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Post by pugix » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:39 pm

Really great technology, George. :yay:

I watched the earlier video on JLR's youtube channel.
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Post by madcap » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:36 pm

Feeling a il dumb..... What does the row of VAR knobs do?

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Post by mmm » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:03 pm

madcap wrote:Feeling a il dumb..... What does the row of VAR knobs do?
It depends.
Just another row.....

Primarily, those CV's go to a switch that allows you to use the pot on a particular stage to control the length of the stage. Thus Var(iable).

The internal system clock rate is Voltage controlled.

The Var out CV also has a direct out on the expansion module, included on the Euro version that allows you to send the CV wherever you want.

When the system is in 16 channel mode, it daisy-chains the CV-A (top row)and CV-B (bottom row) and sends those CV's out the main CV-A output.
The Var row is then sent out the CV-B output.

Clear as mud?

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Post by mmm » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:45 pm

Haven't posted in a bit. Been busy.....

Prototype 3 boards for the SQ816 sequencer have arrived. Still waiting for the parts to get here.

If this board set works OK, we'll be close to launching production.

We've modified the MIDI out to output dual notes. One for each bank. If you want different voices, each bank can be programmed to any of the 16 MIDI channels independently.

I'm not getting a lot done..I've been getting sucked into evil vortexes while testing the system. Next thing I know, the clock has moved ahead 4-6 hours. Don't feel any effects of any alien probes or anything. So, must just be time slips.

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Had to make a function cheat sheet. I couldn't remember what actions changed what functions. May have to include it with the system....

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Reminder that Scott and I are both offering a 5% discount on pre-orders. So far, we have 50 and, the first run will be qty 100.

Going to grab a ghetto vid of this thing controlling two analog voice chains and using the MIDI on two seperate channels controlling a Yamaha QY 100, an Alesis QS8 and an Alesis SR-16 drum machine tomorrow and, I'll post if it turns out OK. I'm finding that I can change the dynamics and feel of the sequence just by playing patch changes on the MIDI gear while the sequencer is playing.

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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:02 pm

Here's the video of me playing patches as mentioned above.

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Please don't laugh.......

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Post by pugix » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:09 pm

Nice, George! That PC board looks awesome, too.
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Post by mmm » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:18 pm

Thanks Pugix!

I'll be really glad to be out of the R&D mode and finally get this into the world. :guinness:

What a long year :bang:

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Post by mmm » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:19 pm

The parts for prototype 3 arrived today.
Scott is coming over tomorrow and we're going to build a couple to make sure the new board designs are OK prior to production.

That's probably not any real earth shattering news. But, I had to write something.

This makes my 666th post :evil:

I know, hardly a drop in the bucket for most of you but, I had to do it :bacon:

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Post by mmm » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:57 am

Made a short video showing the SQ816 sequencer power up.

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Post by mmm » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:00 am

Then, Scott stuck a Jacklight in every possible output and took a video of that. It's much more festive...

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Post by negativspace » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:09 pm

Festive indeed! :eek:

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Post by mmm » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:39 am

Matrix has one of our second prototypes of the SQ816 sequencer to play with and posted a pretty cool demo Video of what he came up with while checking it out. There's a link at the bottom of the YouTube explanation that will take you to his post that details the patch he's using. [video][/video]


Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub0dTBn5dAU

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Post by mmm » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:10 pm

Scott and I are in the beginning stages of production for the sequencer.
i.e. waiting for parts to get here......

While we're waiting, we're working on documentation and packaging solutions.
We've decided to extend our 5% discount with free domestic shipping (US) special until Sunday, Jan 13, 2013. or, from the time of this post, next Sunday.

Here's the info card we made to pass out at synth meets, etc. The QR code can be scanned from your computer to link you to our sites for more information.

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Post by echologist » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:04 pm

:w00t:

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Post by mmm » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:51 am

I finally got the SQ816 Sequencer User Manual written.
Tim Parkhurst did the graphics and layout for us. How cool.
26 pages and 3.5MB.
The sad part is that it just glosses over everything without getting into long, drawn out diatribes...
Maybe that's better. :confused:

http://www.mattsonminimodular.com/files ... r-1p27.pdf

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Post by echologist » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:03 pm

:w00t:

looks like the manual covers more than enough to get us going. well laid out, succinct...

cannot wait to for mine to get here! :bacon:

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Post by mmm » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:01 pm

echologist wrote::w00t:

looks like the manual covers more than enough to get us going. well laid out, succinct...

cannot wait to for mine to get here! :bacon:
Thanks echologist :guinness:
In that awkward time frame of waiting for parts. Then, we'll get these built and shipped.

A customer who has one of the prototypes hooked his up to a DAW and posted it on YouTube...

[video][/video]

Maybe that will help :)

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Post by mmm » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:45 am

I love it when customers come up with something I never tried :party:

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That's pretty cool....

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Post by mmm » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:10 pm

Everything is here and the first production board was built by hand. And, it worked right off the bat (phew) :eek:

We're waiting for a machine to stuff all of the SMD stuff onto the boards. Then, the fun part begins.

If the machine did it's job, we're on :bananaguitar:

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Post by mmm » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:30 am

Our very own John L Rice snagged one of my prototypes last week and made a video of him doing some basic learning curve stuff.

I noticed he's only using the MIDI out. :woah:

I can't wait to see how deep this rabbit hole goes :yay:

[video][/video]

Good vid, John :guinness:

As of today, some machine is sticking parts on the production boards.

Going to be a busy week.

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Post by JohnLRice » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:11 am

Thanks for the kind words George, and for letting me play with your sweet little baby . . . and the sequencer too! :eek: :hihi:

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Post by mmm » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:52 pm

John posted a couple more SQ816 test videos.

Way cool, John :banana:

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Post by mmm » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:59 am

James Husted at Synthwerks made a gorgeous case for his SQ816! :nana:

Can't wait to hear what he does with it :guinness:

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Post by mmm » Wed May 01, 2013 11:16 pm

Scott took a pic of the last stack of SQ816 sequencers sent to the dealers.

More to go...Fun times. :bacon:

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Post by digital_steve » Wed May 01, 2013 11:52 pm

MASSIVE DROOL/GAS
richard wrote:
MrBiggs wrote:serious instrument. What does that even mean?
I think it means you have to frown when you play it.
causticlogic wrote:Yeah, digital_steve spells "fun" with a capital FU...

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