wow, id love to see a video.... Im in awe of this project (and other work you have done)
a few specific questions... I'm trying to figure out the steps needed to do this..., perhaps you could pint me in the direction if I'm missing/misunderstanding something.
so your using a doepfer keyboard + controller boards...
so I guess there keyboards which seems to be a fatar + the MKE?
(Im thinking perhaps a desktop module, might be more suitable for me, but still interested how its done... oh, and building a case for a desktop module i think is easier... its just a box )
so the knobs/switches come from Musikding.de , then those connected to a USB64 from doepfer
you needed 2 since you have > 64 controls.
I guess you need internally a midi router, to combine the inputs from the 2 USB 64, and the MKE
connecting, USB64 (I've check the manual)
ok, so I see its has 8 banks LP1-8 with 10 connectors,
8 appear to be the input value... and then 2 connects for GND/+5v
you just connector the 8 pots to these GND/+5v and 1-8 ? (and then they are powered from the USB64)
switches seem similar, but you need a 10k resistor , and can only go on inputs 1-16?
(so this implies you have 64 pots or 48 pots + 16 switches?)
its seems the electronic skills required are limited? pins on one end to the board (I guess a GND/+5v rails as needs to go to multiple ports) , the solder directly to pots, and for switches you need to solder the 10k resistor in line.
(I can imagine cable management is fun, with so many pots and switches )
hand built case i guess, and with a front panel front panel , laser cut for you? and then a skin made to the same dimension by someone like
I guess the MKE / USB64 all need a separate power supply, of have you combined them...
can it be powered from USB? ... Im thinking an internal USB hub to provide power (to the USB64 and Axoloti) and a single point of access. (I'm assuming if the hub is powered that should be plenty to drive the pots + usb64 + axoloti..
is this broadly correct.... its alot of work, but I'm trying to figure out if I have the skills to do it...
(I've not alot of electronics experience, but think i could solder wires to pots_
anyway, fantastic work... as I said, i see your website and just think 'wow!'