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by indigoid
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Something New from Doc Sketchy
Replies: 616
Views: 43425

Re: Something New from Doc Sketchy

I just saw this post on Twitter... it seems you're not alone in using Excel as a CAD tool:

by indigoid
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 393
Views: 32603

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

edit: ignore this, found earlier post
by indigoid
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Something New from Doc Sketchy
Replies: 616
Views: 43425

Re: Something New from Doc Sketchy

Ace! That sounds super cool.
by indigoid
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 4ms Pods
Replies: 551
Views: 55101

Re: 4ms Pods

Do you just not like the idea of using a flying bus to expand? Or does it not fit? No, I don't like it at all. The pods are OK for my application (these pods were always intended to be a more portable pair of enclosures for my beloved Voltage Research Lab, which on its own only needs 3 connectors) ...
by indigoid
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Bamboo panels
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re:

Bamboo dries out and cracks easily. I've built cabinet doors and the like with bamboo sheet goods, and unless it's sealed really well it will crack. It's worth a try though. It's pretty sexy maybe it's humid enough here that it doesn't dry very fast. But I've got modules with bamboo-ply panels here...
by indigoid
Fri May 22, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 393
Views: 32603

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Pittsburgh Modular shared the schematic for their discontinued sequencer, which was more or less the classic CD4017-based Baby10. I felt like trying an SMD layout and so made one of these. I had some Alps 8-way rotary switches + knobs left over from ordering Turing Machine parts, and Tom Whitwell of...
by indigoid
Fri May 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 393
Views: 32603

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

I am in awe of your deadbug skills. Cool! I have the Noise Reap sampler built using the same chip. Lo-fi but a lot of fun. Your take on it looks much more complete. (have you heard of this amazing new circuit board technology that has been invented recently? It's like taking a photo of all your wire...
by indigoid
Fri May 22, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 393
Views: 32603

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

So quite some time ago I was perusing Ian Fritz's lovely website and noticed the Wavolver. Elby sells PCB+panel kits for these but IIRC it was too deep for almost any of my cases, so I decided to make my own. The panel layout is a little weird because it's all stuffed into one ~16hp through-hole boa...
by indigoid
Fri May 22, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 4ms Pods
Replies: 551
Views: 55101

Re: 4ms Pods

Has anyone fit a Doepfer SEM filter into a PodX? It seems like the depth is exactly the same (55mm) which is cutting it pretty close. I have that filter. Here it is in a Pod64X: doepfer-sem-pod64x.jpg There's enough room to slide the connector of one of the Pittsburgh Modular "patch noodles" undern...
by indigoid
Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: 4ms Pods
Replies: 551
Views: 55101

Re: 4ms Pods

Just received a pair of powered Pod64x this week to re-home my Pittsburgh Modular VRL in a more portable format. Everything works, but I'm fairly disappointed by the power supply in them. * It needs way more standoffs to support the bus board! Plugging into some of the shrouded headers causes the bu...
by indigoid
Thu May 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Doepfer A-199 Reverbmodification
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: Doepfer A-199 Reverbmodification

Have you considered just adding a second A-199 and maybe a (voltage-controlled?) crossfader or two? Somewhat more expensive but also far more flexible as you can use them in parallel, in series, in feedback loops, or just for two separate voices
by indigoid
Tue May 05, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle
Replies: 50
Views: 3487

Re: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle

https://github.com/jsleeio/go-eagle/releases/tag/v1.0.0 you can just download an executable at the above link now, for a few common platforms. Note that it's now named go-eagle instead of schroff which was always an absolutely terrible name. My Homebrew cask is still broken but I'm looking at automa...
by indigoid
Tue May 05, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: what to get next
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: what to get next

I think Pittsburgh's "Mod Tools" thing might be a good component for a small system also. And Music Thing's Startup. Between those two you get * clock multiplier/divider + tap tempo * stereo mixer * headphone amp * envelope/VCLFO/envelope follower, like a slightly cut down Maths channel 1/4 * 2-chan...
by indigoid
Mon May 04, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: what to get next
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: what to get next

I don't really know how Maths works. I'm the only person on Earth who has never used one and I understand that it can do a lot of tricks. It may have built in mixers and shit that might make you less wanting of Links. Someone else with more experience with your particular set of modules might have ...
by indigoid
Mon May 04, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle
Replies: 50
Views: 3487

Re: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle

also you just alerted me to something useful, I didn't know there was a Linux version of Homebrew. Cheers
by indigoid
Mon May 04, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle
Replies: 50
Views: 3487

Re: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle

looks like i need to update my homebrew cask. Sorry about this, I've been busy working on the actual app :-/

Will fix. I have a bugfix release to do anyway; found (and fixed) an error in the way legend labels are positioned if they're below a control rather than above it
by indigoid
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Befaco Percall
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: Befaco Percall

also the 303!
by indigoid
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: a legend is back...System-700 in eurorack
Replies: 159
Views: 17781

Re: a legend is back...System-700 in eurorack

Interesting project. It's great that you're making these available, and I really love the aesthetic and especially refusal to squish everything into 3hp per module. If I didn't already have an enormous DIY backlog I'd order the whole set without hesitation. However... I noticed a spelling error on t...
by indigoid
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY flip flop circuit?
Replies: 17
Views: 959

Re: DIY flip flop circuit?

Functionally, I think you'll find the CD4018 Presettable Divide By N Counter Counter to be much closer to what you're looking for. also 4017, per the classic Baby10 sequencer design. I've included Pittsburgh Modular's schematic for it here. It's trivial to replace the toggle switch for 4/6/8 steps ...
by indigoid
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Something New from Doc Sketchy
Replies: 616
Views: 43425

Re: Something New from Doc Sketchy

Looks like a fun party!

Personally I'd have left the Sloth controls and CV inputs off the panel, they're plenty loopy without them, and put a mini clock divider or counter in there instead. Not my panel tho :-)
by indigoid
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Where to get blank panels cheap?
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Where to get blank panels cheap?

I just generated some Gerbers for a 12hp blank panel (I wrote some software for this — it took less than 30 seconds from idea to a ready-to-order zip file) and got a quote from Seeed Studio * $48 for 30 panels * exactly 7x 12hp panels per 84hp row, so enough for four and a quarter rows * about $11/r...
by indigoid
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PCBs as Front Panels ?
Replies: 179
Views: 18264

Re: PCBs as Front Panels ?

You're far from the first to misorient pots :-/ and the panel looks great!

However if you look at other Euro panels you'll find many cases where pots with a scale marked - to + are attenuverters rather than attenuators
by indigoid
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle
Replies: 50
Views: 3487

Re: my weekend meta-project: magic panel PCB generator for Eagle

have been working on this a bit more lately. I'm working on a module that has a rotary switch — actually the same Alps 8-position rotary switch as used in the Turing Machine. Things that have rotary switches usually deserve a good panel legend for each position. I'd been procrastinating on this beca...
by indigoid
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PCBs as Front Panels ?
Replies: 179
Views: 18264

Re: PCBs as Front Panels ?

I made a couple of tests using FR4 and matte black soldermask, sent the gerbers to JLC PCB and they came out pretty nicely. :sb: The silkscreen looks pretty streaky here too Also more than once I've had silkscreen smear with too much handling. This more than anything else discouraged me from using ...
by indigoid
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: PCBs as Front Panels ?
Replies: 179
Views: 18264

Re: PCBs as Front Panels ?

The PCB fabs advertise it for the purpose of debugging prototypes and nothing else. I didn't see any claims about longevity so maybe they didn't even design for that at all. Exposure to high intensity UV for 1 week should tell us something about degradation of this clear coating. You can do this if...

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