MATRIXSYNTH: Using an Arduino to display Sequential/DSI OB-6 patch names

Monday, May 18, 2020

Using an Arduino to display Sequential/DSI OB-6 patch names


Published on May 18, 2020 thisisobsolete

Thought this was interesting. I never really thought about it, but patch names are stored on the OB-6 itself even though they aren't displayed.

"The Sequential/DSI OB-6 doesn't have a display capable of showing patch names, though the patches are named (for when using a computer based patch editor). I like patch names. They help with categorisation and can be a source of inspiration or ideas.

Here I'm using an Arduino with an LCD shield and a MIDI interface (off screen) to read and display patch names from the OB-6. The method is very simple. The Arduino listens for program change messages, on receipt it sends a SysEx message requesting a dump of the program buffer. The patch name is extracted from the incoming data and written to the LCD."

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