Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shruthi-1 4PM

Just finished another "Tursted Builders" build.  This one is housed in a custom "Antarctic Base" Case, in not-as-opaque white.  I have seen both this white and the offical "Wolf" case, and I like this white better.  Looks more like a block of ice.  An alien device locked in the Antarctic glaciers.  Verycool!  Even cooler is this one is going to Israel!

More pics here

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sometimes they work!

Over the course of the past 10 years, I have fried out many-a-integrated circuits.  Today, was not one of those days.  After recently entering the world of the Modular Synth, I started looking at what I had around me and how I could get it to talk CV, if it didn't already.  The first was a Monotron.  That one's pretty much a no brainer.  Just a couple wires and some jacks.  The next was my Moog Prodigy.  It worked-ish.  Something was a bit squirly, so I decided to removed what I had added and put it back.  I'd rather have a CV IN/OUT-less Prodigy than no Prodigy.

The most recent was adding CV IN's to a Shruthi-1.  The thing with those is the CV IN traces go right to the Atmel Processor, which can only handle up to +5V.  +5.01V and it's toast.  Any negative voltages end with the same outcome.  But, with the right protection, it should work.  So, after discussing this with the Official MI Case Maker, a simple circuit was devised.  Thankfully I have a spare Digital Control Board, so worse case scenario, I have an extra Atmel.   I wired the jacks up, took a deep breath and sent it some voltages from the dotcom.  The Shruthi stayed the course!  Not a flicker or a twinge!  I was quicky setting up different destinations in the Mod Matrix and using the dotcom oscillator as an LFO and getting some great results.  Couldn't have been happier.  Especially since I had ordered a custom case with 4 CV IN holes.

At any rate, now that it has been fully tested, I can now add this to the list of additional mods available for the Shruthi.

More pics here

Monday, March 11, 2013

New Link Section

Just put a section in the Links page where I will put projects/bands for people that I have done builds for. If I have done a build for you and you don't see you project on there, send me a link and I'll add it. That is all.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Laurentide - Nebulatron

     Occasionally I will actually mess around and "create" music.  Granted we (Adirondac) are working on a bunch of new tracks currently, but it's been a bit since I've had time to just tweak away.  Anyway, here's a 10 minute video I recorded during a 2 hour tweak-a-thon!