OpenDeck software v2.0

OpenDeck software has finally reached a new milestone: v2.0, so in this post, I’ll write about new features in it. MIDI channels Until now, assignment of MIDI channels was only possible globally, per MIDI message. For instance, you could define MIDI channels for MIDI notes, for MIDI CC messages etc, but not individually per component. […]

Display support on OpenDeck

So far, OpenDeck has been really good (IMO, at least) at handling the common components used to build MIDI controllers. What I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time already is to support displays on OpenDeck. Displays can be quite useful to give you visual representation of what is happening on the device, which […]

New OpenDeck features in v1.5.0

Last time I talked about features in OpenDeck was, well, long time ago. I have released OpenDeck firmware v1.5.0 so it’s time to fix this! NRPN Many people have been asking me about NRPN support on OpenDeck. I’ve never used it, so I haven’t implemented it before, but now OpenDeck official supports it. For those who […]

OpenDeck on Arduino

There’s an old saying which goes “if you can’t beat them – join them”. That kind of sums up latest OpenDeck development efforts. Selling OpenDeck boards Selling pre-assembled OpenDeck boards turned out to be not-so-profitable business. Actually, I was losing money on it. Once I’ve added up all the ridiculous taxes, import fees, PayPal fees, […]

Zvuk9

  It’s Tuesday, October 7nd, 2014. I moved back to Zagreb to continue my studies just few days ago after being back at home for a year. At this point, all I’m thinking about is how to sell my custom MIDI controllers, but that isn’t working so well, mostly because there aren’t many people willing […]

Reactions and preorder status

It’s now been almost a month since I published the long-awaited post about OpenDeck v1.0. To say that I received overwhelming amount of responses would be an understatement. So far, OpenDeck has been featured on Synthtopia, AskAudio, GearNews, AudioZine and many other places I forgot to mention. A sincere thank you goes to every supporter […]

OpenDeck platform v1.0

You’d be forgiven for thinking that OpenDeck project is dead, as well as this blog – after all, it’s been more than a year since the last update. While it’s true that in the past year I haven’t had much time to work on the platform, last couple of months have been full of development […]

Marching forward with OpenDeck: The hardware

This post will shed some light on the development of OpenDeck platform, since it’s been quite some time I’ve done any updates on this project. Don’t let the silence fool you – project is very active. For those who don’t know what OpenDeck is (there are couple of posts about it on this site) – it’s […]

Building Tannin 2

In this post, I’ll be talking about build process of my latest and greatest MIDI controller; Tannin 2. It took me almost 5 months to actually finish it since there were so many architectural changes in it that I basically started from scratch. The design Tannin 2 design is, naturally, very similar to the original […]

Building Ceylon

This is a long overdue post about Ceylon, another Shantea Controls controller, only this time, one that I’ve built for myself. Of course, it’s based on OpenDeck platform. Ceylon was actually built about three months ago. Reason why I haven’t written about it is a combination of things really. First, it was in a beta period for […]