Highly Liquid midi kits

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Highly Liquid midi kits

Postby a.d.a.m. baby » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:55 pm

Anyone bought/installed/used kits by these guys?

http://highlyliquid.com/kits/retrofit.html

I love the sound of my dinky li'l Yamaha CS01 and was thinking of getting the midi kit (- have to gut the speaker unfortunately to fit it inside LOL!).
I don't know anything about PIC technology but apparently its basically a midi-to-keymatrix encoder.
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Postby Futureman » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:28 pm

yep.. easy.

did it to a SK-1.. piece of p@#s.
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Postby a.d.a.m. baby » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:02 am

SWEET!
Never played with an SK1 but they're all the rage with the circuit bending community it seems.
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Postby Futureman » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:28 am

They are kinda cool.. a bit of a one trick pony, and pretty easy to find when you don't seem to be looking for them.
Everyone keeps any eye out for a 'casio' sk-1... but 'realistic' made a rebadged one too. (hint)

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Postby rachelp » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:00 pm

I just discovered this one:

http://highlyliquid.com/kits/md24/

But I do not think I could put it together. What I want is one of those MD24 units (it seems you can buy it preassembled) to create 24 gate outputs
for various purposes. It would be nice in a 1 RU unit with 3.5mm sockets and I could then use the Octopus to trigger pages of gate pulses
to any of my analogue gear! How much would it cost to make one of those up? I just checked and a preassembled MD24 is about AUD75 but
I would still need to get the case/sockets made up...

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Postby Futureman » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:50 pm

rachelp wrote: What I want is one of those MD24 units (it seems you can buy it preassembled) to create 24 gate outputs
for various purposes. It would be nice in a 1 RU unit with 3.5mm sockets and I could then use the Octopus to trigger pages of gate pulses
to any of my analogue gear!


I can make something up for you.. 1 RU with mini jacks on front or back + midi in & thru on back.

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Postby rachelp » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:10 pm

That sounds great! I have already replied... That Highly Liquid stuff seems to be a dream come true....


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Postby a.d.a.m. baby » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:01 pm

Actually I've also just noticed this..
http://highlyliquid.com/midi-controllers/midi-cpu/

which is cheap enough to use as the basis for customised dedicated controllers for any old midi rack synths (a là the PG300 or PG800 boxes for the juno/JX synths).

Hmmm, that's got me thinking.. I'd get more use out of my MKS50 and TX81Z that way! More knobs and sliders! I guess it would depend on how well it handled sysex.
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Postby a.d.a.m. baby » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:12 pm

Well, the CS01 kit is in and working well. A bit of a tight fit..!!
You can see photos and vid here..
http://www.adambaby.com/studiotech.html
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