[DEMOS ADDED!] Mutant Hihats eurorack DIY PCB/panel sets

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What are you interested in?

1x PCB set w/ euro panel ($59)
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13%
1x PCB set w/ euro panel + vactrols + headers ($69)
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82%
More than one PCB set w/ panel and parts
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[DEMOS ADDED!] Mutant Hihats eurorack DIY PCB/panel sets

Post by hexinverter » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:20 am

Howdy folks!

So here's the sister thread for the Hihats! I posted the Bassdrum thread here earlier today: viewtopic.php?t=111384

This and the other thread will serve as interest check and tech support/build threads for these projects!

This is the Mutant Hihats module. It is an evolution of the infamous 808 circuit. But it's been redesigned from the ground up to be a powerful creative tool in the modular world!

I'll have eurorack panel and PCB sets for sale as well as I'll be stocking those pesky vactrols and long pin headers to bundle with PCB sets if you like. So, all you'll have to find are the easy parts (which there will be a BoM for of course!)

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Please indicate using the poll above how many sets you might be interested in. This will help me determine how many to stock!


I will have audio and video demos like crazy over the next few weeks. Just waiting for the last prototypes to arrive at my door so I can record them!


Primary Features


While the internal noise generator is based on the metallic noise generator in the 808, you can plug virtually ANY sound source into the EXT input and make all sorts of cool hihats/percussive sounds!

- analogue hihat circuitry capable of synthesising vanilla TR-808 open and closed hihat sounds (simultaneously)
- external audio input lets you synthesise hihats from virtually any sound source (Jupiter Storm, vcNOIZ, etc.)
- lo-fidelity original VCAs replaced by OTA-based modern VCAs
- VCA DRIVE control for each hihat allows you to dial in anything from soft metallic hihats to extremely overdriven, crunchy hihats
- Exclusive switch lets you select how the two hihats (open/closed) interact with eachother when triggered at the same time
- cutoff frequency control for internal resonant bandpass filter
- resonant filter can be switched on/off
- modular level mutual accent input (0-5V CV)
- trigger input accepts almost anything as a trigger signal
- non-invasive analogue optocouplers used for voltage control, thus, completely vintage sounds can still be had if that's what you're after!
- completely redesigned, hi-fi signal chain spares no expense by replacing cheap transistor amplifiers with low noise opamp and OTA equivalents
- you can dial in super hot, modular level output levels (up to 20Vp-p!)


Audio Demos

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147745478" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147744352" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147745678" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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Post by hexinverter » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:25 am

Here's the quick start/reference guide for the module! Hannes Pasqualini ( http://papernoise.net ) drew the super awesome illustrations for these!

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Post by Bakeneko » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:27 am

I'm up for a set please.

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Post by hpsounds » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:01 pm

:hyper:

Stacy, is the panel still 13HP ?

H.

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Post by hexinverter » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:14 pm

hpsounds wrote::hyper:

Stacy, is the panel still 13HP ?

H.
It sure is!
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Post by rosch » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:29 pm

damn! with control PCB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
i still have the last one, with the resynthesis panel, i assume that's the same circuit?

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Post by hexinverter » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:32 pm

rosch wrote:damn! with control PCB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
i still have the last one, with the resynthesis panel, i assume that's the same circuit?
The circuit is VERY different! Sorry! :( :waah:
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Post by rosch » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:41 pm

sorry to say: i'll have a second hihat then :hihi: (i vote)

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Post by hexinverter » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:16 pm

rosch wrote:sorry to say: i'll have a second hihat then :hihi: (i vote)
Haha well then! I think you will not be disappointed by this one. This one is far improved!
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Post by davidschwan1 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:43 pm

1 set (1x PCB set w/ euro panel + vactrols + headers) for me.

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Post by Barcode » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:25 pm

Put me down for 1 set of PCB's + vactrols + headers. No need for a panel here.

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Post by DYLTHEPILL » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:53 pm

id be down for a pcb + vactrol + header no panel for me

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Post by xm0dz » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:26 pm

I can't vote but I'm down for:
1x PCB set w/ euro panel + vactrols + headers ($69)

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Post by windspirit » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:27 pm

Sorry to be like this but no CV control of cutoff? Tell me that I can hack it and Ill be in for a PCB + Panel combo.

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Post by gbiz » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:17 pm

I'll be up for at least one set of pcbs + panel, possibly two.

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Post by catchpenny » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:47 am

1 PCB plus vactrol and header for me please! No panel.

Would also be keen for vc of cut off.

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Post by analogdata » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:58 am

Interested in one set of pcbs and panel.
What sort of vactrols should be used?
Might need vactrols tio if I don't have the right ones.

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Post by aristote » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:05 am

1 set (1x PCB set w/ euro panel + vactrols + headers) for me please !

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Post by hexinverter » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:21 pm

windspirit wrote:Sorry to be like this but no CV control of cutoff? Tell me that I can hack it and Ill be in for a PCB + Panel combo.
It's not that easy unfortunately. In the interest of keeping costs/part count down (there are a lot of parts already in this design!) I had to abstain from that feature. I think the features and enhancements we did add are more interesting than just making a VCF in the signal path :)

But you can always use an external noise source through a filter if you want to control the cutoff into the hihats.
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Post by hexinverter » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:24 pm

analogdata wrote:Interested in one set of pcbs and panel.
What sort of vactrols should be used?
Might need vactrols tio if I don't have the right ones.
Right on :)

The board is designed with Silonex NSL32-SR3 but you could also use VTL5C3. Make sure to use SR3 suffix as they are fast and the non SR3 are not fast enough response time!

I chose to use Silonex ones because they are not obsolete and are cheaper than VTL5CX :)

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Post by hexinverter » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:25 pm

Barcode wrote:Put me down for 1 set of PCB's + vactrols + headers. No need for a panel here.
Cool! :) Out of curiosity, do you plan on making your own euro panel or are you going to wire it all yourself? Just so it's clear: there are no provisions made on this design for universal format considerations. You'll have to wire to the control board manually and I won't have a wiring guide made for it!

Not that it's impossible to do...just so you know, is all :)
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Post by Royalston » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:31 pm

sorry if this has been answered- will you do kits? ' up for 1 of them if they exist....

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Post by hexinverter » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:35 pm

Royalston wrote:sorry if this has been answered- will you do kits? ' up for 1 of them if they exist....
Sorry! There won't be any full kits. Too much parts spread in these designs to sort and package common parts like resistors and capacitors. To pay for my time doing that would make them cost as almost as much as the retail eurorack modules which would suck! :deadbanana:
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Post by 2mb1o » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:47 am

1x PCB set w/ euro panel + vactrols + headers for me !

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Post by The Big Ear » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:03 am

hexinverter wrote:
Barcode wrote:Put me down for 1 set of PCB's + vactrols + headers. No need for a panel here.
Cool! :) Out of curiosity, do you plan on making your own euro panel or are you going to wire it all yourself? Just so it's clear: there are no provisions made on this design for universal format considerations. You'll have to wire to the control board manually and I won't have a wiring guide made for it!

Not that it's impossible to do...just so you know, is all :)
I'll pass on this one, because of this.
Any plans on making a DIY version that can be built in any format?

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