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Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies
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Jay F.
Hi all,

Finally, I started the journey to build a modular synthesizer.

And I decided to document my journey into the world of DIY synthesizers into a blog :
Growing your modular synthesizer for dummies.



We are not yet into the heart of the subject but we'll soon be.

Take care,

Jay F.
ClausF
Cool, will follow that...
Jay F.
Hello,

next installment : the plan.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/08/do-i-really-look-like-guy-wi th-plan.html



Where I show some crude sketches of my earliest plans. Ugly.
Jay F.
A bit of electronics this time Not much, but you have to star somewhere.

My first DIY Eurorack module is a simple DC mixer.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/08/my-first-diy-module.html

ClausF
Still following that... Mr. Green
Regarding the mixer: it's easier when you solder the pots on the PCB. You don't have so much wiring and your PCB gets fixed automatic...
Jay F.
Thanks.

I thought about it. You're right.
But the holes are too small on the perf board I have.
And I had the impression that I would have a hard time aligning the holes on the panel with the pots on PCB.
Here if I miss, it's not an issue. And I did miss. wink

But it's certainly a way I will explore later on when I'll do my own PCB.
av500
you might want to change to Schottky diodes like the 1n5817/8/9 for your polarity protection, they have much less forward voltage drop and dont cost much either.
Jay F.
Very right. Thanks for the tip.

It did occur to me ... after the fact. very frustrating I didn't pay attention and I had those 1N4001 diodes available so.. why ordering something else. d'oh!

I'm too lazy to change them now, I guess.

I won't do the same for the next ones.
Jay F.
Hi,

I just finished my build of Yusynth's Random Module in Eurorack format.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/08/yusynths-random-module.html

wogglebug
Great posts! Looking forward to seeing where you are going next.
Troubleshooter
You can never have enough vca's...
Jay F.
@wogglebug: Thanks. I appreciate.

@Troubleshooter: indeed VCA's are on the to-do list. cool
Jay F.
September edition : guitar effect in a Eurorack module.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/09/guitar-effect-in-eurorack-mo dule.html



Take care.
ClausF
Cool, nice designs too.
Jay F.
@ClausF: thanks.

Here is the first family photograph.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/09/first-family-photograph.html

Jay F.
Hello,

I thought I'd share my(*) technique for the module panels

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/09/panel-technique.html



Take care,

Jay F.
(*) in fact I got it from the great Ray Wilson.
Jay F.
So, Rings came this morning ....

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/12/put-rings-on-it.html

Jay F.
Hi there,

I finally made a case for my first modules.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2018/02/the-case.html

kertikristof
Jay F. wrote:
So, Rings came this morning ....

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2017/12/put-rings-on-it.html



They look great, congrats on these modules!
Jay F.
I played a bit with the Korg SQ-1 step sequencer.

I don't have a lot to control on the synth just yet. But it's still possible to have some fun.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2018/02/sequencer.html

Jay F.
Hello,

Next stop : passive multiple with flashing LEDs.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2018/04/the-next-diy-modules.html

Jay F.
Hi,

as promised, the next module : passive attenuator, reference voltage and manual gate.

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2018/04/passive-attenuator-and-refer ence-voltage.html

mqmq
These last 2 modules are not passive...
Jay F.
You're right.

Calling the bus module a passive multiple with flashing LEDs is a bit of a misnomer, I agree. I should have stayed with the "bus" name, without detailing. Though it really is the addition of a passive multiple function, connected in parallel to an active circuit to show the signal going throught it thanks to bicolor LEDs.

For the other module, it's composed of three function. The attenuator is entirely passive, the manual gate as well. The reference voltage is the only active part and it happens to be connected to the other two functions.
Jay F.
So I decided to make an output module...

https://growyoursynth.blogspot.be/2018/04/output.html

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