Midrorack - A Eurorack version of Midronome :D

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Simon
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Midrorack - A Eurorack version of Midronome :D

Post by Simon »

Hello :)

So after 3 days in SuperBooth being surrounded by modular synths, I can clearly see that making a Eurorack version of the Midronome would be really cool.
This is the very early brainstorming stage, so do not expect this before at least a year. But development should go very fast since it will almost be the same PCB and the same code, just in a Eurorack format.

I will post in this thread my brainstorming, in particular this version will have slightly different connections.
For now I would say:
  • only 1 MIDI clock output
  • at least 4 CV clock out, each of them configurable at different PPQ, and each with a start button
  • all other connections same as currently (USB, input/pedal, metronome)
As always I am trying to involve you guys as early in the process as possible, so feel free to comment/discuss/etc.

Cheers
Simon

PS: Midrorack was the name that came in my mind after a long and complex thinking process of about 2 seconds. :D
n4Sphere
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Re: Midrorack - A Eurorack version of Midronome :D

Post by n4Sphere »

i saw videos and thought man i need to buy some modular stuff, but than what a horrible cable mess it will be.

i think this is quite a smart idea. similar to the zoia. they have a normal pedal and a eurorack version. could be really smart
gwpt
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Re: Midrorack - A Eurorack version of Midronome :D

Post by gwpt »

Hey Simon,
Eurorack version would be great!

The issues I referred to in this post would be even more relevant if you went euro and would make or break the module: viewtopic.php?t=103

The absolute biggest pain with euro, is getting a whole lots of modules from different manufactures which all deal with resets/syncs different to play nice together.
The key would be having multiple configurable signals for reset, run/stop signals etc. You don't need multiple clock outs, and a simple clock dividers can give you that. You need subtle control of the reset.
If this isn't 100% stable, the module is not reliable enough for use
Simon
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Re: Midrorack - A Eurorack version of Midronome :D

Post by Simon »

I see. Well same as what I said on the other topic - we can always add more flexibility later on ;)
I really hope the Midronome will be a "live" project, i.e. a product that constantly evolve. I also intend to make the whole thing open source and open hardware (probably not right at the beginning) so that people with very specific needs can just make their own version of it :D
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