Spiritual Successros to Tangerine Dream Node goes far into the ambient electronic universe. If you like the sounds of vintage electronic gear Node has you covered. Patch and Tweak has an interview with Node and talks about patching techniques.
This is Mic Testers Big Muff Plus. It’s a Big Muff with a JFET input and output stage, and a James control in place of the BMP tone control. The JFET input creates a higher input impedance the on the original Big Muff which prevents treble loss. Schematic Q1 is a high impedance input before […]
I wrote previously about being inspired by people using battery powered erorack systems to make electronic music in nature. I tested it out at the Eurorack SF cafe jam meetup. It worked great! If you’re in the bay area join this Meetup! Power supply Most Eurorack modules run on +12 volts, -12 volts, and +5 […]
I have wanted to get into building things with Arduino for a while. I ran into a project on Instructables.com that looked easy, I thought I’d jump in and give it a try! The project creates a simple synth/sound generator with two oscillators. The oscillators are ring modulated with a frequency control for each. There […]
Made a few enclosure for some new projects today.
This is a a second build of Distort-O-Matic XI from Stompboxology. Read more about the first version of the project here and here, and a demo. The first version of the PCB had a couple mistakes which I fixed with this board. I designed the board to fit a 1590B enclosure. In the first build […]
I just got this Roland Go Mixer Pro. It’s a small (about the size of your hand) mixer that connects to several instruments and microphones to your phone. I got mine used on Reverb.com for $125. I like buying used gear. It’s usually cheaper and saves waste. What’s it good for? Recording with your phone, […]
Made a little progress on the Doboz VCO340 today. Check out my previous post for more info about the VCO340. Tl;dr it’s an 8hp VCO based on the CEM 3340. i’m working on two at the moment.
Second build of the “Uber Drive”. This is clone of Paul Cochran’s Timmy overdrive. Maybe this needs a better name? I manufactured these boards over at PCBWay.com. Their prototyping service gives you 10 boards for $5. Which is a great deal. It also left me with a few boards to spare so I thought I […]
Soldered up a few boards the other day. Here are four of the new boards, a Silicon Tone Bender, and another Flatline compressor.
Just received some new PCBs. I ordered these from PCBWay.com. The quality was excellent. The cost is very reasonable These were about $1 per board with shipping. Ganging orders together saves on shipping! A few couple updates and a couple new things this time. Small Time is a PT2399 based delays with trails by the […]
I worked on Deformis, see my earlier post for details and schematic. In a nutshell Deformis is my version of Tim Escobedo’s Ugly Face in a wah shell with the pedal controlling the frequency sweep. In the first pass I got everything working but, it wasn’t working well. The biggest problem was the pedal action […]