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voice of saturn sequencer

Post by scozbor » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:32 pm

anyone built one of these?
any comments or opinions?

http://www.curiousinventor.com/kits/voi ... _sequencer

looks like a fun/cheap sequencer.
it runs of a 9v battery (though you can use an <18v adapter).
does this mean it outputs CV of up to +9V ?
what sort of cv voltages do I need to be effective for pitch/mod uses in my blacet/frac system?

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Post by eyehue » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:59 pm

i haven't built or used one of these, but i have built a Baby Ten sequencer. the Voice of Saturn seems to be a tricked out Baby Ten as far as i can tell. the videos seem pretty cool and fun, plus in my opinion there just aren't enough sequencer options in this price range. i'm not sure what voltages this design puts out, but i am sure it's totally appropriate for some frac fun. i use my Baby Ten in conjunction with my Binary Zone all the time and it's great stuff to synch up. i'll bet the Voice of Saturn sequencer is a great addition to just about any modular setup. plus the fact that it can be up to ten steps can create some nice poly-rhythms or sweet 5/4 timing. i say go for it if you were thinking about it. i plan on adding a Hex Zone to my sequencing abilities real soon, looking forward to Binary, Hex and Baby Ten all timed together.
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Post by johnnymad » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:54 pm

i say go for it. if i were you, i'd buy just the pcb.

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Post by johnnymad » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:55 pm

eyehue wrote:i plan on adding a Hex Zone to my sequencing abilities real soon.
me too! i'm ordering a binary zone and hex zone next week!!! :hyper:

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Post by eyehue » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:58 pm

johnnymad wrote:
eyehue wrote:i plan on adding a Hex Zone to my sequencing abilities real soon.
me too! i'm ordering a binary zone and hex zone next week!!! :hyper:
awesome! you'll have the Hex before me, but i just scored an EG1! hooray modules!

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Post by johnnymad » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:04 pm

yep. i'm getting both as kits though, which means it could be a while before they're built.

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Post by flippantminister » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:37 pm

that looks really cool, and it is reasonably priced as well...

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Post by Luka » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:50 am

baby 10 was the first thing i ever built
i made a trigger sequencer for my circuit bent gear
easy peasy
i would just make one on perf board if i were you

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:44 am

Yeah, it would probably be easier/cheaper to just build one on veroboard or stripboard.
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Post by wetterberg » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:16 pm

gah, I can't believe my message got swallowed before... anyway:

this looks like a relatively easy construction, non? That's the original Baby Ten, as far as I know. Same chip as the Voice of Saturn, but without the 555 internal clock.
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Post by gaslampmusehog » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:23 pm

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this is what i did with my v.o.s.s.
for how cheap it was i really like it

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Post by Kwote » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:43 pm

gaslampmusehog wrote:Image
this is what i did with my v.o.s.s.
for how cheap it was i really like it
damn. that is way sicc housing. tin box. real classic.
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Post by scozbor » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:08 pm

thanks for comments and info everyone.
I think I might get the pcb

very nice work gaslampmusehog! I like the circular layout! I might do something similar, but I would like to keep it as small as possible.

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:14 pm

scozbor wrote:very nice work gaslampmusehog! I like the circular layout! I might do something similar, but I would like to keep it as small as possible.
slightly oxymoronic then, isn't it? it's either swanky and circular OR small ;)

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Post by haricots » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:40 pm

I built this back in the spring - pretty easy build but LOTS of wiring. Yes, it only goes up to 9V. The gate is a little odd too.
I'd still need to mod so that I run it from an adapter instead of a battery. It must use very little power because I'm still on the same 9Volt!

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Post by parasitk » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:55 pm

So I'm thinking about getting the basic kit to stick behind a Frac panel. Anyone put one of these into their modular yet? Any hang ups? I'm not even thinking about trying to get it on my Blacet power supply, just want it sitting in the frac.

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Post by eyehue » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:44 pm

when i was designing my baby ten i was initially going to put it into a frac panel. then it just seemed like it was too big and would use up more panel space than i wanted to spare for it. i think it would require 4-5u of frac space, nearly half a frac! so, i opted for a small wooden puzzle box i got at savers. i am happy i went this route as i am now almost out of frac space. not sure if i posted this here before, but here is my baby ten:

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the center knob is a rotary switch to choose between number of steps. top left is internal clock speed, reset and clock out. Lower left is clock in. Lower right is CV out. Left side panel is the ten trigger outs.

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Post by Kwote » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:56 pm

that shit is way cool. i especially like the wood enclosure and the clock graphic.

are those led's board mounted?
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Post by eyehue » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:06 pm

Kwote wrote:that shit is way cool. i especially like the wood enclosure and the clock graphic.

are those led's board mounted?
thanks, man!

i always wanted a round sequencer, seems to make more sense to me. the LEDs are actually just squeezed into perfect size holes in the wood, hehe.

i wish i could find more of those wood puzzle boxes, i always look at savers for them, where i found the two i have. ideally, i'd like all my little noise makers and modular accompaniment pieces to be in those same boxes to keep them aesthetically uniform. for now, though, just the two. here is the baby ten's relative, a Music From Outer Space Weird Sound Generator, with a few mods and CV capabilities so it can partner up with the baby ten:

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Post by fonik » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:57 pm

haricots wrote:Yes, it only goes up to 9V. The gate is a little odd too.
I'd still need to mod so that I run it from an adapter instead of a battery. It must use very little power because I'm still on the same 9Volt!
i built a dual channel baby10 1 2/2 years ago (and the saturn is obviously nothing but a baby10). the trigger level is about 1/2 of the supply voltage. so if you want to power it from i.e. 12V (like i do), you will have to provide the additional trigger signal of more than 6V. i incorporated ken stones gate2trigger converter to be able to trigger it with almost anything.

BTW i just a stripboard for the IC and panel mounted all the rest :eek:
here are some pics of the unit, the most expensive part was the panel:

the finished unit
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the mains connected
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Post by eyehue » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:23 am

looks like MFOS has a baby ten sequencer now, also:

http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/anal ... UENCER.php

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Post by Luka » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:29 am

its funny seeing a baby 10 in such a professional looking case matthias.

here is my baby10 trigger sequencer used to trigger bends
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this was the first electronic project i built
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