64 : A DIY MIDI Controller Surface
My MIDIBox 64 was based on the excellent project by Thorsten Klose found at www.ucapps.de. I took interest in the project in it's early days, but when the 64 pot version was launched I decided it was time to build one myself. When I first started out I had no knowledge of electronics what so ever, but my box ended up exactly as I wanted! And if I can do it, so can you! As long as you've got some basic practical skills and some patience it'll be a breeze! Just follow the 10 steps in this walktrough and you'll end up with your very own MIDIBox 64!
Questions and ideas about the walktrough can
be sent to me by email at but please check the Frequently Asked Questions first!
steps to your very own MIDIBox!
01. The design
02. Ordering the parts
03. Creating the panel
04. Building a case
05. Making the PCB
06. Soldering components
07. Soldering pots and buttons
08. Soldering everything else
09. Connecting and testing
10. Frequently Asked Questions
My panel design with holes layout
My Cubase SX remote setup
My MIDI-OX Visual Basic script
For inspirational purposes ONLY! This script is coded for my box and needs to be rewritten for another box. The comments are all in norwegian and the code sucks, so please: No questions! I will not answer emails about this code! :)
Midibox.org, everything in one place!
Thorsten's MIDIBox 64 page, with schematics and everything you'll need
I would like to express enormous thanks to the following people! You've all been a vital factor to the completion of my box, I couldn't have done it without you!
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