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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. […]

The Klee v2 analog sequencer (part 3)

I finished wiring the digital PCB of the Klee sequencer today. The loose wires you see in the picture below are the interconnect wires which will connect the digital PCB and the analog PCB together. This is a lot of work, but it’s fun. I must restrain myself though from working on it when it’s […]

The Klee v2 analog sequencer (part 1)

I started building to most complex module so far for my modular: the Klee v2 analogue sequencer designed by Scott Stites. It is a very different sequencer compared to other designs. You can use it as a “normal” sequencer but it can do much more… The complexity of the build lies within the massive amount […]

Modular cabinets

Today I finished the final cabinets for my modular analog synthesizer. I built a lot of modules and they’re isn’t enough space for them in one cabinet. So I built two which fit nicely on top of each other. I’m very happy with how they turned out. I used several layers of mahony finish to […]

New studio furniture

I finished my new studio furniture today. I’ve been building it for about 2 weeks and today the final coat of finish was dry. The furniture consists of a desk with two cabinets below and two little cabinets on top of it. The little cabinets each are 8HE high. Then there are two 22HE cabinets. […]

Temporary modular cabinet

I build a temporary cabinet out of MDF and scrap wood for the first modules to be installed in. When I’m out of room in this cabinet I will built a final cabinet which will look much nicer than this one! I used mounting rails from Bridechamber for easy mounting of the modules. And here […]

First modular modules done

I finished the first modules for my modular synthesizer: two Oakley VCO Issue 4 modules. The build process was straight forward but I had to get used a bit to soldering with flux based organic solder and no-clean solder and washing the PCB to remove the flux. But all went well and both modules worked […]

Building a modular analog synthesizer

When you reach a certain age you will do strange things. You will finally buy that Harley, let your hair grow or try to find a girlfriend who’s 20 years younger than yourself 😉 Fortunately I didn’t do any of those things, instead I decided it was finally time to do something that I have […]

Skatewheel dolly

To be able to move the camera in a professional way I decided to built a track based dolly. After researching a bit I came up with the following design. The track uses 28mm metal pipes. The platform is 80 by 100cm (about 31″ by 43″) and is supported by 16 skate board wheels (hardness […]