Hi Guys, Are any of you interested in developing Electra One interfaces as contract work? We need someone who understands the Electra One and LUA code. My friend Ben wants to pay someone to do the coding, apparently I’m not fast enough for him. He wants to do another synth in parallel to my work on the Yamaha FS1R. He wants to target the EMU Morpheus next.
The Controller will be the combination of an Electra One, a FaderFox MX12 and a FaderFox PC12.
The FaderFox panels feed CC commands from the knobs, buttons and sliders to the Electra One on midi channels 2 and 3, which the E1 converts into sysex commands for the synth. On the FS1R I’m struggling to fit all of the FS1R settings, so I’m pruning out the fseq data, system settings and controls you wouldn’t ordinarily use as you edit a patch. All of the 986 settings in a one-part FS1R patch just won’t fit on the 576 Controls in our setup. Ben has suggested adding more panels, but I’m not sure more is better past a certain point.
The project is inspired by the controller that Robert Skerjanc put together for the FS1R. His is all custom hardware, and since he’s tired after assembling a dozen or so units there won’t be any more. With my concept, using off-the-shelf hardware makes it simple to recreate.
Between the three units, we can cover an extensive set of controls for editing a synth using mainly knobs, buttons, and a set of 12 sliders for the most used settings, with the E1 in the center with a touch screen and knobs for the rest. The FS1R is a perfect candidate for this type of editor. So is the 1-rack-unit EMU Morpheus. It’s significantly simpler than the FS1R I’m working on.
Ben wants to branch out from there to include additional synths like the EMU Proteus, the Chroma and others, to create a collection of Controller programs that use the same hardware under his umbrella for sale individually or as a group. ie. After paying someone to program the interfaces he doesn’t exactly want to give them away for free, he’d like to recoup some of the programming costs.
Any interest guys? Let me know and we’ll arrange a conference call to discuss the scope of work.
I’m Thor, you can see my website at JavelinArt.com. I’m in the U.S.
Ben is in Canada, he’s offered to provide a Morpheus and the FaderFox panels on loan for the first Controller. I’m not sure how far he’s willing to ship his Morpheus or any of his other synths, but we’ll find out. It might be cheaper to simply buy one where you’re at than ship his halfway around the globe.
I’ll need a resume (the Electra One modules you’ve coded as examples) and then an estimate of how much you need to code the interface.