like @everNoob, I’ve also had a go at getting a quote for PCBA service from JLCPCB. There are a few things to be done, but they are do-able. Before I order a run though, I’d like to finalize the design, and do one more prototype run for testing. For that I’d like to pose a couple of questions to those interested in a module like this:
- MIDI - Does anyone see a strong use case for MIDI in? It opens up the possiblilty of parameterization beyond the front panel, but doesn’t fit well to the modular ethos of “do one thing and do it well” There would be space for two more CV inputs, or the two DAC outputs if I were to get rid of it…
- OLED Display - I don’t like menu-diving, and swiss-army modules require mental gymnastics to operate (I’m looking at you Disting…). But the goal of this module, similar to the Patch, is not to fulfill a specific function, but to allow for experimentation (or for myself specifically, to better learn DSP). In this context a little bit of feedback can be invaluable, plus the .49" display fits so conveniently, I tend towards keeping it.
- SD-Card slot - I think I might be able to fit an vertical SD card slot into the design. This opens up a pretty wide range of possibilities, but also smells a bit like feature creep.
Please feel free to give your opinions, I hope to get a new prototype fabricated by the end of the week.