Friday, November 28, 2008

Thomas Henry Mega Percussive Synthesizer

I just spent a very long day building this using a circuit board I picked up from They did a fantastic job with the layout, and thanks to a bunch of great tips and diagrams on the forum I didn't have much trouble. I created the panel using laminated paper, as is suggested by Music From Outer Space (Ray Wilson) and I'm super happy with the results.

I decided to use a giant sized Voice of Saturn case and had room to add a simple spring reverb module as well. Its pre-patched to take the MPS output, but the jacks are normalled so you can use it with any source.

Here's an mp3 of it in action. Towards the end I am triggering and cv-sequencing using a Voice of Saturn Sequencer.

audio demo

More info on the MPS here.


BirdFLU said...

How much did the parts cost you on that?

recompas said...

well, the enclosure was the most expensive bit, about $40. The rest of it, knobs, pots, etc were around $100 and the pcb was $15 from

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