After last weeks weekend project which was building tabletop racks for all my 19″ stuff plus wooden cheeks for my elektron gear, this weekends project is to built a midi controller.
Even with an usb hub and a soundcard and a midimate, my ipad mini fits perfectly in my midi enviroment, i was lacking a dedicated dock that has all the connections, symmetric outs midi IO etc
So the plan is to hack a midi controller, a USB soundcard and a monotron to build a controller that can do the following:
Complete IO for the ipad
__symmetric audio IN/OUT
__MS20 filter, patchable IN or OUT
As this is a proof of concept, i will take the cheapest parts available
__birch instead of mahagoni at homedepot for around
__akai lpk8 instead of anything decent, so no wheels, but the only alternative would be the line6 and thats too big
__behringer 202 soundcard, unsymmetric and generally crappy and RCA …. but small and cheap
__cheap usb hub
__female MIDI plugs and around 12 mono plugs (thats expensive ^^)
__korg monotron for the filter
The controls left and right the ipad are mounted on dedicated panels to make it easier to expand and change layout.
I will use the CCK and plug the cable everytime instead of a dock-style connection.