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Circuitbenders.co.uk DrumBs Module

Post by The_hitcher » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:01 am

Anyone have any experience building this module? I didn't see anything in the search for this one. I guess it's a tweaked version of the Syntom II. Any pitfalls, pointers, etc? I have built a few modules but this will be my second procuring the materials rather than a kit.

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Post by Jarno » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:07 am

Hadn't heard of it, but seems like a nice project:
https://www.circuitbenders.co.uk/forsal ... rumBs.html

Also, just when I thought "Gaaaaaahhhhhh, wiring!" I noticed they have a pot-board, so yeah, all good. :D

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Post by The_hitcher » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:28 am

Yeah I don't think I would have went for that. I'm a fan of the K.I.S.S. method.

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Re: Circuitbenders.co.uk DrumBs Module

Post by AndrewHP » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:10 pm

I built one over the weekend and I'm really impressed with the range of sounds that you can get from it. It'd loud too, with a really clean output. All of the parts are freely available and pretty cheap. The LM13700 chips are stocked at Tayda too for about $2 each (you'll need 2).

It's a pretty straightforward build, and it gives you the option to mount the electrolytic caps on the other side of the board if you don't have low-profile ones. You don't particularly need the spacers as the headers hold it all together safely. The build guide on the website is really good too, and there isn't much calibration to do with it.

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