latigid on wrote:IMO this would be better as separate modules or a standalone unit. The power draw for everything is already becoming significant. It would allow (for instance) wigglers to choose their own input stage and EQ and patch it as they wish. The troubleshooting side is also easier with separate components.
So I would strip it down to just the unique part, which is the actual sampling section.
Might I just add that this would be a cool project for MIDIbox with most of the hardware side and programming protocols already established.
Many(most) of the control's functions are handled / generated by the processors, so splitting into multiple modules could only be an outboard function, required for operation.
The feedback stage will have an insert, while the input (filtered for aliasing) is whatever is fed in. The EQ flattened. Or am I misunderstanding you?
The EQ chip is really incidental. It acts as a router as well (sans vactrols...which was the original design actually!) but more importantly, has a wonderful anti-click and soft mute system with variable step rates that can change to suit the function/mode. this is pretty important in a looping/layering sampler I've discovered.
So other than the controls, it'd be difficult to break this up.
MIDIbox? I'm not sure what that is. It sounds good though. I've thought about MIDI I/O but isn't there already a lot of them out there?
Cheers and thankyou for your input latigid!