[b]uttonPad meets Traktor

After Native Instruments announced its new controller, Traktor Kontrol F1 (a very colorful grid controller (with some faders and knobs), designed for the new Remix sample decks in Traktor 2.5) and also heavily inspired by a local DJ friend of mine, I decided to make a mapping for my button pad. The idea was to … Read more[b]uttonPad meets Traktor

[b]uttonPad updates (Growing Family)

I have a lot of updates on the project since last time, tons of changes made mostly on driver application. I discovered that one of the main sources of latency was the serial port class of Processing, so I decided to re-implement the driver in C#, since Max/MSP and Ableton Live are not running under … Read more[b]uttonPad updates (Growing Family)

[b]utton Pad ACT III (driver wars)

This is the third part of my epic journey through the world of micro-controllers, MIDI/OSC controllers and all that stuff, and finally I can say that I see pleasing results. The pad now is enclosed in a plywood case which I designed and cut with some help from Eva. Though the individual boards can be … Read more[b]utton Pad ACT III (driver wars)

SP Button Pad Controller ACT II (adventures in the AVRland)

Since things didn’t work out as smoothly as I expected, no proper information on the net, nor anyone wrote a library for it; spent few sleepless nights trying to figure it out,¬†things¬†seemed doomed.. I decided to contact Spark Fun for more technical info. Within an hour they answered me, was really helpful but tried to … Read moreSP Button Pad Controller ACT II (adventures in the AVRland)

SP Button Pad Controller ACT I (latency is a biatch)

Next step for my project, were the Button Pad Controllers. There are two boards, SPI slave board, and a USB master board with USB API. Should be straight forward, or so I thought.. The USB board had two JST connectors, one for the USB cable and one for 5V Power. To make my life slightly … Read moreSP Button Pad Controller ACT I (latency is a biatch)