well, at the end I did it. In times of MIDI applications and software sequencers there is no need for a hardware sequencer module, I said. But I was wrong. I played around with a 960 of a friend, and then I knew that I want a sequencer.
As this should fit to my System 55 clone project, it had to be at least a kind of 960 clone. But looking at the original circuit diagrams I decided to reimplement the whole logic in a microcontroller based design. The 960 does not affect any sound creation or sound processing, just contains control functions and logic, so I decided to clone just the functions, not the interior.
- All functions of the 960
- + 16 x 1 steps
- + 24 x 1 steps
- + MIDI capabilities
- + Ratchet functions
- + ISP
And this is just the beginning of it. The T960 provides an ISP interface to upload any additional feature your weird fantasy can create, so the T960 is a huge playground for synthesizer control.
Here are some videos to show some (extra) functions:
T960 Demo 1: Ratcheting and MIDI Out
T960 Demo 2: 16 and 24 Step Mode
T960 Demo 3: Synchronization to incoming MIDI stream
Please find all technical description on the corresponding web site of my System 55 clone project
Hope you like it Any comments welcome...