Tag Archives: diy

New cabinets for 5U modular synth

Inevitability I have been building a lot of Buchla stuff last couple of years but I also built a few 5U modules. As my 5U modular cabinet was pretty much filled up I finally reached that inevitable point in time: the cabinets were completely full and I still had a couples of modules which had […]

Custom cabinet for Buchla Easel

Buchla Easel analogue synthesizer clone I have been working on finishing my Buchla Easel analogue modular synth the last couple of months. That included designing a custom cabinet to house the modules. My “Easelesque” instrument contains 3 modules: the Buchla 208 Music Easel, the Buchla 216 Touch Controlled Voltage Source and the Buchla 277 Signal […]

V-mount Battery 15mm Rails Mount

Wanting to be able to use a V-mount battery with my camera I made a 15mm rails mount using Cinevate’s Universal 15mm Rails Block, Globalmediapro’s V-Lock Mount Plate and a piece of 2mm thick sheet metal.           The sheet metal was cut to size and then bend to provide a place […]

Buchla200 custom cabinet almost done

The cabinet is almost done now! It is made out of 18mm Birch plywood and there are 4 layers of Mahogany stain applied now. I still have to do one or two layers of protective lacquer. Today I made four Aluminum rails where the modules will mount to. Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish the last two […]

Buchla200 custom cabinet v2.1

Finished the basic structure of the new cabinet today. The cabinet is glued together now so I have to wait until tomorrow for the glue to dry. I changed the side panels a little bit. They are now a fluid line instead of the three angled slopes in the Sketchup design in my previous post. […]

Buchla200 custom cabinet v2

I wanted to start working on the cabinet but due to circumstances I didn’t have time today. Instead, I played some more with the design and came up with something better. The footprint of this cabinet is larger than the previous one but it looks much more Buchla. So this is the one I’m going […]

Buchla200 custom cabinet

I’m playing around with Google Sketchup and, as a practical exercise, I’m designing a new cabinet for my Buchla 200 clone. I wanted it to be as compact as possible and came up with the design to the left. The height of the cabinet is 616 mm (24.3″), it’s 684 mm (26.9″) wide and 240mm […]

Drawdio

Today I built a fun little device called Drawdio. It is very easy to built. It took me less than 15 minutes to finish it. I made it predominantly for my daughter’s birthday party (she’s 5). She thought is was nice but her girlfriends weren’t impressed very much. Anyway, it is a pencil with which […]

CGS Wave Multipliers module completed

Finally, after being in my backlog for more than a year, I finished the CGS Wave Multipliers module today. This module contains three separate wave folders (a Serge-like wave folder, a Lockhart “Nonselective Frequency Tripler”, a simple multiplier and a ring modulator. It’s a great module which can produce some very interesting timbres. I got […]

Skate wheel dolly Mk2

I modified my initial skate wheel dolly so it would be *much* lighter and more portable. The old dolly is heavy and takes up quite some space and therefore also needs quite some space to transport and store. I got the idea when reading a blog post by Ryan E. Walters. He also converted a […]

The building of an instrument

My modular consists of a fair amount of modules at the moment. I took about a year and a half to built. I built everything myself except for the front panels and the printed circuit boards. Here’s a picture of the current configuration. As you can see there is still some room in the top […]

The Klee v2 analog sequencer (part 5)

After 2 months of building and 1 week of debugging… It’s DONE! I finished debugging and calibrating the Klee sequencer today. It has been quite an experience, the most complex module I build so far. Lots of front panel components, lots of wiring. I must compliment Scott Stites for writing such an excellent construction manual. […]