So, I got myself a slightly faulty x0xb0x last week (fixed it over the weekend, so that’s nice ). Now that it is working, I started looking into what ‘the best’ firmware might be, but it seems that the community is somewhat moribund (i.e. ladyada forums).
Which leads me onto… Question: Are there any other x0xb0x users here? And what firmware is recommended? It seems that all the ones I read about have their pros and cons! There’s also the issue of librarian software for the computer, but that’s a later discussion!!
I did play with it a bit already - synced to MIDI, and the Din-Sync output driving a TR606:
I’ve been meaning to try MarOS for ages, but never get around to loading it.
Maybe useful to throw some links in this thread for archive/reference.
Ah, that’s great - thank you! n0nx0x2 looks the most interesting; a pity that the CPU mod seems unavailable (maybe I’m not searching hard enough)
I had found c0nb0x but transfers have been producing errors (I’m on a mac if that makes a difference - I should dig out my PC laptop perhaps)
Yeah - i’ve not really tried any of these yet.
I also need to open mine up and confirm which CPU i’ve got (pretty sure it’s an original since I built it from an kit)
I’m pretty sure mine is running SokkOS, haven’t played around with any of the other alt firmwares though - perhaps I should to breathe some new life into mine.
It’s a really fun box and sounds great, potent combo with the 606
(also: sheesh, the price of these has come down a lot in 8 years)