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"snuff box" - my midisense ADiO controller, pics i
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"snuff box" - my midisense ADiO controller, pics i

by nym on Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:02 pm

i build this last week and used it to control Reaper in my latest recording project, an 8 hour session with a folk singer (acoustic guitar). i decided call it the snuff box, in reference to the late Kurt Vonnegut's "Bagombo Snuff Box," a collection of his short stories.

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4 faders, 1 knob, a mod wheel (no center detent, spring removed), and 5 buttons.
the front frame is secured by that one screw/washer you see at the very top. i may file off the top part of the washer just for aesthetics, but i REALLY like how all i have to do is unscrew 1 screw to gain access to the guts. once the screw is secured, the frame fits snug and does not rattle.

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i used the knob for pan control of selected track(s), far right fader for volume control of selected track(s). the wooden frame is made of cherry and is sanded smooth.

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the red button toggles REC ON for selected track(s), other buttons control mute, solo, and other functions.

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the device is powered by a standard 9v keyboard adapter and connects to my computer using an m-audio uno

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the snuff box is built on the midisense ADiO platform (http://www.ladyada.net/make/midisense/)

this project is the first one that i call "done." it's a very handy way to improve my workflow on my daw. using reaper's keyboard preset switching, i can quickly run through a number of user-defined preset controls for this thing - with the click of a button i could change the way Reaper interprets these ccs, in effect giving me endless choice of how i want this thing to control my DAW, my VSTs, and other stuff.

a good project. future ones will be cooler, but for its purpose, this is just what i needed.
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by nym on Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:04 pm

is there any advice for decreasing "jitter," in which a potentiometer held steady/stopped completely continuously sends out data flickering between values?

i'd love a recommendation on this as far as tweaking the hardware goes.
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by skelo on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:05 am

very cool project !
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by nym on Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:00 am

thank you skelo, i have enjoyed your projects as well.

Je parle en français simple pour Google à traduire. Je suis désolé de ne pas parler français. s’il vous plaît répondre en français simple, si vous possédez l'époque.

Je remarque que vos projets déclencher notes midi données. faites-vous un projet qui est sensible à la vélocité?

J'espère un jour construire une batterie MIDI avec MIDISENSE.
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by skelo on Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:56 am

thank you !

I have no project with velocity sensors.
I use a on/off switch
sorry for my little little english


Ladyada : midisense is compatible with velocity ? for another version ?
and sorry for my last mail ! I'm a stupid guy ! my new midisense project run run run !!!! I'll post a video soon here !



:wink:
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by skelo on Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:09 pm

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by nomuse on Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:17 pm

Sorry for bringing up an old thread...but where did you find the mod wheel component? I've been looking for those.
Hello, world?
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by nym on Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:00 pm

took it from my m-audio radium49. i don't know where to buy them in bulk unfortunately. don't know how to search for something like that
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Re: "snuff box" - my midisense ADiO controller, pics i

by jim on Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:44 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zyzak/2612318551/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zyzak/2612317961/

you folks are a great inspiration, but my last show was uninspired
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