Archive for August, 2012

Shruthi-1 in Sound On Sound

Posted in gear, links, midi, music with tags , , , , on 25/08/2012 by sync24

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep12/articles/shruthi-1.htm

Mutable Instruments Sidekick

Posted in creative practice, DIY, gear, music with tags , , , , , , , on 16/08/2012 by sync24

mmmm, i thought i’d posted about this before…
mutable instruments offer various filter boards to go along with the Shruthi-1 project.
i bought one of them after completing my initial build, then mutable released another project called the Sidekick: http://mutable-instruments.net/sidekick
i grabbed one of the boards and ordered the parts in May 2011 and probably completed the control board in August or September 2011.
it has its own enclosure, like the Shruthi-1, but has no midi as it’s basically just a filter or tone generator / drone machine. once i’d completed the control board i tested it with the filter that came with the Shruthi-1, it worked, so i took a photo and moved on to the next thing.
after ordering the GorF i thought i should get some older projects finished – the Sidekick being at the top of the list. so i have just finished building the SSM2044 filter board (info here: http://mutable-instruments.net/shruthi1/build/ssm2044).
here’s a couple of pics, without the case:

and a pic from a year ago with the case:

i’m reasonably happy with the finished artefact, though initially, it doesn’t make as much noise as i’d have liked…
maybe i need to spend more time with it until i find the good settings.

GorF kit ordered – of course i didn’t win :)

Posted in DIY, midi, music with tags , , , on 15/08/2012 by sync24

Vacoloco has got all the parts in for the GorF kits so i have got mine ordered.
I’m looking forward to this as it looks like a nice little unit and should breathe life into my Shruthi-1.
I’ll be able to connect it up to the rest of my gear – korg sampler, and midi to din sync – so i can get the full selection of machines running.