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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:46 pm    Post subject: Building some modular stuff Reply with quote

Inspired by the new Roland System-500 modular synth I got some PCBs and Panels from Frequency Central.



Not shown here, I ordered the parts from Tayda and Small Bear.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went ahead and built the amplifier here:




actually the switch is upside down, I need to turn it around. Otherwise, amazing enough, it seems to work.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was able to tell it worked because...

I built the power supply!



I plugged everything in and nothing blew up or smoked!
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Built an LFO from GMSN! .



working on the case here


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curious as to how the case will turn out, you're just painting it black?
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fun...
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
Curious as to how the case will turn out, you're just painting it black?

black with sort of "natural" end pieces.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work! What other modules do you have in mind?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to build the two ADSR Envelopes. and I'm going to build the AM Synths AM8121 filter. Like the Frequency Central System X modules it is based on the Roland System-100M.

I'd like to build an oscillator or two. I haven't decided on what yet.

Maybe a MIDI-to-CV module would be nice like this one from Grove Audio.

I'm thinking the Arturia KeyStep could be very useful.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's this project progressing?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
How's this project progressing?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the enclosure is completed, I started to build the filter but I got a little held up because I have to make my own face-plate for it. I will update with some pictures and stuff when I start working on it again.
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