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JOYSTICK MIDI CONTROLLER/LFO – FALL 2015

Few synth/samplers/drum machine are missing a joystick controller: here is a smart one. It is Arduino based and use a Midi shield designed by e-licktronic with an OLED screen (128×64) and a PlayStation-like joystick. Very minimalist but yet efficient.

  • Each axis (X+, X-,Y+,Y-) can be programmed with their own CC, midi channel, Max value and minimum value.
  • A LFO/ 8 step CC sequencer with speed up to 200 x tempo.
  • The joystick is also a push button that allow to navigate between the operation mode, the LFO mode and the setup mode.
  • You can set up and save up to 16 different configuration and recall them
  • Very user-friendly interface.

This is currently a prototype made of cardboard. A nicer box (probably acrylic) is under study.

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It works especially well with Elektron AR performances setting, even if you can do more traditional thing with a single CC# (pitch, tremolo, FX…).

Cost: This proto cost around 60/70$

Next modifications:
– Program Change implementation.

Ressources:

  • Arduino code: WORK IN PROGRESS
  • Enclosure drawing (acrylic 3mm): WORK IN PROGRESS
  • QUICK Manual: WORK IN PROGRESS
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