July 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm #11387
So it was my intention to do an Matrix 1000 panel when I finished my Kawai k3m panel (about 75% done as of now, I have added lot of functionality including making a GUI for the wave creation function of this synth and lots of graphics work, but this has been a b*tch to say the least). Anyway at this point I am kind of burned out, but I have already done quite a bit of graphic work on this Matrix project, as the graphics are always the fun part for me. (If you want to take a look at my design skill you can check out my MSK-50 panel here.)
So I am asking if someone would be willing to work with me on it. Maybe you like to program but don’t like the graphics, or maybe you just want to learn Ctrlr and this would be a way to get started with some help. You would have to do the basic programming aspects (I would help if need be) and I would then take over and basically skin it and add the animations and things. I would also like to add the ability to save patch names to a file, since there are already names for the 800 default patches via PDF, though the physical synth doesn’t save them, Oberheim did name them. They are available online and could be added to a flat file, we could also allow the user to save the name of the first 200 when they create them. I would be willing to program this function if it seems too hard. I feel now with my experience with Ctrlr I could help someone if they are stuck or something seems to hard. I just don’t have the energy to do the whole thing myself right now hence this proposal.
Please let me know if you are interested.July 29, 2013 at 11:51 pm #11391
I think i did that some time ago so i can help. If you have the sysex specs handy post them here, i’ll get you started with the correct sysex formulas and any expressions needed. Then you can do GUI if you’d like.
After that we can move to program dumps.
I never got that device, i always wanted an Oberheim synth.
If there is someone interested with the device at hand, that would be better.July 30, 2013 at 3:51 am #11401
Cool, found a page with the specs, and lots of them.
here is another one that is updated not sure why.
I have the 2 of them so testing would not be a problem. Also there are a few old Programs we could look at to see how they arrange things.
Also both of mine have the corrected firmware which I was lucky enough to find someone to burn to eprom chips. If anyone is interested I could point them in the right direction if they want to look into it. This fixes the incorrect Sustain and Amplitude parameters and Evn2 – VCA2. More on the these issues can be found here.
August 7, 2013 at 9:52 am #11687
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Hy, i am new in this forum and to ctrlr. I was searching for an editor for my cream-face m1k, then i found this really nice program and this thread. I also would like to offer help for developing this panel.
If there is something i can do, please let me know.August 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm #11690
I’ll try to prepare a skeleton project today and upload it here.August 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm #11693
Here is a skeleotn with two DCOs and their SysEx implementation, you can easily create the rest following the SysEx formulas in those DCOs, i’ll be able to do that soon. I don’t have the device so someone needs to test this.
If there is anyone out there interested in making it look a bit nicer, please go ahead, i’ll do the MIDI part only.August 8, 2013 at 10:26 am #11708
Hello, i´m interested. Monday and Tuesday i´ll have some time to try to put some flesh on that skeleton. As this is my first contact with your fine program (apart from
Getting StartedTutorial), i don´t know how far i will get. I´ll give a report mid of next week.
Sorry, english is not my native language.August 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm #11714
Well I have a lot of the graphics done as far as backgrounds/buttons and sliders. I will try working on it tonight.August 11, 2013 at 10:45 am #11840
Would be very interested in testing this if you need it. Would’ve loved to participate in the panel construction, but i’m afraid it wouldn’t be a wise idea.
www.facebook.com/opuswerkAugust 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm #11854
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There is a bug where env1 does not fully respond to sysx:
“The filter to envelope modulation modulates the cutoff frequency to envelope 1 by default when editing preset patches. The Matrix 1000 firmware has a bug where envelope 1 sustain isn’t handled over its individual sysex parameter message. The work-around simply sends a complete packet of parameters for the entire voice when sustain is adjusted.”
From this page:
Hope this helps 🙂August 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm #11983
Here is what i did. I had 2 big problems.
I don´t know how to handle those “7bit-signed” bytes, so i filled in the sysex formula and put their value color to red.
The Matrix-Modulation sysex command contains 3 values, i don´t know how to do this.
Beside of those problems i´m not shure of some combo box content.
I would be grateful if someone could help, ore takeover.
@jdieks, you´re right. That´s why Bomma72 wrote about that custom firmware, wich i don´t own as yet.
@opuswerk, cool.August 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm #11986
I just got the old JSynthlib editor to work. It has all the parameters inside, so i’ll try to reverse engineer the missing stuff.August 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm #11987
In case, I also have access to the Obie editor for the matrix-1000.
It pretty much allows to edit everything of the synth. So I could help out if needed.
www.facebook.com/opuswerkAugust 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm #11991
I re-positionoed some of the stuff so the panel is more usable.
I also changed the FORWARD formulas (only forward) for all the “red-marked” parameters, they should send the proper data now.
They won’t however work with data from the synth, though i’m not sure if the MAtrix1000 is capable of sending single parameter data when the parameters are changhed on the synth itself. The reverse formula should be implemented, i just couldn’t wrap my head around it today, it should be simple enough.
I’ll get to the modulation matrix tomorrow i hope.August 16, 2013 at 12:47 am #11999
Thank you very much. I´m really curios about what you have done (will do). I think the BACKWARD has to be done by requesting the complete edit buffer and then assign the bytes to modulator values. Those byte numbers and the modulater names are listed in the csv file i attached, because the (vst compatible?) 8-character names are not always self explaining. But this is future-music, for now it would be cool to complete the FORWARD formula so we can start testing it on the device. Once again, cordial thanks!August 17, 2013 at 10:09 am #12035
Hey atom, that was educational. A good example for your “Expressions in Ctrlr” tutorial.August 17, 2013 at 10:51 am #12040
That really looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it with the synth when i get home. Does it already send the sysex? or is it only the layout that’s there?
www.facebook.com/opuswerkAugust 17, 2013 at 11:49 am #12041August 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm #12086
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I just stumbled across this thread. Two weeks ago I started programming a Matrix-1000 editor with TBStuff on the iPad. What’s not working is the modulation matrix, that is controlled by a sysex message with three variables. Can this be realized with ctrlr? Maybe I can help with this editor, although I don’t have any experience with ctrlr.
DirkAugust 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm #12114
Hey, I have two Matrix so I will test this. Sorry I haven’t been very active in this thread as of late, I have been rearranging my rack so everything has been down for a weeks as I was basically servicing all my synth (just cleaning and having removable batteries installed). Anyhow I have been putting everything back in order and should be up and running by the middle of this week. At that point I can start doing the graphical version of this number.
Atom this is a wonderful start. I should be able to complete the graphical part of this project fairly quickly with this! Thanks..
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