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Aron

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It arrived!
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »
My Gecho just arrived today, very excited to try it! Still need to solder a few wires and finish the box but I already see myself playing with this beauty in the upcoming years! Also, never been the first person to post on a message board, feels awesome!  8)

mario

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Re: It arrived!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 09:00:33 AM »
Hi Aron, that's great - glad to hear it arrived on time. And, welcome to the forum!
By the way, before soldering batteries and the rest, you can try it immediately, by powering via USB from a computer, charger or a power bank.
Hope you like it, I'm eager to hear what you think! :D

jat

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 05:06:10 PM »
Hi everyone's!
Got mine too yesterday, great work Mario! pcb is gorgeous, intuitive setting, good sound...

awaiting for the code realease... hope to change or hack some features, like "no delay" at power on (and setting channel), midi sync in and chords from keyboard...

well, hope the community will become large as possible...

cheer's

GaŽl

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mario

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 07:06:34 PM »
Hi GaŽl, welcome on board! :D

Thank you, I'm delighted to hear you like the PCB, sound, and especially that you find settings intuitive enough. There is still work left on it, but I'll keep it within what the "Quick start" sticker says.

Yes, the code and everything will be published very soon. I am trying to balance work between shipping and catching up with what was promised at the software side (also to get a break from manual work once in a while :) )

Do you mean "no delay" as if it should start playing immediately, a default channel, without needing to press everything? Or, no delay as having echo completely off? (that can be currently achieved by pressing button #3 during play, more times - till it reaches that setting).

Midi sync and chords from keyboard will be definitely achievable, glad you are interested in expanding the firmware!

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Re: It arrived!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 01:47:47 PM »
Hi guys, mine arrived a few days back as well.  Really looks great, Mario. Have not been able to fiddle around with it very much, but I already had a lot of fun experimenting with channel 342 and input with my Crackle Box. Two nice wooden boxex  :D


mario

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 08:00:41 AM »
Hi Jan, welcome! :)

Happy to hear you like it and that you immediately taught it to co-operate with your other box instrument :)

I only learned about Cracklebox now, thanks to you (this is one reason why I love this project a lot)... looks bit like a theremin but it is not wireless, user is closing the circuit and affecting sound with their resistance, right?

It probably does not have wired output, just speakers, but you could hack it. On the "pickups" input, Gecho will take any signal within 0-3V range - maybe use a passive divider if wider range needed. The input is AC coupled and has protective diodes, so no worries about damaging something.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 07:45:17 PM »
Hi Mario, the crackle box (or Kraakbox, in Dutch) is sound device with touch sensor and indeed works with closing the circuits. Really gives you some unexpected sound eruptures ;-). Just have a look at wikipedia for some interesting links (even one for a DIY crackle box).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraakdoos

Because I bought this one from the original inventor's organization (STEIM), I rather not hack it. But your info on the signal of the pickups could come in handy when experimenting with other devices.

mario

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 12:26:14 PM »
Ah right, so you have an original - no hacking then of course! :)

Would be a fun to build new one and connect it directly. Plenty of schematics available, e.g. this - first result on Google:
http://noisybox.net/electronics/cracklebox/images/kraakdoos_schematic.gif
(more info: http://noisybox.net/electronics/cracklebox )