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Synth drum
« on: July 07, 2009, 09:49:05 PM »

Hi, I've been on this forum before but only to ask questions and look around.ive finished my first circuit bend on a yamaha portasound 450 (not a common one) and have been working with my band writting some new material so i thought i would come back to circuit bending and lofi for a bit and try and mix my two genres together.

Anyway what I want help with now is making a synth drum. this  is to be a live performance isntrument that i can use with my drum kit.

A few questions: 1. Anyone made one before, if so how?
                        2. What would make a good switch thats whackable (real word)?

I had an idea of using some kind of white noise (or similar) generator with editable sound via pots. This could then be triggered by a push to make switch. Is this good? I dont really know. I'm not an expert hence my help asking.

I had another thought of using an APC but with a push to make aswell. I think this would add versitillity.

Any commnets welcome.
Thanks if you can help,
Sammy
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Re: Synth drum
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 12:04:02 AM »

ETI had a whole series of drum synth kits in conjunction with Maplin in the late 80s.  You may be able to find scans or reprints of Maplin Magazine with the Syndrum, Synchime and I can't remember what the sequencer was.  I think Warren Cann from Ultravox was involved in some way.
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Re: Synth drum
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 12:18:59 AM »

Wow thanks for the help

I've found some but ill post the good findings later

sorry for an unrelated note but if anyone wants a big prject i stumbled upon this http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FMBJEkaC8Lw/SLrL4GIAcJI/AAAAAAAAYNE/W8Mc8VW6GfY/s1600-h/SX150_SchemV2.PNG
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Re: Synth drum
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 12:41:36 AM »

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Re: Synth drum
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 01:26:16 AM »

If you're up for a massive project theres a DIY TR808 along the same lines as the x0xb0x out there somewhere  :D
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Re: Synth drum
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 11:33:38 AM »

A DR55 clone would be pretty straightforward.  Control all the sounds with an AVR or something, instead of the bundle of discrete logic Roland used.
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Re: Synth drum
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 05:09:04 PM »

http://www.synthrotek.com/tag/ds-8/

sorry to bring up a dead post.
but I love this circuit, pretty simple build, great sound.
it works really well as a bass or drum synth
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Re: Synth drum
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 06:44:17 AM »

http://www.synthrotek.com/tag/ds-8/

sorry to bring up a dead post.
but I love this circuit, pretty simple build, great sound.
it works really well as a bass or drum synth
no stock
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