change ov planz, new modules underway & prettier panels

die, human scum, dieI

that is the crappiest piece of crap toy ever made. it was a dog, i skinned it and had to power it on the inside because it has a serious case of battery acid leak (picture below). i got it up and running but it goes straight to the trash because all it fucking does is play a sample of that horrible, horrible “who let the dogs out” song, i’m not even going to try bending it.

acid dog
some kind of parking garage

this is a fun circuit.. it has 7 different sounds but basically unbendable as there are no resistors or anything going out of the black blob. just the switches and speaker out.

but we don’t give up so easily, so we just added 3.5mm jacks to the switches and off we go. could have done this cleverer, tho. theoretically there’s no need to solder all the ground points, just the signals.. you live you learn, i guess.

the idea was to be able to sequence each sound and from that build strange rhythms, but it turns out that when plugging in LFO or sequencer to several triggers at once, the sounds blend and mix. unexpected and fun result of circuit bending!

POW POW POW

picked up two identical ray guns and briefly thought about doing a stereo module,but in the end we’ll just do two modules.

POW POW POW POW!

pretty basic stuff.. triggers on the pitch/speed bend and a breaker on the constant sound, etc, etc. didn’t mount this one yet as we decided to make an effort and paint some panels nicely

pretty stuff..

this is an experiment. the yellow panel on the right is for the ray gun and the one on the left is for the parking garage thing. the black ones are undrilled and have no candidates, yet.

finally, we hacked the shit out of this screwdriver:

screw it!

at first it seemed impossible to bend but we don’t give up and we found some bends anyway… we found a way to make it loop and that is pretty nice.

SMD PCB’s are easy

this one has trigger start for single play, a switch for constant looping sound and triggerable pitch bend. this was put in a 4HP panel but we forgot to take pictures.

oh, and we dropped the suitcase idea for now as we found a box that you’d think was MADE for eurorack. it’s small but beautiful

78HP box

next up is mounting the circuits we hacked and building the power supply…

modular suitcase and a popped cap

a friend gifted me a nice little dj-mixer (GEMINI PMX-7), and inside i found a popped capacitor. FREAKY STUFF!

crap-pacitor

the mixer seemingly works so i think the capacitor is just for filtering/roughening off the edges, i’ll just replace it – easy fix.

i’m taking the mixer apart in order to compress it, so i can fit it in this nice little suitcase i picked up in the local freeshop

.suitcase for important modular businessssssss

after ripping out the insides it looks promising but is quite slim. need to be strategic here.

blurry photo, yeah i know..

adding some sticks of wood and we’ve got rails

cheap, quick, dirty, shitcore!®

i decided to go for the EURORACK format as it’s the trendiest, so i hacked a piece of metal plate from a broken tape deck into smaller pieces, to make panels for modules.

cheap panels
(wrong tool in photo)
the sticks have not been mounted

perfectly cut 10HP and 20HP panels (lower row, left side and upper row), the third one (on the right side) is just there for the fuck of it….