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Post by Kent » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:34 pm

Here's my list o' pain:

Pair of Klee Sequencers

Thomas White Low-Pass Gates

Serge/Banalogue VCS Got the PCB. Gotta make the faceplate.

ADA Flanger Clone Still gotta talk to Luka about those dope-ass faux MoogerFauxger cases.

JH Triple Chorus

Fonik's Attenuverting Mixer

If anyone is making any of the above in Euro or Frac, lemme know. Maybe we can get the faceplates done together.

X0XB0X build

Replace AC128 xstrs in my Fuzz Factory clone and seal that biznatch back up.

Fix and modify my Moviola amp The Postal Worker literally dropped it right in front of my whilst behind the desk when I was going to pick it up from them. Sounded bad... I opened it up at home and 1/2 the tubes where shattered and 'all of the vacuum leaked out' (love that joke). Plus, some stuff was totally dislodged. Losers...
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Post by neandrewthal » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:43 pm

Hey no fair, you started the thread while I was making my epic post, but you didn't even add anything yet :hihi:(edit: ok, now you did) I'll just move my post here.

My goal is to finish half of this(or, at the very least one third)

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Legend:

Blue: Working

Red: Fuxxored

White: Deleted

Bold: New Additions



First, I need to build the cabinet. 15u x 24u to go on top of my current one.

The modules(left to right, slash between modules means they are on the same panel, comma means new panel)



Bottom row:

MFOS 2x 16 step sequencer, 2x MFOS quantizer/CGS Master Divider/ 2x Tellun gate delay/2x Tellun Lag processor, 4 channel CGS Gate Sequencer, DIY Matrix mixer, DIY 4x4 sequential switch, AC synth CV recorder, Klee

Middle row:

Dedicated percussion synth, 2x MPS, 2x SDS-3, CGS Cynare/CGS Dual Chime/CGS Dual Drum/Mixer, 2x CGS slope detector/pulse dividers/2x AND/2x XOR/4x NOT Triple CGS Quad Logic Gate, Fritz Dual Teezer, 4 VCA's and whatever else I can cram in), 2x Papareil Quantix-8, Scott stites Mutant Vactrol Filter CGS Steiner filter/Fritz Threeler VCF, Haible Frequency Shifter, 2x Scott Bernardi PT echo FOH SOS, 8x MFOS AR generator Quad fritz all in EG, 8 channel VC mixer

Top Row:

Fritz Jerkster/Double Well Chaos/Dual Threshold Gate Trigger Sample & Hold, Buchla Quad Function Generator, CGS Modulo Magic/CV Cluster, 2x Tellun Min/Max/Window comparator/Trigger Extractor/Switching Window comparator, JH Living VCOs, Tellun Doomsday Machine, (blank space, 2x Plague Bearerplus maybe something Metasonix), Haible Tao Phaser/Krautrock phaserMFOS Phaser, Yusynth fixed filter bank with individual outputs, Haible Interpolating Scanner/Non-linear Function Generator, Quad LPG
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Post by wetterberg » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:54 pm

aw, drew I think that post was number 30.000! Awesome!

Can we get a higher-res image of that mockup? I reckon even a very large gif in monochrome shouldn't be too big, filesize-wise?

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Post by neandrewthal » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:16 pm

How about a PDF? Then you can zoom in as much as you want without losing resolution.
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Post by wetterberg » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:27 pm

Cheers! got any shots of your first cabinet, mate? As you know I've got a hunkering for CGS these days, and it's pretty difficult to get an overview from your videos :)

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Post by parasitk » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:38 pm

Umm, everything that was on my list for 2008. :doh:

Five T. White 292c LPG boards, finish Peake's dual 281, Woggle #3, some Blacet kits... we'll see what else.

I'm still gathering tools so I can start this whole DIY thing (soldering station is next! :lol: )

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Post by Kent » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:49 pm

Hey, sorry; Drew.

