8-bit Love Synth was built during Lifepatch’s participation in Electrowork 5.0 – 2014 in Surabaya Indonesia. The instrument was based on 8-bit Solidsynth with difference in filter characteristic. More documentation bellow. Continue reading
Based on CD4093 and CD 4094, 8-bit synth using shift register plays a crazy tunes. Schematic, PCB, Board Layout and Eagle Cad files bellow.
Squaresynth is a module of a costumized simple synthesizer based on quad oscillator on my earlier post here. It uses the same chip, 4093 and modified it as a touch/moist sensor. I developed Squaresynth for workshop purpose, to invite the participants learning the basic electronics through introductions of electronics logis such as oscillator, introduction in reading schematics, and also introduction on electronic components. The demo showed how it sound above. Documentation, schematic, PCB design bellow.
On my first week in Djerassi Residency, I found out that lumbers is abundant in the area. The lumbers are going to be used as the material for fireplace during the winter. As someone from the tropical country, I’m unfamiliar with the use of woods for heating inside the house since it’s already hot in Indonesia. Since Laura Amador, the project manager of Djerassi said that we can pretty much use anything in the area, I decided to take one of the lumber to made an instrument.
During 2014 presidential election of Indonesia, I’m against the candidate number one (Satu – in Indonesian). Why? He did a crime by kidnapping many activists during Indonesian reformation in 1998 in which 13 of them remain “missing”. So I made a support to the candidate number two (Dua – in Indonesian), Jokowi.
An analog synthesizer I made using the Noise Looper circuit from SGMK (http://www.mechatronicart.ch/). I built two of this synth with different cans of Dji Sam Soe special editions. The circuit is using PT2399, a digital delay chip which you could get from the local electronic store in your city. Many information about PT2399 can be found here. Video, documentations and instructions are bellow.
Next day after the performance I did at I’m Yours Cafe, I gave a workshop to make simple pocket-size DIY synthesizer. This is my first own module which I created for lifepatch and I called it square[noise~]. The module are using CD4093 quad nand gate which produce a square wave sound signals.
Atari Punk Console is one of my all time favorite synth. It’s a combination of two 555 timer chip (or IC 556) oscillator which produced 2 layers of square wave sounds. Atari Punk Console (APC) is a name given by Kaustic Machines crew because of the “low-fi” sound it produced is similar to the games from Atari Consoles in the 80’s, with square wave similar from Atari 2600. In this tutorial I’m giving schematic, EagleCad files and PCB design of APC using NE556 Integrated Circuit. Check out the video above to hear how it sounds :)