Some time ago I wondered if I could build a device that lets you plug in a Digitone or Digitakt over USB and breaks out the individual channels, similarly to what can be done with Overbridge. I was curious because I had spare channels on my (analog) mixer and though it would be nice to be able to apply separate effects/sends and EQ to each of the four synthesizer channels on my Digitone. I wanted to do this without having a computer involved.
Fast forward a few months, and here we are:
As of tonight, this appears to be working well. I am able to output the 4 individual stereo channels, the master output and the external input!
Unfortunately, as you can see in the photos, the device is not very DIY friendly unless you enjoy SMT soldering. The software is still a huge mess, but my next goal is to clean that up over the next few weeks.
I’m curious to hear people’s thoughts - is that a thing that is of interest to anyone? Happy to share more details. I am still not sure what the end game is, but I thought it would be a fun side project!