Bastl SixyKnobs
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tug16C2oC8M
    Intriguing. Looking forward to enclosure designs that incorporate both.
    KNOBS
  • It will be mine!!
  • Hell, what an idea ! 
  • nice , i think demand for lxr is going to rise.
    presumably its for official firmware.
  • Great to see another company supporting the LXR. 
  • want want want....
    Bastl does great stuff...
    makes a great machine even better....
    KNOBS!

    too bad it will take a long time to get this item
    "Pricing and availability will be announced in early summer 2016"

    I sense my greedyness.....
  • That's pretty awesome. I'd love to be on board with this, too. Hopefully the Bastl thing will be open-source as well or allow some kind of customizing of the MIDI messages it transmits.
    If not... it's possible for me to do a version of my FW that goes back to the original MIDI parameter assignments, I just tried to keep away from NRPN's since some sequencers don't support them.

    ed: please enjoy this composite in the hopes it will save you squinting through all those flashing green letters.


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  • on YT:
    +Brendan Clarke it totally will be open. aaand the machine will get a great use to anybody who can twiddle with few parameters in arduino ;)
    and another one: (this sounds very cool..)
    dont worry:) we are super excited about possible mods! Now the SixtyKnobs case is exact same size as LXR case which brings out couple of cool ideas for skilled builders :)




  • Very cool, interested in seeing the board(s).  Might be time to build an LXR for myself :)

    They need to dump using the main midi in and put that nice unused expansion header to work

  • Altitude said:

    Very cool, interested in seeing the board(s).  Might be time to build an LXR for myself :)


    They need to dump using the main midi in and put that nice unused expansion header to work



    agree, it would be a speedier way of adding knobs and pads without
    adding MIDI jitter. It remains to be seen how much can be added to the
    shift register without slowing the AVR down too much...
  • Looks incredible.
  • I literally started designing something like this a couple of months ago, but I am so glad I can stop!! This looks great, I can't wait!!!!

    Also glad I never got a case for my lxr, can now plan a case for both. 
  • what happened to this?
  • Bastl answered me one week ago:

    "The 60knobs is almost ready. We just released another instrument and 60knobs is next on the line;)

    Best regards,

    Leoš"

  • thank you for the info. excited.eric

  • yes, thnx for the update! 

    Bastl answered me one week ago:

    "The 60knobs is almost ready. We just released another instrument and 60knobs is next on the line;)

    Best regards,

    Leoš"




  • YESSSSSSSSS!  Been holding off on getting an LXR in the hope that there will be a single enclosure for them both.
  • So nice to see this is still going forward. I had become concerned it was abandoned.
  • Yeah, I got a response from them earlier this week confirming this was still being worked on/remains scheduled for release (soonish)
  • I was just thinking that an awesome addition to what they've shown so far would be some CV inputs so we could get our racks controlling parameters of the LXR.
  • Oh I meant to mention, Bastl told me there would be a built and a DIY version hopefully, so if there aren't CV outs/ins, I suppose it would be fairly easily modded and stuff...
  • >I suppose it would be fairly easily modded and stuff...

    I wouldnt suppose that.  Adding analog controls to a digital device isnt trivial.

  • Well. 64 knobs implies an array of 64 potentiometers. Most controllers with potentiometers have them set up as voltage-dividers between 3.3v and 0v. These are scanned and and A/D-converted before encoded in the uC into midi-data. So using external cv with a controller is quite easy in most cases. You will need to setup an opamp or two for scaling, offsetting external CV as well as protection. Olivier uses basic circuits like this on most of his modules if you need "inspiration".
  • Hey,
    Got an email from Bastl about a week ago:
    "60 knobs is not finished. It probably will be available in late 2017"

  • Good to know it will come... I might be interested because of the small size!
  • Actually not that small. It's roughly the same size as the lxr.
  • That's pretty small for so many knobs. Must be so heavy.

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