[PCBs] NeinOhNein KICK -- a 909 kick clone you can build!

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What 909 or 808 drum should I offer a PCB for, next?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:21 pm

808 Cowbell
6
10%
909 Snare
27
44%
909 Clap
18
30%
909 Rimshot
10
16%
 
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Post by hexinverter » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:56 pm

echoplex wrote:will there be another batch someday?..maybee? :waah:
Yep! In the next batch of PCB orders. 2 months or so :)
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Post by Jop » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:53 am

It seems I have an issue with the noise section in the 909 kick. Build it some time ago and really enjoying the kicks it creates, but lately I'm wondering if the noisy content is normal compared to the real deal? I have socketed R53 & R58 and changed their value to 22K & 12K (as advised here earlier).

My kicks do not have any noisy content in the click, there will be only a bit of noise if I replace R53 with a wire link.

I have recorded some samples, first 4 beats with R53 22K & R58 12K, next 4 replaced R53 with a wire link, last 4 with R53 12K.

Noise section itself works ok, I get enough noise out of the SD & HC :mrgreen:

It would be great if someone could check my samples with their own build.

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Post by Jop » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:40 am

Nobody?

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Post by puzo » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:25 am

tring to get the power consumption for the hex 909 and toms for planning rack power.

I may have posted up already as its saying i cant double post, but nothing has come up, may be a glitch. sorry if this is doubled.

whats the power consumption of the 909 kicj, will update modular grid too

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Post by winthechampion » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:14 pm

hexinverter wrote:
oozitron wrote:My trigger outs on my 505 won't fire my 909 Kick... they must be too weak of a pulse. (they'll trigger other stuff, and other things trigger the 909 fine)

Is there a resistor somewhere that I could swap to make the trigger in be a bit more sensitive?

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Hmmm. Can you confirm that the kick fires with other inputs? Try using an envelope generator or something else just to test that it does indeed work with something.

The module should be triggering from about 3V.

You can change R71 to 10k or so to lower the threshold to about 1V.

You can lower it even further by going below 10k if that doesn't work.
For those planning to use a Arturia Beatstep to trigger the NeinOhNein, do as Hexinverter says here. The beatstep gate out is weak, they say its 8v but it's closer to 1v.

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Post by peteone » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:27 pm

winthechampion wrote:
hexinverter wrote:
oozitron wrote:My trigger outs on my 505 won't fire my 909 Kick... they must be too weak of a pulse. (they'll trigger other stuff, and other things trigger the 909 fine)

Is there a resistor somewhere that I could swap to make the trigger in be a bit more sensitive?

Drew
Hmmm. Can you confirm that the kick fires with other inputs? Try using an envelope generator or something else just to test that it does indeed work with something.

The module should be triggering from about 3V.

You can change R71 to 10k or so to lower the threshold to about 1V.

You can lower it even further by going below 10k if that doesn't work.
For those planning to use a Arturia Beatstep to trigger the NeinOhNein, do as Hexinverter says here. The beatstep gate out is weak, they say its 8v but it's closer to 1v.
Hi there im in the process of building kick one, can you tell me what do i have to change, Im sorry im a total noob on DIY stuff, this is my first project. Also I have ordered other hexinverter 909 pcb boards, and liquid hihat will BSP not trigger those as well?

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Post by bezier » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:58 pm

I can confirm that the BSP triggers the Neonohnein kick flawlessly, peteone. I think
winthechampion referred to the first Beatstep.

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Post by peteone » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:49 pm

bezier wrote:I can confirm that the BSP triggers the Neonohnein kick flawlessly, peteone. I think
winthechampion referred to the first Beatstep.
roger that, thank you!

btw does anyone have mouser cart for http://www.hexinverter.net/pcb-projects ... hihat-v14/

by any chance?

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Post by strat-1 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:35 am

I lowered the 4k7 resistor from center of the pitch pot to 2k2, the change lowers the minimum starting pitch and is still a very usable sound.

