power, first gig and some dead modules

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i built a power module using a LM317… it works pretty well. plug in 9v and out comes 2.98v… woo hoo.

it’s a text book circuit that feeds out 2.98v times 5 and, experimental as everything is, we also added a power plug that goes straight to the module that can handle up to 15v. which in retrospect wasn’t so clever as we ended up frying two modules.

i don’t think it’s because of the power module. i think it’s because the panels are not isolated and the in’s and out’s are chaotic. somehow the synth module (only one running on 9v) overloaded the others when everything got patched up. it popped the ACAB and the HAMMERTIME units. Popped one of the LEDS on the ray gun too.

in addition to that, it stopped working altogether (the synth).

anyway, each output has nice on/off switches and always on/momentary off panic buttons.

we also made two passive A/B selectors in one panel – mostly just to fill up the last empty slot in the rack

quick and easy

in the end, we played a show at MASKINEN in Svendborg, sound of that gig is here:

ded module gig

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….