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Post by setzer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Yeah thats very awesome!

How do you use all these ? Polyphonically ?

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Post by Chrutil » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:15 pm

setzer wrote:Yeah thats very awesome!

How do you use all these ? Polyphonically ?
I just got them up and running and to be honest I’m not sure what I should try :)
Probably polyphonic, multiple sequencing, maybe some aleatoric self-generating patch experimentation, who knows - it’s been a lot of building so now it’s time to play. Wherever it leads me.

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Post by forestcaver » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:59 pm

Fully calibrated (I edited the pcb to move the recom and allow it to fit on the back)

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Post by djthopa » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:32 pm

Plaits up and running!

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Had to improvise with some 0201 passives I ordered by mistake and had to do a major reflow of the ics, but its all good now!

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Post by djthopa » Fri May 03, 2019 3:50 am

Clouds:

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Post by djthopa » Sun May 05, 2019 4:19 pm

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Marbles inbound :miley:

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Post by Staticcharge » Thu May 09, 2019 8:55 am

I've built loads of through hole modules but thought I'd do some SMD builds. As many people have said, it's not as hard as you expect it to be....give it a go. Using the Tinsy modules for the O_c and Temps modules I wanted to build a Mutables module and try the Jtag flashing, so sold my O_c that then paid for a ST-Link programmer and components for a pair of Peaks modules.
A nice cup of coffe and a Colin Benders modular mayhem on you tube and built one in an evening.
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Loved it and it's a lot more simple than I thought. No I just need to sit down and look at the firmware and understand it.....May take longer than an evening.

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Post by Staticcharge » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:18 pm

In addition to building clouds today I built an Elements module but sadly it's not allowing my ST-link to connect, the search function doesn't work and I can't find the Mutable fail thread....anybody able to point me in the right direction?

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Post by JakoGreyshire » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:35 am

Here is the unsuccessful thread:

viewtopic.php?t=143366&highlight=

I had trouble with my first elements connecting as well... For me it was mistaken identity from the slikscreen print around the Jtag header... I thought the print was showing me pin"1" or red stripe of cable.... It wasn't... All I had to do was try the ribbon cable(EDIT: JTAG CABLE! Not power cable) plugged in the other way around.. -180*-

You've probably tried that already as it most likely won't hurt anything if the jtag is put on incorrectly...

Anyway, Go hit up the unsuccessful thread... lots of readers over there... I do remember seeing similar stuff on elements over there....


As for a successful build, I had fun with this one...

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Post by Staticcharge » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:57 am

JakoGreyshire wrote:Here is the unsuccessful thread:

viewtopic.php?t=143366&highlight=
:cry: The shame...now the fun begins, diagnosis and solution.

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Post by Staticcharge » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:08 am

Well what do you know, I've not been one for drag soldering MCUs but thought I'd give it a go on the duff Elements build as I read they're might not be enough solder on the contact of someone with similar issues.
It worked...haha.
so far 2 Per|former sequencers, 2 peaks/Apex modules, clouds, O_c, Ripple\Wavelets, Temps and now elements.

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Post by AlanP » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:48 pm

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This is a very nice synth :)

Yes, I forgot the clear window. But I don't feel like removing all the screws, again, to put it in. Uh... extra ventilation, yeah.

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Yarns

Post by EvanLang » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:50 pm

I am curious what length encoder shaft everyone is using for Yarns? This is the last item for the mouser order and its hanging me up.

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Re: Yarns

Post by JakoGreyshire » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:07 am

EvanLang wrote:I am curious what length encoder shaft everyone is using for Yarns? This is the last item for the mouser order and its hanging me up.
Perhaps the datasheet for the knob you are going to use will help you determine the shaft length?

Could you give some links to the mouser pages please? I am curious to see them as I may end up building a yarns someday... Like what are the lengths to choose from?
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Re: Yarns

Post by EvanLang » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:02 am

JakoGreyshire wrote:
EvanLang wrote:I am curious what length encoder shaft everyone is using for Yarns? This is the last item for the mouser order and its hanging me up.
Perhaps the datasheet for the knob you are going to use will help you determine the shaft length?

Could you give some links to the mouser pages please? I am curious to see them as I may end up building a yarns someday... Like what are the lengths to choose from?
I will be using the Rogan all black 2p d-shaft knob. Will definitely check the data sheets for that knob and see if I can come to a decision.

here is the mouser link https://www.mouser.com/ALPS/Passive-Com ... gmZ1yvvtf9
There are a few more options if you don't go with Alps EC12E series, but I've been trying to stick as close to the Mutable Instruments BOM as possible.

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yarns

Post by EvanLang » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:30 am

So I'm leaning towards this encoder after looking at the knob data sheet and searching more option on mouser
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Bo ... ju3YmO4%3D

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Re: yarns

Post by EvanLang » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 am

EvanLang wrote:So I'm leaning towards this encoder after looking at the knob data sheet and searching more option on mouser
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Bo ... ju3YmO4%3D
Nevermind. It doesnt have a bushing. The search continues. :bang:

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Post by Altitude909 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:05 pm

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Post by EvanLang » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:54 pm

Altitude909 wrote:^
858-EN11-HSM1BF20
Thank you. Parts order going in tomorrow. :wookie:

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Just filled up my rack!

Post by markelm » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:35 am

Just wanted to share my rack now that I just finished enough mutable builds to fill it up! Having a blast jamming with this :)

DIY mutable modules in there: Marbles, 2xKnit, Rings, Ripples, Elements and Smog.

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Post by martibs » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:16 am

EDIT: Pardon me, wrong thread

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Post by AlanP » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:08 am

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Now I have a Shruthi XT, too :) This is with the Polivoks filter.

The blue wire hanging out the back is for a DC jack. I have several 9V DC 2.1mm wallwarts around here. I have a nice Cioks AC-10 PSU. The polarity on the on-board jack for the Shruthi XT is the complete opposite of every bloody one.

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Post by toneburst » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:35 pm

Antumbra Smog (Clouds uClone).
One of a pair (the yellow one went on eBay, the other, with red/blue LEDs and blue jack lights, is a keeper).

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Both worked first time!

I'd initially held off doing any MI clones because I was nervous about soldering the MCU, and flashing the firmware. I built a couple of PER|FORMER modules, which involved doing both, and it wasn't so bad, afterall (with some help from other forum members), so was emboldened to try the Smog builds, too.

Installed Parasites on the blue one.

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Post by sduck » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:47 pm

Oh I forgot about this thread. I've posted a few things in the unsuccessful builds thread. But now I've had some luck. Or skillz, you decide. These are from complete parts kits from synthcube, which seems to be what I needed to get these things going. I have a ton of nice mutable pcbs here, but just never manage to take the next step in getting going on them. So I had some time between some larger things, so whipped these out.

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Post by EvanLang » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:32 pm

Ripples and ubraids. Took a bit to get the ubraids oled working properly. Some hair ripping days of it works fine, turn it off, come back an hour or so latter,
makes sound but screen not working. Eventually found a teeny tinny fraction of a hair piece of metal fiber bridging pins on UC1.Image
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