fazer

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #120 on: October 31, 2020, 02:12:41 PM »
Your getting very close.   Maybe I missed a post.  Do you do the silk screen?


boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2) New
« Reply #121 on: October 31, 2020, 06:32:13 PM »
Heythar Faze! I've just been in the weeds making group logic interconnects and coding up the VU meter led's.  Not so photo-interesting until complete.

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Do you do the silk screen?
The first few I used a syringe and nail polish, but I think I'll pay extra to have FPE backfill since I'm sending out for engraving.
Update: Cheap *** went the diy backfill route. Infill occasionally forms bubbles which requires a 2nd pass >.<  Should have done UV paint or bit the $ bullet; not a good use of time.

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Your getting very close.
Thanks for your support man! Kinda sort of close. Still need to code-up and make cables for mute/solo logic and buffers, fader faceplates, integrate monitor controller. Once it's actually passing mixes I ought to build some aux returns, as there's 6 empty backplane slots available, but I reeeely need to get back to making music first!

Edit:  May need an additional PSU due to voltage drop. Tomorrow I'll install everything and see. Wish me a test that is smokeless and without incident!
« Last Edit: December 20, 2020, 03:04:21 AM by boji »

fazer

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #122 on: November 01, 2020, 08:49:51 PM »
Oh please be a smokeless test may ohms law be kind to you.

jazzcrisis

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #123 on: November 05, 2020, 03:58:19 PM »
Bought a label maker


Beautiful! Which label maker did you buy? I want one that can do *that!*

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #124 on: November 06, 2020, 05:16:04 PM »
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Beautiful! Which label maker did you buy? I want one that can do *that!*
Thanks.  Having fun with the Brother PT-E550, which pairs to P-touch editing software.
They also make a desktop "Touch Cube XP" printer that takes up to 1.5" labels.

Beware the E330; font size is not independently adjustable when stacking characters.


« Last Edit: November 06, 2020, 05:30:14 PM by boji »

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #125 on: November 20, 2020, 05:50:25 PM »
Faceplate engravings are in process and due to ship back in a week or so. Excited!

Top panels finished:



Burn-in went well-- no smoke! More testing of channels is needed to make sure all relays are energising despite voltage drop coming from PSU. Good news is the more relay assignments there are, the lower the overall current.




Neopixels are working as intended. Using a single rotary encoder to adjust blocks of vu colors and brightness (will post on it later).

Cherenkov Mode:

« Last Edit: December 13, 2020, 04:51:29 AM by boji »

iprovlek

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #126 on: November 21, 2020, 01:31:52 PM »
Boji it is looks amazing....

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #127 on: November 21, 2020, 02:04:23 PM »
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Boji it is looks amazing....

Back at cha brother. <3

fazer

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #128 on: November 24, 2020, 09:00:25 AM »
It’s very modern looking.   The switch and VU lights in the dark picture is great looking. 

The gray panels inset in aluminum extrusion reminds me of an 80 series NEVE.

API lineage and modern DIY.   Very impressive.

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #129 on: December 12, 2020, 10:52:02 PM »
 Thanks Faze for all the support!

Digital Updates:
Mute/Solo illumination tests draw total of 48mA per MCP23017 chip, well under the max rating of 120mA.
This is in part due to using two-leg bicolors for pushbuttons, so 16 pins manage 8 led's per chip. 


Working up PCB for fanouts. Plenty of leftover female RJ45's from project, so might as well keep with the connection type.


Bulk of faceplates arrived too, so back to hardware for a bit.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2020, 05:03:52 PM by boji »


iprovlek

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #130 on: December 13, 2020, 03:54:31 AM »
That is great Boji....

cyrano

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #131 on: December 13, 2020, 07:11:57 AM »
Wow man. Some great looking hardware there!
Why is it people love to believe and hate to know?

fazer

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #132 on: December 16, 2020, 12:39:59 AM »
Looks great boji! :) :)

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #133 on: December 16, 2020, 05:23:16 AM »
Impressive work, boji!👍👍👍

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #134 on: December 16, 2020, 04:25:17 PM »
Got no updates, but wanted to say...THANKS ALL!

Rework of passive HPF:


ruffrecords

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #135 on: December 17, 2020, 04:34:01 AM »
Nice tidy work. My eyes and hands are no longer capable of such intricate work. That's why I prefer all controls to be PCB mounted.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #136 on: December 17, 2020, 05:58:26 AM »
Thank you Ian,

Returning to just one brought back the dread and tedium.  If these things start failing, better to swap for something active, or at the very least, include use a mini breakout board for the rotary.  ::)

ruffrecords

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #137 on: December 17, 2020, 11:44:01 AM »
or at the very least, include use a mini breakout board for the rotary.  ::)
Absolutely. Molex do some really nice double row IDC connectors at 0.05 pitch called Molex Picoflex. The really nice thing is they make realy made ribbon cables of various lengths:

https://uk.farnell.com/molex/92315-0610/cable-assy-pf50-rcpt-rcpt-6pos/dp/3032048

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #138 on: December 17, 2020, 02:28:56 PM »
Ah yes, those would definitely be a time saver. Thanks!

This weekend:  Backfilling engravings ( pita  :-[ )   Minuita is life.




Painting some lines on 11mm knobs:




Shaving button caps to a nice height:

« Last Edit: December 18, 2020, 04:50:29 AM by boji »

boji

Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Reply #139 on: December 18, 2020, 08:30:22 PM »
console logo?   ;D



 

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