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by waldenpotato
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?

dot matrix madness wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:42 am
Isn't a "conductive insulator" an oxymoron? :hmm:
Yeah, probably - depends on your perspective. But that Canare cable has a black sheath that might be confused with an insulation, but it's electrically conductive.
by waldenpotato
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

Synthbuilder wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:24 am
I would think they would be the smaller middle sized (4.8mm) spades.
I will try this smaller size. Thanks.
by waldenpotato
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

Yes. I normally tin the bared ends of the wires. Then fill the solder buckets on the socket with a bit of solder. Then re-apply heat to the solder bucket and slide the wire into place. Remove heat and that one is done. This is a great strategy, thanks. What about the power switch? From the part num...
by waldenpotato
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?

Did you have a reason to want the semiconductive layer? It makes assembling cables harder! No, not necessarily. I'm wanting to build cables for 1/4" to 1/8" so I can start building and mixing eurorack with 5U modules - I don't want to use an interface module. Richard's guide is really nice so I was...
by waldenpotato
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Power Supplies’ On/Off Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Power Supplies’ On/Off Switch

Found it:
https://www.newark.com/multicomp/r13-24 ... a-02-bb-3a

Multicomp part number:
R13-244A-02-BB-3A
by waldenpotato
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?

I can't tell if this Mogami cable has the black conductive insulator like the other. It's a little bit cheaper.
by waldenpotato
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

I received my PSU boards today - along with the three pin power socket used with the Yamaha power adapters. I'm realizing that I don't know the strategy for wiring the power socket and power switch. Attached is a photo. Are these just simple solder-and-heat-shrink jobs? For example, do I just put th...
by waldenpotato
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?
Replies: 10
Views: 317

What is the currently recommended raw patch cable?

I'm planning on building some 1/8" to 1/4" patch cables and have been looking at Richard Brewster's guide here: http://pugix.com/synth/making-patch-cables/ He uses Canare GS-4 cable from here: https://www.redco.com/Canare-GS-4.html Before I move forward with anything I wanted to check and see if any...
by waldenpotato
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Incoming Project: DCR320
Replies: 36
Views: 737

Re: Incoming Project: DCR320

MattyT wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:07 am
pre loaded a 1 ru case from front panel express database, deleted all the panels I didnt need, and copied and pasted the entire overlay layout onto the 1 ru front piece. Hope that is clear enough.
I didn’t realize they had preloaded 1u cases. I’ll have to check that out. Thanks.
by waldenpotato
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Incoming Project: DCR320
Replies: 36
Views: 737

Re: Incoming Project: DCR320

Bet you cant guess my favorite color... I turned the overlay into a full front panel for my 1ru case The case I had is steel and has a vented top, not aluminum so I used separate heat sinks. Ive got the voltages correct, after that step I cant do much else. Unfortunately i dont own a scope or know ...
by waldenpotato
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 19inch Rack Cabinet Options
Replies: 1
Views: 89

19inch Rack Cabinet Options

I'm wanting to order a 5U 19inch metal rack cabinet from here: http://www.allmetalparts.co.uk/156-5u-19-inch-stackable-cabinet-300mm-deep-5055726200574.html But I'm wondering if there are any similar option in the united states that aren't very expensive - just a simple metal, stackable, 5U 19inch r...
by waldenpotato
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Where to get thermal glue
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: Where to get thermal glue

From the spec linked above it says that this is non-bleeding. Does that mean that it will never run or "slide" or get on other stuff?
by waldenpotato
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Where to get thermal glue
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: Where to get thermal glue

the only thing I can say about it is that you could in theory find a better thermal compound that has more metal (higher conductivity) that would give you better thermal conductivity since the tempco resistors and the IC package are non-conductive. you would need to find a way to prevent the stuff ...
by waldenpotato
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Where to get thermal glue
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: Where to get thermal glue

are you looking for thermal compound or thermal adhesive? thermal potting material has really poor thermal conductivity. the best conductivity is a very thin application of thermal compound between two flat surfaces. do you mind telling more about what exactly you are trying to thermally couple to ...
by waldenpotato
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Where to get thermal glue
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Where to get thermal glue

I’ve run out of thermal glue and can’t find the same kind anywhere - it’s no longer manufactured.

Where can I get some good thermal glue - I’ve sometimes seen it called thermal epoxy - that can be used for the synth diy?
by waldenpotato
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: A completed eurorack Dual VCO
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: A completed eurorack Dual VCO

An update: I just started the calibration process. So far these have been my favorite VCOs to calibrate - I have a couple of other branded VCOs. Having the TUN1 and SCL1 trimmers is really nice. This allows you to calibrate the 1v/oct settings without needing to fiddle with the front panel. I really...
by waldenpotato
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: A completed eurorack Dual VCO
Replies: 1
Views: 72

A completed eurorack Dual VCO

I just finished this dual vco.

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by waldenpotato
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 126
Views: 6158

Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

I just finished the Oakley Sound Systems Dual VCO.

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by waldenpotato
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: 19 inch rack rails compatible with MOTM and MU
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: 19 inch rack rails compatible with MOTM and MU

m0n0mania wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:34 am
You could use Makerbeam which has sliding nuts.
Oh! Sliding nuts!

Any chance you can get one of these for a 19inch rack?
by waldenpotato
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: ASV MU Knobs
Replies: 4
Views: 105

ASV MU Knobs

Does anybody know where I can find parts number or a supplier for the MU style of the ASV module? Attached is a photo of what I'm referencing.

Is it possible to find genuine knobs or are there only replicas available these days?

Thanks.

asv_mu.jpg
by waldenpotato
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: 19 inch rack rails compatible with MOTM and MU
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: 19 inch rack rails compatible with MOTM and MU

My first venture into the 5U forum has been fun.
by waldenpotato
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Eurorack ADSR Envelope - I'm not hearing the decay
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Eurorack ADSR Envelope - I'm not hearing the decay

Update:

I was able to desolder and resolder in the correct orientation. The envelopes are behaving as expected now.
by waldenpotato
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: Parts recommendations thread
Replies: 14
Views: 2425

Re: Parts recommendations thread

Synthbuilder wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:41 am
There's some information about the differences between MTA and Molex KK in my Construction Guide.
Yep, the construction guide even has a suggested tool for the Molex KK wire crimping.

Thanks.
by waldenpotato
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Oakley Sound Systems
Topic: M4 Rings, FASTON Blades, Bootlace Connector Crimp Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: M4 Rings, FASTON Blades, Bootlace Connector Crimp Tools

The bootlace ferrules will need a special tool. Chinese made tools are now available at very cheap prices on Ebay. Some are better than others no doubt. The one I bought, a HSC8 6-4, seems to do job well. I got it from Ebay after seeing some positive reviews on YouTube about it. Faston blades and r...

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