Donnerstag, 13. November 2008

Synthesizer Treffen

One of the most important personal goals regarding my home-built instruments is to make music with them, so i did recently at the swiss synthesizer meeting in zurich. It was whole an deeply satisfying new experience making electronic music in a large group (8 musicians). The largest part of the session was ambient stuff with very minimal beats. Coming originally from drone/stoner rock i really liked this slow and spheric, but not so hard-n-heavy part of the session, simply magic!!
Here a video of the session, i was there with the soundlab, electric guitar and, of course the drumsynth, in the video i'm playing guitar

picture and audio files can be found here , if you want to hear the sound of my drumsynth check out track 'Jam teil 8'

Mittwoch, 5. November 2008

Schematics (finally!)

Here they are, i put them on a real website as pdf's, currently without explanation. I hope they understandable and helpful. Since many people were interested in building the entire or part of the project i'll definitely work on pcb's and make them available on the net as well. Once working flawlessly i'll publish the source code for the sequencer part too. At the present state it still crashes from time to time but i'm working on it..

Montag, 3. November 2008

Beta Version finished

Hi there

The beta Version of my drum synth is finished!! Since the case is fully packed with electronics i will add midi-support and some of the optional stuff externally. It's extremely fun to play around, and, as i wrote in the first post in this blog, very intuitive and easy to use since i created this instrument exactly as i wanted is (withing the limits of my mechanical building capabilities of course).
Thats certainly not the end of this blog and my era of building synth's, i feel more it's just the beginning .. there are too many ideas spinning around in my mind. Anyway, currently i'm working on clean documentation of the drum synth and on PCB's. On idea of pusblishing the building process on the web was also to make it accessible for other people. For this i got some webspace where i will put the sequencer source code, schematics etc. Having it as pdf's is probably more usable than plain pictures... Please let me know if you're interested in re-building the project of parts of the project, if someone is interested i will start designing pcb's. I'm also willing to sell pcb's and programmed avr's ..

Here is the video of a first demo, unfortunately i turned up the reverb a little bit too much..