Dr.Rhythm DR-55 1U tile drum machine

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Might just be one of the smallest drum machines on the planet!  Continuing along in our early drum machines theme is the Dr.Rhythm DR-55.  This is based on the D-4 chip from Jan Ostman.  More info on his chip is located here:  https://janostman.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/release-for-the-dsp-d4-drumchip/

If you are a eurorack modular enthusiast and have run out of 3U room, this tile makes it easier than ever to add some old school percussion to your rack. 

Rhythm TR-727 Eurorack module

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Do you remember some of the cool unusual drum machines from the 80’s?  The TR-727 was one of the unusual ones as it featured primarily Latin percussion sounds like Bongo’s and Maracas.  Jan Ostman has made a recreation of those sounds and built them into a chip.  More info here:  https://janostman.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/the-dsp-l8-pcm-latin-percus sions/

I designed a 10HP eurorack module that accepts his chips and tried to bring back a little aesthetic flair from the design of those early drum machines. 

E-mu Systems SP-12/Drumulator Eurorack module

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*** UPDATE ***      The first run is shipping now!

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Jan over at DSP Synthesizers has created an emulation of the classic SP-12 and Drumulator from E-mu Systems and put it on a single chip. His original project is located here:
https://janostman.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/order-the-dsp-d8-pcm-drum-synth-chip/

Seeing this made me long for the older 80’s drum machines and I knew it would also be nice if I could get this into my eurorack using the least amount of space(HP) as possible. Well, getting 8 vintage percussion sounds into 10HP works for me!

HDP used by Video Dub Poobah

Ty Humphrey aka ‘Video Dub Poobah’ had a chance to test out a HDP video prototype at a live show put on by AnalogueHaven. Here is a shot of his setup at the show. Ty told me he ran it for 7 straight hours with no problem. I took a standard video player you can get from eBay and then converted it for eurorack use. Many people are not aware there is a video synthesis side to eurorack. One of the places you can find more info is HERE which is the video forum section at Muffwiggler.com
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Sammich SID Eurorack Module

With most of my time being spent in euro these days I was missing some SID sounds.  Yes I know there is a SID module out there, but I was missing Sammich, so I eurofied it!  Conversion took a little bit of doing and some modifications were necessary.  The biggest being the extra row of LED’s on top for the CV/Gate conversion indicators, but other than that I now have Sammich in my eurorack!
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GRAECO

Ever have two modules go together so well, like peanut butter and jelly?
Well I have two so I decided they should marry and become one.  Introducing the happy marriage of Grains from Ginko Synthese and Echo from Synthrotek!

Links respectively.
https://www.ginkosynthese.com/product/grains/
http://store.synthrotek.com/ECHO_Voltage_Controlled_Echo

I added a vactrol as a vca between them and the vca is normaled to the jacks so that patch is internal.  However if you want to use the Echo and detach it from the grains, all you need to do is insert your new source into the ‘in’ jack.

Went a little crazy on the screenprint and tried a deep pink and subtle grey on a flat black panel.

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Speak & Read & Talko by Deladriere

TALKO1Finally had a moment to try both of these modules head to head!  Talko kicks much ass!  With all of the CV control and the fact you can customize the samples using the original TI sample conversion software, what’s not to like.  Plus no harming of any Speak & *’s has to happen! Long live the TI-99/4A! The Speak & Read says ‘here’ and ‘level’ only throughout this entire demo. Everything else is the Talko!!

More info on this project here:  https://github.com/deladriere/euro-modules/tree/master/Talko

Muff’s thread here:   https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=128442

Moog Minataur also in this vid controlled by Sequencer 1 by Audio Damage.

Jammin’ with a Synthboy+!

Recently BloodCode got his Synthboy+ set up and shared a little of what he was working on. You can check out more here:  https://instagram.com/bloodcodemusic/

 

Moog Minitaur Eurorack module

(UPDATE)  KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE!!! (/UPDATE)

(UPDATE)  KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE!!! (/UPDATE)

Well, since there was no good news from Moog this year at Namm regarding Moog Eurorack modules, I guess I will move along my Moog Euro obsession by making my own!  Next up the Minitaur.  This has been the easiest to convert over to the euro standard so far.  Makes me think Moog is just toying with the euro crowd at this point. Let’s hope they are working on modules for us euro freaks.

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