Note: A lot of the info on this thread is based on the MIOS8 version.
Note: I'm a noob again so please correct me if I make any mistakes! (Edited 11 April 2010)
OK guys, it is well enough time for us to commence a group assignment.... The tutorial for building a logic control emulation!!!
ok heres the first chapter...
Basically, this project consists of a number of modules, connected together, and controlled by a main module, called "The Core Module" or "Core" for short. You can find instructions on Thorsten's site, on how to build each of the individual modules, links to each of the modules are in the left hand column of the www.ucapps.de page.
You will also need other parts, such as a power supply (a plugpack/wallwart is the only option I am going to reccommend, for safety reasons) of about 12V, 2A will be plenty, but you may get away with something smaller, maybe 1500mA (1.5A), but anything less is a bit wimpy for this.
Modules required for full emulation...
Now, you will need another DOUT module for the upcoming feature that allows both LEDrings and Meters at the same time
one PIC18F core module
one MF module (see below)
4 DINX4 modules
3 DOUTX4 modules
the other main bits are (to quote Ian)
actually, I just realised that Ian was quoting Thorsten!
required for LC Emulation:
MUST: one core module
MUST: one graphical LCD or 2 * 2x40 LCDs
WANTED: at least 8 rotary encoders
WANTED: a scrub/jog wheel (9th encoder)
OPTIONAL: led-rings (but values are also shown on LCD)
WANTED: at least 32 buttons
OPTIONAL: 32 additional buttons for 8 * solo/mute/rec/select
OPTIONAL: 32 additional buttons for sequencer control (transport, bankswitching, etc.)
WANTED: LEDs for the buttons in order to receive feedback from Logic
OPTIONAL: 8 motorfaders (but not necessary at all when you use the split mode in order to swap the purpose of encoders and faders)
OPTIONAL: one additional fader, but in this case you either have to pass on the motorfaders, or you have to use a second core module
anyway to build the straight out clone, you will need more buttons than Ian's suggestion, I think it was about 104. (FIX this later)
You will also need a JDM module to program the PIC in the core module, unless you find out that we are quite friendly, and one of us will probably be able to program the PIC for you!!
anyway, time for someone else to have a turn, in the meantime, have a look at this... (how to connect modules)
(Thanks Mr Musicman)
also, download, and read the LC manual, from EMagic. Be nice, register your software!
now it's time for someone else to have a go...
Topics.... build case, program PIC, maybe modifying code to suit user? building the Hex file?? links to Thorsten's IC Prog page, Midi-Ox page?
Lets make a rough guide on this thread, modifying it as we go, so people can read it as it progresses, until we get it finalised, and then make a pretty website out of it???
Edited by Steven_C, 11 April 2010 - 14:37.