DIY midi controller layout.

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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby BigCcat » Sat May 04, 2019 3:10 pm

the weird lines through the switches are just so i can center things easier.
Note: what was previously labeled PFL and KEY LOCK will now be back light on the switch cap itself, like these guys:
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby BigCcat » Tue May 14, 2019 2:12 pm

New panel is cut!!
Started wiring up some switches last night..
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby mopa9000 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:00 pm

Mixxx MIxxxermannn wrote:By mixer section I mean above the channel eqs, but with some space so each section has its own zone. I've not played with samplers before (I would prefer more eq control for 3rd or 4th sources to mix with), so there might very well be a better way to implement the feature, perhaps as a vertical strip, similar to the decks 1 and 2 eq and fader controls.Brazzers Youporn Xhamster

PFL is short for "pre fader listening," which stems from live and studio mixing, distinguished from AFL or "after fader listening). AFL is used for stuff going into a mix bus, whether for musicians monitors, effects sends, mixer outputs, and since a dj is generally never needing to use both both considerations, just call it cue or headphone symbol. "Split cue" is the term which comes quickest to my mind when describing the option to blend between cue and mix options.

Add the master gain, so you don't have to reach for your sound card. "Never touched" settings always end up getting adjusted at some point.

Is center detent crucial for mixing? Back in the day, technics turntable pitch faders were modified to remove the click, as the particular faders used actually created some weird, difficult to use range in the middle of the fader. I'd argue that more fader travel length to work with is more important than whether the tempo adjustment is exactly 0%

100mm faders are common enough, but am having trouble finding one with a center detent.
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby BigCcat » Thu May 23, 2019 2:31 pm

Ya i wanted one with a center detent too, but i settled for a 100mm one without. I did have a center line marked not the panel though... oh well.

I did cut out the jog wheel out of MDF here for a test fit before we cut it out of ABS
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby Mixxx MIxxxermannn » Thu May 23, 2019 7:18 pm

Nice panel! What did it cost?
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby BigCcat » Thu May 23, 2019 8:33 pm

I’m lucky, a fella at work has his own DIY CNC machine.
However based on instrument panels we would have cut out of aluminum, i would guess that it would cost less than $100 for some shop to cut.
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby kevlevrone » Mon May 27, 2019 11:43 am

BigCcat wrote:I’m lucky, a fella at work has his own DIY CNC machine.
However based on instrument panels we would have cut out of aluminum, i would guess that it would cost less than $100 for some shop to cut.

Hi. It is really cool and not so expansive. Do you do only panels or other stuff too?
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby BigCcat » Tue May 28, 2019 12:25 pm

That jog wheel was also cut on his machine.
I have been thinking about getting one myself, but if i do a machine like that i would want to build or modify one so i could 3D print as well as CNC. I’ve seen a few examples out there. That’s a project way down the road ! ;)
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby BigCcat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:17 pm

Progress...
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Re: DIY midi controller layout.

Postby BigCcat » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:29 am

Lots more progress.
I think I may order some chroma caps
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