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PU-2: Meet Beta!

The PU-2 made it to Beta. As you can see in the picture above, the PU-2 is an external module, linked to a connecting board inside the Behringer FCB1010 with a flat cable. The reason for the external moduleĀ  is … Continue reading

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Side Project: Data Stucture – Application

If you were patient enough and read through the two previous posts on this subject, you might be wondering how this applies to the PU-2 pedal board in practice. Even if you were not patient enough, here’s how the data … Continue reading

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Side project: Data Stucture – continued

In a previous post, I defined a simple date structure to help in the transfer of the commands sent to/from a pedal board. In this post, I will complete the definition of the data structure and define the physical layer … Continue reading

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PU-2: adding a display

The fcb1010 has a numerical display made of 3 digits. It also utilizes a series of LEDs to give more info about its current state. At best, this is an arcane way of doing things, like trying to program a … Continue reading

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PU-2: PIN assigments and some testing

It’s good to have a Mega! Plenty of pins for the prototype. Some of the digital pins are hidden by the shield I made for the connectors. As far as coding goes, programming the PU-2 is easier than programming the … Continue reading

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PU-2: emulating the FCB1010!

The PU-2 is now able to emulate pretty much everything a stock FCB1010 can do. I was actually able to send and receive sysex data to/from iFCB, a programming software available on the Mac. One thing that the PU-2 doesn’t … Continue reading

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PU-2: New brain – Arduino Mega

The FCB1010/PU-2 has a new brain. The Arduino Mega (clone) has been connected in place of the main board. I haveĀ removed: the power transformer, the mains/120 volts plug and the on/off switch, because the PU-2 will be bus-powered. It was … Continue reading

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PU-1: Emulating the Apogee GIO, Part 1

The Apogee GIO is a small pedal board expressly made to interface with Apple’s Garageband or Logic. I use Logic for music production and control, as well as for live performance.   Since the PU-1 is awaiting a purpose in … Continue reading

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Arduino Music Controller – Part 1

The project evolves around an Arduino micro-controller. I use the Duemilanove because that’s the one i had on hand. It would work with any Arduino or Arduino-compatible board. Whatever is available and cheap. They sell for less than 30$. The … Continue reading

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