Pictures of your builds!

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whyterabbyt
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Post Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:07 am

nice!
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VariKusBrainZ
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Post Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:34 am

Holy shit wow @knockman
:)

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vurt
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Post Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:56 am

knockman wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:28 pm
DesolationRow65 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:12 am
Monstrously awesome! :D
Thanks!

Here's another recent build:
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it's a "Hougaku Conductor" (a Japanese music keyboard thing) triggered by a 16 step sequencer via a patchwire interface. The sequencer is unit uses 3 4017 ICs - 1 for clock divider and 2 for the steps

here's a video:
https://youtu.be/wHUvSyXlbXk
even aside from their use as tools, they look beautiful :love:

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antto
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Post Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:38 am

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2nd attempt at this.. this time over digital audio
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..as long as it has BASS and it's LOUD!

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justin3am
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Post Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:43 pm

Wow, that's a great idea! Lots of audio interfaces have S/PDIF I/O that goes unused. I wonder if you could use surround sound encoding to get 5 MIDI ports from a single cable. You would need a plug-in of some kind to encode the data but I assume you are already doing that to turn MIDI into audio. There is a Expert Sleepers interface that does decodes 5 channels of CV from a dedicated plug-in..

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Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:30 am

justin3am wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Wow, that's a great idea! Lots of audio interfaces have S/PDIF I/O that goes unused. I wonder if you could use surround sound encoding to get 5 MIDI ports from a single cable.
my SPDIF is only stereo, and so is the big SOIC chip there (the spdif interface)
thing is, a whole MIDI byte is encoded as amplitude into one audio sample, and there a bunch of more bits that are usable in this sample
at FS=44100Hz, the MIDI byte period is 14.112 audio samples, i only need one of them, so i could use the other 13 for another 13 MIDI output streams..
so 5 MIDI ports are easy, just the mcu will have to be changed to the bigger one that has more UARTs
You would need a plug-in of some kind to encode the data but I assume you are already doing that to turn MIDI into audio. There is a Expert Sleepers interface that does decodes 5 channels of CV from a dedicated plug-in..
yes, i already wrote something to see if it'll work, it works on my m-audio audiophile 2496
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrRtDacfxd0
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Post Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:27 pm

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a psu for my yocto
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PatchAdamz
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Post Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:14 am

VariKusBrainZ wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:34 am
Holy shit wow @knockman
:)
I was just going to say the same thing.

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Post Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:16 pm

knockman wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:28 pm

Here's another recent build:
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Awesome work! Feels like some equipment from a retro sci fi movie.
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whyterabbyt
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Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:03 am

Nothing particularly exciting, but the first test of making up a set of purty braided cables. Ive been using the same grey 3.2mm unistrand for a decade but its, erm, grey.

so ive bought about 40m or so of 3mm cable braid (about half stripped from prewrapped phone extension cables because i originally thought i could maybe get away with using that 'as is' plus it seemed to come in better colour choices ) and threaded it sections of onto the unistrand. takes a while to thread, its a process of kinda scrunching up an inch at a time, then smoothing that down, but ive only got one 1m section of braid that didnt fit.

this test piece showed me that I need the entrance to the bottom of neutrik jack reamed out a little bit where Ive used clear heatshrink to seal up the end of the braid against fraying. its not perfect on this one, the heatshrink has been bunched up a bit because i didnt quite resize the jack quite enough, but it looks like its going to work out quite well.
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I need a crapload of long cables these days, so this will be them.
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sinkmusic
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Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:10 am

The Neutrik references with "L" are made for bigger cable diameter, afaik.
Regular 3.5mm Neutrik pugs do not allow bigger diameters (above 6mm).
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whyterabbyt
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Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:21 am

sinkmusic wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:10 am
The Neutrik references with "L" are made for bigger cable diameter, afaik.
Regular 3.5mm Neutrik pugs do not allow bigger diameters (above 6mm).
Its 3.2mm cable + braid + heatshrink, comes to 5mm. But both the braid and the heatshrink are flexible; when its tight, they bunch up. Maybe you mean 4mm, that looks more like what Ive got.

However I have about 150 of them sat here, that I was able to get for about 30p each, so Im not going to fork out £1.50 a cable for more when I can make enough clearance in a few turns of a reamer.
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vurt
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Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:37 am

ill give you "they look nice"
but im far too lazy to diy cables :hihi:
looking at how many i own already (euro or banana) i reckon id still be soldering instead of playing :lol:

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whyterabbyt
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Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:29 am

vurt wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:37 am
ill give you "they look nice"
but im far too lazy to diy cables :hihi:
looking at how many i own already (euro or banana) i reckon id still be soldering instead of playing :lol:
Im pretty lazy about making them up, but since I can, I refuse to pay for premade ones.
And like I say, Ive got a 100m reel of cable at 30p/metre and at least a hundred solid metal jacks at 30p each, so any cables I make are fairly cheap.
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justin3am
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Post Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:53 am

When I first started building my studio, I made all of my own cables. I bought 2 100m spools of mogami 2549 cable and a ton of Neutrik connectors. I made a bunch of 7.5m mic cables and a few short 8-channel TRS snakes.
It didn't take me long to figure out that it wasn't worth my time. :lol:
I still have most of those cables but now I just buy the cheapest cables I can find that have connectors which can be disassembled.
Most of the 3.5mm cables I use for eurorack are less than $1 when I buy more than 10 at a time. Anytime I go to All Electronics, I just trow 10-20 in my basket.

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