Well, it’s a new year (for those who missed it, SURPRISE!!) and GorF is done, so what next?
Well, I’m going to be focusing on two projects this year, and only two. in no particular order;
It seems a shame to have that lovely panel sitting there dead, and a voice card that works doing nothing, so I’ve done a bit of re-engineering and redone the panel PCB. So, instead of having a panel PCB connecting to a master micro which has MIDI and controls the voices, I have included the MIDI on the panel PCB, a MEGA128 micro and an I2C EEPROM for patch storage. The board will handle 192 LEDs, 192 Switches and 32 analogue inputs. Here’s a picture of the PCB in Eagle, boards have been ordered;
The other project that I’m focusing on, is the QiX project. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s a hybrid CPU and DSP on a board. A bit like the Sound-Art Chameleon, but on Steroids. The CPU for the first one will be an i.MX233 ARM9 system on a chip (Freescale video on YouTube) and a dual core 56k DSP, a bit like the soundbite board from Freescale, but with external memory.