Akai Miniak/Alesis Micron Controller by MIDI Target Manufacturer(s):
Author and Broque artist André Noller (Landschall) explains his motivation for building this MIDI controller:
"As many know, this synth was nearly un-editable (at least for me) because of the missing controllers and the ‘calculator-styled’ display with one (!) endless knob and a few shortcuts to get to the menus faster (but not fast enough if you ask me)."
André worked closely with the MIDI Designer development team to achieve control of every parameter in the Miniak. The Sequential Subcontrols feature was implemented to achieve full control over the Miniak/Micron.
This is the first complete, real-time MIDI controller for the Akai Miniak and the Alesis Micron. The author’s work is aesthetically simple, but amazingly comprehensive and utilizes MIDI Designer to the maximum extent.
finally I've finished my Layout for the Akai Miniak.
As many know, this Synth was near un-editable (at least for me), because of the missing controllers and the "calculator-styled" display with one (!) endless knob and a few shortcuts to get to the menus faster (but not fast enough if you ask me).
So I created this layout, featuring 250 parameters (and loots, loooots, loooooots of subcontrols) to edit and choose from, to finally use this nice little Synth as it deserves!
The flow through the pages is based on the signal flow chart in the Miniaks menu (p. 27 i think). Also initializing a patch is a lot easier, since Preset 1 of the MIDI Designer Layout features a (more or less) default patch, to create your sounds from scratch.
Tested it, every parameter should work fine. If not, feel free to leave me a note and I'll try to look after the issue.
Have fun :)
Attached please find a few preview pictures (covers not all pages and banks)