The Chaos Matrix is a control surface and programmer for an Oberheim Matrix 1000 synthesizer. It uses a Core, 1 DIN, 1 DOUT and 1 AIN module. Its loaded with MIOS v1.9c on a PIC18F4620 microprocessor along with a custom application built with the C skeleton interface.
Current Status as of 04/08/2010:
- Rear panel with MIDI & power jacks
- Software is complete, sourcecode attached to this post.
- How-To currently being documented
Wooden cabinet construction aided by this diy howto.
You Tube demonstration (part 1 of 3)
part 2 of 3
part 3 of 3
I'm also working on its own wiki here:
Front Panel Express file attached to this post.
First, I want to thank Thorsten Klose and all the forum regulars who have contributed their time and talents to the community. Without them, I would have never started building something like this.
Now back to the Chaos Matrix.
Some of you know about how nice these classic synths sound, especially ones using Curtis chips. Unfortunately the Oberheim Matrix 1000 (which is very affordable) offers no way to create your own patches without the use of an editor/librarian on a PC.
So, building a programmer like this brings new life to the synth, allowing me to take full advantage of its awesome matrix modulation capabilities.
I have searched unsuccessfully for a panel mount jack for my wall wart power supply. It would have to be round since I can only drill round holes in the rear of the enclosure. I'm using a standard 9volt power adapter with a round plug.
Can someone point me to a part like this at Mouser? I don't even know what to call them.
I'm using some of these strip boards bought from SmashTV and Futurelec:
I would like to protect the exposed copper on the underside. Is there something I can paint or spray to seal the copper from being exposed to the air?
I would like to post the Front Panel Express file on the wiki, but I've not seen an option of how to do so.
Can I upload small file attachments to the wiki?
Attached source files in 7z and zip format.
Edited by jackchaos, 09 April 2010 - 21:50.