Neutron sound Dust of Time.

From circuitbending to homebrew stompboxes & synths, keep the DIY spirit alive!

Moderators: Joe., lisa, luketeaford, Kent

User avatar
Neutron7
Oldschool bleeper
Posts: 1918
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Neutron7 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:09 am

A53AEDBD-F4EF-4D41-8DBD-7B0BDFB8FB8D.jpeg
This is a dual stereo oscillator with built in modulators and utilities. There will be DIY boards and panels hopefully in February some time. It is a teensy 3.6, a DAC, screen, and support components.

Each of the 2 oscillator pairs have a few different methods, each with separate tuning, pitch modulation, and 2 parameters that can be adjusted and modulated with stereo offset or inversion of the modulation. some are procedurally generated, some are wavetables, and it can play waveedit files from the SD card. some methods are oversampled, some are raw.

all of the pot can be clicked to bring up the modulation screen for that parameter.

All modulators are at full 50KHz sample rate except chaos, which is at 3KHz
there are 4 DAHDSR with looping modulation and virus style slope sustain.
4 (resettable to actual degrees) LFO which can go from about 17 hours to 999.999Hz
2 chaos attractors each with x and y outs (16 types ofchaos available)
2 fusers, which take 1-3 modulators and mix, multiply or otherwise combine them.
a sub oscillator
2. "control" modulators, any of the pots, midi velocity, mod or bend, can be selected.

4 CV ins and v/oct in are available as mod sources anywhere, 2 of them are at 25KHz sample rate, 2 at 3KHz.

2 gate/trigger ins, MIDI gate, and 2 internally generated gates are combined in a matrix to 4 gate/trigger buses.

2 aux CV outs, can be any of the mod sources or t/g buses.

more info and a video soon!
if you want to see some videos now, there are a few on neutron sound facebook page.

rather crappy diagram!
1639914E-EFB9-4433-9957-77A0BE1836AD.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
sduck
experimental use of gravity
Posts: 13444
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:03 pm
Location: Vortepexaion, TN, USA

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by sduck » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:26 am

:trampoline: :stardance: :trampoline:

:eel:
Screen Shot 2020-01-16 at 10.26.16 AM.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
flickr cloud of sound touyube NOT A MODERATOR ANYMORE

User avatar
Kosalos
Common Wiggler
Posts: 98
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:58 am
Location: Laguna Hills, California

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Kosalos » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am

Fantastic!
I built an O&C hoping it would be an Orgone Accumulator + display.
Discovered it was more like Euroduino + display. Still fun, but...

Dust of Time surpasses my dreams.

User avatar
EATyourGUITAR
has no life
Posts: 4051
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:24 am
Location: Providence, RI, USA

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by EATyourGUITAR » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:39 pm

I am impressed. 2020 is going to have a lot of amazing modules.
WWW.EATYOURGUITAR.COM <---- MY DIY STUFF

User avatar
devinw1
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1199
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:20 am
Location: Portland, OR
Contact:

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by devinw1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 pm

Damn. That seems really cool! Also, I'm like:

Image

User avatar
djthopa
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1746
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:48 pm
Location: Somewhere between a nappy and a wire

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by djthopa » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:15 pm

So in! Lets go 2020 :)

User avatar
thetwlo
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 4820
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:05 pm
Location: East Bay, CA US

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by thetwlo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 pm

:goo: :goo: :goo: beautiful :party: !!!

User avatar
latigid on
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 908
Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:05 am

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by latigid on » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:49 am

wow!

DMR
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 390
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:05 pm

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by DMR » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:28 pm

Looks great, why did you decide to go with the Teensy 3.6 rather than 4? Developed prior to the release of the 4?

User avatar
Neutron7
Oldschool bleeper
Posts: 1918
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Neutron7 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:30 pm

Yes, I am still trying to sort out a few things with the teensy 4. orgone4 will use it, :D its a few months away though.

User avatar
Neutron7
Oldschool bleeper
Posts: 1918
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Neutron7 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:37 pm

Here are the 2 versions of the DIY PCBpanel. the modula can use click pots, or if you can not get them, a button next to each pot to do the same thing.
diy panels.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
SphericalSound
Common Wiggler
Posts: 210
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:23 am
Location: Spain

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by SphericalSound » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:52 pm

Looking fantastic!. And the orgone 4? => :party: :goo: :hihi:

User avatar
Neutron7
Oldschool bleeper
Posts: 1918
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Neutron7 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:15 pm

Here is a soundcloud playlist of some demos i made (mostly drones, sorry, it's easy to get carried away!)

soundcloud link

User avatar
Scolbio
Common Wiggler
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:38 am
Location: From anywhere, but tomorrow will be in Greece

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Scolbio » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:28 am

Wowza! Can't wait for this

User avatar
tron23
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:03 am

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by tron23 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:23 am

Sounds really good! :guinness:

User avatar
SphericalSound
Common Wiggler
Posts: 210
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:23 am
Location: Spain

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by SphericalSound » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:56 pm

The drones are like Blade Runner 4082, 2 thousand years in the future and dark. Brutal.

