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Post by pulplogic » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:21 pm

I really like the Volca Beats, but needed to get some better integration with the rest of my system. Here are some pictures of the first round of modifications. The mod for individual outs for the Kick, Snare and Toms is pretty straightforward. The outputs are taken right after the Volcas VCAs and before the summing amplifier. The VCAs appear to be made from transistors configured as a differential pair where the gain is set by controlling the current source. The output of the VCAs is a differential signal which is feed to differential amplifiers for each output. This is nice since the DC offset is automatically stripped off when interfaced to a +/-12V system. The other mod is for modulating some of the digitally controlled parameters. Next up is the individual triggers outputs.

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Post by HappySampler » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:30 pm

Just what I for one have been after

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Post by ben_hex » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:38 pm

Cool stuff, definetly brings a lot more to Te table having it in the modular :)
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Post by Dahl » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:43 pm

That is craftsmanship! Look forward to hear (or rather see) a demo!

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Post by johnnylonz » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:18 pm

Very cool! Neat how it fits in the rack like that too.

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Post by a scanner darkly » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:52 pm

This is great, thanks for posting this!

Not sure if this is something that could be done as an interface module only (I understand that some mods to the Beats would still be required) but if so I would buy it immediately.

Is it possible to have trigger ins as well? I should probably check the Volca mods thread.

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Post by Matos » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:55 pm

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Love your work my friend. Beautifully done!

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Post by analoglsd » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:37 pm

:yay: Looks amazing can't wait to hear the CV modulation in action.

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Post by scarkord » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:28 pm

Stunning work! Looks amazing.

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Post by rampy » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:31 pm

Just last night I was holding the Volca Beats up to my rack to see how it would look next to Rene and Pressure Points! This looks fantastic.

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Post by Summa » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:37 pm

:yay: nice! but that p-verb got my head spinning!!! did I miss something or is it just a proto?

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Post by mckenic » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:03 pm

Beautiful as all your work is of course!

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Post by DSC » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:08 pm

Awesome!
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Post by madcap » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:02 pm

Ouch. That's what in talking about!!

Trigger outs is what I'm wanting. The other features will be sweet too tho.


How do you go about this? Do we send you our volcas and some cash? Or do we sell our volcas and buy this from you whole?


Or, even better.... You sell a kit to do it ourselves.

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Post by sgventil » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:56 pm

:yay:

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Post by Madchiller » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:02 pm

Very nice. I will definitely watch this develop! :yay:

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Post by John Noble » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:18 pm

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Post by paul_exp » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:39 am

Epic! Does your mod allow pattern reset? It's the thing I sorely miss on my volca...

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Post by oscillateur » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:18 am

paul_exp wrote:Epic! Does your mod allow pattern reset? It's the thing I sorely miss on my volca...
What do you mean ? You can reset patterns on the Volcas.

Anyway, trigger outs are just what I'd be looking for on mine but this looks pretty cool :nana: .

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Post by radiokoala » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:50 am

Seriously cool, big ups :tu:

Could you label the cv modulation patch points for us DIYers?.. :roll:
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Post by Ginko » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:56 am

Nice work! :sb:

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Post by peng » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:54 am

This is great! Maybe I need to reconsider the Volca range...

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Post by ben_hex » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:35 am

Buying a volca with fully expanded outs and mounting would be ace! :party:
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Post by karmadelic » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:09 am

Buying a volca with fully expanded outs and mounting would be ace! w00t
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Post by paul_exp » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:56 am

oscillateur wrote:
paul_exp wrote:Epic! Does your mod allow pattern reset? It's the thing I sorely miss on my volca...
What do you mean ? You can reset patterns on the Volcas.

Anyway, trigger outs are just what I'd be looking for on mine but this looks pretty cool :nana: .
Was referring to reset on transport start, so when I hit play on external sync source, the volca starts from step 1 (unless I've missed something? I've not found a way to do that yet...)

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