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by Jaytee
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY Niceties for the Casio CZ-101
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: DIY Niceties for the Casio CZ-101

If anyone wants a challenge.... IMHO the holy grail mod for CZ-101 (and presumably the other CZ synths) is a data wheel or knob. Unlike a lot of 80s digital synths, programming a CZ is actually really easy and straightforward.....but it’s still a PITA because everything relies on the two up/down bu...
by Jaytee
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY Niceties for the Casio CZ-101
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: DIY Niceties for the Casio CZ-101

If anyone wants a challenge.... IMHO the holy grail mod for CZ-101 (and presumably the other CZ synths) is a data wheel or knob. Unlike a lot of 80s digital synths, programming a CZ is actually really easy and straightforward.....but it’s still a PITA because everything relies on the two up/down but...
by Jaytee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: RE-606
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: RE-606

Yeah mine is up and running
by Jaytee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: RE-606
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Re: RE-606

I have been working on a solution for the unobtanium scale switches for this project and I finally have something to show. Figured I would post here to maybe catch anyone who has worked on this project but doesn’t frequent the RE-303 forums or Facebook group. 63261B15-3C03-44D8-94C9-104B23FB11AF.jpe...
by Jaytee
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Troubleshooting sucks, I am stupid, and I hate everything
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: Troubleshooting sucks, I am stupid, and I hate everything

This was probably an ill-conceived thread to start when I have DIY modules for sale in BST, but I thought there should be a thread for us to come and say bad words when we are done thinking and troubleshooting, and just want to vent. I can’t speak for anyone else but me, but personally I’d rather b...
by Jaytee
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Another little somthing I've been working on: DR110 inspired 6 voice drum module
Replies: 85
Views: 3115

Re: Another little somthing I've been working on: DR110 inspired 6 voice drum module

I might lean toward option 2. The kick on the 110 is probably the least interesting sound it has. Also, not having heard what the pitch/decay mod in this currently sounds like, I associate these type of analog drum mods (tried similar stuff with a DR-55) with a really small sweet spot of actual usab...
by Jaytee
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: T18 vertical/knurled shaft, 9mm, B100k.
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: T18 vertical/knurled shaft, 9mm, B100k.

Wow, that’s amazing.
by Jaytee
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: need: 16n (or similar) Faderbank as Kit / from one source ( PCB + Panel)
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: need: 16n (or similar) Faderbank as Kit / from one source ( PCB + Panel)

Apologies. No insult was intended. If the only thing that will do is a 16n full kit, I am not aware of anywhere you can get one cheaper than what you’ve found.
by Jaytee
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: need: 16n (or similar) Faderbank as Kit / from one source ( PCB + Panel)
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: need: 16n (or similar) Faderbank as Kit / from one source ( PCB + Panel)

Slow down a bit. Realize that you’re asking for things that are somewhat opposed to one another—you’re asking for as much of the work as possible to be done for you, but also that you not pay for all of that extra work. If cost is your main concern, you should teach yourself some critical DIY skills...
by Jaytee
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Isolate component from pcb right above it
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Isolate component from pcb right above it

Replace with a shorter electrolytic ;)

(This is 85% a joke, but also thought it should be mentioned just in case it hadn’t occurred to you.)
by Jaytee
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: What diode is it on TR808 switch board? [SOLVED]]
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: What diode is it on TR808 switch board? [SOLVED]]

Glad you got it sorted! I’m about to work on a similar issue on a 202.
by Jaytee
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: What diode is it on TR808 switch board? [SOLVED]]
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: What diode is it on TR808 switch board? [SOLVED]]

Do some diagnostics before just replacing everything. There is a lot you can check before even turning on your soldering iron. Every time you heat a PCB, you reduce it’s expected lifespan, so especially with highly valuable and collectible instruments, it’s worth the effort. Do you get a clock signa...
by Jaytee
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: OPL3 127 instruments 4op midi player using STM32 Blue Pill
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: OPL3 127 instruments 4op midi player using STM32 Blue Pill

Just ordered a blue pill to give this a shot. Thanks!
by Jaytee
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Repairing/Maintaining old synth (Yamaha CS-5)
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Repairing/Maintaining old synth (Yamaha CS-5)

It’s true that there’s not much more than resistors in the schematic, but there are two issues with proceeding based on this assumption. One, it’s quite rare for resistors to just...die. Two, there’s more to a synth than its schematic—if you open it up and look at this section, there’s a switch that...
by Jaytee
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?
Replies: 38
Views: 1093

Re: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?

And a few of the items I've noticed people say isn't very good from them is crap from all suppliers, so it's more the manufacturing quality, not the supplier's fault. It wasn’t always like this, as the OP implied. Just a few years ago they had a much wider selection of crap components. Lots of fake...
by Jaytee
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: OPL3 127 instruments 4op midi player using STM32 Blue Pill
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: OPL3 127 instruments 4op midi player using STM32 Blue Pill

Somewhere I have an OPL3 chip set that’s been waiting for a project like this...
by Jaytee
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?
Replies: 38
Views: 1093

Re: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?

Flounderguts wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:57 pm
The film caps I've had from there are fantastic, every bit as good as the $$$ ones I have used in the past.
Do you use the little box caps or the greenies?
by Jaytee
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?
Replies: 38
Views: 1093

Re: in 2020 which Tayda parts do you buy, which do you avoid?

I have avoided buying 1900h knob clones there, as I’ve been advised they lack the internal copper collar (ie, set screw is threaded only into plastic). I like to get my set screws real tight, so I went with some cheap AliExpress clones that include the copper collar instead. I have bought other knob...
by Jaytee
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Can anyone share a V2164 / similar LTSpice model?
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Can anyone share a V2164 / similar LTSpice model?

Got some cool audio chips to play with and just spent an hour wondering wondering why my shit wasn't working...the pinout on the first page diagram on the coolaudio datasheet is wrong!! The Vc4 pin is swizzled. I was wondering why the thing wouldn't just be nice and symmetric so I opened the SSI216...
by Jaytee
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY Trade Thread [ Parts, PCBs, Panels ]
Replies: 873
Views: 154250

Re: DIY Trade Thread [ Parts, PCBs, Panels ]

I ordered some of these by mistake (wanted 1.3"): 128x64 OLED Module SPI 0.96"Graphic Displays,White on Black Free to good home! I have 5 to go Just realized I have a couple of them too. Any ideas where they could be used? If you have any old synths/computers that still use a floppy drive, you can ...
by Jaytee
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Recommended high quality eurorack DIY brands
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Recommended high quality eurorack DIY brands

Had lots of success with PM Foundations so far. I've messaged the owner a few times and he's always been very helpful. What do you think of the quality of the front panels? I've never used the pcb material for front panels yet and am curious if they feel as sturdy as metal ones. Honestly don’t noti...
by Jaytee
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: stripboard tips and tricks
Replies: 20
Views: 641

Re: stripboard tips and tricks

My main “trick” for stripboard: learn KiCAD ASAP because stripboard is super annoying!
by Jaytee
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Are cem3340s exchangeable with the clones
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Are cem3340s exchangeable with the clones

There’s one resistor change to make when using the Alfa clone but otherwise they’re pin compatible.

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