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JavaLaurence

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Building a Matrix-12V hardware control panel
« on: May 16, 2015, 06:39:52 pm »
Hi,

How much would Matrix lovers pay to get a hardware box that looks and feels like the plug-in... ? Real knobs, real buttons, real lights, real green displays.

If every 12V knob/button is MIDI assignable, then this should be technically possible.

Maybe Arturia would object to a third-party copying their UI design though.. can any Arturia moderator comment on this point? Would Arturia sue, or would it give such a project a green light ?

Building such a thing doesn't seem hugely difficult, in this age of Raspberries and Arduinos. All inputs (knobs/buttons) would be sent to the program via MIDI.. and all outputs (lights and displays) would have to be scraped off the PC/Mac screen and fed into the hardware for mirroring. You'd still need to use a MIDI keyboard to play any sounds..

Feedback appreciated.

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Re: Building a Matrix-12V hardware control panel
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 07:03:33 pm »
Probably a labour of love for somebody but IMO not really something that could be mass produced. Walking around google you can fine similar projects, in fact a few arturia users have done similar things with mini brute

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Re: Building a Matrix-12V hardware control panel
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 09:20:35 pm »
This is a nice page to start with: http://ucapps.de

I've played with the midibox64 a few years ago. Made a prophet 5 controller but lost interest when this was easier to make with an app on the ipad.


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Re: Building a Matrix-12V hardware control panel
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 10:21:57 pm »
I've played with the midibox64 a few years ago. Made a prophet 5 controller but lost interest when this was easier to make with an app on the ipad.

Exactly :) Shop bought controllers can be labelled up and made to work with ease, either that or iPad apps and things like the lemur.

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Re: Building a Matrix-12V hardware control panel
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 08:32:11 pm »
@OneLittleFonzie: while iPad apps look great, I personally can't live with flat glass as an alternative for a button, knob or slider. I love the tactile aspect of real hardware.. YMMV.
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Re: Building a Matrix-12V hardware control panel
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 08:58:36 pm »
@OneLittleFonzie: while iPad apps look great, I personally can't live with flat glass as an alternative for a button, knob or slider. I love the tactile aspect of real hardware.. YMMV.


Absolutely, iPads apps etc being great and all but you can't beat that tactile experience

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