It all started with the MIDIbox64 I built back in 2003. I needed a physical controller for some freeware drum machines running on a Windows-laptop, and decided to build one myself using the manuals and schematics you can still find on Thorsten Klose’s uCApps website. It is based on the MIDIbox Hardware Platform and uses a PIC18F452 Microcontroller. It took me months to finish it – but looks nice, doesn’t it?
This is basically a MIDI controller with a lot of different knobs, buttons, LEDs and foot switches. You can “hear” (of course it just controls some synths and filters in the computer) it in action on the track fr–05 on my first album mad scientist drummer.