roberto

MANIPULATÖR 002 - THE OPEN MINDED MIDIBOX NG

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after 6 months of blood. sweat and tears, 20m of ribbon cable, a ton of parts soldered, screwed and glued -  it’s (almost) done!

this midibox build-up is intended to use it for what ever i like. it can be a midi controller for music applications, sequenzer, modular controller, video mixer, lightning desk etc… the sky is the limit!

 

still

 

this is a first test controlling some moogs and plug-ins with open lab's stagelight.

thanks to the midibox community for the competent help and documentation.

 

 

 

SPECS:

CPU

- Midibox NG on STM32F4, 4 x DIN, 4 x DOUT, AINSER64, AOUT_NG, MIDI IO

- Intel NUC 3.5 GHz Dual Core i7, 32 GB RAM

 

SCREEN

- 21.5“ capacitive HDMI touchscreen 1920 x 1080 px

- 16 x OLED displays 128 x 64 px

 

HARDWARE

- 17 x endless encoder with push

- 16 x blue LED buttons

- 16 x RGB LED buttons

- 6 x bank buttons

- 4 x function buttons

- resistive XY joystick with push

- 2 x 60mm faders

 

EXTENSIONS

- 8 x CV out

- 2 x DIN MIDI I/O

- 32 x analog IN (for pots, faders, sensors)

- 32 x digital I/O (for encoders, switches, leds)

- HDMI port for 2nd monitor, beamer (4K)

- 2 x USB3 in ports (NUC)

- 1 USB out port (switch for internal/external cpu)

- modular voltage out +/- 12v, 5v

 

all the best

roberto

 

ps. how to embed YouTube videos? i dort get it... :cry:
P.P.S: moderator fixed this

 

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Very nice! Awesome integration of hardware & software!

You should be able to embed the youtube video by just copying and pasting the full youtube video link (not the youtu.be abbrevation), doing that for you:

Have a great weekend!
Many greets, Peter

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many thanks peter! the same to you!

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Totally mind blowing.....wow!

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Hi, jist replied in youtube. This is were I wanted to go too. Which panel do you use and how is it read out?

 

 

Edited by engineer

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thanks guys.

@engineer this is all a question of the software you use. in the video i use stagelight who is capable to host vst's. then there are two moogs controlled also by stagelight and routed back to the software via audio-interface...

as example one could use vcvrack (freeware!) as a "touchable" virtual modular synth controlled also with the hardware knobs and encoders...

the screen is a planar screen

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Wow! I'm impressed!!! :)

Best Regards, Thorsten.

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thank you very much master TK!

without all YOUR efforts you did the past decades for this platform i couldn't do something like that...

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How did you get the touch screen "attached" to your system? Via USB?

 

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yes, the screen is plugged into the internal intel nuc which is hosting the software. the screen is working flawless with win 10. 14 ms response. no luck with osx - there are no decent touchscreen drivers... (shame on bitten off fruits :)

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Really great to see your project come to fruition. Congrats!

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Clever hybrid!
I didn't know Stagelight seems to be a very intuitive software.
How do you select the part which is controlled by the NG? Did you find a way for the NG to follow the stagelight track selection?
Anyway, very good project Roberto!
But I'm afraid for you that people will ask you more information to build their own ;)

Best regards
Bruno

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thanx!

1 hour ago, Antichambre said:

How do you select the part which is controlled by the NG? Did you find a way for the NG to follow the stagelight track selection?

at the moment i select the parts by hand with the bank switches... 

stagelight isn't fully grown yet, there are several things that aren't working. no proper midi assignements, it's not possible to record and playback controller data and so on...

so for the moment is cool to jam with it... im working on a max4live interface where things maybe get more easy to do. for example sending controller data to change the banks...

also it would be cool to have the parameter names feedback on the GLCD's. OSC or midi exclusive? i havent figured out the best way to do yet...

 

1 hour ago, Antichambre said:

But I'm afraid for you that people will ask you more information to build their own ;)

no problem. this is what this forum is for!

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  W   O   W 

       :shock:

Will be showed to the next Namm and Muzik Messe ?

the software sequencer is custom made ?

 

cheers

ps:

are you from Zürich ?

Edited by zener

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thanks zener... of course, im preparing for namm and mm, have already 20 units ready to sell... :decayed: just kidding...

the sequenzer is from stagelight

and jep, im from ZuReich...

best roberto

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