A blog relating to vintage analog Roland "x0x" musical instruments. Primarily focusing on the SH-101, MC-202, TB-303, TR-606, TR-808, TR-909. Also featuring eurorack modular synthesis and DIy projects.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
DrumDokta Breakout expansion #1 (DDB1)
Here's a quick look at the first DrumDokta expansion prototype, tentatively named DDB1.
This will add five oscillator outputs, and a four stage OR combiner to the DrumDokta. A useful utility breakout that will enable you to make additional percussion while still playing the standard DrumDokta sounds.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Introducing the DrumDokta DRM-110
So here is the next eurorack offering from DinSync.info, the DrumDokta DRM-110.
At it's core is a 1:1 clone of the old school Boss DR-110. The project started since I was often using more than 50% of my modular just to make drum sounds. Sure there are already drum modules on the market but most take up vast amounts of modular real estate and that's not to mention the price. There had to be a better way I thought.
Then a broken DR-110 came my way (thanks Erwin!) and I thought this could be a good candidate for a module. But alas of course with any 25 year old unit there's always the rare parts. After quite some searching I was able to obtain a decent quantity of them. Seven bread-boads worth of spaghetti later it was time to make some prototype PCBs, a few revisions of those and a test panel or two later and here it is.
The one pictured is the third revision prototype. The production model will have a silver anodized aluminum panel and the depth will be around 10mm less then in the pictures, so it’ll be skiff ready.
As with what seems to be the trend with my modules, this will most likely be a limited edition. The first units should be available for shipping in around two months time so if you want to be added to the waiting list drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place on the list.
Anyway I’ll be releasing more videos in the near future showing the module a little more in depth and some of its features as well as posting more information about the forthcoming breakout modules for it.
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