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Mutant Snare DIY
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Armstrb
Just completed a DIY build of Mutant Snare and wanted to report that everything went great and it's passed all tests so far. Have to say a big thanks to Hex for providing the PCBs with SMDs soldered. This made it by far the fastest build of the Mutant series (I have done all of them) and given the sheer number, probably too difficult for me. However, it does mean there are some fiddly bits.

One thing to note, I think the Mouser project is missing a TL074. You need 2 and there is only 1 in the project (or I managed to mess the order up). Fortunately I had a spare lying around so used that.

Thanks again Hex!

Time to go make some beats.
ronski
just build it as well, really digging it. Build was really quick with all the smd already done.
Grom
anyone have the problem that the shell is like WAY louder than the snappy. also my mix control is like all shell till the last 5% of my pot which goes into snappy.

looks like some troubleshooting is in my future :(
Thermospore
Please tell me it won't calibrate correctly with all the jumpers out? Last night I couldn't get it to calibrate properly (although I did have a lot of fun patching with it). Just realized I forgot to put the jumpers in! I'll have to try again when I get home hihi

Grom wrote:
anyone have the problem that the shell is like WAY louder than the snappy. also my mix control is like all shell till the last 5% of my pot which goes into snappy.

looks like some troubleshooting is in my future :(


maybe your issue lies in the jumpers/calibration as well? Since most of the soldering is petty straightforward, as all that SMD is already done. Maybe check if you put the right transistors in the right place too
ronski
How did you get on with your issues? Problems solved? smile


Thermospore wrote:
Please tell me it won't calibrate correctly with all the jumpers out? Last night I couldn't get it to calibrate properly (although I did have a lot of fun patching with it). Just realized I forgot to put the jumpers in! I'll have to try again when I get home hihi

Grom wrote:
anyone have the problem that the shell is like WAY louder than the snappy. also my mix control is like all shell till the last 5% of my pot which goes into snappy.

looks like some troubleshooting is in my future :(


maybe your issue lies in the jumpers/calibration as well? Since most of the soldering is petty straightforward, as all that SMD is already done. Maybe check if you put the right transistors in the right place too
Dappyscroo
I completed the build a short while ago, but I'm having a lot of trouble getting it to sound right.

1) The snappy doesn't seem to have any attack to it, so it just introduces a hiss into the sound.

2) The decay adjust doesn't seem to have any effect, either to the sound produced, or to the oscilloscope display when I have it hooked up to the decay test point.

Without the schematic, I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to go about troubleshooting what's wrong. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions?
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