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by attacca
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Thomann / the sssnake stackcable clones
Replies: 63
Views: 3112

Re: Thomann / the sssnake stackcable clones

Or people can just use the ninja stars and be done with it...
by attacca
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Troubleshooting sucks, I am stupid, and I hate everything
Replies: 13
Views: 581

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

fuckin' a

I just received my op amps for a build, my dumb ass only ordered two when I needed four, also forgot to order a schottkey diode... guess I can wait another couple weeks.
by attacca
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Zip drives, USB sticks. Do you trust them?
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: Zip drives, USB sticks. Do you trust them?

Flash drives aren't really measured in MTBF but rather overall writes to the flash memory. Stick with reputable brands, SanDisk and Samsung are reliable. Never buy flash drives or SD cards not in original packaging though, they are notorious for being counterfeit (Amazon, Ebay, any online retailer r...
by attacca
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: How fragile are trim pots?
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: How fragile are trim pots?

I haven't broken one of the pots you are talking about. I have broken one of Addac's regular pots though, they have plastic shafts, or they used to at least.
by attacca
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Can Boosted VCA-Audio Fry Modules ?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Can Boosted VCA-Audio Fry Modules ?

I'm not an expert but gain staging and modular are pretty important. You can have pretty long chains of modules from different manufacturers and they don't all respond the same to input levels. I've messed up a few recordings this way and I've had to scratch my head a couple times to figure it out, ...
by attacca
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Troubleshooting sucks, I am stupid, and I hate everything
Replies: 13
Views: 581

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

It happens, I feel that way a lot. What helps me is to break down the problem into the smallest possible chunk, like a computer program. Break it down line by line and try to understand it, not even fix it, just try to understand it. This is your focused mode, focus on the problem till you have at l...
by attacca
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Synthesis Techniques
Topic: Distortion without dedicated distortion modules
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Distortion without dedicated distortion modules

Hello everyone. I am curious how you go about patching nice distortion effects without having dedicated modules? I haven't really sought out distortion in my music journey, usually the opposite in fact, so I haven't looked into it much. Sure I've saturated some sounds with CP3 style mixers and ran a...
by attacca
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Thomann / the sssnake stackcable clones
Replies: 63
Views: 3112

Re: Thomann / the sssnake stackcable clones

Well that's unfortunate, they are a shitty company trying to squeeze out a small DIY shop, Modular Addict over a bogus patent. They are trolls and nothing more. "The Stackcables together with the ‘HEK’ and other Tiptop products have paved the way for Eurorack to reach a level of success unimaginable...
by attacca
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Thomann / the sssnake stackcable clones
Replies: 63
Views: 3112

Re: Thomann / the sssnake stackcable clones

TipTop lawsuit incoming!
by attacca
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: More algorithms for the Black Hole DSP (MK1) and pico DSP
Replies: 45
Views: 1800

Re: More algorithms for the Black Hole DSP (MK1) and pico DSP

Very cool, I have the BHDSP MK1 and am interested in a "backpack" or 2HP kit.
by attacca
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2

Thank you seismic, I appreciate you and other open source contributors. I may get some PCBs made in the future but I think purchasing two from you should keep me covered for awhile and hopefully you make a little from the kits.
by attacca
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2

yes - you can always pickup noise in environments with multiple cheap wallwarts in the game, this of course especially includes cheap usb-power charges.. i have a 0.5mm tip as well and i can solder it, but let's say i have certain (20yrs+) experience. the type-C connector is small. this version got...
by attacca
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2

You can buy those Pi supplies anywhere, they come in both plugs. Here is the spec sheet I found for it:

Screenshot_2020-12-25 USB-C-Product-Brief pdf.png

I wonder what the Ripple/Noise would be like after going through the PSU2/IPS2.
by attacca
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Mouser is great but i hate it !
Replies: 53
Views: 1319

Re: Mouser is great but i hate it !

I find that Mouser has 95% of the components I need for any given BOM, the rest have 6 month lead time, luckily Digikey always seems to have stock of the remaining 5%, at a slightly higher cost and much higher shipping for me.
by attacca
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2

yes - you can always pickup noise in environments with multiple cheap wallwarts in the game, this of course especially includes cheap usb-power charges.. i have a 0.5mm tip as well and i can solder it, but let's say i have certain (20yrs+) experience. the type-C connector is small. this version got...
by attacca
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Synth Drone
Topic: $1000 Drone build challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 756

Re: $1000 Drone build challenge

You can build a drone a lot cheaper than $1000!

by attacca
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Neutron sound Dust of Time.
Replies: 322
Views: 22361

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

.. . Thanks for the Panel/PCBs btw. I saw that you did a Miasma build before, can you recommend a place to get PCBs done in low quantity? What about panels? I haven't done that part of DIY stuff yet. JLC for both the panel and PCB. Get a 2mm panel, not the stock 1.6mm thick. I had a lot of problems...
by attacca
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Ringified Elements
Replies: 303
Views: 42481

Re: Ringified Elements

Ohhh Shiiit, I have two Elements to throw this on. Changing modes was a pain, thanks!
by attacca
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Anyone with less than 7u 104hp?
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: Anyone with less than 7u 104hp?

I'm trying to go through a downsizing stage myself. My goal is 6u 84hp with an external controller/sequencer/keys, but it should also function stand alone. I sold off ~100hp this year but I'm still around 600hp. Need to sell more, big systems distract me, I'm less focused/creative when there are too...
by attacca
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: DIY powersupply for eurorack or other things -> IPS2

This PSU is exactly what I'm looking for! I have been wanting to build a USB-C PSU for awhile. I've heard USB supplies can be pretty noisy, any issues with this one? It is a beautiful design. I have a Hakko with a 0.5mm conical tip (T18-B) and a 3.0mm slant for drag soldering (T18-C3). Do you think ...
by attacca
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Video Series: DIY VCF
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Video Series: DIY VCF

Thanks for your contribution, keep up the good work!
by attacca
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Fume extractor - Smoke absorbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Fume extractor - Smoke absorbers?

Hi sduck, I use a FA-400 myself and have found it suitable for most euro sized soldering projects. It can be used vertically, flat, or with an adjustable arm. It absorbs most smoke if you position it correctly for the task. I paid roughly $55 dollars for mine.
by attacca
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Neutron sound Dust of Time.
Replies: 322
Views: 22361

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

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by attacca
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Neutron sound Dust of Time.
Replies: 322
Views: 22361

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

You can get the jacks from synthcube or modular addict Totally forgot about synthcube, the currently stocked ones at modular addict were twice the price so I passed on them. I don't have much experience with jacks so dunno if thonkiconns are better/worse than what I ordered. The datasheets for both...
by attacca
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Neutron sound Dust of Time.
Replies: 322
Views: 22361

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

I've sourced and ordered the components. For anyone looking to build one in the US right now: The parts are in stock at Mouser except the following: 603-RC0805FR-0775KL - Digikey 858-EN11-HSM1BF20 - Digikey 858-P0915N-FC20BR10K - Digikey SSH1106 - Amazon MicroSD - Amazon Thonk isn't shipping at the ...

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