MIDIjack and some AD stuff...
In other news, we're entering the R&D phase for our next product, which will most assuredly not be of the "small and cheap" form factor of the last three. This one will be one of our full-sized full function products, and take a bit of time. As soon as we've hashed out the details (a month or so?) I'll start teasing. Also, T-shirts will go on sale in the AD store on Monday, since the initial rush for Vapor is more or less over, and we're back to our normal daily sales.
UPDATE: I finished installing the MIDIjack in the The Source. The scaling is a touch off, but that can be adjusted, and otherwise it works flawlessly, taking in to account the oddity of the The Source to begin with, of course. Here's a split-beaver shot of the The Source, before the install:
Here's what the MIDIjack looks like after it has been attached:
As I surmised, I was able to use the existing (and otherwise utterly useless) "Cassette Interface" DIN plug. It was as simple as de-soldering and capping off the existing five wires, and attaching the two from the MIDIjack. Easy. Here's a pic:
All in all, it took me about an hour, but I dilly-dallied. Someone with a little more in the way of electronics chops could do it quicker, I'm sure. It was kind of a drag to have to drill holes in the face of the The Source for the MIDIjack, but as the manual hinted, there really isn't anywhere else it could go, and you need access to the button.
I still have a few Micronaut songs to finish for the upcoming album, and it'll be fun to go through and replace and add with this little guy; I look forward to it.