Nanotrak DIY midicontroller tutorial
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    Default Nanotrak DIY midicontroller tutorial

    Hello people,

    I'm new of this forum but I visit this fantastic web site almost everyday.

    I want to public a small tutorial on how I built my DIY controller for Traktor PRO.
    I started like a totaly newbie in October and I just finished in the half of may. It cost me around 600-700 euro due to many errors I made and to the shipping costs.
    Everything was made thanks to www.ucapps.de and their excellent forum. The controller is base on MIDIBOX64E,
    it has 64 button, 40 potentiometer, 16 Encoders, 48 leds, 1 lcd.

    The component and supplier are:
    - pre-built PCB (1 CORE, 1 PCB CORE, 2 DOUTX4, 4 DINX4, 2 AINX4) from http://www.mikes-elektronikseite.de/midiseite.htm64
    - Hammond enclosure from farnell 1414945
    - The panel designed and ordered with front panel designer it costs me 112euro at www.schaeffer-ag.de
    - The push button are from farnell 1132902 with green led, red led and no led
    - The player pushbutton from suzo-happ
    - the caps for button are from farnell 1132893 and 1132951
    - The ALPS slider Potentiometer from farnell 1191712
    - The ALPS rotary pot are from Digikey P3T9103-ND
    - The ALPS encoders from Mouser 688-EC12E2420801 (I don't like them so much)
    - The jog wheel are ALPS SRGP from farnell 1520823
    - The knobs are farnell 892129 (slider) and neutrik rean from Mouser 550-77301
    - The LCD from mouser 763-0216K1Z-NSW-BBW

    Once I finished the structure I uploaded the last MIOS mios_update_v1_9f.zip using MIDI-OX, this is the Operative system.
    After that I uploaded with MIOS-studio the midibox64 application from midibox64e_v2_2b.zip download section of ucapps.
    I don't know anything about programming, the only code I need to change was for the encoder to change to detent mode.
    Using sarge editor for MIDIBOX64E I assigned commads or note to every component and I connect DOUT (led) to MIDIEVENT to let Traktor send output signal and light the leds.
    Now It's time to program the midimap with traktor pro but or this I think I will take a lot of time since I will be accustomed to the new controller.
    Now starts the satisfaction satisfaction satisfaction
    Bye
    Dj Nanotek
    Last edited by Nanotek_Dj; 05-19-2009 at 05:50 PM.

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    Euhm, omg?
    Nice job man. How much do you reckon it would cost without the errors you made?

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    I think around 500-400 euro.
    A must is to order more components than your need, this will help to avoid the shipping costs for new orders. All my errors are due to bad soldering


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    fuck me dead! what a cool mod...big ups pro!
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    Brilliant! I love it.

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    whoa! if you started as a noob and ended with THAT...that's truly inspiring. Nice one!

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    amazing thought it was a xone 4d when I looked at it originally, damn that is nice.
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    Dude, mad props for that very nice piece of work!

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    very very nice job buddy. probably one of the better looking diy jobs ive seen yet. i like your layout as well. have fun with that im pretty jealous

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