Why I use ferrite beads in my modular synth circuits. Eurorack modules rely on intricate circuitry and electrical components to eventually create something audible. Sometimes we use those modules to create pleasing sounds and other times for perhaps the complete opposite. Regardless, the result is a translation of what we can think of and how we may recreate them with our tools. Audio artifacts which are introduced either by environmental noise or radio frequencies, is rarely something we want in our mixes so, we engineer to reduce nose as much as possible.
Introduction For this latest entry I’m going to keep it short and sweet since most that could be said about this project already has been said. That being said, let’s go over what’s in the video. Changes to the schematic…. It’s not uncommon to build something and then discover that tweaking it yields better results. And that’s what happened. Here is quick list. Modified the inverted envelope so it receives signal from env2 instead.
Hey fellow music enthusiasts! I’ve been tinkering with my APC40 MK1, a fantastic piece of hardware, and I wanted to share some of the custom functionalities I’ve developed using Mozaic scripting. If you’re not familiar, Mozaic is an AUv3 app by Bram Bros that allows you to write script to manipulate MIDI events on iOS devices. Introducing the Script I’ve created a Mozaic script that significantly expands the capabilities of the APC40, enhancing its use in controlling my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), particularly AUM.
Converting a Breadboard Experiment into a Professionally Manufactured Eurorack Module In this blog post, we’ll discuss the key steps required to turn a breadboard experiment into a professionally manufactured device for Eurorack. We’ll primarily focus on using KiCad and Inkscape with the Synth Panel Designer plugin. 1. Introduction In our previous video, we explored the creative process of combining known circuits to create a percussive arcade sound instrument. This journey taught us about the 555 timer, simple Attack/Release circuits, and basic VCAs made from vactrols.
Punky’s New Brew In the world of electronics and music, true innovation often arises from the art of combining and modifying existing ideas. It’s about taking the tried and tested and infusing it with fresh creativity. So today, we’re not reinventing the wheel; we’re celebrating the beauty of innovation through adaptation. Join me on this journey of making music by reimagining what’s already known. Along the way, we’ll build a few circuits: the Atari Punk Console, an attack/decay envelope, and a basic VCA.
Introduction: In my last post, we explored how to replace one of the encoders on the Novation Circuit. I also shared my experiences in locating the replacement part and the wonderful support I received from Novation. However, during the repair process, I made an intriguing discovery. What I initially believed to be encoders turned out to be potentiometers. This left me with questions. Don’t potentiometers resist current? How can these seemingly conventional components offer endless rotary behavior, and how can we leverage them in our microcontroller sketches?