Midibox Seq v4 build

...and how to do so...
Goseba
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1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:10 am

After a few years of deliberating, I finally took the plunge in January and built a Midibox Seq v4.

It was my first project like this in around 35 years. It took around 20 hours (took it nice and slow enjoying the build). It cost somewhere around £350.

In the third post, I will add links etc that I found useful in case anyone else wants to give it a go.

Mine was the basic version with 4 midi in and outs.
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Goseba
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Re: Midibox Seq v4 build

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:11 am

A big thanks to the community over at MIDIBOX forums.
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Goseba
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1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Re: Midibox Seq v4 build

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:14 am

Here are some links you may (or not) find useful.

Seq v4 Forum
http://midibox.org/forums/forum/33-midibox-seq/

Unofficial build guide - includes links to Mouser BOM's :tu:
https://niroke.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/a ... 1471882587

Another good build thread
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/18868-b ... -tutorial/

PCB's available here
https://modularaddict.com/catalogsearch ... ?q=midibox

Laser cut case from here
http://www.bespokelaseruk.co.uk/

Miscellaneous bits and pieces from Ebay, Farnell, Hobbytronics.
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justin3am
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10430 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: Midibox Seq v4 build

Post Tue May 15, 2018 12:08 pm

Well done! Thanks for sharing.
It's great that you include links to resources. I really appreciate that. For many DIY projects there isn't a comprehensive list of the things you need or instructions are in several different places... it's nice to have a compiled list from someone who has completed a project, of all the things they needed to finish the project.

I'd like to build one of these with OLED displays and a metal enclosure.

Goseba
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1936 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Back in the UK

Re: Midibox Seq v4 build

Post Tue May 15, 2018 12:25 pm

The info is a bit scattered but half the fun was working it all out. I thought about OLED's but being my first build in decades, decided to keep things basic. The good thing is I can upgrade at any time. The same for a metal case.

I had one issue with the case I used, it was not very deep and I had to desolder the header pins on the screens and main board and use 90 degree header pins instead. It only just fit even then.
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