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by Benjamin AM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Disapointing Modules
Replies: 1564
Views: 184764

Re: Disapointing Modules

I've been hanging out for one of my local music shops to discount their only one in stock. The demos sounded good, so what was the problem you had? Was it just too noisy to be usable? And are we talking about the older Analog Replicator or the smaller newer one? I’m talking about the newer one circ...
by Benjamin AM
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Disapointing Modules
Replies: 1564
Views: 184764

Re: Disapointing Modules

Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay was a real bad one.
by Benjamin AM
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Yusynth VCA's good enough in a system?
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

The MI Veils looks good. SSM2164 based VCA. I built one very similar with a lin-log pot control. I was surprised that for lin and log responses I liked settings that were not full one or the other. For example, I prefer the pot set approx. 75% for log response rather than full log setting. Never wo...
by Benjamin AM
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Yusynth VCA's good enough in a system?
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

I have built several Yusynth VCAs for both my 5U and Eurorack modulars. Within the last few years I built a Veils from Mutable and have never looked back. I enjoy the sound quality much more and love that you can adjust the lin/expo response. I miss the second input for the VCAs but you will figure ...
by Benjamin AM
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Announce Thread: Magpie Modular - uBraids - Braids in 8 HP.
Replies: 659
Views: 62925

I forgot. Do you program Atmega chip with the module connected to power or does the USBTiny programmer power by itsself?
by Benjamin AM
Thu May 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PJ302M (right angle jack) Eagle library anybody?
Replies: 1
Views: 531

A little late but good for reference
by Benjamin AM
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: uBurst help
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Thank you, that was it!
by Benjamin AM
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: uBurst help
Replies: 5
Views: 781

uBurst help

I want to make a stencil for the SMT parts but I can't seem to find gerber files anywhere for this build. Curious if anyone would point me in the right direction
or would be willing to share the files.
by Benjamin AM
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: ornaments+crimes extended / polymorphic 4x16bit CV generator
Replies: 2551
Views: 180828

Is there anyway to use Piqued as a 4x polyphonic envelope generator? Currently I'm using two Peaks.
by Benjamin AM
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Appendage Ribbon controler for euro
Replies: 32
Views: 2984

Hands down my favorite module that I've ever owned. I really do wish that there was a Eurorack version. :sadbanana:
by Benjamin AM
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY usb midi host, hobbytronics, any experience?
Replies: 17
Views: 5399

The shitty video up above demonstrates that capability. However you have to enable Realtime messages to be set in the configuration terminal via a FTDI to serial adaptor. It's a one time adjustment.
by Benjamin AM
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY usb midi host, hobbytronics, any experience?
Replies: 17
Views: 5399

[video][/video]
I also use the Hobbytronics board. I explain in the this video how it works with the Beatstep. Although I have not implemented this yet on my USB host, you have the ability to add some hardware that can change the MIDI channel without a computer.
by Benjamin AM
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Polishing an Arturia turd
Replies: 5
Views: 937

That looks interesting! Can you elaborate on it? So the original Beatstep was a little disappointing. It is a sequencer/controller that offers MIDI as well as CV and gate outputs. Seems like a good deal but it's limitations will drive you mad. It has no way to sync to the outside world unless you i...
by Benjamin AM
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Polishing an Arturia turd
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Polishing an Arturia turd

[video][/video]
The Hobbytronics USB host is a cheap way to sync the original Beatstep without using a computer. It requires an optoisolator circuit between midi connections and the microprocessor. Thinking about posting board artwork if there is interest.
by Benjamin AM
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Dim C/TZF
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Dim C/TZF

I have been dreaming of building one of these for years. I was curious if anyone on this forum has built one.
by Benjamin AM
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Need help with getting ferrite beads on Mouser
Replies: 11
Views: 588

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by Benjamin AM
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [SHIPPING] Embeddable MIDI2CV converter, now with LFO and EG
Replies: 68
Views: 7227

What a great design! Everything in mono mode works flawlessly. Looking forward to try duo mode now. Thanks again for all of the hard work Peter!
by Benjamin AM
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [SHIPPING] Embeddable MIDI2CV converter, now with LFO and EG
Replies: 68
Views: 7227

Anytime. Just send the sysex to change the setting and it will be stored until you change it again or reset the device to factory defaults. /Peter it's nice to have access to these features under the hood. The examples that you posted made this process super easy. Thank you! I am exited for the inv...
by Benjamin AM
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [SHIPPING] Embeddable MIDI2CV converter, now with LFO and EG
Replies: 68
Views: 7227

Hi Peter, I do have one more simple question. When do you send the the .syx file to modify these parameters? Do I have to boot the module while holding learn button(in the way that your webpage details updating firmware) or can sysex file be sent anytime? Thank you for all the help, and thank you fo...
by Benjamin AM
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [SHIPPING] Embeddable MIDI2CV converter, now with LFO and EG
Replies: 68
Views: 7227

Peter, I decided to use 5mm LEDs for circuit. They are very dim so I am considering lowing the current limiting resistor to brighten them up a little. I only hesitate because i am not that familiar enough with the Atmel chips to know if they have the capability to drive say 25mA for each LED. If the...
by Benjamin AM
Sun May 31, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: BETTER TOOLS FOR TRANSFERING BLUE PRESS N PEEL??
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Photo press is probably more commonly called a dry mount press. You put down a piece of heavy stock or matt, a layer of adhesive (a paper like sheet that melts), the photo and a sheet to protect the photo. Then you put them in the press after it heats up and the adhesive melts bonding the heavy sto...
by Benjamin AM
Sun May 31, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [SHIPPING] Embeddable MIDI2CV converter, now with LFO and EG
Replies: 68
Views: 7227

When do you need this? /Peter Thanks for the quick response Peter. There is no rush. I was just curious if you were planning on making this an option in the future(next month or so). I found time today to play around with this build and am very impressed by how well this circuit works. I can't wait...
by Benjamin AM
Sun May 31, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: [SHIPPING] Embeddable MIDI2CV converter, now with LFO and EG
Replies: 68
Views: 7227

@Altitude909, congats on the successful build! > 1. Is the strobe out inverted? Mine is mirrored (negative pulse) Yes, strobe is negative going pulse. I believe most synths expect it this way, however i can make this configurable. /Peter I'm curious if this was going to happen any time soon. I woul...
by Benjamin AM
Thu May 28, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: BETTER TOOLS FOR TRANSFERING BLUE PRESS N PEEL??
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

I've been using a photo press for years. It works great.
by Benjamin AM
Mon May 11, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: J.Haible's Living VCO for Eurorack [Build Thread]
Replies: 645
Views: 58656

Congrats! I'm not sure why the slew on octave shifting is bothersome to people. I personally enjoy the quirk. To each their own.

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