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Hello there..

I am more than a bit lost.. I spent hours on the uCApps pages, without being able to make a choice..

KB ? NG ? NG ? KB ?

I have a 3 octave keybed which I wand to make a MIDI keyboard with..

I want it to be mounted with, at least,

- MIDI DIN and USB connections

- 1 bend wheel

- 1 mod wheel

- 1 BC controller input

- 1 sustain pedal input

* Having 16 pots, 16 push buttons would be nice..

- a LCD display (2X20 or 2X40)..

Of course, I want to be able to select MIDI channel anytime, and also to define CCnumber for each pot or button, from the machine itself (not to be forced to use a computer or to edit the hardcoded parameters)..


So the question is : should I chose the Midibox KB, or Midibox NG ?

In either case, what modules should I build, and how many of them ?

I thank you in advance for your answer..


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If you are up for the best performance and you don't want to dig into code: use both with two separate Cores.

KB can't really handle LCD displays, pots und push buttons.

On the other hand NG is not optimized for keyboard-scanning. The scanrate is a a lot (!) slower. And you will get a very low velocity resolution. Maybe 20 values out of 127 or so.

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Thanx to both of you..

Your answer will help me..

As both have their seducing features (a poor keyboard scanning rate, with a low velocity resolution, that's so sexy.. on the other hand, having no display is also so much appealing..), I'll still hesitate and probably chose none of them..


Thanx a lot.. and have a nice day..


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