AudioFreeze Prototype built

Posted on June 15, 2016

After a few hours of soldering my PCB is populated and it works! There was no way of knowing for sure without building it, and as this was my first PCB I had some doubts, but thankfully it’s all good. The LEDs and corresponding resistors have yet to be added, I wanted to wait for the […]

PCBs have arrived!

Posted on May 28, 2016

My first ever PCBs have arrived, possibly the first of many? Can’t wait to get the first one soldered up. After that I need to design the Eurorack panel, current plan is laser cut acrylic. Will post demos as soon as it’s made! Thanks to Hackvana for fabricating them, a highly recommended service!  

Bank Holiday Making

Posted on May 2, 2016

I made the most of this Bank Holiday weekend by making up some contact mics. I’ve used mini-jacks so I can use them with my Mikrophonie module, and soldered the shielded cable directly onto the wires that come attached to the Piezo discs. I’ve dipped them in Plasti-Dip, a weird gloopy coating, that should mean […]

Making PCBs

Posted on April 19, 2016

So, I’m ready to progress with my AudioFreeze project, and move from breadboard prototype to permanent module. I didn’t relish the thought of transferring the circuit to Vero board, it would be possible but fiddly. I toyed with the idea of fabricating my own (see http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Etch-a-PCB/), but a friend made me aware that you can get very […]

GitHub

Posted on April 15, 2016

The code (and other related files) from my projects is now up on GitHub. https://github.com/cutlasses/ I think I’ll delete some of the source code from this page now as the up to date versions will be on the GitHub repository.

AudioFreeze

Posted on April 4, 2016

I’ve started work on my first Eurorack module. As my experience with analogue electronics is rather limited, and I’m a coder at heart, I’ve decided to base it around Teensy again (as I did with my Midi Pedal), so the functionally can be programmed in software. I’ve also added the Teensy Audio Shield, this supports […]

Thonking!

Posted on March 21, 2016

I’ve decided to take the plunge (in a very small way) into the world of Eurorack. Right now, I’m more interested in creating an unusual and unique signal processing chain, than I am in creating a stand-alone synthesiser. My current plan is to try and build every module myself, either from a kit, or hopefully, in the […]

MIDI pedal complete!

Posted on February 29, 2016

After some soldering and drilling I’ve finished the final version of my MIDI pedal. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. I’ve used it live now, and it was really handy having LEDs to show which pedals I had active, and I can now control Ableton’s looper more accurately. I’m less convinced by the […]

Thee Sunday Sonics

Posted on February 1, 2016

Really excited to be playing at Thee Sunday Sonics this weekend as part of the Fat Tuesday Festival in Hastings. It’s going to be an entire day of electronic music in two locations. I should be on around 5pm in the Printworks. Should be a great day.  

MIDI pedal prototype complete

Posted on January 9, 2016

The prototype of my USB MIDI pedal is now complete. What you see below is prototyped on breadboard using the TEENSY development board, running software which I wrote in C/C++. It has 4 fully programmable pedal switches (either toggle or momentary), and an LED which flashes in time with the midi clock. This clock LED […]