The making of the midi controller continues. After Novation Xio now the target is Nord Micro Modular. In the early era of planning it seemed as a giant project. First I thought I would build a midi keyboard, a midi controller and a complete eeepc(for nord editor) into a big house. I've used the eeepc for a week but the 10 inch screen(1024*600 resolution) proved to be not enough. There is no room for many modules.
So I gave up on the eeecp idea. I figured I don't even need the midi keyboard(there is one connected to daw). All I have left was the midi controller. So the whole thing stays small. There are 24 potmeters on a small front panel.( potmeters are in groups of six just like on the big Nord Modular)
Building of the casing:
The teensy/arduino midi library link is here:
First test circuit with 4 potmeters:
And the final version:
Finaly built in the house:
Nord Mini Modular :)
Few words about the Nord editor. Using the Nord Modular G1 "family" is not easy. For me these two version is working well:
1. Old hardware, old os:
- Mac Powerbook G3, MacOS9, Roland/Edirol Um-1EX, 3.03 mac editor.
2. Modern hardware, virtualisation:
- Hackintosh, OSX Mavericks, Roland UM-ONE MkII, VMWare fusion with Windows XP, 3.03 win editor, (in win98 compatibility mode)
And finally two demos: