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    Default Looking for a cheap, basic midi brain.

    So here's my idea.

    I don't really want to do the arcade mod since I like having the LED feedback on the buttons, and I basically just like my VCI the way it is!

    However I was thinking, why not just put 8 arcade buttons in the same configuration along with a shift button onto a separate bar that I could put along the bottom of the VCI on its stand? Separate USB connection and everything.

    My question really is this: is there a midi brain that I can buy quite cheaply ready to go out of the box, just solder buttons onto it and it will send midi notes with a built in USB socket?

    There's not much point doing this if it gets too expensive since I could just buy a midi fighter!

    Sorry if someone's already asked something similar, found lots of mentions of Midibox but from the website it looks like you need to build that yourself... tell me if it's a stupid idea!
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    You might be as well to buy the Novation Dicer. If you need to buy a midi brain, enclosure, leds and buttons you could well be up to the price of of one. You wouldn't then have the hassle of building something. I don't know what skill level you are or whether you have a soldering iron, tools etc. Factor all that in when you are pricing this.

    Jeez, it's not often I recommend buying something before making it.

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    I was very tempted by that, but I just really like the idea of arcade buttons, everyone gets so hyped up over them on here!
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    striping a game pad and using the human interface device signal and converting it to midi with software seems to be what everyone is doing at the moment i have a umc 32 and 16 red arcade buttons i was thinking of selling cause i only really use my vci 100.
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    How much do you want fot the umc matey
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    Quote Originally Posted by HerbStrike View Post
    i have a umc 32 and 16 red arcade buttons i was thinking of selling cause i only really use my vci 100.
    hmm yeh got pics? might be interested...
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    looking for about 100 quid for all of it umc - 32 (this cost me 90quid) 16 red arcade button's same as the midi fighter (these cost me 40quid) some extra cable and connections and a custom face plate i got made might even sell the hard case i built it all into, http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/sho...t=12579&page=3 there is pictures on this thread last few posts on it
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    might be interested. Let me know when you decide if/exactly what you want to sell.
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