session 6 progress
All the ICs in place, flashed the latest MIDIbox SID Synth V2 firmware and some standard presets. I only have one SID chip to test for now, but everything seems to work.
Session 7 progress
Paint lettering thingie 1/3
Session 8 progress
Paint lettering thingie 6/3 (took more layers than planned, still no idea if this is going to work) + added a second SID chip
Session 9 progress
@320x200 cake 🍰 reference on PCB?
Congratulations on endurance ✨✨
@320x200 does this use 2 SID chips and one control CPU?
@320x200 oh nice the row of folded down caps.
@320x200 48 LEDs?! Is it a sequencer too?
There is indeed a mode/engine that gives you an XOX style sequencer. But I think the LEDs are mostly used as vue-meter bling for the 6 oscillators (3 per SID chip). We shall see soon enough :)
@320x200 @theruran oohh nice!! looking good! I’m starting to order everything I need to build a MIDIbox MB-6582. Got PCBs, panels, SIDs, burned PICs, a few other things… gotta order all the small electronic components now - the “fun” part 😅
@amatecha @theruran Oh yes the MB-6582 looks fanstastic! Sourcing 8 SID chips seems quite tricky though (or expensive).
@320x200 @theruran haha! yeah, I actually bought four 6582A’s from Wilba years ago at a price of I think $25AUD each. Pretty nice deal I think, compared to today’s prices! I’ll just stick with these for now tho, to start with!
@amatecha @theruran Aaaah I see. Indeed that helps a lot :) I think I'll just bite the bullet to get a second one for the Sammich to be complete, and will stick with that for now. Was already quite impressed with only one chip while going through the default presets.
@320x200 the lettering turned out super nice!
@rra it did! I had very little faith.. but seems like it's a good technique after all.
@suroh not echo yet, but gonna post some samples soon!
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