Muffin - An alternative firmware for the Midi Fighter Twister
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    Smile Muffin - An alternative firmware for the Midi Fighter Twister

    Hi,

    I am currently working on an open source alternative firmware for the Midi Fighter Twister (MFT). I have created a github repository that is available here. You can track my progress there, but I will post updates here as well.

    I decided to take this on as a personal project for my own experimentation, with the intention of writing the entire source code from scratch.

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    Progress

    At present I have basic functionality working - LEDs, encoders, USB midi, storage of user settings. But I intend to add more features as I go. I have a few ideas for extra features that I would like to explore (such as assignable LFOs), but I am open to suggestions from other users.

    At this point I estimate it will take me about 3-6 months to have something usable by other people, including some sort of desktop application for user configuration via USB.

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    Current Features

    See this document for a list of the current features/differences between Muffin and the original firmware.

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    Feature Requests

    There are a couple ways you can request a feature:

    1. Sign up to Github and add an issue to the project.
    2. Reply to this post with a feature request.


    I'm looking forward to any questions, comments and suggestions.
    Last edited by blaxzen; 11-24-2021 at 01:19 PM.

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    Sounds exiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaxzen View Post
    Hi,

    I am currently working on an open source alternative firmware for the Midi Fighter Twister (MFT). I have created a github repository that is available here. You can track my progress there, but I will post updates here as well.

    I decided to take this on as a personal project for my own experimentation, with the intention of writing the entire source code from scratch.

    At present I have basic functionality working - LEDs, encoders, USB midi, storage of user settings. But I intend to add more features as I go. I have a few ideas for extra features that I would like to explore (such as assignable LFOs), but I am open to suggestions from other users.

    At this point I estimate it will take me about 3-6 months to have something usable by other people, including some sort of desktop application for user configuration via USB.

    I'm looking forward to any questions, comments and suggestions.
    Interesting! I'm just your average "synthesizer addict" so I may not have many suggestions, but I did recently pick up a Twister and your project sounds exciting.

    You mentioned assignable LFOs and it made me think of a device that I have kept an eye on for my hardware synths, the Low Frequency Expander module. He's really packed that thing full of features almost to the point where it overwhelms me. It's also difficult for some to justify his price.

    Good luck and have fun! I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littletinymonkey View Post
    Interesting! I'm just your average "synthesizer addict" so I may not have many suggestions, but I did recently pick up a Twister and your project sounds exciting.

    You mentioned assignable LFOs and it made me think of a device that I have kept an eye on for my hardware synths, the Low Frequency Expander module. He's really packed that thing full of features almost to the point where it overwhelms me. It's also difficult for some to justify his price.

    Good luck and have fun! I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread for sure.
    Thanks for the kind words. The LFE looks awesome - its a shame projects like that don't get enough publicity.

    I've decided to spend some time working on the low-level peripheral drivers of the microcontroller, and also build up some documentation on how everything works. I think it would be useful for future tinkerers/programmers/makers to have some reference - all in the spirit of open source software.

    In regards to the average user - I doubt many people will find any use in the alternative firmware except for the fact that it will hopefully have less bugs.
    Last edited by blaxzen; 11-20-2021 at 07:40 AM. Reason: Extra content

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    I have added a features page to the github repository, available here.

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