I threw it up here as a place holder so that we wouldn't have 3 or 4 guys starting epic "DIY 2009" threads. I then went back and started adding the projects. Then my friend hit me up on Skype and I had to stop. Will add the rest shortly.

BTW, that's a lot of shit you have to build. Good thing that the year has just started!

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Post by JohnLRice » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:55 pm

Stuff I've got to build/buy for cabinet #1:
Oakley MultiMix
--- on one large 2U 19" panel -----------
MFOS 16 Step Sequencer
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Add Tellun board to one MOTM-800 EG
Back light cabinet
MOTM-485 VCF - on order


Stuff I've got to build/buy for cabinet #2:
Tellun Neural Agonizer reverb
Oakley MultiMix
--- on one large 2U 19" panel -----------
Oakley EFG
Oakley LittleLag
DIY multiples
maybe cram a stomp box analog delay in there too, like the MXR Carbon Copy or???
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Back light cabinet
MOTM-730 VC Pulse Divider - on order
DONE! :yay: Fix blown caps on power supply distro board :doh:

Stuff I've got to build/buy for cabinet #3:
COTK Ensemble Generator - on order
DotCom Q960 sequencer - haven't ordered yet
Moon Modular M564 Sequential Divider Switch - haven't ordered yet
Moon Modular M565 Quad Quantizer - haven't ordered yet
STG Sea Devils VCF - haven't ordered yet
DONE! :yay: cabinet - on order
backing panels - haven't ordered yet
DONE! :yay: DotCom QPS2 power supply - on order
Possibly replace DotCom QPS2 with large DIY PS like what is in cabinets 1 and 2


Stuff I've got to build/buy for cabinet #4:
Primary goal . . see if i can resist doing a 4th cabinet!!! :nut:
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Post by plord » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:00 pm

Right then, let's queue it up.

Critical task: REBUILD STUDIO once the basement reconstruction work is done, likely sometime in February.

Important task: Build third large cabinet, probably another L-shaped brute with 8 or 10 on the flat and 12 or 14 on the up. This one will eventually be dedicated to sequencing and clock/CV mangling.

Other important task: Get mounting rails and wire up that Power 1 PS to drive the 12 module MOTM cabinet I got from Hans. Hell, I have fully functional MOTM 440 and Oakley Superladder filters just SITTING HERE.

Plus I'll tackle this updated (in bold), randomly ordered, list of known projects:
* Klee - Cable Nightmare correction in progress.
* MOTM-700 dual VC switch ( 2 ) - Stuffed, wiring the 300 sized panel now.
* Yusynth Diode Filter - FAILBUILT. Debug or mount above workbench as a warning to self and others.
* CGS Sequential Switches ( 4 ) - Panel stuffed, one board stuffed.
* Fonik 5 channel Mixer/Attenuverters (2) - Have everything including 300 panel
* Buchla 281 AR Envelopes ( 8 ) - Have everything including 300 panel
* JH Tau Pipe Phaser - Have everything including MOTM panel
* JH Krautrock/Schulte Compact A Phaser - Have everything including MOTM panel
* JH Solina Chorus - Have PCBs and BBD chips and MOTM panel
* Wogglebug v3 ( 2 ) - Have everything, have VCR for CV of Woggle Time, have MOTM Panels with proper mod bits
* SN Voice - Have everything including MOTM panel
* MB808 - have PCB, colored LED-switches, pots, rare ICs. No case, no panel, no giant box of parts.
* BYOC Tri-Boost pedal - have everything
* BYOC Chorus pedal - have everything
* BYOC Analog Delay ( 2 ) - have everything and spare VCR to hack delay time.
* BYOC Tremolo - have everything
* John Fromel Lush Stereo Chorus (DC-2 clone) - Have pcb and parts, no panel or panel hardware.
* MFOS Quantizer ( 4 ) - have PCBs, parts in mail
* MFOS stereo mixer ( 2 ) - have PCBs
* CGS LED drivers ( 16 ) - Have boards, BC547s, resistors; waiting on LEDs and 16 opportunities to add an LED to a module :)
* Thomas White Buchla 292 clone ( 2 ) - have PCBs and MOTM panels
* Cynthia Quad LPG - have partially stuffed PCB. Thinking this one will go Frac.
* Mankato Filter - Have everything and
* Modularized MF-101 project - Adapt this bare board for 15V use, sort out wiring, pots, jacks, etc. If it works, sabotage my working pedal and throw both filters into a rack unit as a pseudo-Mutator.
* Unannounced Thingy - Panel design complete. Mwah hah hah.

