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Old Telephone = Handy Microphone

Posted on November 24th, 2011

I got the tip from Nordloef that you could easily modify an old telephone in to a microphone by just finding the right cords that went to the microphone and solder them to a 1/4″-jack. We weren’t surprised when we found an old phone at a flea market the same day. He bought it and asked if I would modify it for him. Yes! Read more »


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Mister Magisters – Toy Modular

Posted on August 3rd, 2011

Iv been sitting on this pair of Mister Magister for a while now, they are somewhat similar to a swedish talking Speak & Spell. After finding some funny bends i couldnt decide what components to put in it so i decided to make it modular. The tiny patchbays on the front goes to soilderpoints on the card and by putting different components in the patchbay you can get the machine to flip out in all kind of ways. Sometimes its screaming and making little noisebursts and other times it gives you strange ryhtmic melodies, bleeps and bloops. Then if you get tired of all the wackyness you can rip everything out of the patchbay and now it will speak pretty much randomly from its memory. Making strange sentences, poetry. In swedish. Read more »


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WTPA2 – Almost here!

Posted on July 31st, 2011

The WTPA (Where’s the party at?) was a DIY sampler-kit, designed by a nice gentleman called Todd Bailey.

As far as I know it was the only DIY sampler-kit out there, and right now he’s working on the next generation of it.

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Clipping Diode Experiment

Posted on July 24th, 2011

After working on a 3-channel mixer for a friend i started thinking about diode clipping the output of that mixer to get some extreme distortion effect. (it has quite a lot of gain) I had seen some pitcure of how clipping worked but i didnt realize how easy it was! Just connect the diodes between the signal and ground, if the signal is to loud it goes to ground and gets silenced by the diode. It clips. I had to try it! So after hooking up two tele-jacks with the diodes (as seen in the pitcures) i fed it some different waveforms from my nordlead, starting of with a triangle to see if i could get it to clip, and it did! But it didnt have enough gain to get it to clip properly so i fed it through a mixer to crush it in to the poor diodes with a little more power. The results can be heard and seen in this post. There is even a little scematic i found somewhere. The clipping i used was hard symmetrical clipping. (I really like how it reacts to a sawtooth with full resonance on the filter.)
Peace!

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Cool links for clipping diodes:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Diode-Clipping-Distortion-to-your-Guitar-Amp/step2/Types-of-diode-clipping/
http://www.beavisaudio.com/projects/ScreamerLab/
http://www.cubisteffects.com/2010/01/mod-it-yourself-part-2-diode-clipping/

 


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Ancient Boombox Discovery

Posted on June 11th, 2011

I was visiting my parents some weeks ago and found this beauty in the garage. A boombox built by my brother and my grandpa about 12 years ago.  Its built of plywood and finished with high finish. It has three different speakers and a radio car reciver!  We hooked it up to a car battery and it still worked perfectly! My brother can be seen in one of the pictures while admireing his work. (or his outboardmotor) Read more »


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Modular Friday – Low-Gain

Posted on May 6th, 2011

This guy Low-Gain is a pretty awesome guy! He is a wizard of electronics and a electronic musician! He seems to build anything from Modular Synthesizers to modding videogame consoles (gameboys, super nintendo, etc), circuitbending toys and vintage synths. He built a midi-cable for the GP2X so that Piggytracker-nerds could send midi. On his site you will find lots of helpful guides for gameboyery and other chiprelated gear and home grown stuf for sale. His synth modules are really nice aswell, useful stuf! In other words: A pretty awesome guy! We will keep an eye on him in the future! Check his site out!

http://lowgain-audio.com/

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Rivaling Boombox in Lund! =D

Posted on April 27th, 2011

Yesterday i went to the park to check out Ludvigs (also known as professor combover)  sound system. He was the one who told me about the Lepai Amp, and he bought one pretty much a week before i did. I had to hear how it sounded in his speakers. It was great! You could pretty much touch the bass in the air. Did i mention the colour? Does people look happy?

Pix!


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Nano Soundsystem – Part 3

Posted on April 20th, 2011

Its finished. It makes sound, it has wheels, im happy! Ill let the pictures do the talking. Ill see you in the park!


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