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 info@dinsync.info 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.














14 comments:

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  2. This looks pretty awesome, sounds good too. How much do you reckon it will cost?

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  3. WOW!

    Exciting indeed!

    Not sure if its my crap monitoring setup or Youtube but I cant hear much in the BD Tone control. Might try again later with headphones. Any chance of a demo of the Feedback self oscillating please?

    Also mate, if there is space on the breakout - any chance of CV control of Tone/Feedback/Snappy & Pitch?

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  4. Well done my friend! Looks hotty boombalottie!

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  5. Looks like another fine design Paul. Best of luck with it, I'm sure it will be very popular.

    Cheers
    Tony

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  6. thansk everyone, hard to say at this point the final cost, it will be as cheap as possible though.

    In regards to the tone knob, the tone affects the initial transient click in the same style as the tr808. Naming it tone is a little misleading but i figured i'd stay with the roland naming convention.

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  7. kinda related and interesting:
    http://soundcloud.com/anselmi/dr-110-analog-vs-sample

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  8. Impressive. Sign me up for one!

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  9. Great module, looking forward to the breakout.

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  10. Any chance this might come out as a separate box with a plug? I don't own a modular, and if this was available as an analog drum brain, that would be really useful! In any case, what a wonderful piece of equipment!!!

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  11. this sounded awesome at Mutek in MTL last night during Keith Fullerton Whitman's set.

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  12. http://www.dinsync.info/2015/01/the-dokta-is-inwell-almost.html

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