Disting EX i2C with Orthagonal ER-301

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KVRer
Topic Starter
5 posts since 13 Dec, 2019

Post Fri May 01, 2020 10:28 pm

Hi Andrew,

I'm just continuing the convo about i2C implementation with the Disting EX. So as we discussed in IG it seems that you can send i2C message TO the Disting EX from something like 16n. However, it would be killer if the Disting EX could act as an i2C leader and send i2C messages to something like an Orthagonal ER-301. The very first thing that comes to mind is taking the six inputs from the Disting EX and routing them straight down the i2C port numbers to the Orthagonal ER-301. Something so simple as the input pass thru would open up the Disting EX to SO many ER-301 owners as it would give us all six additional inputs for the ER-301 which so many of us have been trying to achieve with a Monome Crow or Teletype. All the Disting EX would need is a very simple way to assign itself as a leader and and set the i2C address, and then set the port numbers for each input to be passed to the ER-301. For reference the ER-301 receives i2C messages from addresses:

0x31
0x32
0x33

It also receives from ports 1 to 100

Beyond the input jack pass thru, I think an entire world can be opened up with the Disting EX and i2C. For example you could send Disting EX LFO's to the ER-301 and the sky's the limit after that. What do you think? Is all of this easy to accomplish in a future update?

os
KVRian
1379 posts since 22 Mar, 2002 from UK

Post Sat May 02, 2020 1:05 am

It all sounds possible. What sort of update rate would you require when using the disting as extra inputs? I would imagine audio rate is out of the question.

Where do ER-301 owners hang out? I don't see myself becoming well versed enough with it to make all the right design decisions by myself. It would be good to co-develop this with the existing user base.

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KVRer
Topic Starter
5 posts since 13 Dec, 2019

Post Sun May 03, 2020 12:53 pm

I'm not qualified enough to answer that question, but there's the Orthagonal forum:

https://forum.orthogonaldevices.com/

And here are couple of i2C specific threads:

https://forum.orthogonaldevices.com/t/i ... rbank/3221

https://forum.orthogonaldevices.com/t/i ... letype/743

And finally a little bit from the wiki about i2C implentation:

http://wiki.orthogonaldevices.com/index ... ntegration

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KVRer
Topic Starter
5 posts since 13 Dec, 2019

Post Sun May 03, 2020 12:53 pm

It seems like the forum has blocked my links, I'll DM you directly on Twitter

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KVRer
Topic Starter
5 posts since 13 Dec, 2019

Post Sun May 03, 2020 12:55 pm

LOL, can't DM you on twitter either.

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KVRer
Topic Starter
5 posts since 13 Dec, 2019

Post Sun May 03, 2020 12:56 pm

It says after five posts, the links will be visible, let me know if you see them.

os
KVRian
1379 posts since 22 Mar, 2002 from UK

Post Sun May 03, 2020 11:21 pm

Yes, I can see them, thanks.

nexgen23
KVRer
18 posts since 15 Dec, 2019

Post Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:37 am

Did anything ever come of this?

os
KVRian
1379 posts since 22 Mar, 2002 from UK

Post Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:20 pm

Not yet. If you have suggestions or requirements, I'm happy to hear them.

os
KVRian
1379 posts since 22 Mar, 2002 from UK

Post Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:58 am

You might be interested in this: https://expert-sleepers.co.uk/cvm8.html

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