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Re: [TCML] MIDI Pro Tesla Coil Controller

  I am in FULL agreement with Bart. Not only on this controller, but
respect for Phillip Slawinski.  My name is Tyler Steinekcert. I have been
building Tesla Coils for over 12 years.

  I have tried, even paid big money for, "other" midi controllers.  What a
hassle. You have the controller, some kind of USB to MIDI converter, then
the cost of a laptop, or other computer, just to run the thing.  Don't get
to close to your coil with that laptop!! Oh and did I mention that all its
good for is MIDI. Who wants to switch controllers every time you want a
different mode. I was very disapointed with ALL my controllers. Phillip was
just starting developement of his controller when he heard of my
complaints. Phillip told me, "If you don't mind waiting for it, you can be
one of the first to have one." The wait was not only worth it, but I would
gladly do it again to get one of these controllers.  You guys are lucky,
you don't have to wait at all.

  Its ridiculous all the stuff this controller can do. Its much more than
just being able to switch modes at the push of a button. But the ability to
make so many adjustments within each mode, if you want or need to. And then
there is what I think is the greatest thing ever in controllers. The SD
card.  Imagine playing your favorite MIDI on your coil, WITHOUT a laptop!
Or sharing your songs with a friend, just by plugging in your SD to their
controller.  Imagine getting a firmware update that adds an entirely new
mode to your controller.  Imagine being able to save your settings, and
reload them.  I can tell you from personal experience, its AWSOME.  Another
of my favorite features is the equalizer.  You can output a  frequency to
your coil and adjust the spark length until your sparks are the same length
for all frequencies. It makes playback of MIDI sound sooo good. Phillip
truly has developed the ULTIMATE controller.  And its so easy to use. No
detail has been overlooked. The only problem I have is, what do I do with
all these old controllers?

Thank you Phillip for making such a solid controller.

  Tyler Steineckert

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM, Bart B. Anderson <bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Well, I just had to reply. I've watched Phil develop this Midi Pro Tesla
> Coil Controller since it's beginning. Phil has put massive hours into this
> design. Everyday after work and on weekends he was hard at it. This went on
> for quite a while. I purchased Phils controller and it has worked
> flawlessly out of the gate! As Phil releases the latest code, it's a simple
> thing to copy the new code onto the SD card and load it to the controller.
> This is an awesome feature and something only someone with Phils
> professional talents would have even thought of.
> I want everyone to keep in mind something about the designer of this
> controller. He's not just some guy with programming skills and such. Phil
> Slawinski is one of the most knowledgeable individuals regarding DRSSTC
> design and understanding how it works. This is the same guy that developed
> the SSVC (solid state vacuum coil) which had record spark lengths! I know
> Phil doesn't post here to the TCML a lot, but trust me, Phil knows his
> stuff!
> This controller does everything. The days of a simple controller for Burst
> Mode and BPS changes are gone. Technology has taken it's course and created
> a new breed of controller. I have been having so much fun with the
> controller. The midi code is extremely well written and supports all the
> functionality anyone could possibly hope for.
> I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Phil Slawinski for developing this
> controller and offering it to the masses. It is one of the best investments
> I have made in a long time for my coils. Nothing else out there compares to
> it. I ran it at WWT 2012 out at Henry's place on March 10th. That was only
> day 2 of having the controller in hand and I had no clue what I was doing.
> However, it worked flawlessly and made for a very cool spark demonstration.
> For those who don't mind a good metal tune on a DRSSTC (Metallica - Master
> of Puppets).. here's one using the controller:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?**v=d9SoZx0AlKs&list=**
> UUKTGJZAkKZlDLVS7g-9dIsg&**index=7&feature=plcp<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9SoZx0AlKs&list=UUKTGJZAkKZlDLVS7g-9dIsg&index=7&feature=plcp><
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?**v=d9SoZx0AlKs&list=**
> UUKTGJZAkKZlDLVS7g-9dIsg&**index=7&feature=plcp<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9SoZx0AlKs&list=UUKTGJZAkKZlDLVS7g-9dIsg&index=7&feature=plcp>
> >
> Again, thanks Phil for stepping up to the plate and making this incredible
> controller.. Your Awesome Dude!
> Bart "B" Anderson
> On 3/29/2012 2:03 PM, Phillip Slawinski wrote:
>> While we're on the topic of MIDI Controllers, I figured I'd post a
>> link to the post I made on 4HV yesterday.
>> I've finally got my controller to the point where I'm ready to sell to
>> the public. It's chocked full of features. Here are a few of them:
>>     Standard Interrupter
>>     Burst Interrupter
>>     Asynchronous Rotary Spark Gap Emulator
>>     Multi-Coil Interrupter
>>     Twin-Coil (Phased) interrupter
>>     MIDI Input
>>     SD Card MIDI File Player
>>     Graphical Equalizer
>>     LOTS of user-configurable settings
>>     Anytime firmware upgrade via SD card
>> The kit I'm offering comes with a fully assembled controller board,
>> two fully assembled transmitter / RGB LED boards, OLED display, four
>> buttons, and four mechanical encoders. This kit does not include the
>> necessary hardware or software for QCW/SSVC modes, however that will
>> be available as an upgrade later. The cost for the kit is $500 +
>> postage. The kit comes with two transmitter boards, if you'd like to
>> add the additional two transmitter boards, those are available for $25
>> each. If you're interested in purchasing a kit, feel free to contact
>> me via PM here, or using my e-mail which is on my profile page.
>> See more details @ 4HV:
>> http://4hv.org/e107_plugins/**forum/forum_viewtopic.php?**136318<http://4hv.org/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?136318>
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