i still intend to offer a limited run of fully built units, but the timeline and price is unknown. these will have a revised aesthetic design and complete enclosure. you can register for update emails for these built units here: https://goo.gl/forms/kOMpXEggmnZCjvtg1
i’m thinking about building some more of these:
thought I’d do an interest check here and see if we can bring the costs down with a group run.
• front and rear panels with brushed aluminum.
• no markings or etchings
• same high quality alps slide pots
• rubber caps for slide pots
• rubber feet
• no side covers, for simplicity.
• usb midi (no cv)
• i2c integration could be AMAZING (paging @bpcmusic )
let me know if you’re interested in either a kit or fully built unit. not sure on price or timeline yet, but want to get the ball rolling.
Question: would it be worth also adding, say, mini-jack MIDI? I have sketches from the old thread for this, means the whole thing still fits low-profile, isn’t too much extra Teensy code. Not wanting to overcomplicate things, but offering up support.
(minijack MIDI would be switchable between the two standards, and still require power over the USB port, I’m afraid).
So I have the original layout and made a version of the modification - I actually need to pay for EAGLE (long overdue) so I can work on something that big. I’m also happy to find sources for the extra BOM components (jack, a few caps, side mounted switch to swap between Korg and Arturia/Novation standards). Probably worth continuing that conversation not in public to begin with though.
breaking out the TWI pins would be a very good idea for direct integration with aleph, modular, and New Things. just two holes for 0.1" header pins would be fine.
(as you already know i’m sure, TWI0 pins on teensy 3.1/3.2 are (18, 19) by default, (16, 17) alternately. (37, 38) for TWI1)
adding i2c slave transmission is about as simple as it gets:
some day we will want to have a proper discussion about a unified message format for this kind of thing (i2c controllers)
(i’d be interested in one of these if i didn’t already have Too Many Faders And Teensys around. though i have to say the PCB quote seems a bit expensive. hope you get enough interest for a good break) actually on second thought put me down for a PCB and batch of alps, if it helps.