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Post by maccadelic » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:43 am

I have just finished one of thesesm but i cant get anty sopund at all. Ive checked all panel wiring, checked orientation of IC's, transistors, caps and diodes.

I'm stumped

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Post by maccadelic » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:44 am

peteone wrote:
bezier wrote: btw does anyone have mouser cart for http://www.hexinverter.net/pcb-projects ... hihat-v14/

by any chance?
http://www.mouser.com/ProjectManager/Pr ... ab42437f4e

Double check it before u order, should be all there though.

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Post by consumed » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:59 pm

is there a mechanical drawing of this pcb?
specifically, im trying to find the exact span between the mounting holes for the FP.
(my digital caliper died a couple years ago :(

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Post by synthetek » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:54 pm

consumed wrote:is there a mechanical drawing of this pcb?
specifically, im trying to find the exact span between the mounting holes for the FP.
(my digital caliper died a couple years ago :(
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Post by consumed » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:11 pm

sweet thanks :guinness: i thought i had seen that before but could not find it

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Post by nologin » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:15 pm

Hi, on BD909 what is raw pin? :hmm:

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Post by emdot_ambient » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:06 pm

nologin wrote:Hi, on BD909 what is raw pin? :hmm:
Explained earlier in the thread:
hexinverter wrote:I will make a pad on the board where you can take the raw noise and buffer it yourself on another piece of protoboard/whatever if you like.

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Post by consumed » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:52 pm

my kick is alive and sounding great. i have a question, and hopefully it is not already answered in this thread (i did not find it):

normal or not:
my overdrive control only "overdrives" the signal in the last 1/4 of the pot range (starting around 3 oclock). the mod guide calls for a 10k log taper pot. im wondering if it should be a linear taper pot instead (which i dont have on hand). i will also double check my series resistor.

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Post by nologin » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:03 pm

Overdrive being active before. I think it's better with a linear pot.
There is linear on my MB909 (introspectiv9090 with seq), overdrive pot is active well before 12 hours.

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Post by ApeIslandSound » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Hello!

Nearly finished the build, but am short by TWO parts. Blah!

How critical are the values of the 33nf/.033uf cap, and the 68nf/.068 cap?

I have loads of caps of nearby values, but not those particular items.


Thanks!

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Post by truman_k » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:07 pm

I just finished building the NeinOhNein Kick and Snare, they sound great together. But I am lacking of the Front Panels and the brackets.

Too bad, Re:Synthesis is not taking any order now, where should I get the panel for the two modules?

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Post by col » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:18 pm

It's quite easy to make the front panel using the Re:Synthesis graphic printed out and laminated in plastic, obviously not as good as the real thing, depends how fussy you are.

Here is mine:
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Post by truman_k » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:52 am

Plastic panel looks good.

Also, I have one problem with the NeinOhNein Kick, the Accent is not obvious, which means the accent is not loud enough to hear the difference. Which part or resistor should I change to increase the accent level?

Just guessing either R45 or R37? I am not sure

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Post by TechnoPrisoner » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:26 pm

truman_k wrote:I just finished building the NeinOhNein Kick and Snare, they sound great together. But I am lacking of the Front Panels and the brackets.

Too bad, Re:Synthesis is not taking any order now, where should I get the panel for the two modules?
maybe you just have to send an email to Re:Synthesis and you can make your order,this is what I did last summer and got a "909 kick" front panel.

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Post by truman_k » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:47 am

TechnoPrisoner wrote:
truman_k wrote:I just finished building the NeinOhNein Kick and Snare, they sound great together. But I am lacking of the Front Panels and the brackets.

Too bad, Re:Synthesis is not taking any order now, where should I get the panel for the two modules?
maybe you just have to send an email to Re:Synthesis and you can make your order,this is what I did last summer and got a "909 kick" front panel.
Thanks for your advice, I wrote an email to re:synthesis last month, and I've got no reply at all. I am afraid, they are really busy at the time being.

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Post by truman_k » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:11 am

So I have no choice, but to build the bracket and panel myself.
The bracket looks good and fits well. And the front panel is laser cut stainless steel :banana:


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