[PD] teabox...any users drivers
ck at mamalala.de
Mon Aug 15 14:19:22 CEST 2005
Am Montag 15 August 2005 05:42 schrieb ix at replic.net:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 01:15:45PM +1000, we are wrote:
> > just checking out the teabox interface..
> > http://www.electrotap.com/teabox/
> > looks pretty awesome, i know a guy using it with MAX/MSP.
> > are there any making the thing work with pd and/or linux.
> > thanks
> not sure, you know http://multio.mamalala.de/ uses 12-bit DACs too? and
> surely offers a more dynamic set of configurations...
and with the iobox i designed:
- you dont need to use an audiointerface for controllers, but use the usb port
think of a laptop... what would you preferrably use the audi interface for
in a live situation?
- you can have _way_more_ i/o, that is, up to 88 ad inputs for example, not
just 8. just a single userboard will give you 22 ad inputs already!
- the data can be pre-processed in the box, so you get the range you need
- it costs much less then any other unit i know that offers a similar
connectivity, parts and boards would be around 150,- us-dollar, depending on
where you buy them.
- there will be drop-in-replacement of the current microcontroller to a newer
one. that will have full-speed usb then, which means similar latencys than
with the other interface.
- im happy to integrate what the users want into the box's firmware, as long
as they tell me what they want.
if the building of a box is too big a hurdle for you, thats no problem as
well, i can do that for you.
on a general note: whats the sense behind using an audiointerface for
controllers, except to block a valuable audio-port? do you really fiddle with
knobs and sensors that fast? if so, can i have your hands, please? would make
my soldering life much easier ;-D
mind you: to use that, you would need an extra audio-interface. add that to
the cost of the unit.
(now some rambling)
when i see sales-speak like this:
"Too often sensor interfaces are designed to work with the aging MIDI standard
- a commmunications protocol lacks not only resolution, but also an ability
to relay meaningful information in a prompt and timely manner."
then i start to questioning what their real intentions are.
i mean, come on, midi is used for many years now, in very complex
compositions. and im sure that this wont be the case if midi can not handle
data in a "prompt and timely manner". just don plug all your stuff on just a
single midi port...... thats why we have multiport midi interface, you
know .... oh, and have they heard of midi multibyte messages, like nrpn's,
that surely would allow for 14 bit controllers also?
imagine a chord played on a midi piano, when the above would be true ...
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