Oh wow, schematics are available on the web…I might have to use these for making a module. And the drums use 4011 and Twin-T filters just like the 2700 Twin-T Drummer!
According to Wikipedia this is the source of the eery lead in Love Is A Stranger by Eurhythmics.
A couple of non-transparent breadboards, so I can actually see what I’m doing.
Plus some supplies for mucking about with my RPi Pico.
Some M3 nuts and bolts, plus a new solder iron tip; a proper bevel this time. Hopefully my soldering will now improve…
my son has an Alesis Strike kit, he likes it a lot but i have done three repairs to replace/resolder piezo’s in the last 7 months. great looking bit of kit mind. he tends to just use the controller to send midi to Ableton and mix in there.
Super fast service from @amazingsynth.com, ordered yesterday afternoon, arrived about an hour ago.
The downside of now having a case from the module tester, is the fact that it’s just highlighted some shoddy soldering that’s going to have to get fixed before I can get the top and back on.
There’s a lot to be said for that. The Alesis module’s onboard sound samples aren’t going to be a match for the high end kits from the likes of Roland and Yamaha, and the cheaper kits also lack the external SD memory option that would potentially improve the onboard module’s capabilities. Not that I find this a burning issue, as I just want to learn basic timekeeping and maybe record some drum tracks.
I’m looking for samples of Brazilian surdos, those lightweight, tuned drums used in the carnaval, and obviously a DAW is ideal. My big project is to produce a Samba-based backing track for Janelle Monae’s Django Jane rap using baroque composition techniques.
As luck would have it, currently I’m an honorary southpaw, with an infected wound to my right hand being treated by antibiotics. This isn’t conducive to percussion of any kind, though it gives me the opportunity to strengthen my left hand. This wound has helped me in my decision to avoid the commonly taught cross-handed technique. I’m not strongly right handed anyway so I find the rationale dubious. I’m not planning to be the next John Bonham and I have no ambitions to gig with drums for long sets, so I’ll hit the kit in the way I find most comfortable.
The MegaFM was too glitch and unpredictable for my purposes (integrating into the modular setup via cv-to-midi conversion), so I managed to trade it for an Argon8M. Very happy with that choice, I’m getting some lush pads right of the bat, with rather clear controls.
In today’s email:
Sounds like my workbench.
Thanks for the open source design, @analogoutput! Highly appreciated. (It worked out as about £1.20 per board from JLCPCB.)
oh! This is a nice idea I wouldn’t have thought of making a proto board
And I just noticed the typo in the repo title
These arrived Thursday. As I was in the office on Thursday and Friday, I didn’t really get round to opening them till this morning. More 30mm Seimitsu arcade buttons via Arcade World UK, plus some 3D printed inserts for. The 3D printing was via Fancy Impact Blasters, who normally 3D print (Nerf) blasters, they had to twerk the Adafruit files, as these buttons differ from the ones they sell. These ones are £2 a button cheaper…
Tayda, SynthCube, and Mouser
Zero points for guessing what most of the parts are for. The PCBs are 2x NLC Bong0 — yes, surface mount passives, trying to get myself to do some of that again. The force resistor was just to get the order up over $25 to save $5. The DG412 are for… something.
I forgot to take photos again before opening it all like a mad child…whoops…More lmnc panels and stickers :)))
Another one of those days.
(Already? I was planning on doing some breadboarding while I was waiting.)