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Finally I can share the top secret project of the last months. I was not allowed to talk about but here it is: the devilfish in our price range. Hope you like the video.
After growing up with the sound of Trax, Djax-Up and German Acid+Rave (Harthouse, Junkfood etc) i owned a RE-303 25 years later that I sold since I thought something is missing after working with a couple of TB-303. But now Iam pretty satisfied with the sound of this little beast after a fistful essential modifications outlined in this gearslutz thread. Those were done first (thx Carl) and after that I needed some more (as usual). After some debugging (thanks again to maffez and nordcore!) the „stachelfish“ was born. Here is the 9 min complete walkthrough:…read more
THIS WILL TAKE A WHILE… RENT GEAR HERE: I had the chance to grab an all-time fav from an Emu collector 30 minutes away from home. The EMU EMULATOR TWO with an PLUS expansion (double tap 0 and ascess second bank). Beside the fact, that he got rid of one of his EII´s i was able to check out the sound of ALL of the EMULATORS (incl. Filters) at his home studio. I was very impressed by the sound of the Emulator I but i liked the versatility of the EII better….read more
Got this iconic beat machine in town for a fair price. Battery needed a replacement and all of the 30 push buttons were cleaned with isopropanol. Fader 8 was flakey so i decided to replace all of them. Backlight was a bit dim, so i soldered a new one in place. After that i experimented with the ssm2044 chip and came up with an external control box for both of the filters. Tweakers heaven!!! Cutoff 1,2 Reso 1,2 Env. Depth 1,2 Furthermore I found a solution to send samples back and…read more
Here is my final take on modification of 808´s. After building different clones the original is here – finally. I will perform this mods in the external breakout box with non destructive wiring, everything is reversible. Mod price incl. material is 808€ (plus CHD/Kenton MIDI Kit if preferred) Mods can be switched on/off to original state: BD Tune, BD Env1/2, SD OSC1 Pitch, SD Snappy Decay, Rim/Clave Pitch, Clap Reverb Vol, Hihat/Cym Metal/Pink Noise Switch, Metal Pitch (HH,CYM,COW)!! Check video for more! RENT GEAR HERE: Complete Run-through here: After decades i was…read more
Studer A820 controlled by serial remote controller, resoldered 9pin cable (different studer pinout) to a usb-serial converter directly to Max/MSP (M4L) in Ableton Live. Now it reads the timer, but i will add some more functionality like biasing other audio parameters as well:) its unbelievable how future proof the whole design in the mid 80´s already was!!! What drove me crazy (together with Deborah and Daniel as well, thx for your help my friends!) was that Studer did not really document their special pinout for the serial connector. more info…read more
In October 2017 G and eorge Lazenbleep and Medallion Man headed to Dresden, for the Circuitcontrol festival, a week of hacking, soldering and live performance. In the first of a series of articles from the festival, we met up with Jacob Korn. I won’t talk about his recording career, as I’m much more interested in his work as an engineer. We met 4 years ago in Dresden, and I remember spending an evening together geeking out about an 808 kick drum circuit I built. We talked about his 909 at the time, and I…read more