The Protodeck features:
- 87 potentiometers
- 90 buttons
- 81 rgb leds
- 2×20 LCD
- 2 PIC 18F4620 (20MHz RISC processors)
- fully custom rgb led drivers
- fully custom firmware
- 2 MIDI IN/OUT interface
- power supply unit included in the box
Bayle explains why he built his own custom controller:
I need a big hardware without multifunctional knobs, sub-menu you have to choose to change the function of this button etc etc : I need to have ALL under my eyes and I need that EVERYTIME.
I looked for the perfect controller, but I didn’t find it. only monochrome stuff or 2/3 colors leds, only few pots with a billion of sub-sub-menu to change encoders function etc.
So, I guess … I have to think, read, code, test, build, learn to solder better… to create my OWN hardware.