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Modular DIY midi controller

Postby tavasti » Wed May 29, 2019 5:37 am

I have been looking device for controlling daw, and Akai Midimix seems to be best candidate. However, even with it, there is little bit running out of potentiometers. Livid DS1 would be sufficient, but too expensive for my budget.

Considering DIY options I found this: https://github.com/brendan-byrne/Modi

There seems to be PCB layouts, and some library code for reading values from board, but no whole code for making it real usb midi controller.

And reality check, most likely I would never get this project finished. I should first start with software part, and once having working software for one pot, then start considering hardware.
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Re: Modular DIY midi controller

Postby sysrqer » Wed May 29, 2019 6:09 am

There's midibox. Many years ago I was looking into making my own and was going to use that but after a lot of research I realised that it was a bit too much work and I would probably never finish it or mess it up somehow and waste a load of money. The forum is great and has so much information so might be worth checking out.

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Re: Modular DIY midi controller

Postby tavasti » Wed May 29, 2019 7:08 am

sysrqer wrote:There's midibox. Many years ago I was looking into making my own and was going to use that but after a lot of research I realised that it was a bit too much work and I would probably never finish it or mess it up somehow and waste a load of money.

Midibox seems to be more complicated, and don't know about costs. Looks great, and definitely looks like thing I would never ever get finished. :-)
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Re: Modular DIY midi controller

Postby sysrqer » Wed May 29, 2019 7:22 am

:D yeah it's probably simple if you're into that stuff but I'm not. The costs mount up quickly if you want it to be decent quality.

There's also midilar, I think the focus is vcv rack but could be used for anything I suppose. Not released yet though as far as I know.

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Re: Modular DIY midi controller

Postby tavasti » Wed May 29, 2019 10:05 pm

My friend interested in electronics was interested, and there can be something suitable output from that :-)

Edit: looks like that if there is progress, I will make 8ch controller, each channel having fader, 4 buttons (rec, solo, mute, ??) and 10 potentiometers, or should one button be replaced with potentiometer also? And then extra one master volume + 7 buttons (play, rec, rewind, pause, and 3 spare). Total 128 CC's, max you can put in midi.
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Re: Modular DIY midi controller

Postby paradajz » Thu May 30, 2019 8:30 am

There's also OpenDeck which features both USB MIDI and DIN MIDI:

https://github.com/paradajz/OpenDeck

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