solder all three points to 0?     any help appreciated.     thanks and greets.  
  7. Hi, I finally came around and compiled a brief tutorial on how to create glcd fonts for Midibox NG.   It can be found on my wikipage here.     I hope it´s comprehensable. If any questions arise, don´t hesitate to ask. I will try to help as well as I can. Also, if you find any mistakes I might have put in, just tell me.   Have fun!   my regards       EDIT: Update 01.05.2014: Small changes, mostly fixing linguistic errors and adding additional hints.   EDIT: Update 11.05.2014: - Tutorial now on seperate wiki page                                           - including "little helpers" section with usefull designing apps
  8. tutorial: how to create custom glcd fonts, icons and bars for Midibox NG

    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
  9. Nicely done! And it was build in a relatively short time.   Much respect.
  10. tutorial: how to create custom glcd fonts, icons and bars for Midibox NG

    Thanks for these tipps. Both are very usefull apps. I included them in my tutorial und updated it. For other changes see initial topic.
  11. tutorial: how to create custom glcd fonts, icons and bars for Midibox NG

    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.
  12. tutorial: how to create custom glcd fonts, icons and bars for Midibox NG

    @FantomXR   Glad you got it to work  :happy: . Maybe you could post a picture of your work once you´re done, I´m pretty curious.   @TK   Thanks. I hope it will be of some help to others.
  13. Core STM32F4 question

    I believe the STM32F4 comes with its own usb connector so the core board doesn´t have to provide one like the LPC17 core board.
  14. Core STM32F4 question

    If i´m not mistaken a STM32F4 core board is already available at Tim´s. I ordered one a few days ago. I don´t know if the current SEQV4 firmware supports the new core though,I´ve hadn´t have a chance to test it yet.
  15. [FR] Expression Layer

    Thanks for considering this, TK. Looking forward to the new firmware.   my regards
  16. [FR] Expression Layer

    Hi, I thought about this for a long time and want to throw some ideas around now. I really think this could be a very helpful feature.   The feature I was thinking about is a dedicated expression layer within the parameter layers. This expression layer could provide fixed midi notes for keyswitching or note name maps. The notes showing in the edit screen could be named individually.   The "expression maps" (hope this term is not protected by steinberg :happy: ) could be external text files stored on the sd card. They could be loaded when the expression layer is assigned to a parameter layer inside the track event page.   Trk. Type Steps/ParL/TrgL Port Chn. Edit Layer controls Load Map G1T1 Note 256 4 8 USB1 01 Name A Expr Violin PRESETS INIT   The corresponding text file ("Violin.txt" in my example) could be stored in a seperate directory on the sd card and look like this:   // expression map for kontakt violin instrument // number name continuous 36 'sust' yes // sustain 37 'stac' yes // staccato 38 'pizz' yes // pizzicato ....   In the text file there could be defined:   - key - the name showing on the edit screen - whether or not the midi event should be hold until another event/switch takes over     Possible usecases:   - easier and more clear controlling of instruments with keyswitches without memorising hundreds of keyswitching notes for different instruments. - naming notes individually if an instrument is used that doesn´t require traditional notes (e.g. Reason Dr.Rex Loop Player. Instead of notes it could be more useful to see the slicenumber that is triggered, like 'sl01' for slice 1, 'sl02' for slice 2, ...   Or maybe 'rev1' for reversed slices). - creating adapted note names for drum samplers which are more complex to be played with a regular drum track     Like I said, these are just ideas, but I really believe many would benefit from this feature.     Thanks for reading.   my regards
  17. Upcoming MBHP_MF_NG module

    Nice work, mindjuice. Would you mind sharing the layout?   Greets
  18. Song Position Action "END" does not stop the seq

    Hey, thank you very much. I´m ok with changing bits of the code myself.   my regards
  19. Hi, I feel kinda silly to ask. I´m pretty sure I missinterpreted some of the infos in the manual or I overlooked a setting somewhere.   My problem is that the action "end" is not stopping the sequencer. It displays the correct song position on the right side of the song page (the position i assigned the action "end" to) but it keeps playing the last song position over and over again.   - I am using "song mode", not "phrase mode" - The sequencers clock is set to Master - the current firmware 4.079 is loaded on an LPC17 core - I am using a Guide Track since the length of the patterns are 96 beats   What did I miss?   Thanks and greets
  20. Song Position Action "END" does not stop the seq

    Hi, thanks for the reply.   I just found the entry in the changelog. I knew I overlooked something :-).   I tried your suggestion but still, the sequencer isn´t stopping. It just loops the last (muted) patterns.   I understand why this behaviour has been introduced, it is nice to have the sequencer looping the last patterns as a transition to other songs/patterns/... But on other occasions I would like to have the sequencer stopped at the end of a song (in practice sessions with others,....).   Anyway, thanks for the advice.
  21. Trying to order a SEQ V4 parts... confused..

