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Groovebox

Post by Keres » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:43 pm

Out of boredom, I have been looking for a cheap used "groovebox" or music toy. I have never been a hardware person, mainly due to finances. I never liked playing out with computers, I have done it for years, but I'm always jealous of that guy with a a suitcase nuke looking digital modular rig... I donno. Anyways. I think that a cheap Chinese produced groovebox that used .sunsynth for it's sounds would be killer.

BTW, the solution for my groovebox lust turned into a new respect for pixietracker. Maybe pixitracker could someday load .sunsynths as well as sample packs?

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Re: Groovebox

Post by Koekepan » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:54 pm

A couple of ideas occur to me.

One is: get a raspberry pi, and put the raspberry version of sunvox on it. Then use something else as a controller, like (for example) a Novation Circuit.

It's cheap, it sends MIDI, it works.

Slightly more expensive, there's always the KORG Electribe line.

There are others, but I think that raspberry and groove sequencer are where you're headed.

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Re: Groovebox

Post by Keres » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am

yeah, something like a case dedicated to turning a raspberry pi into a groovebox. would have to have a Russian tube power amp 100 watt mono speaker right on the front. open back panel so you can run all the MIDI/CV/USB as panel jacks or whatever.

the raspberry pi that i have barely runs the OS tho, never tried it with music apps because it was already slow at security camera stuff. it s the very first version tho...

still it seems like it needs to be a real pro who builds some case like this. someone who can really solder and code to set it up properly. not like some hack like me lol.

my mock up: http://legg.guru/pics/Boogieman5000.jpg

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Re: Groovebox

Post by Keres » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:50 am

I just got ahold of a Samsung t350 for too cheap. It runs sunvox perfect. Hope sunvox gets MIDI in Android :-)

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Re: Groovebox

Post by a1matt » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:13 pm

Keres wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:50 am
I just got ahold of a Samsung t350 for too cheap. It runs sunvox perfect. Hope sunvox gets MIDI in Android :-)
Today your dream came true!

https://www.warmplace.ru/forum/viewtopi ... 7dc261ab59

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Re: Groovebox

Post by Keres » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 am

Yeah, now each synth i own can have it's own MIDI LFO/sequencer

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Re: Groovebox

Post by Keres » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:11 pm

https://juce.com/discover/stories/Mobil ... 20index%20

gotta say... that site hit the nail on the head. my Honor 7X does indeed have 160ms latency and my GalaxyT-350 does have measured 32ms latency. cool thing is that all i have to do now, is drop down a delay and set it to 160/32ms and the audio and MIDI are in sync.

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