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Designed and built from scratch: A DIY Endlesss Controller
What do you do when you want to integrate Endlesss into your live performance rig? If you're Endlesss user NotesAndVolts, you spend a half a year designing a custom external controller and you build it yourself.
It's been a real labour of love for the electronics hobbyist and guitarist, who has built five controllers for Endlesss users so far. Each one has buttery smooth buttons and knobs mapped to the Endlesss controls, and looks and feels amazing. He even recently assembled one live on his Twitch channel.
We asked him a few questions about the controller and his process:
What made you want to build an Endlesss controller?
When I first found Endlesss, I knew it would be a big part of my performing rig. So I needed a way to control it. I started by trying to map an Akai - MIDImix but I found it difficult to use. So I thought about what I wanted in a Endlesss controller and got started. I wanted it to follow the look and feel of the program and also be sized to fit in my setup.
How long does it take you to build each one?
The case is the part that takes the longest — about 12 hours to print. I usually let the 3D printer run overnight. When I'm soldering up the unit I like to play concerts from YouTube in the background. I finished one during an old Genesis show, which was about 2 hours.
Are you currently working on anything else like this?
I'm currently working on a four button footswitch that will allow me to record loops when my hands are full. It's a much simpler project and I'm making a video about it to share with the DIY'ers in the community.
Want to get one of these limited edition controllers yourself? Contact email@example.com to make it happen.
Tune in to the Endlesss Twitch channel this Saturday, April 9 for this week's Live Sessions, featuring live sets from exoticwes and dEADkOUSIN and hosted by katinkera.
Click below for an archive the epic four hours of improvised jamming from Endlesssers Odd Little Face, The Veltrons, Groove Bandits and Surtext. All part of Synthfest — a free monthly international interactive electronic live music streaming festival.
"I just love the feedback loop of creation and inspiration from each new connection we make on Endlesss. One favourite moment for me was being part of the Unfolding event. The community and the hype around the event helped me finish my first full track I've made in years."
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Esssfest 2022: June 24-26!
Time is fleeting! Save the date and book your travel now for this weekend-long celebration of all things Endlesss — taking place in person at Endlesss HQ in London, UK. Visit the Esssfest thread on Discord for more details.
Join the Weekly Community Call
Our weekly Heartbeat Call give you a chance to hear more about the latest developments across the platform and community.
Next call: Tuesday, April 5 at 5pm BST (Click to find your time)
Where: Endlesss Discord in the Community Heartbeat voice channel