    Hi and welcome,   it partly depends on where you´re located and what electronics dealers you have access to.   PCBs you can get from SmashTV. Here you can either get a "standard" (Wilba) SEQV4 PCB, although I think it is not available at the moment. Or you can get seperate DIN, DOUT, DIO-MATRIX PCBs, if you plan to build a custom SEQV4.   Either way, you definitely need a LPC17 CORE PCB from Smash and a LPCXpresso board from Mouser/Watterott/Lextronic/Ebay... depending on where you´re located. There will be another, faster CORE MODUL available in the future, but I´m not sure, when this will be. For now, the LPC17 CORE will be the one you need.   If you choose to build a "standard" SEQV4, then you have to get some specific parts which fit this specific hardware design (like buttons, caps, encoders). More info about those specific parts and where to buy them can be found on Wilbas wiki page here. There you can also find more infos about the hardware design and how to build it.   If you choose to build a custom SEQV4 (after your own design ideas), then you´re more or less free to buy any kind of buttons, encoders, ... that suits your functional and aesthetic needs (within the regular Midibox hardware requirements of course).   For the rest of the electronic components (resistors, diodes,....), you can refer to any kind of electronics dealer of your choosing, depending on where you´re located. If you want to build a custom SEQV4 you can normally buy the other parts (buttons, encoders,...) there too.   You also need two 2x40 character lcds (HD44780 compatible) which can be best found on ebay for a reasonable price.     Hope it helps. If you have more questions, just ask.   my regards
  22. Display options

    Hi, maybe you are looking for something like this     Above the tracknames I created a small bar indicating the vpot position. I did this by creating some custom fonts for Midibox NG, which is running a mackie clone script.   But I experienced some problems with mackie control protocol and ssd1306 displays. You can read about them in this topic     I was able to resolve some of the problems myself, but not all. Unfortunately I ran out of free time after that and wasn´t able to get back to them yet. Maybe the newest NG firmware fixes the remaining problems, but I can´t rule out technical issues either for sure.   greets
  23. transponierbare pianotastatur mit Buttons realisieren

    Wäre es nicht möglich, das mit einem Conditional Event zu realisieren, so als workaround? Also etwas in der Richtung:   # normale Oktave EVENT_BUTTON id=1 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 20 EVENT_BUTTON id=2 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 21 EVENT_BUTTON id=3 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 22 EVENT_BUTTON id=4 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 23 # Oktave - 1 EVENT_BUTTON id=1 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 10 if_equal=Button:5:1 EVENT_BUTTON id=2 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 11 if_equal=Button:5:1 EVENT_BUTTON id=3 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 12 if_equal=Button:5:1 EVENT_BUTTON id=4 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 13 if_equal=Button:5:1 # Oktave + 1 EVENT_BUTTON id=1 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 30 if_equal=Button:6:1 EVENT_BUTTON id=2 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 31 if_equal=Button:6:1 EVENT_BUTTON id=3 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 32 if_equal=Button:6:1 EVENT_BUTTON id=4 type=NoteOn chn=1 key= 33 if_equal=Button:6:1 # zwei Oktavenumschalter EVENT_BUTTON id=5 type=CC CC=1 chn=1 range=0:1 button_mode=toggle EVENT_BUTTON id=5 type=meta meta=RunSection:1 button_mode=OnOnly EVENT_BUTTON id=6 type=CC CC=2 chn=1 range=0:1 button_mode=toggle EVENT_BUTTON id=6 type=meta meta=RunSection:2 button_mode=OnOnly und dann noch zusätzlich im NGR Skript if ^section == 1 set BUTTON:6 0 endif if ^section == 2 set BUTTON:5 0 endif um die Oktavenumschalter wieder auf 0 zu setzen, wenn der jeweils andere Oktavenumschalter gedrückt wurde. Beiden Oktavumschaltern könnte man natürlich noch ein LED oder LCD Event zuweisen. Zum Aktivieren der "normalen" Oktave müsste dann halt wieder der zuletzt betägte Oktavenumschalter betätigt werden. Oder alternativ einen anderen Button auf dem Controller (vlt "Oktave zurücksetzen"). Ich gebe zu, ein dediziertes Metaevent wäre sicherlich eleganter :smile:. Aber als vorrübergehende Lösung könnte ich mir sowas vorstellen. Gruß
  24. Brauche Unterstützung - Anfänger ;)

    Hallo und willkommen,   Potis und Endlosregler findet man gut (und relativ günstig) bei Bauelemente -> Passive Bauelemente -> Potis und Trimmer -> Potis oder Drehimpulsgeber   Da gibt es auch alle Varianten (mit/ohne Taster, Endlosregler gerastert/nicht gerastert, ...). Ob es allerdings Potis mit Mittelstellung und Taster gibt, weiß ich nicht. Im Zweifelsfall auch einfach Google oder Ebay fragen.     Was Du sonst noch so brauchst, sind natürlich noch die "Innereien":   Prozessor LPC1769 Core Modul, DIN Module für Endlosregler, AIN Module für Potis, evtl. DOUT Module für Leds,...   Schau Dir mal die verschiedenen Module auf an, die sind dort sehr gut beschrieben inklusive vollständiger Bauteileliste. Platinen für die Module kannst Du bei SmashTV ( oder bei Mike ( kaufen.   Bei Fragen bist Du hier im Forum immer gut aufgehoben.   Viel Spaß
  25. Drehpoti Knob Cliff K88

    Ich hätte es fast vergessen. Diese Knöpfe passen nicht richtig, wenn man die Potis/Drehregler nur durch ein m7 Loch durch die Frontplatte führt und der Schaft zu kurz ist. Ich musste die Knöpfe unten ein wenig abschleifen, damit sie richtig auf den Schaft passen. Ih habe Bourns PEC12 Encoder verwendet.