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beefinator

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DIY mini MIDI tool
« on: November 17, 2014, 09:52:31 pm »
Just a simple DIY project to patch up my workflow.

IMO the Minibrute's internal parameters are a pain in the neck to modify without a computer, so I made a little Arduino-powered thing to make that easier. There's a small LED display to show what parameters and values are selected, and some lighted encoder knobs to select things.

So now, at a few turns of the knobs, I can turn enable local off on the MB, and change what MIDI channel the keyboard sends, so I can control any of the synths in my setup with the MB's keyboard. Plus I can access those other "hidden" settings.

Plus, there's a MIDI input. So although right now it's just an easy way to send specific CC's, I can program it to do whatever the hell I want. I could even make a synth with the same hardware (plus a bit extra stuff for the audio output)



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Re: DIY mini MIDI tool
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 08:07:29 am »
Hey fellow operator, nice to see you here. This looks a nifty contraption you've made, I'm impressed! Have you had any luck tweaking the brute from the beloved OP-1? There probably isn't much you can tweak right? I just thought I'd ask the boy genius  8) ;)

Currently, I'm scouring for a CV Gate modular processor - something like Mg's CP-251 (may cave in and snag in for black friday) but for less cash. So far I've found this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/206978123/modulation-cluster-fuk-4-oscillator.

Any ideas brother operator?


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Re: DIY mini MIDI tool
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2014, 05:16:43 pm »
Nah, I have no way at the moment to connect my OP-1 to other gear, besides just audio. 

And nope, I don't know very much about modular stuff.  But that etsy post you linked seems to be something entirely different from what you want.  it's just a CV-controlled 4-oscillator synth, from what I gather, not a CV modulator tool.

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Re: DIY mini MIDI tool
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 02:50:19 am »
Well, the builder will add CV out for me.

Here is the Cluster Fuks big bro: https://www.etsy.com/listing/172775282/sonic-architecture-lab-v2-esoteric

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Re: DIY mini MIDI tool
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 01:19:26 pm »
IMO the Minibrute's internal parameters are a pain in the neck to modify without a computer, so I made a little Arduino-powered thing to make that easier. There's a small LED display to show what parameters and values are selected, and some lighted encoder knobs to select things.

So now, at a few turns of the knobs, I can turn enable local off on the MB, and change what MIDI channel the keyboard sends, so I can control any of the synths in my setup with the MB's keyboard. Plus I can access those other "hidden" settings.

Plus, there's a MIDI input. So although right now it's just an easy way to send specific CC's, I can program it to do whatever the hell I want. I could even make a synth with the same hardware (plus a bit extra stuff for the audio output)

Does it exist any documentation for  parameters and stuff that the minibrute can be programmed with?, can every controll be controlled via midi?

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Re: DIY mini MIDI tool
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 08:08:23 pm »
beefinator, real cool idea!
Do you have any schematic (maybe for Cadsoft eagle) or something?
I would love to change Midichannels / Local / LFO Settings without connection to some computer...

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Re: DIY mini MIDI tool
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 06:32:36 pm »
Would this (or an updated version) allow you to change the arp to the sequencer?

 

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