There is some voices and wavetables too, isnt?

The diagram is written in chinese... could you explain a bit the mechanics of the module?

User avatar
Neutron7
Oldschool bleeper
Posts: 1918
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Neutron7 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:53 pm

Boards and panels (button version only for now, click pots are taking a while!) are at Michigan synth works.

https://michigansynthworks.com/collecti ... n-pcb-only

https://michigansynthworks.com/collecti ... panel-2nds

Note! these panels are “seconds” because of the little mirrored rectangle above the bottom jacks, it is supposed to say “CV” there. I actually don’t mind the ant mirror though.

here is iBOM, the real BOM should be up a bit later tonight. i can’t really do anything to make iBOM nicer because i have to export to eagle, then import to kicad. And i dont know eagle or kicad!

http://neutron-sound.com/Dust_of_Time/i ... DIY_1.html

Ill put up a build thread in a few days once some people have their boards.

Note about the 4 pin 1.3” OLED display: the pins on this one are GND VCC SCK SDA but some exist with the GND and VCC switched. the ones i have seen like that have solder jumpers to make them right. just be sure you can before you buy. They are common on amazon,
0D5CD662-6371-4F4A-86A1-045417614F01.jpeg
for additional confusion, that picture is a 1306 display chip but this needs the slightly different 1106
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
djthopa
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1746
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:48 pm
Location: Somewhere between a nappy and a wire

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by djthopa » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:04 pm

Ordered :party:

User avatar
Altitude909
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 3299
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:13 pm
Location: Meesheegan

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Altitude909 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:33 pm

So laser cut windows for the DIY panels are in the mail now, they will come in a orange and clear.

User avatar
Altitude909
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 3299
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:13 pm
Location: Meesheegan

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Altitude909 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:15 pm

BOM is filled in..

User avatar
Neutron7
Oldschool bleeper
Posts: 1918
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Neutron7 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:49 pm

Here is a built one with "b-stock" panel and orange window and LEDs
88194224_546405729593865_8685928987966308352_n.jpg
This ant mirror is why it is "b stock"
ant_mirror.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Altitude909
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 3299
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:13 pm
Location: Meesheegan

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by Altitude909 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:23 am

So here's the procedure for the windows. I was hoping that these would snap in just like I do on the metal panels but the reality is that the tolerance of the cutout is simply to big for that to work so here is "plan b"

1. Use painters tape and apply to the front, make sure its firmly applied around the edge of the opening (pic 1)

2. Drop in the display, lay the whole thing on something flat

3. Apply a bead of adhesive (doesnt really matter what, i use super glue) around the edge of the display on the back. There is a 1mm difference so you have a nice lip to work with. (pic 2)

4. Let dry completely, remove the painters tape. You should have a nice clean result. If some adhesive worked its way to the front, clean it off with whatever. These are PCBs so you can use acetone/etc if needed. do this BEFORE removing the protective paper on the windows

5. Remove the protective paper on the window, use a finger nail to get it started then pull it off with tweezers (save yourself some cleaning that way)
IMG_20200306_182602.jpg
IMG_20200306_182609.jpg
IMG_20200306_182621.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

PapaLazarou
Common Wiggler
Posts: 121
Joined: Wed May 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Location: NY

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by PapaLazarou » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:50 pm

Holy fuck

wery67564
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:22 pm

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by wery67564 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:44 pm

Altitude909 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:23 am
So here's the procedure for the windows. I was hoping that these would snap in just like I do on the metal panels but the reality is that the tolerance of the cutout is simply to big for that to work so here is "plan b"
I just put in an order, will the window come with it or do I have to get it seperately?

User avatar
whyfarer
Common Wiggler
Posts: 199
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:44 pm
Location: The Questioning Zones

Re: Neutron sound Dust of Time.

Post by whyfarer » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:13 pm

wery67564 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:44 pm
Altitude909 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:23 am
So here's the procedure for the windows. I was hoping that these would snap in just like I do on the metal panels but the reality is that the tolerance of the cutout is simply to big for that to work so here is "plan b"
I just put in an order, will the window come with it or do I have to get it seperately?
I'm interested to know this as well. If the windows are shipping with the panel, I'll submit my order today

Post Reply

Return to “Music Tech DIY”