USB MIDI IS NOW FIXED ON M1 MACs running Ventura 13.0.1. USB Hub workaround works on previous M1 MacOS versions
- Online parameter editor: https://misw.us/editor
- Edit Midi CC# per channel MIDI Outputs
- Set MIDI CC Range
- Adjust I2C Leader/Follower Mode
- Adjust boot delay
- Improved I2C stability for Disting
This device uses PSIpower and has NO POLAIRTY on the power header, it can be installed EITHER WAY
UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS FOR 1.xx Devices:
Download the 2.02 firmware New 1 November 2021
press the reset twice with USB connected, copy the firmware file to the folder that pops up, it will confirm and the window will close automatically.
The firmware is now unified for F8R and XVI, to identify the device as XVI, DIP switch #4 must be switched to ON
THE DIP SWITCH IS NOW DEPRCIATED, ALL FUNCTIONS IT SERVED ARE NOW DONE VIA WEB EDITOR. The ONLY function is serves now is to identify the unit as 16 channel instead of 8: if only 8 channels are showing up in the editor that means you did not switch DIP channel #4 to on. Mid 2021+ Devices not NOT have this switch
XVI is a 16 channel, 44hp control surface for Eurorack
- Long throw LED 60mm faders
- 0-5V, 0-10V, -5 to +5V CV ranges per channel
- Micro USB connection, class compliant MIDI Device
- Fully analog CV outputs
- I2C communications as leader or follower
- 2x Fully buffered I2C Ports for longer cable runs. (3.5mm TRS)
- USB MIDI and TRS B MIDI (can be used simultaneously with different mappings)
- I2C, MIDI, and CV can be used simultaneously
- Different color LEDs available separately
- Enclosure is 220mmx125mmx31mm
Dont forget to order an I2C/MIDI cable if you need one!
Expander Available which adds 3 Midi outputs, 3 I2C ports
44HP Width, 20mm Depth
Current Draw: +12V 90 mA, -12V 80 mA
Please note: Device MUST be powered by the eurorack power, it is Not USB Powered.
Basic Usage instructions:
Voltage Select switches: Independent for each channel. Does NOT affect MIDI/I2C data
Slider LED color: To change the LED color, simply remove the cap and rotate the square LED 180s. Do NOT force the LED back in, it should slide in easily, may require wiggling.
Power Header: Standard 10pin power cable, there is NO polarity for this connection. It can be connected either way. the USB5V header is not used in the euro configuration of the device
MIDI Out Header: This is a 4 pin header but only 3 or 2 connections need to be used. To connect to a DIN cable, either GND, 5 (to pin 5, current sink/aka -), and 4 (to pin 4, current source/aka +) should be used. For internal module to module connections, only pin 4 and 5 should be used. The ground pin is only for the shield in a midi cable, it is never connected on a midi input and isnt necessary for the short module to module lengths
I2C Header: 3 pin header to connect to other I2C devices in your rack, this is an unbuffered connection so cable lengths should be as short as possible (20cm/6" recommended). There are 4.7k pull up resistors on this connection
Connector for Expander: This connects the XVI to the I/O expander. The cable is attached to the expander. Note the keyway below the 1 in on the part, the connecter will ONLY connect one way
Firmware update procedure: Connect the Mini USB to your computer, power up the module and press the blue reset button on the back of the module twice (quickly). A new drive will appear on your computer, simply copy the firmware file to that drive (it will give you a warning about copying a file without properties). The drive will disappear once the file is copied and the module will reboot with the new firmware.
CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION: 1.02
Open Source Licenses:
UF2 Bootloader designed by Adafruit Industries and released under the MIT License
Portions of the code used for this device come from the 16n Faderbank by Brian Crabtree, Tom Armitage, and Brendon Cassidy released under the MIT License