E-Licktronic Nava 909 clone

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Post by nologin » Wed May 25, 2016 6:11 pm

stevesavage wrote:Yeah this does look great! Can't wait to see more of it!
I've had a 9090 for years now and was one of the lucky ones to also have the sequencer kit, but not really used it due to never finishing a decent case....

Such same situation, it has been 4 years that I have MB909 without case and i can not use because of that. :doh: I think the only way to solve the problem is to manufacture the boxes ourselves. :hihi:
It's just something make noise at home occasionally, can not be used outside. And yet difficult to test with something without box and electric wires everywhere.
I'm building a nava, it will be completed before the MB909.
But i believe that one day MB909 will be something good.

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Post by truman_k » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:37 am

Wow, this sounds great. But I have no knowledge on DIY and electronic stuff. Can anyone tell me, where I find some skillful builder to assemble one for me?

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Post by Luap » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:00 pm

truman_k wrote:Wow, this sounds great. But I have no knowledge on DIY and electronic stuff. Can anyone tell me, where I find some skillful builder to assemble one for me?
Look in the sticky threads here.. There is a "DIY Builders for hire" thread there :tu:

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Post by nologin » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:51 pm

I have a kit, i'll make a special version with lots of mods. I'll put a lcd of another color, two FX fuzz inside and many other mods. My goal is to fill the empty space with potentiometers. I built after September. Is there anyone who finished hers and is fully functional?

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Post by Rowan » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:23 pm

nologin wrote:I have a kit, i'll make a special version with lots of mods. I'll put a lcd of another color, two FX fuzz inside and many other mods. My goal is to fill the empty space with potentiometers. I built after September. Is there anyone who finished hers and is fully functional?
I've finished mine, just waiting on the case to become available. I have also got the Nava's big brother, a Yocto. They play great together.

I do have one issue with the Nava, it doesn't respond to MIDI notes from an external device. For me this is a problem as I like to sequence with my MBSEQ V4 and my modular, using a trigger to MIDI converter.

Hopefully there's a firmware update not to far away that corrects the bug, other than that I'm very happy with it.

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Post by nologin » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:06 pm

I asked because it is a time that the first two batches were distributed and there is no real demo video. So you tell me that the firmware is not optimized? There is only that the bug that is not controlled by external seq?

I also build a yocto is the one with a larger metal case than the others and with a row of additional potentiometer. Perhaps you have already seen it.

I also have a MB909, a colleague made me a case, i traded him against spare parts and assistance for its MB909. I will get this in 3 days, i waited too long a case, 4 years! So last year i wanted a design myself, but i did not have the budget for a case unit.

Soon I will have two pure clones TR 909. My dream will come true. :sb:

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Post by Rowan » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:22 pm

This is the only bug I have come across that effects my use case. It works fine from the internal sequencer and syncs fine to MIDI clock. I got mine off the first batch and took about 20 hours to build. It was easier to build than the Yocto.

I also have a MB909, I have build the sequencer section and still have the TR9090 PCBs still in my backlog. I don't think I'll ever get round to building it now I've build the Nava...... There to many other cool to projects out there.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:03 pm

Anyone know if anyone is selling fully built kits yet? Would love to buy one, but definitely do not have the building ability.

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Post by Altitude909 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:37 pm

I'm doing commission builds, pm for info

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Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:45 pm

Altitude909 wrote:I'm doing commission builds, pm for info
Cool sent a PM!

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Post by GryphonP3 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:44 pm

I'm building two for myself right now, and once I've seen how they turn out, I could do commission jobs if Altitude909 is too busy :guinness:
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Post by Check Mate » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:50 am

I got my case earlier this week and I finshed the NAVA today.

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...only Altitudes knobs are missing now...

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Post by Altitude909 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:03 pm

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Post pics when they get there. The Sifam knobs dont work on the NAVA

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Post by stainers » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:32 pm

It looks so weird that the knobs are so far from the sequencer.
I don't get it, practically or aesthetically. It's actually something that puts me off jumping in.
Is the distance something you notice when playing round with it?

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Post by synthdude » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:30 am

stainers wrote:It looks so weird that the knobs are so far from the sequencer.
I don't get it, practically or aesthetically. It's actually something that puts me off jumping in.
Is the distance something you notice when playing round with it?
Yea I agree. Im not sure why he did it that way. I would have kept it like the original. Either way I still have to have one since I'm obsessed with all the vintage Roland gear. Im almost done with mine.

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Post by JanneI » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:40 pm

synthdude wrote:
stainers wrote:It looks so weird that the knobs are so far from the sequencer.
I don't get it, practically or aesthetically. It's actually something that puts me off jumping in.
Is the distance something you notice when playing round with it?
Yea I agree. Im not sure why he did it that way. I would have kept it like the original. Either way I still have to have one since I'm obsessed with all the vintage Roland gear. Im almost done with mine.
I think it was the pcb that forced it to that direction.

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Post by Altitude909 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:11 pm

synthdude wrote:
stainers wrote:It looks so weird that the knobs are so far from the sequencer.
I don't get it, practically or aesthetically. It's actually something that puts me off jumping in.
Is the distance something you notice when playing round with it?
Yea I agree. Im not sure why he did it that way. I would have kept it like the original. Either way I still have to have one since I'm obsessed with all the vintage Roland gear. Im almost done with mine.
the original has the control surface as a separate board which sits above the voice board which would have made this WAY more complicated..

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Post by mOBiTh » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:26 pm

A bigger NAVA logo would solve the gap issue imo

I seem to be hopeless at getting on these enclosure waiting lists for some reason :(

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Post by synthdude » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:47 pm

Well most of the drum machine could have been smd and that way it could have been smaller and without that huge gap, but that would have been too much to ask diy'ers to build. Its already a daunting build.

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Post by kodek » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:03 am

LED-man wrote:Image
Awesome pots caps on your build! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Any tips on where to find theese? Thanks.

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Post by Altitude909 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:09 am

kodek wrote:
Awesome pots caps on your build! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Any tips on where to find theese? Thanks.
Here: http://goo.gl/forms/jZfzO2cjzdhlhAEv2

I had them custom made but am doing a second bulk order

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Post by kodek » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:18 am

Altitude909 wrote:
kodek wrote:
Awesome pots caps on your build! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Any tips on where to find theese? Thanks.
Here: http://goo.gl/forms/jZfzO2cjzdhlhAEv2

I had them custom made but am doing a second bulk order
Awesome! Thanks. :party:

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Post by mOBiTh » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:20 pm

also awesome! sent you my details mate :)

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Post by computer controlled » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:06 am

Looks like these are currently unavailable for the moment. What was the cost of the kit?
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