PLANNED BUT NOT YET PURCHASED/AVAILABLE
* CGS Stompbox Adapter (who bought Ken out? Fess up now...)
* JH Dimension D clone
* Fonik's stereo PS3100? But at that point I think we ARE talking about a fifth cabinet, and that's...threatening. Even to me.

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Post by neandrewthal » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:53 pm

JohnLRice wrote: Back light cabinet
8)
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Post by JohnLRice » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:08 pm

neandrewthal wrote:
JohnLRice wrote: Back light cabinet
8)

:hihi: I want my modular to be superficially flashy and exessively sexy, just like the women I'm attracted to! :hyper:

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Post by Luka » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:05 pm

i un-stickied the <2009 DIY challenge thread
if you want to check it out just follow this link

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Post by Kwote » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:04 pm

Luka wrote:i un-stickied the <2009 DIY challenge thread
if you want to check it out just follow this link

viewtopic.php?t=1692
what a coincidence as i stickied the current 2009 DIY challenge thread i am currently responding in.

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Post by Luka » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:20 pm

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Post by JohnLRice » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:20 pm

FWIW: I'm going to try to remember to update the items in my original post with DONE! :yay: as they get taken care of.

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Post by Kent » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:40 pm

DONE! :yay:

That shit is perfect!

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:53 am

General: Need to design a layout here - I still may elect to make a case simply for diy, then power that off a +-15v PSU, and then a separate case just for euro. Rails are in the mail.


Power-One PSUs - sitting in New York at my friends house... awaiting shipping here.
BrideChamber VCR x4 - have parts and PCBs, will solder up tonight!
CGS VCO - have parts, awaiting pcb from CGS - in the mail. Still need to decide how many functions to put on the panel! This one has. it. all! :eek:
CGS Steiner Synthacon Filter Clone - have parts, awaiting pcb from CGS - in the mail.
CGS Master Divider x2 - have parts, awaiting pcb from CGS - in the mail.
CGS Tube VCA - have parts, awaiting pcb from CGS - in the mail.
CGS Dual Utility LFO x2 - have parts (except DPDTs :doh:), awaiting pcb from CGS - in the mail.
CureTronic 150m - ships fully populated, need to design panel layout.
CureTronic mini-VCOs x2 - ships fully populated, need to design panel layout.
CureTronic C601 Tool (gate delay, bissell slew,cv sourcex2, inverterx2, portamento) - ships fully populated, need to design panel layout.
- and then quite possibly the CureTronic Decade Counter (mmmmm, inhibit :drunkhomer: )
and finally:
Breakout board for Doepfer a-110 (lin FM and soft sync)
Doepfer 143-1 speed switches - Need caps.

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Post by pristak » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:41 am

1. Fix Ian Fritz Waveshaper. I think I reversed the power on it and blew out some things. Hardwire the power chord since I reversed the pins when I made it.

Done, fixed. I had burned a TL chip or 2. I replaced what I had on hand and it works now.

2. Ian Fritz Dual Threshold/ Gate/ Trigger/ Sample and Hold. Have the kit.

Done

3. Low pass gate. I have 4 of the electromusic group buy boards, and one from a different pcb layout that was home etched. I want to build a single module first and then maybe a quad.
One board populated 3/16/09
One LPG finished. Sounds sooo goood!!! 3/17/09

4. Buchla 281 clones. I have 4 of these boards to do.

5. Bananalogue VCS. I have 2 of these boards to do.
begun 3/16/09

6. Tube VCA. This will actually probably be #2 finished since I have everything finished except the panel wiring.
Done. I need to go back and do the bias mod later, but it is done and works.

