Archive | March, 2009

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MIDIbox SID Bassline

Posted on 28 March 2009 by diode

MIDIbox SID is a diy project for housing and controlling a SID chip with the MIDIbox platform.

MIDIbox SID V2 Bassline Demo #5 from Thorsten Klose on Vimeo.

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Custom Echo Park – internal shots

Posted on 24 March 2009 by diode

Internal wiring isn’t quite as neat as it could be but…oh well. All of the guitar signals are made with shielded cable. The cabling for the pots, toggle switch, power supply and tap footswitch are unshielded since they are all DC control voltages or DC supply.


Mounting the module pcb to the main pcb is the most difficult part of the conversion. It’s hard soldered so if this baby breaks, it’s pretty much game over.


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Custom Line6 Echo Park

Posted on 18 March 2009 by diode

Line6 Echo Park delay pedal in a custom enclosure. The pedal has been modified to include “true bypass” and a carling tap tempo footswitch. The power supply was also modified to accept either 9VAC or 9VDC …and it also has BIG KNOBS!

I’ve been using it this way for a few years with no labeling (I finally memorized the controls after a while) and no switch for the analog and tape emulation modes. It has been permanently set to “digital” for a long time.
Echo Park Custom plain

The picture below shows an added toggle for delay mode select (analog/digital/tape). Finished this yesterday.
Echo Park Custom toggle

After I added the toggle, I decided to finish the job and label everything. Done!
Echo Park Custom label 1

Echo Park Custom label 2

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MegaOhm Audio Delta VCF

Posted on 08 March 2009 by diode


The Delta VCF from MegaOhm audio looks to be a clone of the filter from a Korg Delta analog synth. I don’t see a way to order on the site so I’m assuming you need to contact him/them for orders.  The modules look like they will fit in a “dotcom” ( format and/or vintage Moog but the MegaOhn audio site does not explicity state the dimensions.

From their site:
“The Delta VCF is more than just a clone of the filter section from a vintage synth of the same name. All of the supporting circuitry has been changed and additional features were added. It also has a behind the panel normallization scheme which results in extremely powerful and interesting sounds.”

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Diy drum synth

Posted on 06 March 2009 by diode

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Classic Synths – Roland Jupiter 4

Posted on 04 March 2009 by diode

Classic 4 voice polysynth used on numerous albums. Wikipedia entry.

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