USB MIDI Support Part 1: The Basics

USB MIDI Support Part 1: The Basics

In preparation for the b2 prototyping (which will feature two front-facing USB OTG connectors), I’m furiously adding support for a few new USB devices. In this case, we’ll specifically talk about USB MIDI controllers. While the USB MIDI standard is fairly cut and dry and there are a few USB MIDI hosts out there for […]

System Configuration for the ‘b

A new feature of 1.1 is the ability to store system configurations on the SD card. This will allow us to remove any system-specific settings from code and b programs as well as allow us to configure some things that have not been easy until now. The config file is located in /config/sys.b and looks […]

Upcoming Grid Support Preview

I’ve been a bit busy, with the ‘io module, but I’ve also gotten a lot of code written for the ‘b on the way to the 1.1 firmware release. Added to that is some great contributions from one person in particular. The ‘b has some great possibilities now and there are more already slated for […]

Official Release! Version 1.0 Firmware

Official Release! Version 1.0 Firmware

I’m happy to announce the 1.0 version of the nw2s::b firmware. This is quite a milestone in the development of this extremely flexible programmable module. Until now, the nw2s::b has been a seemingly untamed beast, requiring developer-fu to make heads or tails of the array of inputs, outputs, timers, and display options. Normal Humans, Rejoice! […]

Sample playback on the nw2s::b

Sample playback on the nw2s::b

Been working on the 1.0 release of the firmware that will allow normal humans to be able to program this beast of a synth. Getting stable sample playback streaming off the SD card was holding me back, but I think I’ve cracked it! You can now playback samples of any length from the SD card […]

nw2s::b Assembly Instructions – Step 3

Overview This is the third and final step in the assembly process. There is only a small amount of soldering left. Most of the final assembly is just wiring and testing. Solder pins on the SD Reader Card For the daughter boards, orientation of the pins is critical. Pay close attention to the following three […]