7. Finish my studio. I need to do some dry wall work and put up accoustic treatment.

I would like to do more, but I'm sure I'll be lucky to finish all of that. I want to breadboard a simple module from a schematic. I want to etch, drill and build a module to completion on my own from a published pcb layout. It seems reasonable to do all of that in a year, but life has a way of eating up time.

8. Add 2/19/09 Blacet Mixer/Processor... Done

9. Add 3/16/09 MOTM Suboctive Multiplexer with Tellum daughter board. Main board populated.
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Post by Leisure Cove » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:01 am

To do: CGS Simple Wavefolder-- my first DIY module!!

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Post by strategy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:24 pm

I'm not seeing any/much newbie representation on this thread. Here's my new-to-the-forum list of backlog -with DONES for updates:

Almost Finished
- Maestro Ring Modulator clone - needs to be calibrated and mounted DONE! This project was stupidly difficult, crazily designed pcb layout with loads of important info left out of the documentation. The first project I ever started now brought to completion, enclosure and all
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- Parareil Coron DS8 clone
- Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer compressor pedal clone DONE!
- Oakley TB3030 (old old version)

Halfway Done-ish
- 4ms Noise Swash DONE! Except the LED won't work even after extensive troubleshooting :-)

On the pile
- GetLofi Atari Punk Console DONE!
- TH Mega Percussion Synthesizer
- Neural Agonizer
- MIDIbox SID
- re-build my Doepfer Pocket Electronics midi controller into a new housing

Rescue modules- bits and pieces from a friend -
- re-house and build PSU for a Buchla 100 series band splitter clone
- Buchla Matrix Mixer clone - panel/knobs
- Ian Fritz Double Well Chaos mostly populatedImage
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Post by Luka » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:14 pm

well ive got HUGE shipment of parts rolling up soon so im setting some deadlines for projects. Still need to order a bit more for my first deadline stuff.

end of MARCH
808 (w/o case is fine,, just want the circuit built and tested)
Box'o'trix (1/2 built)
2nd CGS VCO
dual291 (still to be etched and built)
quad292 (needs to be built)
quad281 (needs calibraiton and panel)
wavemult fixed (fixed!!.. needs panel and 5/6 pole mod)
2nd dual TH-vca1
Digisound quad lfo
Tau Phaser (90% populated)
Krautrock Phaser
Klee fixed

AND i have all my panels for all my modules cut and ready

in the mean time here is my panel design for my boxotrix

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Post by plord » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:23 am

Quad VC Switch (two x MOTM-700 behind a Wiard panel) complete, pix to follow. Hit a slow patch since.

Did order two Fritz AD/AR Envelopes for the (suddenly growing) MOTM rack, along with parts for the Cynthia quad LPG and MFOS Quantizers.

I keep looking at the Klee rebuild with sadness and a little self-hate. Probably better get that one out of the way next.

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Post by neandrewthal » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:29 am

I've been piling up hardware and PCB's like tommorow is non-piling up hardware and PCB's day. Now I'm up to my ears in BOM's trying to make a spreadsheet that tells me what I need to order for 80 modules :help: Between this, waiting for the mailman, putting together a new cabinet and filing down all my panels for a perfect fit it's gonna be at least a couple more months until I get to the fun part :bang:
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Post by plord » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:50 am

Oh god, cabinets. Don't remind me. I am getting close to the point where I have more modules outside the cases than in them. Problematic. and my last attempts at woodworking convinced me that I kind of suck. Or, maybe, my tools suck, and I'm not willing to invest in another round of better tools.

But yeah. Cabinets. A problem.

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Post by Luka » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:13 am

woot fixed my wavemult

yeah cabinets is a bastard isnt it
ive handed my rough design concpt to my housemate who will hopefull have time to weld it together in the next month. gotta work out how to put rails in it though :/

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