Custom transport controls: Part 1December 8, 2009
I’ve decided my next project will be to make custom MIDI transport controls for my studio. I found 4 of these really sweet buttons at Electronic surplus. I’m lucky enough to live down the road from them so i can find neat stuff, but you can purchase stuff online too! anyways the buttons originally had 120v ac light bulbs in them, so I set to replace them with white LED lights as simply as possible. I’ll show how in my next post, but for now here’s what the final product looks like:
this was taken with my phone so its kinda crappy. The play and stop buttons already had the words on them when i got them, the other two said play and stop too, but i removed the lettering and made the REW and REC button, and added pause to the play button. I used dry transfer letter decals that I got from the local hobby store, and they work pretty well! The next step in this project is to interface them with the Arduino and get all the midi transport commands working.
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