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MP-1 Development History/Timeline
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(Mods please move if this isn't the right place to post this).

Has anyone compiled a history/timeline of the development and release of the MP-1, including firmware history and board revisions?

I haven't been able to find a whole lot of information except for bits and pieces (Todd Langner being involved for one), so if anyone could point me in the right direction or provide a run down that would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: MP-1 Development History/Timeline
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Well there were 7 board revisions, A to G and 5 firmware versions V1.36,V1.37,V1.38,V2.00 and V2.01.Of the midi board there were 2 versions.
Now for a timeline, we could do that if we compare the date codes on the IC's with the revision.
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No worries, moved to MP1 area.
So MJMP, Kim and Harley (who we haven't heard from for a bit) seem to have a decent handle on time lines etc.  I kind of know a bit about them from an Australian perspective as I used to do the guitar repairs for Pro Audio who were the Australian distributor (and Nunzio (the owner back then) is a friend of mine..).  But he didn't bring in everything (as I've found out later when I discovered the Depot many years ago).
So I bought one of the first MP1s Nunz imported (1987 ish ?), a V1 hardware unit (with top switch for Inst/line output level) probably 1.38 EPROM, and I upgraded the EPROM once along the way. MikeB now has this unit and has modernised it (MDRT, SS tube board, v2.01 EPROM, noise mod, battery mod, rear jack mod etc).  I sold it to Mike to buy the MP2 when it came into the country.  I don't think Nunz ever bought the MP1 classic to Australia  :dunno: as they came after the MP2.
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Re: MP-1 Development History/Timeline
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Ahh MJMP you snuck in will I was typing  :thumb-up:
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No worries, moved to MP1 area.
So MJMP, Kim and Harley (who we haven't heard from for a bit) seem to have a decent handle on time lines etc.  I kind of know a bit about them from an Australian perspective as I used to do the guitar repairs for Pro Audio who were the Australian distributor (and Nunzio (the owner back then) is a friend of mine..).  But he didn't bring in everything (as I've found out later when I discovered the Depot many years ago).
So I bought one of the first MP1s Nunz imported (1987 ish ?), a V1 hardware unit (with top switch for Inst/line output level) probably 1.38 EPROM, and I upgraded the EPROM once along the way. MikeB now has this unit and has modernised it (MDRT, SS tube board, v2.01 EPROM, noise mod, battery mod, rear jack mod etc).  I sold it to Mike to buy the MP2 when it came into the country.  I don't think Nunz ever bought the MP1 classic to Australia  :dunno: as they came after the MP2.

That's fascinating. My MP-1 previously belonged to my Dad, who sold it to my uncle who I bought it back from. From memory he ordered it from pro audio at a similar time!
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There was nothing else like them in the day, suddenly I could have 128 sounds at whatever level compared to one another, and run it all in stereo, never looked back  :metal: .
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Re: MP-1 Development History/Timeline
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I'd actually be really interested in a comprehensive coffee table book about ADA as a company, but especially the MP1 as it is such a unique unit, but there's not a whole lot of information about its history.
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