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 Electro-Music.com. 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.

3 comments:

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 electro-music.com

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