Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My tryst with hacking a Zoom MS-70CDR - Part 2

Making something is one thing, making it unique is another thing altogether .. but making that usable after the lightning strike of an idea is something nice and the feeling of doing that is something indescribable.
That indescribable thing is what I am writing about.
After making the MIDI controller for the MS70CDR, I found out that, though it worked like I wanted it to, it was not practical to use it live. And so I set about making that smaller / compact to set it on a pedal board...
There was no sense making to too small, where the foot switches cannot be used without interfering between themselves.. and also there needs to be a USB shield along with the the Arduino...
So I split the two.. make the Arduino UNO + USB shield into one small box and then make the foot switches into another one.
This is the brains unit (Arduino UNO + USB shield)
I took a simple Hammond 1590 box. Added a 15 pin D type connector (to connect the foot switch box) and made provisions for the USB cable (to the 70CDR), a simple power connector and a big enough hole to plug an USB cable (to connect a computer to program if a need arises),
This task looks simple but it drove me crazy to get this snugly fit inside).




And now for the foot switch thingy....
I found a nice box ideal for something like this when I was Japan...
I then made the necessary measurements, drilled marker holes and then used a reamer tool  to get the holes of the size I wanted (this tool called the reamer tool, is such a blessing I tell you, wondered how I got along with out having this [http://www.allparts.com/LT-0815-000-Tapered-Reamer-Tool-for-Tuning-Peg-Holes_p_2069.html]).
Once the mounting of the switches, LED's and connectors were done, then began the painful work of soldering all of them. At the end .. it came out sweet...
















And now for the final thing...

55 comments:

Popfan said...

Hi Lawrence, nice work. I've commented on youtube, but perhaps you can't answer there.
Based on your solution i've made a similar switch for MS-50G.But I have some issues: I can use only the pins from 2 to 6, all the others seem to be used by the host shield, some are always high, some always low, so I can't control LEDs. (I use 6 input switches). Have you experienced similar problems? I can see, that you are using 5 switches and 6 LEDs.
Thanks, Attila

Lawrence Doss said...

Popfan, I use the analog pins. To see how it can be done, see - http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-add-6-extra-pins-to-your-Arduino-with-no-ex/

Popfan said...

Thank You!

Okee' Dokee said...

Great job and very creative! Could you please send me the schematics and codes to my email? tassos.vogiatzis@gmail.com or okeedokeeofficial@gmail.com .Thanks in advance and keep up the good work.

perry navarro said...

Hi Lawrence:

could it be possible to have a complete list of parts to build this? A friend of mine is up to the task but we need a parts list. Thanks again! Perry

perry navarro said...

Hi Lawence:

is it possible to see or get a schematic of the breadboard and the resistors used, etc?

Thanks.

Lawrence Doss said...

Perry Navaro - I think I have sent you the schematics and in that you should have the list of components. If you have not received the schematics, please send me an email to lawrenceadossyahoocom

Davide Gagetta said...

Hi Lawrence,
Nice job, can you send schematic and code?
gagetta.davide@gmail.com
thank you!

Philos said...

Hi, this is nice!

could you send the schematic and code?

Best

felipe.luthier@gmail.com

Aubrey Kloppers aka cyber7 said...

Hi Lawrence,
Did you ever get any other midi messages to respond, but for the program/bank changes? I was so hoping that ZOOM would respond to parameter value changes...

Aubrey Kloppers aka cyber7 said...

ps - I am still waiting for the code/schematics....

Lawrence Doss said...

Aubrey Kloppers aka cyber7..
Please msg me your mail address..

Aubrey Kloppers aka cyber7 said...

Hi, my email address is:
aubreykloppers@gmail.com

Alex Frias said...

Hi, Lawrence.
Really nice what you got here, congrats.
Any possibility to send me the schematics and codes?
Thank you anyway!
AlexF
My email: alexfrias@uol.com.br

Vanderson said...

Hey Lawrence!
Great work! Could you please send me the project schematic and code?

vandersonpc@gmail.com

Many thanks!

Cheers, Vanderson

Tiago Souza said...

Hi, Lawrence.
Awesome work! Could you please send me the schematics and codes?

tiagosouzagt7@gmail.com

Lawrence Doss said...

Have sent the code and the schematics...

Joveniano Souza said...

Hi!
I enjoyed the project, found it very interesting for use in MS70CDR.
You could send the Schematic?

My E-mail is: popnegocios@hotmail.com

Thank you.

DarkMod said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
GuembriChaabi974 said...

Hi Lawrence!
I'm very happy to find you.
I am asking a question . This is compatible with the new A3 Zoom ?
If yes, my e-mail, for code and schematics, is : kad974@hotmail.com

Thank you for your work.

Lawrence Doss said...

Have sent the code to Joveniano Souza and GuembriChaabi974.
And - GuembriChaabi974 - Yes it does work with the Zoom A3. I have tested it.

Britton Brandy said...

Good day sir

Can you send me the code and schematic for this zoom cdr mod to britsy13@yahoo.com ?
thank you and God bless

Best regards,
Britton

Andrew Williss said...

Hi, this is great!
Could you please send schematics and code to
andyvk5la(at)gmail.com
Thankyou!

Roman Moiseev said...

