By special request here are some close up pictures of the main IC’s on the Maschine. The request comes from a hacking workshop that will be taking place in Berlin next month. Here is a link for more information on the workshop.
Here at Illuminated Sounds we love things with 16 pads and we love to take things apart. Now personally I’m a fan of Akai MPC’s, but when one my friends got a Maschine I knew it was only a matter of time before I could get him to open it up.
the big pads remind me of the fat pads for the mpc2000xl
Here are some pictures of me opening and replacing the save button in an Ensoniq ASR-X. This is one of my favorite samplers to work on do to its design. The ASR-X also came loaded with some pretty classic sounds, which I’ll post once the samples are all edited. Here is the demo song that comes loaded on the ASR-X.
For those of you that are curious like myself, here are some images of me disassembling the Novation Launchpad. I hope this inspires some of you to do some cool modifications to the controller, and make sure to send us some images of your modified launchpad. Click on the pictures to zoom in.
1. The launchpad
2. The launchpad flipped over. There are only 9 screws, taking this thing apart is a piece of cake.
3. The launchpad without the face plate.
4. The Launchpad viewed from the top without button pads.
5. The launchpad opened and viewed from the back.
6. Here is a close up of the mcu’s and the programing header on the board. The bigger chip is a STMicroelectronics 72f63bk2m1, here is a link to it’s data sheet. The smaller of the two chips is the NXP 74hc164d, and here is a link to it’s data sheet.