Photo courtesy of King Vitamin
March 18th, 2009 – Ever since I saw Ean Golden tearing up his VCI-100 with the arcade button mod, I knew I had to have my own. Along the way, I started to wonder if I could take the concept of a Monome, and use arcade buttons instead. Well it turns out that I’m late to that party. Not only have people already done it, they’ve been doing it for a while.
Check out King Vitamin’s controller that he’s showcasing on DJ TechTools today. He used simulated wood paneling to create an elegant case. William “Logo” created the EM411, a gorgeous arcade button controller using the MIDIBox project. All told, he spent about $400 although he states that it could have been made for significantly less had he known what he knows now. DJ TechTools also has a great DIY article on how to build your own arcade button controller for only $58.80 in parts. I just stole my friend’s soldering iron…time to get building!