Hi Lawrence!
I recently bought a Zoom and realized how uncomfortable without the full controller. Your idea and work is simply gorgeous! I'll be very grateful if you send me m the schematics and codes.

Thank you

my email mysaverom@gmail.com

nick said...

Hi,

Can you please send the code and schematics

wipnickname@gmail.com

Anton Köpman said...

Hi!
This looks awesome!
I recently bought a MS60B and would like to do this for it.

Is it possible to send me the schematics and parts list :)?
My email is: anton.kopman@gmail.com

God Bless!

andrew said...

would you be willing to send me any code or links for this? i'm actually pretty fluent in arduino and just got an MS-50G, and i want to see if i can midi-ify it as well. snerk4000@gmail.com thanks!


David Massey said...

Hey there... great work you've done here! Would you please send me the schematics and code ( I would also like the same for your G3X project as well!)

Thanks! silverburstcs@gmail.com

Martijn said...

Hi Lawrence,

inspiring project. I'm trying to make the same box for inbetween my CDR and my looper/switcher. Just a bit smaller by using a arduino pro mini.

any chance you could send me the sketch?
martijn.braamhaar@gmail.com

Félix Perron-Brault said...

Hi! This looks awesome, and Id like to build one for my CDR, with an arduino MEGA adk! Could you please send me the sketch/schematic? fpbphoto@gmail.com


Thanks a lot!

Mr. Bronson said...

Hi, Lawrence, could you send me the info to make this?
europe7777@yahoo.co.uk
Thanks a lot.

keith c said...

Hi Lawrence - found your work and comments on the Zoom MS 70 CDR and the GX3 fascinating. I would really appreciate it if you could send me the code and schematics for the foot pedal for the MS 70 CDR program changer - please send to kinetic@kineticworld.com.au That would help me big time.

Thanks so much and keep up the great work you are doing

cheers

keith

poppu80 said...

Hi Lawrence
It's a very good job.
I have a zoom too.
Can you send me the schematic and code for arduino at : poppu80@gmail.com
Thank you so much !!

Bruce O'Leary said...

lawrence...I am not much of a builder....would you be building these to sell in the future?
Bruce

Lawrence Doss said...

Bruce - I just don't have the time to build this for others.. I am sorry

Jason Masters said...

Hello i was hoping to get the bill of materials, the schematice and the arduino code for this project! Thank you! my email is senoravocado@gmail.com. Thanks!

Lawrence Doss said...

Have sent this out to everyone who have asked and left the email address'. Please join the forum and share your projects would love to see what you have done.

Gustavo Marucci said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Gustavo Marucci said...

Hi Lawrence, nice, can you please send me also the code and schematics? Email:gmarucci@gmail.com
Thank you!

Gustavo Marucci said...

Hi Lawrence, nice, can you please send me also the code and schematics? Email:gmarucci@gmail.com
Thank you!

Fabien Gagnon said...

Hi! Nice work Lawrence, im looking to do the same with my MS70CDR, can you please send me the code and schematics? gagnonfabien@gmail.com

Thank you!

Wonk Pati said...

hi....
can you please send me the code and schematics?
my email : lluuttfi@gmail.com

thank you!

Unknown said...

Hi, Lawrence

great job on the controller, would love to make one. Can you please send me the full code and schematics for this?

email: h_fadilla@yahoo.com

thanks so much!

Vito Rizzo said...

Hi Lawrence! Great job. Would you be so kind to send me some material to build my own midi ctrl (schematics & sources)? My email is:
vito.rizzo@gmail.com

Picks Compushop said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Blog do B@ss - MSX said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ryan Paderon said...

Hi Sir Lawrence!, I was amazed on how you did the controller of the zoom stomp. I'm a little fond of electronics and such so I want and love to build this kind of controller to my zoom! Sir Lawrence if you would so kindly share your schematics and the source code of your masterpiece please send it to my email:

padzr1@gmail.com

This would be much appreciated! Thank you!

finders_keepers said...

hi Lawrence, very good idea!
can you send me the schematics and the source code to ardianfp@gmail.com?
i am a zoom maniac guitarist

thank you!

Yeash said...

Hey Lawrence, amazing Job. I wanna do something similar unsing Teensy (arduino code compatible) and would be very thanful if you could share your code with me:

yeash12345@gmail.com

Thank you so much!

Cheers

> said...

Lawrence Doss very good, extraordinary work, could send me the schemas and the source code for my email: romulovp@gmail.com, thank you for your great work.

markus said...

Hello Lawrence!


I have the ms-70 and when I stumbled upon this blogpost of yours on how you made an external controller for it, that really got me exited, truly great work!


So of course I very much hope you would like to send schematics and code for me also...


         telefonstolpe@gmail.com


Thank you so much!

/Markus

babel2se said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
babel2se said...

hi Lawrence, very very good idea!
Would you send me the schematics and the source code to kyusa1041@naver.com?
Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Parabéns pelo projeto, gostei muito!
Poderia me enviar o esquema e o código para lucasoliveira.fran@gmail.com.
Desde já agradeço.

Dian Fahrudin Zaman said...

Hi Lawrence, i saw your video on youtube. You've done a great job and i'm very interested to build the footswitch on my own. Would you please send me the schematic and code to dianfahrudinzaman@gmail.com thank you