first post for me, so hello everybody! my name is michael and ive just stumbled on to this site after an inspiring thought to try to build a controller to my liking and needs (like everyone else here i suppose? lol)
like the title says, i am EXTREMELY new to this so if any of you could share some widsom with me it would greatly be appreciated!
but, lets get down to business.
ive done lots of reading so far and i can imagine i have much more left to see simply because 95% of what ive read so far has gone right over my head.
im not asking for someone to hold my hand and make this for me, i just need to know im going about it the right way.
my main purpose for building this would be for my music production and my partners live playing (hence the need for the sequencer type buttons on the bottom)
this is my "basic" design,12 knobs on top, 8 sliders to the right, 32 buttons on the bottom.
SO, if ive learned anything from what ive been reading i would need:
Core32 Module PCB With IC x1
AIN Module PCB x1
DIN Module PCB x1
and then of course the actual knobs, buttons, slider pieces, and the casing.
here lies the problem, surely thats not everything i would need to put this thing together?
and the other thing i wanted to do was have LED-lit buttons. do they make buttons like that or would you have to place a seperate LED to light up the button? (i want to have transparent rubber buttons)
ALSO, ideally, the LED's for the buttons would scroll in time with the bpm of my sequencer.
is that possible? or am i trying to make something that isnt a midibox64?
here i also have my "ideal" set up with 32 more buttons across the bottom
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if i went ahead with this design, i would just need another DIN module right? and any other things ive missed in my previous attempt of figuring out the necessities.
ANY help would be GREATLY appreciated,
thank you all for your time