[sdiy] Digital IO board with USB control & VBnet access examples...??

Jean-Pierre Desrochers jpdesroc at oricom.ca
Sat Jun 8 19:28:11 CEST 2013

Thanks to you all for your kind suggestions
but you talked about lots of interfacing types (serial, I2C, SPI, MIDI)..
I only need USB interfacing (low speed in my case) and
If it's a ready to use product it's a PLUS for me.
I'll have a look at FTDI chips but again I'll have to design
the board.. not what I want.

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[mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] De la part de Michael Zacherl
Envoyé : 8 juin 2013 07:07
À : Synth DIY
Objet : Re: [sdiy] Digital IO board with USB control & VBnet access

hm, that's a really tasty board - alas only a 10-bit ADC, so not feasible
for my ribbon to connect. 
but I like the design.

On 8.6.2013, at 00:07 , rsdio at sounds.wa.com wrote:

> JP,
> I designed the Build Brain for Livid Instruments. It currently sells 
> for $99 and is USB-MIDI compliant. There is no firmware programming to 
> do, just connect your buttons, faders, knobs, and LEDs and store the 
> configuration. You have up to 64 analog inputs for faders and knobs, 
> 16 I/O pins that can be used for direct-wired buttons or a matrix of 
> up to 179 buttons, and 14 I/O pins for a matrix of up to 48 LEDs (or 
> 14 direct-wired LEDs if you want to keep the wiring simple).
> http://shop.lividinstruments.com/brain-v1/
> The disadvantage of the FTDI chip is that it appears as a generic 
> serial port and not only conflicts with other FTDI devices (you'll 
> have collisions with Arduino and other DIY projects), but it doesn't 
> work with Ableton or other MIDI software without a driver. Also, 
> you're fairly limited in terms of the total I/O counts.
> The Builder Brain v1 is USB-MIDI class compliant, needs no driver, and 
> has classic MIDI input and output ports.

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