Yearly Archive: 2018

B-Board

I just put together all the units I’ve been building. I just sticked the SSS sequencer, the PT39 delay, the 3080 Phaser, the Grand-Mixer, the 808 Kick Clone and the Nano-B synths onto a piece of plywood. Here is how it sounds through my iPhones mic and Youtube audio encoding.

808 Hi-Hats Clone on stripboard

After the successful cloning of the 808 Kick, I needed at least a hi-hat to go along. I found this great thread on electro-music, about building the 808 hats on a stripboard: Check the thread out here : http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-54826.html So I decided to step up my game a little bit, and turned the soldering iron on.. After a first attempt,…
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Grand Mixer DIY

Now I need to put all thiese “modules” together, so I’m going to build the simpler mixer I can think of… That design is exactly what I think I need: http://www.experimentalistsanonymous.com/diy/Schematics/Buffers%20Switchers%20Mixers%20and%20Routers/Simple%20Mixer.pdf

808 Kick Clone

Nothing better than the 808 kick as a first beatbox build, a solid foundation… There are many designs around based on the original service manual published by Roland, including all the schematics. https://archive.org/details/roland_Roland_TR-808_Service_Manual I got help from this one, as the original schematics have been redone at a larger scale: http://www.ericarcher.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tr-808-bass-drum-diy-project.pdf Just be aware that you are going to need…
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SSS-Super Simple Sequencer

The Hackadays series by Elliot Williams are a gold mine: Logic Noise: Sequencing in Silicon This is a super simple 8 steps sequencer based on the Baby 10  featuring two 4017 ICs. Here is my breadboard rendition of it gating the power of a 4069/40106 based oscillator: https://vimeo.com/259955613

CA3080 4 Stages Phaser

I just love Electro-Harmonix phasers such as the Small Stone or the Electric Mistress.. I found these schematics to build a Small Stone replica using the CA3080 Operational Transconductance Amplifiers: http://www.tonepad.com/project.asp?id=11 The build on a breadboard looks like this: And the sound is great, here’s a demo using a great song by Adrian Nation, Five Fingers Rapid: