Thanks Tom! Micro Crusher goes MU

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Thanks Tom! Micro Crusher goes MU

Post by Bryan B » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:35 pm

Tom was kind enough to trade me an assembled Micro Crusher PCB (including a V-Trigger in mod), so I designed a panel and wired it up!

I tested it yesterday and it works great off of my +15v rails. It didn't even flinch when I fed it really hot and distorted signals. I am happy to have this in my modular.

I hope I didn't offend anyone by calling it the MuCrusher haha!

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doctorvague wrote:I like hiding out at Muff's. Let's build a fort out of some chair cushions and a blanket.
JP wrote:Hell I want to be able to turn my toaster on with a CV trigger.

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Post by bwhittington » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:01 pm

Wow, beautiful panel, Bryan! Looks like a ton of fun.

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Post by darenager » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:15 pm

Looks great!

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Post by KNYST » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:24 pm

:yay:
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Post by dude » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:18 pm

looks great! does the trig in work as a clock replacement? so it is basically like a s/h? and then to get the bit crushing sound you feed it really fast/audio rate pulses/gate/trig/square etc?

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Post by noobyscooby » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:20 pm

Yep. That's how the BugCrusher works as well. Great S/H.

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Post by dude » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:21 pm

ac and dc passing? so a complete sample and hold? if so, how does the mix work in terms of dc?

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Post by moog55 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:02 pm

very cool! :party:

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Post by Bryan B » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:31 pm

Thanks for the kind words!

The trigger toggles the bypass on and off, which is what the manual button does also.
It can handle togglling at audio rates which is a cool additional effect.
doctorvague wrote:I like hiding out at Muff's. Let's build a fort out of some chair cushions and a blanket.
JP wrote:Hell I want to be able to turn my toaster on with a CV trigger.

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Post by Bryan B » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:40 pm

Here is a pic of the back when it was closer to finished.

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doctorvague wrote:I like hiding out at Muff's. Let's build a fort out of some chair cushions and a blanket.
JP wrote:Hell I want to be able to turn my toaster on with a CV trigger.

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Post by BugBrand » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:07 am

Super cool!
You really aced out the module - well done.

Dude - no, this is just using the uCrusher pedal guts so it is just an audio-rate clock and S/H section.
The trigger input is just where the bypass footswitch goes - simple V-Trig to S-trig convert approach.
In theory you could modify it to become a more standard S/H with external clock but that'd be a bit too kludgey and would probably need some other values tweaked.

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Post by Paradigm X » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:18 am

interesting, smd on there, i thought for some reason they were through hole.

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Post by anadeji » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:22 pm

that looks great, good job.

best part of this thread tho:
BugBrand wrote:Dude - no,
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Post by ninGiaBoom » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:34 pm

This will let also the mu system go bananas :-D

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